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#338300 New Product Reviews In 4.13.1

Posted by Jacek on 07 April 2021 - 09:43 PM

3) Does the new product review addon extends json+ld markup? It's necessary!


I've checked this on dev.demo.cs-cart.ru - there is no json+ld markup. You need to add it like this:

      "review": [{
        "@type": "Review",
        "reviewRating": {
          "@type": "Rating",
          "ratingValue": "4",
          "bestRating": "5"
        "author": {
          "@type": "Person",
          "name": "Fred Benson"
        "@type": "Review",
        "reviewRating": {
          "@type": "Rating",
          "ratingValue": "4",
          "bestRating": "5"
        "author": {
          "@type": "Person",
          "name": "Fred Benson"
      "aggregateRating": {
        "@type": "AggregateRating",
        "ratingValue": "4.4",
        "reviewCount": "89"

Please add it, it's important and affects CTR via showing rating in google SERP

#331027 Apply Promo Code Link

Posted by Jacek on 02 September 2020 - 11:15 PM

I've seen it recently but it worked a little bit different.


I've opened a Google Ad url and the exampl.com/product-name?coupon=promo123 automatically applied the promotion.


It's a smart way to make a promotion channel dependant and measure how it works.


I would be also interested :-)

#326731 Our Changes To Multi-Vendor In March 2020 And How They Can Help Your Business

Posted by Jacek on 17 April 2020 - 10:56 AM

For example, if vendors have an easier time creating and managing variations in Multi-Vendor, so will the owners of single-seller CS-Cart stores. Vendors also need easier import, etc., if you catch my drift ;)


Yeah, I catch your drift.


Btw, you didn't take into consideration the scenario when the user imports the products first to the store (from ready xml, csv or othe file) and later links the products into variations.


There is a selection mechanism on product list in admin panel. I see the process like this:


1) User first imports all of the products without changing the structure of the import file

2) He selects the products from the products list via available mechanism

3) The user clicks action button -> Group products as variation

4) The user is transfered to a page where he can assign all of the feature variants for each of the product -> clicks save

5) The product variation is created


This is the workflow I use in my store. I believe that many new vendors when they get on the new marketplace they want to first import the products from some kind of ready import file. In the next step they want to optimize the offer on the marketplace.


Another reason is that oftentimes the manufacturer of the goods adds new colors or sizes to existing products. Doing this via import/export or from scratch by disbanding the group requires much more work then via "select & merge" mechanism I've described above.


Pleas consider this input while you're at making changes in product variations.

#322204 Checkout - One Field For Name And Surname Fix

Posted by Jacek on 26 November 2019 - 03:46 PM


is there any chance that cs-cart team will provide some kind of validator for Name and Surname field in checkout.


After the upgrade to new checkout we've noticed that about 10% of all of our orders lack surname. We end up calling the customers in order to get the surname or we have problems with shipping companies and integrations with payment gateways.


Probably it's due to the habit of having it in separate fields or maybe some kind of autocomplete mechanisms which are often used by people.


In my country there is no option to have one name and unfortunately, neither Madonna, Cher, Bono, Bjork nor Eminem shop in our store.


It would help a lot to have it in separate fields or provide some kind of validator to check if there are at least 2 words in this field.


Thanks in advance to cs-cart team for the quick help as usual. Hopefully you will provide some kind of fix before 2030 :-)



#319416 Grouped Products/product Configurator

Posted by Jacek on 03 September 2019 - 07:55 AM


now that product variations are completed could you guys create 2 additional product types:

1) Grouped Product - combination of several products all displayed on one page. Grouped Products have no prices, only their children products have. There should be an option to create discount for the whole group.
E.g. I want to sell baby carrycot + frame + car seat in one set
2) Product configurator - collection of products displayed on one page. Customers can easily add selected products using any available variations.
E.g. I want to sell stroller frame + stroller seat or stroller carrycot - the customer can select which pieces of the collection wants to buy
I know that there are addons available on the marketplace but non of them are good enough and right now they don't support product variations. In most of the competitor e-commerce engines those features are integrated in the core.
I've seen many requests regarding this feature. I think that now would be a good time to implement this.
@Imac, @Ikoshkin - could you tell us if you have any of this in you plans?

#319377 Server, Php Version, Mysql Locks. How To Make Cs-Cart Faster!

Posted by Jacek on 02 September 2019 - 08:35 AM

The link doesn't work :-/ I get 404 error code

#317094 Cs-Cart Progress: April / May 2019 Video Report

Posted by Jacek on 26 June 2019 - 02:23 PM

Thank you for sharing the video.


Imac, I have a big favor to ask. Could you share the information about billing address implementation. It would be best if you could provide us with some low fidelity mock-up. This way you would prevent the situation that appeared recently when you released 4.10 and surprised us with no billing address.


My main concern is if you will provide ability to differentiate business / individual billing address. We need different set of fields for company (e.g. Tax Identification Number, Company Name) and different for individual.


I've asked about this multiple times but never got the public answer from you. And there are multiple forum topics regarding this matter



Please give us your official statement.


Thanks in advance!

#316772 Meet Cs-Cart & Multi-Vendor 4.10.1 With New Checkout And Product Variations

Posted by Jacek on 19 June 2019 - 09:55 AM

I've recorded a video with a checkout process implemented in the biggest Polish e-commerce platform: allegro.pl


They invest loads of money for UX Testing and they have all of the scenarios covered:

1) Different Shipping and Billing Address

2) Ability to have different Billing Address fields for company and individuals


The checkout experience is really easy, I highly recommend @Imac that you watch it.


Video: https://drive.google...F3p3px7-qr/view

#315931 Meet Cs-Cart & Multi-Vendor 4.10.1 With New Checkout And Product Variations

Posted by Jacek on 31 May 2019 - 10:12 AM

@JohnCarroll cs-cart team will see next days "many people express interest with this", and they will se how will get big problem for cs-cart. any way. i wont update my customer stores without this feature. coz its really important for us, for invoicing.


I've asked too many times for the ability to add radio button to show additional invoice fields. I think that if you will search the forum you will find plenty of interest in this functionality.


I agree that there should be an option to have different billing and shipping address. I will not use the new checkout until this functionality is introduced.

#314361 Bootstrap 4 Theme?

Posted by Jacek on 15 April 2019 - 06:27 AM

Unfortunately, there are no Bootstrap 4 themes. Even the github repository with bootstrap 3 was never fully functional and was full of bugs.


I believe that until cs-cart doesn't migrate it's main theme to bootstrap 4, it doesn't make any sense to bother with the custom bootstrap 4 theme development. To much hassle with upgrades :-/


As far as I know, cs-cart team doesn't have any plans to support modern front-end frameworks. That's a pity, because in my opinion cs-cart lacks modern themes which is the main factor taken into consideration while choosing e-commerce platform.


The more modern themes, the bigger community. Even though cs-cart is superior in many aspects, it looses many customers to all-shiny platforms :-/

#313342 Urgent Help Needed - Too Many Connections - Site Mostly Down

Posted by Jacek on 18 March 2019 - 10:00 AM

If you're using nginx I would highly recommend to use this config. I had similar issue with many malicious bots and it worked like a charm:


#311584 Cs-Cart Progress: December 2018 Video Report

Posted by Jacek on 28 January 2019 - 05:48 PM

Thank you very much for sharing the progress of cs-cart development. I really appreciate that.
Regarding Lite Checkout:
20:42—improved checkout.
Could you add the checkbox in the checkout like this: "I want to receive Vat invoice" or with any other text that indicates that the customer is a business entity.
If the checkbox is checked, the user should see additional hidden inputs, e.g. for the Company Name, EU Tax number etc.
This is the way most of the EU e-commerce platforms work. 
This issue was mentioned multiple times on the forum and stayed unresolved for many years.
The example of how it works can be found here:
This checkbox should be placed in the cscart_orders table not in the customer table. This way the customer during each order can decide what kind of document (receipt/invoice) they want to get.
Please let me know if you will implement this.
Best regards,

#309564 Introducing A New Prototype—Product Variations (A Better Implementation Of Pr...

Posted by Jacek on 29 November 2018 - 05:16 PM

Ikoshin, first of all I would like to thank you for your answer.


I know that you're trying to improve the software and I understand that it is complicated process. Managing this kind of a change in a software architecture and providing backward compatibility is never easy.


Anyway, try to be in our shoes. As an entrepreneur and a person responsible for the e-commerce channel in my organization I need to have some reliable answers on which I can base my decitions and plan the feature growth and actions. Right now, even after your answer I'm still not sure what will hapen in the feature.


1) Should I switch to product variations right now (even though they're in beta and are missing some of the basic features)?

2) Should I wait for the product groups even though in my opinion their design will introduce chaos for the catalog management?

3) Will product variations and product groups be marged together? If yes then when and how? If not, will they function as a separate solutions?

4) How to transform product options in bulk to one of the above solutions? Will this function be available or should I write some kind of a migration tool all by myself?

5) Should I develope missing features as a form of addons for the current state of product variations? If yes, how many changes will you introduce and how expensive will it be for me to keep up with those changes?


As entrepreneurs and store owners we have to keep up with our competitors.


For 1,5 year I've been saying to our teammates that essential e-commerce features they need  are gonna be introduced by cs-cart team very soon. In this time nothing happens and our competitors gain market share in our niche because they've gone with another software vendors.


In e-commerce we make promise to our customers that we will deliver them goods within given time. We don't tell them, give me your money and someday you will get this and that but I can't promise you when it will be and how the delivered product will look like. In my opinion, the second statement shows your behaviour right now.


So please, no more "we will", "we're working on it" etc. Simply tell us exactly when you will introduce final solution and how it will work.


I'm sure you have already figured out the software architecture of this and that you know how the final software will look like. Share this knowledge with us, give us solid timeline and keep the fingers crossed that we will be willing to stick with you until you launch it.


E-commerce is changing dynamically. We need to adapt or we will die.

#299898 Gdpr Policy In The Eu

Posted by Jacek on 09 April 2018 - 09:42 AM

Imac, the clock is ticking. Any news about ETA of the cs-cart compliance with GDPR? Store owners need to have time to adapt internal procedures and train personel.

#257659 What Non Cs-Cart Template Is Easiest To Convert To Cs-Cart

Posted by Jacek on 23 August 2016 - 11:44 AM

Most of modern e-commerce templates are based on Bootstrap 3 and typography is handled by this framework by default. Cs-cart responsive layout is based on bootstrap 2 and converting themes from other systems is painful. That is why I hope that boilerplate project will be polished and soon default theme will be based on it. It would also help to get rid of jquery UI. I believe that this would speed up theme development process and attract more developers to create cs-cart themes.