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Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:28 PM #1

Please post your Most Requested Features for CS2 so we can submit the list to CS for review:

MOST REQUESTED FEATURES:
+ Product Tabs Addon (very important, customers have requested this for years !!! )
+ XML Sitemap Addon (very important, customers have requested this for years !!! )
+ Buy Together Addon (very important, customers have requested this for years !!! )
+ Add Ability to merge customer accounts
+ Add "News" pages compatible with SEO Addon
+ Add Ability to convert anonymous customers to customer status
+ Add Ability for anonymous customer order tracking through special links, anonymous customer should be able to search for order tracking by entering order# + zipcode + email ect...this is how most e-com sites work with anonymous transactions, the anonymous order tracking links are usually only valid for 30 days ect...
+ Add custom Review Attributes (Good, Fair, Poor ect...) so customers can also vote by the review attributes, the results should be displayed on customer reviews. Example:

http://www.target.co...28&pf_rd_t=5101

Click the reviews tab, see customer review product attribute ratings: Durability, Fun, Educational, Overall ect...in addition the reviews need to be designed in a more professional layout as shown by the above example.

+ Add auto-watermarking of images w/ ability to upload custom watermark image
+ Add image captions (for all images, product, category, detailed, additional ect...)
+ Add "Was this review helpful?" to Reviews Addon (see posted example link above)
+ Add pagination, search, advanced search, saved search to Banners Addon
+ AJAX Sorting by (banner, type, status) to Banners Addon
+ CECA Payment Gateway
+ CCNOW Payment Gateway

STORE LOCATER:
+ Add store name, address and zip code text fields
+ Add store type select menu, example: hardware, pharmacy, gardening ect...
+ Add image upload field ( YES most dealers want to have there storefront image displayed)
+ Allow Google map to display for each listing without having to manually search and enter the coordinates.
+ Add ability for customers to search by zipcode, state, city, store name ect...(needs to be configurable)
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:46 PM #2

•Ability to mark product Options as required or optional (specifically for input fields and text boxes)
•Set maxlength on input field and textbox options
•Ability to add a descriptive paragraph with an option
•Date (calendar) option selection
•Ability to use a different template (look and feel) for different categories and/or products (i.e. some products might fit best using 1 column template, while others might fit best with a 3 column template)
•Ability to create custom Blocks
•Horizontal Category Menu

 
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:56 PM #3

** No product options should be selected by default within the cart, customers should be forced to select an option before they can add an item to the cart. If an attempt to add a product with options to the cart is made without 1st selecting an option, then customers should receive a notice like "You must select an option before adding this product to cart!" (This is a HUGE timesaver and eliminates a ton of customer ordering errors as well as customer service problems for anyone selling products which contain options!)

** Ability to set a Maximum Package Weight ship setting within CS-Cart. Example: If our maximum package weight is set at 60 Lbs, and one of our customers orders products with a combined shipping wt. of 129 Lbs, then the realtime shipping rates are calculated as 2 Packages of 60 Lbs and 1 Package of 9 Lbs. (This single setting has a massive effect in obtaining accurate realtime shipping rates!)

** Live Help, we really need this feature added back into Version 2 (This was a main feature that initially attracted us to CS-Cart)

** Sno's version of "Product Tabs"

Thank you for listening CS-Cart, we love ya man! ;)
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 11:42 PM #4

we need your input folks, if you want new addons and features you need to let cs know, we don't need a bunch of whiny complaining comments asking where features are that no one ever requested, post them up...
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 12:02 AM #5

I'd like to see

MAP (Minimum Advertised Pricing) Mod that allows merchants to show a lower item price once a customer adds a product to the cart.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 12:06 AM #6

I am still waiting for the ones already mentioned. Have not seen these yet:
Most important to me are:
Product Tabs Addon - with Global Product Tabs, same as Sno's in previous version.
Mark product Options as required or optional (specifically for input fields and text boxes)
•Set maxlength/max rows on input field and textbox options
•Ability to add a descriptive paragraph (above or below) an option (html box, capable of adding a link)

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 12:13 AM #7

• The ability to make partial shipments with separate carriers and tracking numbers. This would allow for a basic backorder system. It would also allow entering more than one tracking number for a shipping method - something currently not possible. This is an area where Magento outperforms CS-Cart.

• XML import/export with mapped fields. This is, again, an area where Magento beats CS-Cart.

• Allow a product to be marked as "Shipped separately" and calculate shipping accordingly. Sunshop currently offers this feature with the ability to specify the maximum number of an item that can be shipped in one box. While not a full-blown dimensional weight system, this is really important for anyone who ships oversized products where the container size is more important than weight.

• Maximum package weight as mentioned above.

• Live Help implemented as a server-side solution rather than a Windows program. Frankly, they should just license and integrate such a solution as they did with Webmail.

Pretty much all of the previously mentioned items need to be addressed - many of these have been long-requested and are overdue in my opinion. While CS-Cart offers great value, other carts are starting to catch up and, in some cases, outperform CS-Cart in some areas.

Bob
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 12:36 AM #8

sno-

Do you have any details about the "Buy Together" add-on?

Can you discount the price of the bundle (rather than being just the sum on the components)? Will inventory be relieved on the underlying products or will items need to be kitted?

Magento does a good job with bundled products. In addition, they offer 'Grouped' products which allows the underlying products to be presented together while still allowing them to be ordered separately. This is often a much better cross-selling tool than related products.

Bob
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:26 AM #9

everyone wants the buy together addon but no one wanted to help pay for the more then $660+ in dev costs to have it coded, we'll have to wait for cs to include it and what features they add we'll have to see...
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 09:29 PM #10

Snorocket said in the Most Requested Features section....
everyone wants the buy together addon but no one wanted to help pay for the more then $660+ in dev costs to have it coded, we'll have to wait for cs to include it and what features they add we'll have to see...

I'd have answered there, but for some reason, presumably because i havent bought CS-CART yet, I'm not allowed to post..
So first... allow not purchasers to post to other forums...you allow customers 60 days to trial your product.. where can they let off steam about it ??
Secondly...
$660 in development costs ????
If you spend (!) the money to develop CSCART further, you'll reap the benefits of new customers buying your products... how many licences would you need to sell to recoup the $660 .. oooo about TWO !!

And finally....
Another release of CSCART and still there is no image for subcategories as in, subcateogories are only text links...

WHEN that little issue is addressed, I'll hand over my money....
Not sure if its a difficult thing to add or if its not deemed to be important.
To me it is, so my money has to remain firmly in my pocket.
CSCART is a wonderful product, but with a few things not quite right... it wouldnt take much to fix them... perhaps listen to your (potential) customers and look at things from a shopping cart customer's point of view (something that developers are not very good at..know that from a previous life !)

Come on guys.. CS Cart is good... very good,... but it could be better !
Thanks for listening

 
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 04:51 AM #11

And finally....
Another release of CSCART and still there is no image for subcategories as in, subcateogories are only text links...

WHEN that little issue is addressed, I'll hand over my money....
Not sure if its a difficult thing to add or if its not deemed to be important.
To me it is, so my money has to remain firmly in my pocket.
CSCART is a wonderful product, but with a few things not quite right... it ...

You should check this link:
Displaying a subcategories list as a multicolumn list with images

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 05:07 AM #12

You should check this link: kb2.cs-cart.com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aside from the fact that your link does not work (should be http://kb2.cs-cart.com), did you have some specific information you wanted to point him to so that he can address his concern?

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 06:27 AM #13

Aside from the fact that your link does not work (should be http://kb2.cs-cart.com), did you have some specific information you wanted to point him to so that he can address his concern?

Bob

Thanks for pointing that out, the link is already updated.
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 05:44 PM #14

Thanks for pointing that out, the link is already updated.

Thank you. This will, no doubt, help others as well.

Bob
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 03:56 PM #15

New Feature: Membership Plans
Members can buy into a plan (Gold, Silver, etc) each allows different discounts for products, shipping, etc...

Membership Approvals:
In the current system, When a customer signs up for a membership, there should be a back-end administrative approval system.

Membership lists:
It would be nice to get a list of users by group and to add/remove from list.

 
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 08:13 PM #16

A-Product options from the existing product items shared from the database (configurable products)
B-Product options for the multiple check box
C- Group products
Note: Magento has them all!!!:mad:

 
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 04:13 AM #17

New Feature: Membership Plans
Members can buy into a plan (Gold, Silver, etc) each allows different discounts for products, shipping, etc...

Membership Approvals:
In the current system, When a customer signs up for a membership, there should be a back-end administrative approval system.

Membership lists:
It would be nice to get a list of users by group and to add/remove from list.


i like that idea.

Version 4.3.9

 


 
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:18 AM #18

Admin side:
1. The ability to collapse and expand product features(please set collapsed as default) based on Feature Group.
2. Please improve "filter by" function when adding a filter. Now it's only a select box. There is no Feature Group information so if we have several features called "Size" in different group, we don't know which one to choose, and it's also difficult to choose which categories to apply.
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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:55 AM #19

Text boxes in the admin zone for each customer is a must for our business.

You can keep notes on patterns, measurements, shipping special requests, and so on...

We have it now as a custom mod but would prefer for it to be built into 2.0+

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:10 AM #20

1) Allow a guest customer to become a member at the end of the checkout aswell as the beginning.

2) Multiple stores from a single admin

3) Better product filters - I feel Magento does this much better. You are shown the filter options (by type) which you can then select one and it stores your selection. You can select another and it saves that and so on.

See - http://demo.magentoc.../apparel/shirts

4) Ability to create custom page layouts which can then be assigned to any area of the site. For example,

Product A - Default product layout
Product B - Custom layout 1
Product C - Custom layout 2
CMS page A - Custom layout 3
CMS page B - Default CMS layout