3.0 Product Updates
  • 17 Nov 2022
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3.0 Product Updates

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3.8 Release Notes
3.7 Release Notes
3.6 Release Notes
3.5 Release Notes
3.4 Release Notes
3.3 Release Notes
3.2 Release Notes
3.1 Release Notes
3.0 Release Notes


Release 3 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.


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

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.

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