I have a couple of other questions if anyone could take the time please…[/quote]
Thanks for the warning
- Can the store be set to a location in the uk, and not have to default to Alabama ? In an earlier version I tried it did not have this feature and did indeed default to alabama (usa), which is not where I am - I’m in the uk so I want to be able to set it to uk.[/quote] No idea where you’re getting alabama from. Company details available from
Admin / Settings / Company
All the settings can be changed there.
Note that this is the company ‘profile’ for the store, whereas you maybe seeing your individual user account data
2) I understand that the script employs protection which includes some kind of communication with the cs-cart site / organisation. I am a little worried about this as I can’t see it being a good idea for my ecommerce website to be talking to someone behind my back. I am concidering offering the cs-cart script (licenced of course) as part of a service to some of my customers, so this worry extends beyond my own use and into being responsible for what happens to others too.
What I would like to know (and I realise you won’t want to give too many secrets away) is just what is happening - what kind of communication is going on and to what extent could that be used to exploit or otherwise compromise the cart ? What is ‘my’ cart telling cs-cart ? (or who it ‘thinks’ is cs-cart).
I know there are lots of people here who happily accept this and run their carts without worrying about it, and I guess it’s probably not such a big deal, but I really can’t just trust blind - I need to know what’s going on :)[/quote] This will be a smackdown conclusion. While it’s possible that you can remove the cs-cart backlinks this will void you license agreement as far as I know. From what I have noticed is that the script just sends a ping back to cs-cart servers everytime a certain page is loaded. This is ‘encrypted’ by base64 routines, not hard to remove but what’s the hassle if it’s legit?
I’ll leave it to you to investigate CS-Cart’s trackback links however can say that it’s never caused me an issue to date.
3) Is it possible to create extra side boxes to put special offers etc in ? If so will the script automatically re-size images and such to fit the boxes ?[/quote] The grapevine tells me that this will be included in the next cs-cart release. No idea if it will be included however I do recall a conversation on the forums that states the possibility. Your request can easily be created by modifying a suitable file and including it.
4) Is it possible to offer free postage for orders over a certain value, but to have postage charged by weight up to that point ? [/quote] No. I am currently speaking to CS-Cart in regards to a custom development for this.
Ok - that’s lots of questions, sorry 'bout that but it’s really come time to sort these last issues out and make the final decision about whether to go with cs-cart or not. Tha above more or less should decide for me. Thanks very much
Steve[/quote] If you have to bit the bullet weigh up your options and the features included, you’ll be hardpressed to find something better value.