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Release 4 Overview

New Integration: Syncore + Commercio Company Stores

Using Syncore to process your orders? Now Commercio Company Stores orders can flow automatically into your Syncore queue with no manual data entry!

With the integration you can:

  • Process more online orders faster
  • Eliminate data entry errors between systems
  • Feel confident your online operations are profitable

Ready to get started? Here's how!


Prior Releases

3.9 Release Notes Dec 8, 2022
3.8 Release Notes Nov 11, 2022
3.7 Release Notes Oct 19, 2022
3.6 Release Notes Oct 5, 2022
3.5 Release Notes Sep 21 2022
3.4 Release Notes Sep 7 2022
3.3 Release Notes Aug 24 2022
3.2 Release Notes Aug 10 2022
3.1 Release Notes Jul 27 2022
3.0 Release Notes
2.4 Release Notes
2.3 Release Notes
2.1 Release Notes
2.0 Release Notes
1.2 Release Notes
1.1 Release Notes


3.9 Release Notes Dec 8, 2022

Enhancements

  • Enhanced error messages on the Order Details page to assist users in resolving issues.
  • Added the Shipping Org Name and Billing Org Name to the Order Confirmation email notification, the Order Confirmation page, and the Payment page.

Fixes

  • Corrected a defect in which the email notification for order fulfillment's shipping confirmation would ignore any changes to the template at the store level. After the fix, this issue is resolved, and any changes to the template, including BCC are considered by the email notification subsystem.
  • Corrected a defect in which multiple line items were created in a shopping card for a single product. After the fix, additional orders for a single product update the quantity on a single line item, instead of adding additional lines.
  • Previously if a password was blank in a User Import, the record with blank password would cause Manage Store Users to show an error and not load. This issue is resolved.

3.8 Release Notes Nov 11 2022

New

  • Added an automatic notification so that Store Administrators will receive an email when an inventoried product reaches or falls below the notification threshold for the product or product variant.
  • Added a ReCaptcha component to Contact content blocks in page design to protect forms from bot submission.

Enhancements

  • Revised Shipping and Billing on the Storefront page so that the system reflects the correct options when a user selects one of the following:
    • US Continental Only
    • US All States and Territories

Fixes

  • Corrected a defect in the Product Details page in which Category breadcrumbs caused an error. After the fix, Category breadcrumb links function as expected.
  • Corrected a defect in which the expand/collapse triangle would not respond to user input. After the fix, the expand/collapse triangle functions as expected.

3.7 Release Notes Oct 19 2022

New

  • Added the ability to update order status directly from the Order Fulfillment page. See Order Fulfillment.

Enhancements

  • The following improvements are visible on the Product Details page:
    • The product image size is increased for all screens (mobile, tablet, desktop, and laptop). This enhancement makes is easier to view product details.
    • Product descriptions are now provided under the Add to Cart button. This change provides room for additional details on all screen types while keeping the call to action button (Add to Cart) near the top. This placement drives customers to the checkout flow.

3.6 Release Notes Oct 5 2022

New

  • Added a new In Progress state for orders. This new state falls between Ordered and Fulfilled, and identifies when a store is activelyworking to fulfill an order.

3.5 Release Notes Sep 21 2022

New

  • Company Stores now offers Stripe as a payment processor, in addition to PayPal. For more information see Getting Started with Stripe.
  • The Multi Category import template was revised and simplified. Mandatory columns are marked with an asterisk (*).

Fixes

  • Resolved issue in which an out of stock banner would display inappropriately. After the fix, the feature functions as expected.
  • Resolved an issue in which users were not able to proceed to check out. After the fix, users are able to check out at expected.
  • Resolved an issue in which an insufficient stock window would appear when a user tried to check out. After the fix, the feature functions as expected.

3.4 Release Notes Sep 7 2022

New

Fixes

  • Google Tag Manager code entered in Store settings was not being correctly applied to storefront. The issue is now resolved and now store admins can use google tag manager to link their stores to google analytics to measure events, user engagements and conversion on their stores.
  • Previously during the user import process, invalid value could have been provided under Groups for users (such as 0). This caused users to lose access to some products. The issue is now resolved by validating and ignoring 0 and empty groups during user import process.
  • When adding variant to an existing product that didn’t already have any variants, saving SKU for variants would silently fail. This is issue is now addressed.
  • There were some edge cases that would prevent users from placing orders in cases where a single payment method. This is now resolved.

3.3 Release Notes Aug 24 2022

New

  • Credit Card configuration page has been simplified by removing processing method to avoid confusion. This does not impact the functionality.
  • AddressBook import template was revised and simplified also mandatory columns are marked with an asterisk (*) to inform user about columns that are required for a successful import.
  • When using mobile devices, there were inconsistencies in how the header of each page in storefront was rendered. This was mostly due to the placement of search button and search box in the header. To address this issue, search box and search button are now moved under the hamburger menu on top left of the page.

Fixes

  • When new users signed up from storefront, the welcome email notification was missing contact information for store support. This is now resolved.
  • In some instances when user information was updated by store admin, users would lose access to some product categories. This is now resolved.
  • Products with search keywords longer than 100 characters were causing search function in storefront to fail and not return any results. This is now resolved.
  • In some mobile devices, Add To Cart button would cover the product quantity section which would block user from adding the product to their shopping cart. This issue is now resolved.
  • For inventoried products with variants that shared the same SKU, if a variant was out of stock, it would block the user from completing the check-out process for any other one(s) of the variants. This is now resolved.

3.2 Release Notes Aug 10 2022

Fixes

  • Corrected a defect in which certain imported users could not log in to the store front. After correction, all users are able to log in successfully with their password.
  • Corrected a defect in which guest checkout would only work for one checkout. After correction, guest checkout allows repeated checkouts with the same email. See Manage Store Users.
  • Corrected a defect in which Inventory and Warehouse adjustments would not save as expected. After correction, changes are saved as expected. See Inventory and Warehouse.
  • Corrected a defect in which an Admin would encounter and error when adding users to a Points Program. After correction, users can be added to the program. See Points Program.

3.1 Release Notes Jul 27 2022

New

  • Added Product Options and Advanced Product Options to the Picking Tickets screen.
  • Enhanced functionality so that Payment Failed is listed as a status on the Order Fulfillment page. Additionally, failures are noted on the order summary and details reports. Previously, the reports included failed transactions, but did not list their status. See Orders > Order Fulfillment .
  • Added Order Status to the Order Details report at the Organization Level. This includes statuses for the Order Approval process. For example: "Declined" or "Pending Approval". See Reports > Orders.
  • Added a new column header - Advanced Product Options - to the Order Details report at the Organization Level.
  • Enhanced the Order Details report so that product options are displayed in an easier to understand format.
  • Added Order Status to the Order Details report at the Store Level. See Reports > Orders.

Fixes

  • Order Id and Store ID are now being passed as COMMENT1 and COMMENT2 to PayFlow Pro. These fields are present in various reports in PayFlow Pro such as Transaction and Settlement reports in PayPal Manager and can be used to support reconciliation efforts.

3.0 Release Notes

Overview

The Company Stores 3.0 release contains many new features and enhancements.

The primary new feature is enhanced Order Approval. With this feature, Administrators are able to set up one or multiple dollar amount levels that would require approval, and designate different users as approvers and as requiring approval as needed. Automatic email notifications and instructions are sent to users following approval. In addition, order status is visible to customers and organizations, ensuring orders are not fulfilled prior to approval. The enhanced order approval flow makes it easier to manage store activity and order fulfillment. To learn how to add an approval flow for your organization, see How to Set Up the Approval Process in the Company Stores Knowledge Base.

This release also includes enhancements to the workflow for managing store users, making it easier to update passwords and communicate with users.

Enhancements for the Storefront include improvements to Order History and Order Approval on the Dashboard, and a more informative response for failed credit card attempts that will ensure a user is able to understand and address any problems with their credit card purchase.
#### New

  • Added the ability for Administrators are able to set up one or multiple dollar amount levels that would require approval and designate different users as approvers and as requiring approval as needed. Automatic email notifications and instructions are sent to users following approval. In addition, order status is visible to customers and organizations, ensuring orders are not fulfilled prior to approval. To learn how to add an approval flow for your organization, see How to Set Up the Approval Process.
  • Merged the Pending Approval with the existing Order History tab into one view on the storefront dashboard for a logged in user.
  • Added an option to sort by status on the Order History tab.
  • Added an Orders for Approval tab that display all orders that require approval by the logged in user. The table provides information for Order ID, Order date, Ship to, and PO Number, Status. Additionally, the Order ID is linked to the order confirmation screen.

Fixes

  • Corrected a defect in which store users created on the admin side were not able to log in on the storefront. After correction, users are able to log in as expected.
  • Removed extraneous Submit buttons and popups from the process for creating and modifying users. After revision, a single submit button allows an administrator to set a password or send a link to a user to set their own password.
  • Corrected a defect in which available points programs were not visible in the dropdown on the Users screen. After correction, existing and new points programs are listed and available for selection from the dropdown.
  • Corrected a defect that caused all option on the Reports tab to return an error message. After correction, reporting functions as expected.
  • Revised the error message that appears when a credit card purchase fails so that the customer knows the purchase did not complete. Previous messaging indicated that an error occurred, but did not make is clear that the payment attempt failed.

2.4 Release Notes

Fixes

  • Corrected a defect in which existing points programs were not visible on the page. After correction, existing programs and newly added programs are visible on the page and can be selected from the dropdown. See Payment Methods > Points Program.
  • Corrected a defect that caused an error message to appear on the Payment Method Group Codes page. After correction, the page loads as expected. See Payment Methods > Payment Method Group Codes.

2.3 Release Notes

New

  • Added a field for Account Number next to the Alternate ID field. The field is:
    • Optional.
    • Alphanumeric.
    • 100-character limit.
    • Does not appear in the storefront user profile page.
  • Updated user interface labels to reflect options and workflow more accurately. See Products.
    • Update the button label to Add Quantity Breaks (pricing table rows remain unchanged).
    • Remove the Cancel button from the Quantity Breaks dialog.
    • Remove Complete and Save Product button.
    • Update Additional Cost label to Item Cost.
    • Update Additional Price to Item Sale Price.
      #### Fixes
  • Corrected a defect in which a Companion PDF would not be visible on the product details page. After correction, all Companion PDFs appear as expected.
  • Corrected a defect in which images did not appear as expected for variants/variant options. After correction, users can add photos based on the product or variant selected. See Products
  • Corrected a defect that caused pricing to be deleted when using the Add pricing for each option combination option. After correction, pricing is retained as expected. See Products.
  • Revised funtionality so that address country fields are editable to U.S. or Canada. In the prior functionality, the address country field defaulted to the oganization's country and would not allow for edits. See Product > Suppliers > Create a New Supplier.
    • Warehouse - FOB address is manadatory. Prior functionality did not require an address.
  • Corrected a defect on the Help page that prevented editing in the FAQ content block. After correction, users can rearrange and edit information in the content block. See Design > Pages.
  • Updated user interface to reflect options and workflow more accurately. See Users > Manage Store Users.
    • Added the Country field to the address form.
    • Revised funtionality so the the State/Provinces list only display applicable options based on the coutry selected.
    • Revised functionality fo that the Zip code field accepts postal code or zip code based on the country selected.
    • Revised funtionality so that the optional shipping or billing addresses on a customer profile must be fully complete or left blank.
    • Revised functionality so that the Edit button is not a toggle checkbox controlling whether or not the address form appears.
    • Removed the Save button from within the address form, deferring instead to the main Save button on the page.
  • Removed the session-based approval option from the order approval feature as this functionality is not supported.
  • Corrected errors that occurred when adding or editing a store user address. After correction, adding and editing store users functions as expected.

2.2 Release Notes

Fixes

  • Updated the user interface to remove an extra Save button that caused problems with uploading photos. See Design > Site Styling.
  • Corrected a defect that resulted in discrepancies between order confirmation emails sent to customers and a BCC. After correction, a user can enter their email and BCC back to themselves on the email templates and receive the proper email when triggered by a system event. See Settings > System Emails.
  • Corrected a defect in which a user could ignore required fields, causing problems in later steps. After correction, required fields must be complete before moving forward in the process. See Products > Advanced Options Templates.
  • Corrected a defect in which credit card validation would not work when a store offered multiple payment methods. After correction, customers can pay with any credit card type when other payment methods are active on the storefront.

2.1 Release Notes

New

  • Added shipping methods options in the order detail section. See Orders.
  • Updated the user interface so that the Browser Icon uploads automatically. See Design > Pages.
  • Updated the user interface so that product availability defaults to Yes when pulling products into a store. Previously, products defaulted to No. See See Products.

Fixes

  • Corrected a defect in which disabled color variants would display in the product listing in the store. After correction, only enabled color variants display in the product listing. See Products.

  • Corrected a defect in which the Download Import Template button would not respond. After correction, the Download Import Template button is working as expected. See Products.

  • Corrected a defect in which product tiles repeated and the price listed would be $0. After correction, product tiles and price appear as expected.Products

  • Corrected a defect in which the prices reset to $0 when editing a product. After correction, pricing remains as set when editing other details for a product. See Products.

  • Corrected a defect in which the Resend Order Confirmation button would not work after editing an order. After correction, order confirmations resend as expected. See Orders.

  • Corrected a defect in which the download order export included references to Corexpand in the column headers. After correction, only the column name is visible. See Data > Exports.

  • Corrected a defect on the Help page that prevented rearranging or editing in the FAQ content block. After correction, users can rearrange and edit information in the content block. See Design > Pages.

  • Corrected a defect in which the hero banner slider would not redirect as expected. After correction, function works as expected. See Design > Pages.

  • Corrected a defect in which the Button content block in Product, Category, and Page options would not link to the correct destination. After correction, custom links function as expected. See Design > Pages.

  • Corrected a defect in which the @ symbol in the email duplicates on the storefront when building the contact page info area and adding an email in the contact section. After correction, the email entered in the contact page info content block appears correctly on the storefront after updating the store. See Design > Pages.

  • Corrected a defect in which when viewing or downloading the Items Ordered Inventory with Option Prices report, product price returns as $0 for all products. After correction, the product price reflects the store product price cost in the view and download of the report. See Reports > Orders

  • Corrected a defect in which the default storefront displayed the message "Welcome to Agora Marketplace". After correction, the text no longer appears.

  • Corrected a defect in which the administrator did not receive a customer 's email address when the customer used the Contact Us option. After correction, when a user sends an email using the Contact Us option, the resulting email includes the sender's contact information.

  • Corrected a defect in which the wrong message would display in response to a user clicking Submit on the Custom Contact page. After correction, the correct message displays.


2.0 Release Notes

New

• Canadian organizations can now take credit card payment from their customers. Customers will be charged in CAD with the applicable taxes calculated.
Improved:
• Product description field can now support 1000 characters. Product import updated to also support character length increase.
• Tool tips added to the design tool for image recommendations for content blocks with associated image uploads.
• Removed Supplier and Manufacturer information from the storefront (cart, order confirmation, and order summary).

Fixes

• Fixed issue with import validation. Information can now be successfully imported to the system.
• Fixed issue with basic product import not processing data correctly.
• Checkout as a guest is now working as expected. When this option is selected for the site visibility customers will be able to browse and make purchases without having to sign-in.
• Save button the the Site Style page now saves properly when hit.
• Formatting on checkboxes adjusted on the user management screens.
• Fixed issue where product photo upload fails in some instances.
• Fixed issue with store dashboard not displaying price and SKU correctly for best selling products.


1.2 Release Notes

Fixes

  • Improvements of overall experience in the local development process when running or debugging the code on the local devs machine.
  • General refactoring was carried out to the admin console and admin API projects to be able to handle a variety of configurations by the environment type(local development, staging, production).

1.1 Release Notes

New

Global Admins can view their profile details: https://admin.commerciostores-staging.com/Account/MyProfile
• My Profile

A Global admin can manage organizations: https://admin.commerciostores-staging.com/Global
• Create an Organization
• Search an Organization

An Organization admin can manage stores: https://admin.commerciostores-staging.com/Store
• Create a Store
• Search a Store

Managing organization admins: https://admin.commerciostores-staging.com/Account/AdminUsers
• Manage Admins
• Invite or create a new admin

Organization level Feature Menu(left side): https://admin.commerciostores-staging.com/Store
Organization admins can make edits to Organization info details:
• Basic Settings

Organization admin can manage Products, Suppliers, and Warehouses:
• Edit Products
• Add a Product
• Suppliers
• Warehouses

Organization admins can manage orders:
• Order Fulfillment

Organization admins can view and create reports:
• Order reports
• Product Reports

Organization admins can view and access the Data Exports:
• Order Exports

Store Users and Admins can access the store dashboards: https://admin.commerciostores-staging.com/Store/Dashboard
Store level Feature Menu(left side): https://admin.commerciostores-staging.com/Store
Store users have the ability to design their store by using the Design feature which comes with the design page templates and other advanced toolkits:
• Paging
• Site Styling

Store users have the ability to access a variety of options in the Setting section which allows them to add necessary features to their stores:
• View Dashboards
• Store Basic Settings
• Site Visibility and Security
• Shipping settings
• Tax settings
• System Emails

Users:
• Manage Store Users
• Invite or create New User
• User Login Settings
• new User Defaults
• Order Approval

Products:
• Store Admins have the ability to Edit the existing products
• Associate a product to the store
• Create Product Categories
• Import a product catalog
• Manage the Inventory and Warehouse
• Advanced Option Templates
• Product Customization
• Product pricing and group codes
• Product visibility Group Codes

Store admins have a variety of options when they set up Payment Methods:
• Credit Card
• Purchase Order
• Points Program
• Promo Codes
• Payment Method Group Codes

Store Admins have the ability to access and create a variety of reports:
• Orders
• Users
• Products
• Inventory
• Points

Store Admins have the ability to access a variety of import templates and make data imports:
• AddressBook
• Inventory
• Gift Certificate
• Order Status
• User
• Points
• Multi-Category
• Product to multi-Category
• Product Variation Option
• Product Pricing Level
• Option Combination Images
• Basic Product


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