ShoppeGenie Ecommerce System
Setting up an online store can't get any easier then this!!!
Not only can you manage your store's product catalog but you can update any page on your site without any HTML knowledge. ShoppeGenie makes managing your entire site a breeze for you, and it makes shopping a great experience for your customers.
Add/edit/delete web pages AND product - all in once user friendly admin area.
ShoppeGenie is also incredibly flexible so it fits into just about any design*, template or existing website.
ShoppeGenie requires a web host with PHP 4.0 or higher and mySQL 3.23 or higher. You must be able to FTP files and change file permissions to use the system. The files themselves require about 1150 KB of space, minus the database. Below are the standard features included with every system:
Catalog System: Allows you to take orders online
- Unlimited Product
- Unlimited Categories
- Unlimted web site pages
- Integrates seamlessly with the standard Mals-E shopping cart for a database-driven system.
- Customers can search products and descriptions by keyword or category
- Thumbnail images pop-up to show larger images or an html page for details
- Optional Order, Search and View Cart buttons can be added to match your site's look
- Catalog page contains page numbers with Previous/Next links for loading ease
- Optional cart quantity and totals on your catalog page keep your customer's total within sight at all times
- Dynamic continue shopping links mean your customers will come back to the exact page they were looking at before
- Unlimited options with attributes (ex. color, size, style) can be added for each item
- Unlimited price-changing option with attributes (ex. X-Large is a higher price than Small, Medium or Large) can be added to each item
- Sale, Out of Stock and Inactive status capabilities for your products
- Categories can have subcategories, organized in the administration area
- Unlimited categories, products and options can be added.
- Forgot your password link emails your information incase you forget it
- Five categories for each item
- Optional multi-column templates (2, 3 or 4 columns to open into a "more info" setup) gives you flexibility with your designs
- Uses html extensions (if your server supports it)
- Customers can also search by catalog number or price for products
- Add product keywords that don't show on the catalog page, but are searchable
- List items sold as "out of stock", with or without a "limited quantity" custom message, or don't show at all
- Item lists in administration area allow you to view items by a particular category or keyword
- Set categories, items or options to be inactive so they don't display
- Set descriptions for each of your categories
- Unique meta tag keywords and descriptions for each category make your catalog page search engine compatible
Advanced Ecommerce: Additional features:
- Featured Products - Display a list of your featured items for quick sales
- Price Discounts - Offer quantity discounts to customers
- Gift Registry / Wish List - Allow customers to save product wish lists, or include a bridal, baby or gift registry
- Coupon Page - Offer coupon codes for global discounts
- Gift Certificates - Offer gift certificates to customers
- Froogle Feeder - Upload a file directly to Froogle
- Inventory Control - Set and track quantities for all or some products and/or the first product option **
- Related Products - List of up to 5 related items for each product gives you more selling power
- Wholesale Capabilities - Password protected wholesale area allows qualified vendors to purchase items at their specific wholesale discount
- Default Products - Set any item or option as a "default" to make adding new products easier
- Product Reports - Show catalog pages in printable form and display packing lists for customers
- Order Tracking - View orders, show best selling sales reports, and allow customers to view their order status if desired
- Affiliate Integration - Connect your catalog to the mTracker affiliate program
- Global Changes - Upload product text files, globally change sale prices, or globally delete products
- Email a Friend - Optional links let customers send friends product information for purchase at a later time
CMS: Includes content management system giving you control of content on non product pages as well as your product catalog.
- Add unlimited pages
- Make changes to existing pages
- Provides a WYSIWYG web editor for the page system
Templates: Allows for flexibility in page design
- Use your own HTML template -OR- use one of the included templates -OR- have us design a custom template for you
- Select a template from those included right out of the box, add or modify your own custom design or both
- Allows the use of different templates for different pages as desired.
Site Features: The system includes several optional site features that give you additional site functionality
- Contact Form - For clients/customers to request additional information
- Event Calendar - A list of events for your company, visible to customers
- Links Page - A list of links that you want to share with the public
- Guest Book - Allows customers to share their comments
- Articles - Lists articles that you want to share
- FAQ Creator - Lists frequently asked questions for your customers
- Site Map - Shows all the pages on the site, dynamically
- Site Search - Allows customers to search for pages by keyword
- Catalog Search - Optional advanced search page allows your customers to find specific products by keyword(s), category, and/or price range
- Error Page - Creates an automatic error page if a page is mistyped
Additional Features: The system also includes:
- A password protected administration area - the password is hashed and a user name included for added security
- Upload images right in the administration area - no FTP needed
- Page grouping allows you to set different page groups in different areas of the site
- Database backup is included in the administration area - no need to access phpMyAdmin.
- Files reside on your web site's server, so you're not dependent on other sites for your data, nor do you need to pay monthly or per-product fees
- PHP 4+, mySQL, phpMyAdmin
- Mal's account. If you have your own Merchant Account be sure it's listed and can be used with Mal's Shopping Cart. Check here: http://www.mals-e.com/processors.php
- We will need temporary access to your site for installation. We will contact you once we receive your order to get the following info:
Temporary FTP access
Control panel access
- ** The inventory control also requires the Mals-E Remote Call feature. Therefore, inventory control and sales storage through ShoppeGenie will not be automated on any web site that uses third party payment systems that do not utilize this feature, which include but are not limited to LinkPoint, Mirapay, Netbanx, Nochex, PayByCheck and PSIGate. A list of these systems can be found at http://www.mals-e.com/processors.php
- Firefox, Safari, Avant, Opera web browsers. There are issues with IE8 and the editor.
* Only HTML templates can be integrated.