New Stuff - The Complete Update on 2014.4 Release

Well friends, we've been busy adding more cool things for your store. As always, we've got a lot to share with you and we're excited about what these updates can do for your store!

This post includes both the 2014.3 and 2014.4 releases of AmeriCommerce which are currently live on all stores. So lets dive in!

New Features

More often than not, it's the new features everyone wants to hear about. So here you go…

First off, more speed tweaks!!!

These updates are subtle tweaks to make your store ever faster and are a continuation of all the new speed based tweaks from from May's 2014.2 release.

Secondly, and perhaps one of the most anticipated new features this year is the new RESTful API.

This new REST API will replace our SOAP API and offers full access to our ecommerce platform and packs a lot of power for custom integrations and more development flexibility for your store!

And that's not all.

How about a shiny new Login with Facebook feature to increase conversions and customer logins? That's right, we've added the very popular Login with Facebook integration to let shoppers login with their Facebook account so you can accelerate their authentication (and their "cart to checkout" experience).

New Integrations

This release also includes a variety of new integrations to help you run your store and your business. Take a look at what's new:

  • Affirm Give your shoppers the ability to buy your products and pay over time with easy, fixed monthly payments.
  • Acutrack Acutrack helps customers with complete production and fulfillment solutions.
  • AfterShip AfterShip supports almost 200 carriers so you can track all your shipments in one place.
  • Bronto Marketing automation that helps you deliver timely, relevant, data-driven digital marketing that fuels engagement throughout the customer lifecycle and drives more revenue.
  • CartSync Product Compare Let your shoppers get side-by-side comparison of products in your store.
  • Login with Facebook Let your customers login to your AmeriCommerce store via the Login with Facebook widget.
  • Platform:Purple Platform:Purple is an impressive, user-friendly eproduct delivery system that is designed to instantly deliver high quality streaming video.
  • VeContact Solve key issues of abandonment with VeContact, the highly effective and intelligent email remarketing solution.
  • VeChat Re-engage your customers at the point they abandon your website with VeChat.

More Enhancements

Beyond some of these bigger items, you'll find this release also includes the following enhancements for your store:

  • Visitors who are logged in can now subscribe to a blog and get automatic email notifications when new blog posts are published..
  • Product review import / export tools
  • Gift certificate import / export tools
  • Ability to "require customer login" in order to view all products in an entire category.
  • Variant swatches can now be created using only a color picker- no images required!
  • eProduct PDF Stamping on delivery so you can specify a string that merges against the purchaser's customer record, order, and the product item.
  • New product reviews widget for the category page to allow reviews of products from the category page.

New Responsive Themes

For those of you interested in changing up the look and feel of your site, you'll now have access to two new responsive themes inside the theme store. They're offered as premium themes and we think they're well worth the price. Take a look for yourself:

Fresh Content

For all those that love a good tutorial, cool data, and helpful tips, we've added some new content that we think is worth checking out and maybe even sharing with friends. All from the "love your store blog".

As always, it's awesome to keep refining and adding to the AmeriCommerce platform so you can have the best store possible. Feel free to keep us posted - leave comments, email us, and continue to vote for new features.

We hope you see some useful new tools in this release. Happy selling!

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John Roake
November 3, 2014 8:10 AM
I have to say, you guys really know how to take care of your customers. I really appreciate the fact that you communicate so well. I especially appreciate the education I get pretty much every time I come to the site. Keep up the great work. Your info graphics are terrific!

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