History of changes and updates in the NEXT BASKET platform

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2024

v. 2.59

27.05.2024

New features

Discounted prices for targeted users

We have updated the pricing system to return discounted prices specifically for users included in direct discount customer groups. When fetching product information and its price, special prices will now be applied only to these targeted users.

New features

Implement "Previous Searches" Functionality

We have added a new feature to enhance the search experience. The search bar now displays the recent searches, allowing easy revisiting of previous queries without retyping them. This makes it faster and more convenient to find items clients have searched for before. When they click in the search bar, a list of the last 5 unique searches will appear, with the most recent ones at the top. Each search is clickable, instantly populating the search bar and executing the search again. An icon next to each search indicates it is a past search.

New features

New company logo

We've updated our company logo to better represent our dynamic and forward-thinking approach. The new logo symbolizes our commitment to innovation and continuous improvement.

Extended trial period

Exciting news! We have extended the trial period to 30 days across all countries. This adjustment gives new partners more time to explore and experience the full range of features without rushing their evaluation.

Automatic location detection

We are excited to introduce our enhanced geographic IP tracking capabilities. This new feature utilizes a variety of methods to determine user locations more accurately. This multi-source approach ensures robust and versatile location tracking, enhancing personalization and user engagement.

Automated order tests for partners

We are excited to launch our new Automated Order Testing service for partners. This feature provides partners with the ability to automatically test and verify the order functionality of their online stores, ensuring that their checkout processes are always working flawlessly.

Multilingual default email templates

We are thrilled to introduce new default email templates available in multiple languages, designed to enhance communication for diverse audiences. These templates will automatically apply based on the store's language setting, ensuring that each store starts with the appropriate language template—be it German, French, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, or Indonesian. This update ensures a seamless and localized communication experience for both store admins and customers right from the start.

Tailored footer information by country

We've enhanced the footer display in the Back Office to show country-specific information, including phone numbers and email addresses, based on the IP address. This update ensures that Partners can see the most relevant contact details. This change enhances user experience by providing localized support details and ensuring temporal relevance.

Pop-up advertising control module

We are happy to introduce a new module in the "Marketing" section to manage pop-up ads. This feature allows store owners to design, schedule and manage pop-up ads directly from the Back Office, improving communication to the end customer related to all current promotions, campaigns, and other announcements. This module offers complete control over display settings and the ability to target specific customer groups for personalized marketing efforts.

Improvements

Onboarding new partners: Improved process and settings

We've rolled out a comprehensive update to our onboarding and setup processes, enhancing usability across various steps. Key improvements include streamlined navigation, refined user interface elements, clearer form validation, and expanded language support. These updates are designed to facilitate a smoother and more efficient setup experience for new partners, ensuring that they can quickly and effectively configure their online presence.

Enhanced order export features

Our latest update enriches the order export functionality by including additional columns for delivery price, promo code, and unlimited stock indicators. This enhancement ensures that the exported order data is more comprehensive, aiding in better order management and analysis.

Enhanced product selection capacity in Promo creation

We've updated the product selection modal in the promotion creation process to display more items. Now, when creating promotions, users can load additional products by scrolling, with each scroll displaying up to 25 more items. This improvement supports more efficient handling of promotions involving extensive product lists.

Checkout experience enhancements

We've refined our checkout process for a cleaner, more streamlined experience. Changes include a more discreet promo code field in the cart and simplified shipping cost displays without courier names. Additionally, "VAT number” field has been updated to “UIC (Unified Identification Code)” for clarity . These updates enhance navigation and readability throughout the checkout process.

New features

Add VAT field to Shop

A new VAT field has been added to the Shop settings under Store > General settings. Partners can now set the applicable VAT rate for their products, ensuring the correct amount of tax is applied to each sale. The VAT field is mandatory and accepts only numeric values. Validation rules ensure the VAT is between 0 and 100.

Add VAT field to Category

A new VAT field has been added to the Category settings, allowing shop owners to set different VAT rates for each product category based on their tax classification. This ensures compliance with various tax regulations and applies the correct amount of tax to each sale. The field accepts only numeric values, and validations ensure the VAT rate is between 0 and 100, with an option for 0%.

Display VAT Field on three levels

The VAT fields have been added in the Back Office at the shop, category, sub-category, and product levels. These fields accept numeric values and decimal points, and do not accept letters or special symbols. The VAT rate can be set between 0 and 100 with up to two decimal places. The fields are integrated with the new POST and PUT endpoints and are translated into different languages as per the attached translations.

General management of Comment settings for Blog posts

New functionality that allows users to leave comments on blog posts. Now, Partners have more enhanced moderation capabilities to effectively manage comments with a system that supports various functionalities and administrative controls.

Creation of search results page by Promotion type

A new search results page allows users to filter products by specific promotion types, similar to the existing special price functionality. Users can now view all products eligible for direct discounts, with filtering options for Product ID, Product Category, and future methods like Product Brand and Product Tag. Each promotion type has a distinct URL, and products with direct discounts will display their discount value on the product cards.

Add user balances on E-Wallet app page

Clients can now view their balance on the E-Wallet App page. This feature allows users to install the E-Wallet application and access their account balance easily.

Bulgarian as a default language during self-registration

Users with a Bulgarian IP address will now be automatically redirected to the Bulgarian version of the sign-up page during the self-registration process. This ensures that the registration page and prices are displayed correctly according to their location.

New features

Indonesian language integration

We're excited to announce that Indonesian has been activated as a content language for all shops. This enhancement ensures a localized shopping experience for our Indonesian clients, promoting greater accessibility and a tailored browsing experience.

German language integration

We are delighted to introduce the activation of German as content languages for all shops. This update is aimed at providing a localized shopping experience for German clients, enhancing accessibility, and offering a tailored browsing experience.

French language integration

We are excited to activate French as an official content language across all shops. This update is designed to cater to our French-speaking clients, enhancing their shopping experience by providing greater accessibility and a customized interface.

Greek language Integration

Greek is now available as a content language for all shops. This enhancement ensures a more localized shopping experience for Greek clients, improving accessibility and offering a bespoke browsing environment.

Hungarian language Integration

We are thrilled to roll out Hungarian as a content language across all shops. This development aims to provide a localized shopping experience tailored to our Hungarian clients, improving their interaction and accessibility on the platform.

Polish language Integration

We are happy to introduce Polish as an official content language for all shops. This update enhances the shopping experience for our Polish-speaking clients, providing them with improved accessibility and a personalized browsing experience.

New "Own delivery" app

We are excited to introduce the "Own Delivery" app, now available in the Apps section of our platform. This app allows store owners to manage their order deliveries directly without the need for courier integration. Available in multiple languages, this feature provides flexibility and control over the delivery process.

Promotion management with Delete functionality

We've introduced a new feature that allows Partners to delete unneeded promotions directly from the dashboard. This update includes a DELETE button available in the edit menu of both direct promotions and promo codes.

Discount stacking for Direct discounts and Promo codes

Now, direct discounts apply to prices or special prices, and promo codes can stack under certain settings. Promo codes applying exclusively to prices won’t stack with direct discounts. This update ensures clear and consistent pricing across products and checkout, maintaining promotional integrity.

E-Wallet – Transactions and Balance in customer profile

We're pleased to announce a new enhancement to the E-Wallet feature. Once installed, this functionality provides visibility into clients' E-Wallet transactions and balances, offering a detailed view of financial activities. This update ensures a comprehensive and seamless financial management experience within the platform.

Enhanced mobile Onboarding experience

We are excited to unveil an updated onboarding experience for mobile users. This enhancement simplifies the setup process by optimizing content display for better readability and interaction, ensuring a smooth start for new users on their mobile devices.

New features

New Partner Onboarding Wizard

We've launched a quick and intuitive onboarding wizard to help new Partners set up their stores on the NEXT BASKET platform. The wizard covers pre-onboarding and onboarding processes, assisting with essential steps like store information, theme selection, product creation, and payment setup. Partners can choose to handle store creation or migration themselves or request assistance from the NEXT BASKET team. Default themes and values streamline the process for a smooth setup.

New features

Brand management feature

We are thrilled to present our new Brands feature, enabling partners to create and manage brands, link them to products, and display them on the storefront. This update provides enhanced brand visibility and association within our platform.

Promotions based on product brands

Brand-based promotions are now available, allowing the creation of both promo codes and direct discounts specific to product brands. This feature enables partners to target promotions uniquely for each brand, ensuring they apply only to the relevant products on product pages and search results.

Promotions based on product tags

We've added the ability to create promotions based on product tags, alongside existing methods using product categories, IDs, and brands. This update allows for more targeted discounts directly applicable through product tags, ensuring promotions are accurately reflected on product and search result pages.

New customizable Welcome heading

The new customizable welcome heading feature is now available under the "Welcome Greeting" tab in the Back Office settings. This feature allows store owners to craft and personalize the initial greeting on their homepage using a straightforward WYSIWYG editor, improving SEO and enhancing visitor engagement from the first interaction.

Sales for out-of-stock products

We are happy to announce the selling products even when they are out of stock functionality. Activated by the “Continue Sales When Out of Stock” toggle, this functionality helps maintain seamless transactions, ensuring sales opportunities are not missed.

New Preorder option

We're excited to introduce our new preorder feature! Now, partners can set up preorders with ease, complete with automated labels and clearly defined restock dates. This addition is designed to enhance inventory management and ensure seamless integration into order exports, providing a better experience for both shop owners and customer.

Improvements

Enhanced order editing

We’ve enhanced the order editing interface to enable product addition, deletion, and shipping method updates directly from the order screen, along with immediate shipping price calculations for streamlined order adjustments.

Promotion pages title update

We’ve updated the titles for promotion builder pages to enhance clarity between different types of promotions. Now, when creating or editing promotions, page titles accurately reflect whether the promotion is a "Promo Code" or a "Direct Discount”.

New features

Mass update for main category

We've introduced a new feature allowing shop owners to update the main category of multiple products simultaneously. This update aids in better organizing and optimizing product placement, improving visibility and accessibility within the store.

Product specific discounts

We've updated our promotions with a new Direct Discount feature for specific products. Now, back-office operators and admins can easily create custom discounts, using either promo codes or direct reductions at checkout. This addition enhances sales management flexibility.

Customization of date and time format

We've added a feature for BO users to customize the date and time format according to their local region. This enhancement ensures that the time displayed in your store accurately reflects your specific localization needs.

Create labels

We have launched a new feature allowing store owners to create and manage customizable labels for products and categories. This tool is designed to enhance product visibility by highlighting special offers, new arrivals, and other attributes, thereby influencing customer behavior and boosting sales.

Subscription detail/Shop status viewing enhancement

We are thrilled to introduce a new feature for NB partners and admins to enhance visibility into active subscriptions. With this update, when you click the subscription button in the user profile section, you will directly access a page displaying the details of your active subscription. This improvement ensures you can easily manage and review your subscription status within the shop's platform.

Abandoned cart reminder feature

We've launched an Abandoned Cart Management feature. This automatically sends a reminder email within 24 hours to customers who leave items in their carts. The email template is accessible and customizable via Store > Email Management > Notifications and is enabled by default for all tenant shops.

Choose how to update the payment status of an order

We've added a new toggle feature for Speedy in our shipping apps, titled "Automatically set order status to paid". This allows seamless automation of payment status updates once confirmed by the backend.

New features

New alert bar management feature

We’ve added a new feature for managing Alert Bars in the Marketing module, enabling store owners to customize and display messages on their storefront. This includes options for text, timing, and design.

E-Wallet application now available

We have made it possible for clients to install or update the E-Wallet application. This enhancement allows users to manage their transactions more efficiently, ensuring seamless financial operations directly from their device.

Global cross-sell product setting

We are happy to introduce a global setting to enable or disable the cross-sell product carousel feature. This setting allows for consistent cross-sell functionality across different markets.

Enhanced storefront Customization: Footer variants

We've introduced a feature allowing users to select and apply footer variants from the back office. This update enhances the storefront's user experience by displaying the chosen footer variant, ensuring consistency across browsing sessions and after server restarts.

Homepage builder

Partners can now discover the power of personalization with our new "Homepage Builder," available under the "Design" section. This tool allows full customization of themes, giving creative control to craft the perfect homepage experience.