SOTESHOP's new features

18/12/2012

Holidays are coming and we're giving away presents! We've released not only many improvements with the last update, but also new and very useful features, ie.:

  • product attributes
  • prices in foreign currencies
  • prices' groups
Product attributes
  • You can mark out 3 types of the product attributes:
    • Color - special type that allows to add various options of colors to a product,
    • Yes / No - is being displayed in a product as checkbox (Yes - checked; No - unchecked),
    • Text - lets you to enter any text as a value.
  • Each attribute has to be assigned to a category, because categories determine which attributes are displayed in a product. It works as follows:
    If we assign an attribute to a category Categories / Audio, an attribute will be visible in this category and all the subcategories of this category. So if we go to a product that is assigned to category Categories / Audio / Speakers, an attribute will be visible in the Attributes section.

  • Attribute can be displayed in two places in a shop:
    • In product filters - displayed after entering a categori. Conditions:
      • category is assigned to an attribute or is a subcategory of a category that is assigned to an attribute
      • attribute has an option Show in filters mark as checked
    • In product card. Conditions:
      • attribute value is entered in a product (in case of attributes: Color or Text)
      • attribute has an option Show on product page mark as checked
  • An order of each attribute as wall as each variant can be set by using the parameter Position. 0 is the highest position. If the added attributes or variants have the same number in 'position' field, their order will be determined by the date they had been added.
  • Attributes are filtered as follows:
    • If the option Filter: Using "and" is set in the configuration, product in order to be displayed in the list, has to have all the selected variants.
    • If the option Filter: Using "or" is set in the configuration, product in order to be displayed in the list, has to have at least one variant of each selected attribute.
    • If the option Don't narrow the filters is set in the configuration, different variants aren't limited due to the current filtering results.
Prices in foreign currencies


The new functionality allows you to set different prices for foreign currencies, regardless of the exchange rate. You can enter prices in 'prices in currencies' tab in product edit.


Prices' groups


You can create groups and define a price (also in foreign currencies) for each group in the 'group price' module. Each product can be assigned to one 'price group' (bind is created in product edit). After synchronization, all the product within a group gain a price that is defined for a group.