We are happy to inform that we've released new plugin. Advanced Background Changer for nopCommerce is ready to get.
Beautify your store with Advanced Background Changer which allows you to change the whole background of your store. It's a perfect choice for those, who doesn't want to purchase nopCommerce theme, but want to personalize the Default Clean theme. Highly functional background slider for changing promotional banners. Advanced Background Changer for nopCommerce gives you possibility to brand manufacturer pages, category pages or create custom background for your online store. With Advanced Background Changer you are able to create time limited promotional backgrounds to highlight discounts, promote new products or whatever you want.
Here is the link to the plugin: https://www.nop4you.com/advanced-background-changer
We are happy to announce that we've released a top-notch plugin for nopCommerce stores. Shipping method inPost Lockers (in Poland known as inPost Paczkomaty) is ready to get on nop4you.com marketplace.
It was created for people who want to send packages through inPost Lockers, Thanks to the built-in map, and a system of full list of self-service lockers, customers will be able to choose easily and quickly the locations of parcel collections from InPost lockers.
In the store checkout, the user will be able to select InPost Lockers as a delivery method for their order. Additionally, the user will be able to specify the destination locker that their order will be delivered to.
Present in more than 20 countries, among others in UK, Poland, France, Italy, Canada, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Hungary and more.
You can get this plugin on nop4you.com here:
First step is to find the desired inPost Locker on a map
Second step is to choose the desired inPost Locker on a map:
If you are not convinced about your choice, you can check the details of choosen inPost Locker
We've changed for you! Over 90% discount for package with the majority of our plugins. We've decided to change the price of our package plugin. With it you are allowed to purchase the package with the majority of our products.
Package is available here: https://www.nop4you.com/all-products-collection
Keep customers and users engaged with less work and manual effort, after successfull configuration of Marketing Automation plugin.
Nowadays customers expect individual approach to them. If you don’t care, they won’t make purchases in your store. First of all, I should ask you few questions. Do you always remember to reach out customers who left your store after purchases without further reactions? Do you know your best customers and you are able to describe them? Your customers usually abandon their shopping carts, do you try to recover them?
If you answered no for at least one question, it’s the proof that you should consider using the marketing automation plugin in your store. As DMA (Digital Marketing Association) prooved, the segmented and targeted emails, generate 58% of all revenue.
Marketing Automation allows you to create personalized emails that will be send to all abandoned carts in your store. For you, as a business owner or marketer, important should be fact that emails generated by abandoned carts have a 40,5% open rate (according to eMarketer studies).
How to create the most simple abandoned carts personalized email with Marketing Automation for nopCommerce?
First of all, go to Admin Panel -> nop4you -> Marketing Automation -> Customer Reminder -> Add new. Below you can check my basic configuration of the reminder.
Now it’s time to click the Save & Continue Edit button. After that, please go to Reminder Level tab. We have to create our personalized email. For the first time, we will create only one level. I think for the beginners it’s enough. When you see the results, you can change the number of levels, delay of send.
Now it’s time to enable the scheduler, to automatically send our reminders. Go to Admin panel -> nop4you -> Marketing Automation -> Scheduler. Press the Edit button next to Abadoned Cart reminder and set the preferred time. I want to run it every minute, so in the Occurs field I setted the Hours and in the minute fields – 1. That’s all.
Follow up customers who trusted you and made purchase
The most important action for increasing your revenue is to take care of existing customers. That’s why you should use the Marketing Automation plugin to create reminders for users who made order in your store.
It’s very important to check if everything is ok with their order. To check their satisfaction.
Follow up customers who made order, but didn’t pay for it
Have you ever send emails to customers who didn’t pay for the order? If not, why? They've already trusted you, so why you don't want to reach them?
Engage customers to sign up to your newsletter
Everybody loves a discount – that’s why Discount Newsletter plugin may do the trick. It allows you to create a attractive popup with input to sign up to the newsletter. As a reward, you can give your customers discount for next purchases. Discount can be created manually or generated automatically after popup creation.
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We are glad to announce that we released our next theme for nopCommerce - Scroll Theme.
Scroll - nopCommerce Theme is probably the best first choice for each new online store. Your search for the best nopCommerce Theme is over, super fast nopCommerce Template appeared. Build your brand with Scroll, powerful e-commerce theme with included and designed CMS features like blog, news, forum sections.
Scroll Theme is a part of our All Products Collection, which includes 15 plugins and 11 Themes for nopCommerce.
We are happy to announce that we've released a new widget for nopCommerce! Sticker Widget is a customizable plugin, that allows you to create a promotional stickers, ads in your store. It will create a small sticker sticked to your users screen on specified pages in your store.
We are happy to announce that we've created a new plugin for nopCommerce community! Klarna Payments for nopCommerce 4.20 and 4.10! Klarna Payments are used to ease up the purchasing process in your store. It's a typical payment method in the appropiate checkout step. Because the work on the plugin started some time ago, and in the meantime a new version of nopCommerce came out.
Plugin is available here: https://www.nop4you.com/klarna-payments-nopcommerce-plugin
Tier prices are a promotional tool in each nopCommerce store. It allows you to offer special prices when your customers buy bigger quantities of a particular product. It's mostly used in wholesales, but it can be also used by retailers, who are able to apply it to motivate buyers and increase their sales.
It's very simple process, you are able to create tier prices on a particular product. To add tier prices, you need to go Catalog -> Products -> select a product you want to add a tier price to and click Edit. Scroll down to the Tier prices section, note that in the Basic view, Tier prices section is hidden. You need to open Advanced view or add Tier prices section to custom view. To add new tier price, click the Add new tier price button.
You will see following screen:
The most important and required fields are Quantity and Price.
Additional fields that can be used in tier price configuration:
- Store - you can decide in which store tier price should appear
- Customer Role - it will be described in the next chapter
- Start/End Date - tier prices can be time limited, you can specify in which days they should be applicable.
Configure few options, in my case I configured 4 tier prices. Presented on the screen below:
After that you will see following table on the public store:
Tier prices can be successfully used to specify price for particular groups of customers. It can be easily implemented in B2B stores. You can combine the Customer Role feature with Tier Prices and limit prices to specified groups. In example you can create a customer role B2B.
To use that scenario, we need to have at least 2 public customer roles, i.e Registred for each customer and B2B for only few customers. Then we have to modify created tier prices a little. Look at the screen below, we have to add new tier prices for created customer role - B2B. in my case it looks like that:
If you have large database of products it will be hard to manage all prices. We created a tool which will help you in the updating process.
With our Price Manager plugin you can update prices in few ways. First of all, you can import prices from Excel file.
It's simple XLS with ID, SKU, Name and prices. You can easily set prices on products, then import it from "Export/Import" tab in our plugin, without updating another fields on product.
Second way is to use the form, presented above. You can adjust prices by percentage, by amount. It will update all prices in the store. In the other case, you will have to edit each product price manually. It's possible also to set fixed price for each product.
Restore points are important feature of Price Manager. Mistakes are common, sometimes you will modify something accidentally. With help comes the restore points, if you saved restore points before changes, what's important, you can restore the all prices in the store, to the previous state.
More details about this plugin can be found on our docs page here: http://docs.nop4you.com/restoring-points
What's important? To the end of the March you are able to purchase it with 20% discount, just use the SPRING2019 code in the shopping cart.
Please check our Price Manager and handle Price management in nopCommerce easily: https://www.nop4you.com/price-manager-nopcommerce-store
Spring sale in nop4you! Jump into the spring with 20% discount for almost all of our products! Requirements? The 4.10 version of nopCommerce! Just use the
coupon code in the shopping cart and that's all.
eBay, Amazon, Swiper Slider, Mobile app for nopCommerce and many, many more! Visit nop4you marketplace and purchase plugins and themes cheaper! Coupon code is valid to the end of April.
Ecommerce is a very competitve industry. Thousands of stores, products. Many of stores have similar offer. How to stand out from the crowd? As the biggest nopCommerce partners we will try to help you in creating the most effective online store. What does the "effective" mean? It means that you store will guarantee you sale and incomes.
Must have means must have. There are no half measures. If your store doesn't have that features implemented, it will be doomed for failure. It's obvious. Apologize for honesty.
User experience (UX) is one of the most important things in e-commerce. If we talk about online stores, we can divide UX into 4 different parts of store - homepage, category page, product page and shopping cart/checkout. Each part of store should has its own unique features.
Homepage should be clean and simple. It should contains the most important information about your store. You need to highlight the most crucial information for your customer like returns, payments and shipments details. It can be a simple box section, where you will place an icons and short text with details. It's the most common way to present this kind of information.
As you can see on the above example, you can use the "Service" box to present information about support, returns policy, available payments or delivery dates. In our themes it can be easily edited directly from the admin panel. Your home page must be aesthetic and attract attention. If nothing falls into the eye of the user, he will close it. And it doesn't matter if you have perfect products or the lowest prices.
Category pages are important because you need to achieve few requirements on them. You have to give possibility to sort and filter products. And you need to cover it completely. Probably in the case of fashion store it won't be enough to filter products by price, size and colour. Customer needs can't keep secrets from you. You need to know them, because only customer needs will give you information about filters that you have to create.
Example of filters in one of our newest themes - Furniture Theme. Clean and simple way to ease up the way to find interesting product.
Product pages are crucial, because on them customers decide to purchase product or not. In the age of the mobile commerce, you need to think about each device. Your product pages have to be fully featured on mobile and desktop.
We can prepare a checklist with 7 must have product page items:
- feature image,
- gallery or product photos,
- product overview, including title, price, features, CTA (buy now distinctive button) and customization options,
- product description,
- social proof, including review and ratings,
- similar product suggestions (upsell and cross sell),
- human interaction for any help or guidance needed.
Above you will see an example coming from our Furniture Theme. As you can see, it's just the beginning of product page, but it almost meet all of 7 perfect product page requirements. We have high quality main product picture, elegant and intuitive product gallery. We have place for social proof, simple list of rating stars. Then you will see product overview with title, price, short description, information about shipping and delivery dates. Product customization in product attributes and call to action - Add to cart button, distincted from the rest of buttons.
And the last, but not least - shopping cart and checkout pages. Invest in one page checkout extension. Bring the whole checkout to the single view. It's proofed way to increase conversion and sale.
We reached the times when mobile shopping and purchasing are nothing special. Most of our users use mobile phones to browse or purchase goods from our stores. What does it mean for you? It means that you can't forget about responsive design and accessibility.
Responsive design allows customers to navigate your shop's page regardless of the device from which it is entered. We create only fully intuitive and accessible online stores.
We created a helpful article about customer service some time ago. It's the best place to remind it. You will find it here.
Each online store can be improved with an unlimited number of plugins and widgets. What's important, the most of them doesn't require a technical knowledge or something similar.
What is widget? A widget is an element of a graphical user interface that displays information or provides a specific way for a user to interact with the online store. So if you want to show a specific banner to customer on your homepage, you can do it with QuickHTML. And it's a widget.
We can find some more powerful plugins like for example - Marketing Automation. It's a type of all in one plugin. It will recover abandoned carts, activate inactive users, show banners after specified action or show personalized products for customers in your store.
As statistics show in 2017 eBay has 168m of active buyers, for comparison, Amazon has 300m. Typically, these platforms, or popular marketplace in Poland - Allegro are places when store owners start their journey in the e-commerce. But this is not the best approach for them.
It's a natural extension for your online store, not replacement. If you want to improve your sales and reach new group of customers, it's time to invest in Amazon or eBay integrations. Imagine what will happen if you each only few percents of eBay or Amazon users.
Interested in improving your online store? Leave us a note! We are ready to increase your sales with our plugins and themes.