New: Show ‘featured’ updates in your shop

New: You can now show featured updates in your shop so they do not drown in you big pool of other updates:

Featured updates at RubYourToy

Just enable this in the Shop preferences: “Show featured collections at the ‘Updates’ page”. We’ll pre-fill your featured updates with up to 20 collections ordered by sales and rating counters. You can promote single updates by settings their ‘Featured’ flag.

Featured updates at Amateure Xtreme

New: Your clients can now switch the currency

Just a short note: Every shop now has a “Currency selector” in the footer or header:

The currency selector in our new template

Please note, all transactions are made in Euros and the currency conversion is only for informational use. That means: While paying, everything is converted back to Euros, regardless of what the client has chosen. Right now only USD and EUR is selectable, but we’ll cover other currencies soon!

Update: We just added more currencies: AUD, BGN, BRL, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HRK, HUF, IDR, ILS, INR, ISK, JPY, KRW, MXN, MYR, NOK, NZD, PHP, PLN, RON, RUB, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, USD, ZAR

New: You can now have a grid at the homepage of your shop

Another week, another nice little feature: Until now there was the possibility to have either a static graphic (‘the front image’) or a gallery of your ten latest updates as homepage of your shop. Now we introduced a third variation: A grid. Take a look at Voyeurweb to get an impression.

As always, take a look at your shops’ preferences to switch between these rendering modes.

New preview themes available

Back in 2017 we introduced several color preview themes you can choose from for your shop. We just updated these themes and also have some new ones available:

  • literia
  • lux
  • materia
  • minty
  • pulse
  • sketchy
Over twenty different color themes
Over twenty different color themes

You can now theck these out using your shop’s admin interface. Sign in and navigate to “Preferences / Edit Shop“. In the “shop design“ tile you can select and immediately pre-view more than 20 different color themes from a combo box.

Take a look at our brand new design template

We just launched our first shop with a fresh look & feel:

The new template is completely responsive and adapts to screens of all sizes automatically: smartphones, tablets and desktop screens.

If you’re interested in this template for your shop, get back to by email, provide us with 15 to 20 great looking, high res images and we’ll provide you with more information.

New: We’re sending a newsletter to all clients!

From now on we’ll send a weekly newsletter to all clients. The email will include new collections from the shop(s) he just signed up and some recommendations (up to ten collections). Links are added to ‘buy the collection’ and ‘subscribe to the shop’. Click the thumbnail to the right to get an idea what it looks like.

Of course every client can unsubscribe at any time.

Clicks to your shop will have a special Piwik variable: ‘Shopmaker-Newsletter’, so you’ll find customers of this source in Piwik at Referrers → Campaigns.

Linking and sharing of collections with Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Co.

A much requested feature has just been released: Any collection gets its own set of social media sharing buttons, so clients can “like” or “share” your content on basically any known social media or communication network:

social media buttons

Sharing options do not only include Facebook and Twitter, but also more traditional tools like emails or mobile applications like WhatsApp.

This feature complements the links to your own social media accounts, which are shown in the footer of your shop (and which you can add and edit yourself in the merchant interface).