Latest Updates – August Edition Part 2 (Magento V2 integration, archive shipping methods, improved admin permissions & more)

Our second set of updates this August will soon be released, and this time we have focused on improvements to existing features, along with the introduction of our newest webstore integration.

Each of our customer’s businesses are different, and we pride ourselves on the level of customisation and bespoke options we offer. Our updates are always developed to benefit our customers, often down to an individual level.

Here is a brief rundown of all of the updates due for release on August 23 – 2017.


New Integrations

Our webstore integration for Magento V2 is now live.

For details on how to integrate StoreFeeder with your Magento store, see:

Knowledgebase: How to Integrate with Magento V2.X


New Features

Archive old shipping methods

When you delete a Shipping method you no longer use, or have replaced, StoreFeeder will archive it now instead of deleting it.

Previously, any order still assigned to a deleted shipping method would display ‘Default Shipping Method’, but now the archived shipping method will be displayed. Furthermore, you will be able to select archived shipping methods when filtering your orders.

Improved admin permissions 

Depending on the size of your workforce, and the different roles within your company, sometimes it is necessary to refine StoreFeeder’s user Permissions. By request, we have added an additional level of user permissions so certain tasks can only be performed by admin users.

You can activate this feature by contacting our support team.

With the Improved Admin Permissions activated, the following processes will be limited to admin users:

  • Deleting Orders (single and bulk)
  • Exporting\Importing Order Information
  • Exporting\Importing Customer Information
  • Exporting\Importing Product Information (Bulk and On Screen)
  • Exporting\Importing Listing Information
  • All Reports

If a non-admin attempts to perform these tasks, a popup message will appear explaining the current user setting does not have sufficient permissions, and the user will need to speak to an admin.


Improvements

Channel shipping method column

By request, we have added a channel shipping method column to the Orders Overview page. This will allow you to group together and filter by each shipping method chosen by your customers in-store, for ease of service selection.

This column is hidden by default, but can be switched on by using the filter icon, and checking the option.

New email trigger status: Assigned

We are including more ways to communicate with your customer base through StoreFeeder, and the new ‘Assigned’ status in your Company Identity Email Setting will send an email to your customers as soon as their orders have been placed in a pickwave, so they know their order is being picked and packed, ready to be shipped.

To active this, go to your Settings > Email Configuration > then in the Company Identity section click > Edit/View Email Settings, and use the email notification toggle switches.

This change would also require a new email template type of “Processing” so they can send out a different email in this case

For more information see Knowledgebase: Email Settings.

Product upload setting on new channel integrations

StoreFeeder has always been designed with our customers’ options in mind. As such, we have changed the setting that allows your listings to be uploaded to channel by default. This way, you can create new integrations at your own pace, secure that nothing will be uploaded to your channels without your confirmation.

You will need to turn the ‘Upload listings’ toggle back to ‘On’ when you are ready to activate your new integrations. It can be found in the ‘Stock Management’ section of each ‘Integration details’ page.

We are changing the ‘upload products’ default setting when you create a new channel integration. The setting will now to switched to off by default.


Remember to make use of our UserVoice service to make any suggestions for improvements, or to vote on other suggestions that apply to you and your business.

Our support team are always happy to answer your queries.

from all of us here at StoreFeeder, enjoy the rest of the summer, and happy retailing!

Publichsed 21 Aug 2017 @ 11:19

New DPD Carrier Integration

Multi-channel retailing

 

StoreFeeder can now offer customers the ability to print delivery labels via the DPD Ship@Ease system. This is one of many new shipping integrations that are being introduced over the next few months, meaning smoother and easier label production methods for all your distribution methods.

DPD offer an extensive range of domestic and international shipping solutions, all of which can be accessed and utilised through the StoreFeeder integration.

DPD are the choice of parcel carrier for our fulfilment partners UK Fulfilment and offer a fantastic 1 hour delivery slot service which advises your customers of the time to expect their parcel via SMS text and email. Access to the feature is also available through the StoreFeeder integration.

There is a full Knowledge Base article on how to setup the DPD integration and process labels through it. This can be found by clicking here

We are already working on an improved DPD integration to provide an even better carrier solution for our clients.

Please be aware that in order to use this, you must already hold a DPD account and have access to their Ship@Ease software. If you do not have an account with DPD, please contact the StoreFeeder office who will be happy to advise.

For more information on the Ship@Ease software you can watch this nice video courtesy of DPD!

http://www.dpd.co.uk/content/product-services/video/shipatease.html

 

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