New: Add a collection limit to your payment plans (Update)

Its brandnew: From now on you are able to add a collection limit to your payment plans. This means that a client will be able to download just a limited set of your collections. Think of it as a “test account”. As an example: Add a non-recurring payment plan for a very low price ($4,95) and add a collection limit of 2:

Add collection limit

Add collection limit

By buying this subscription the client will be shown this is a “limited payment plan”:
The client joins the site

The client joins the site

After the join process is complete the client will have to “unlock” every collection (up to the limit of course):
Unlock collection

Unlock collection

And take a look here in the My subscription view:
List of unlocked collections

List of unlocked collections

If the client reaches the limit he will be shown a message like this:
The limit is reached

The limit is reached

So the client will have access to the unlocked collections untill his subscription expires. After this all the hocus-pocus is over (and of course we hope he subscribes to a “real” payment plan)!

This is a feature request by sexytiedgirls.com, girlsinsteel.com and tramplingsite.com!

As always we appreciate any feedback on new features. Just tell us what you think of it and how we could improve it!

One thing is left I forgot to tell you: You have to unlock this feature in the shop preferences!

Update
This feature is enabled by default now.

Warning if the file is already connected to a collection

Sometimes connecting media to collections can be some kind of thrilling. Sometimes you create a collection and add media to it you connected to some other collection earlier. Even if the files are deleted from you FTP folder as soon as they are processed by our server no one holds you back to re-upload it. Well, we thought of it and we don’t want to disallow you to have several collections with the same media in it. What we can do is to warn you, like this:

Warning if the file is already connected to a collection

Warning if the file is already connected to a collection

So you know when there is something doubled in your shop. By the way, we only check for the filename and not the content of the files (tell us if you know of a reason why we should do so :)). This is a feature request by sexytiedgirls.com, girlsinsteel.com and i-love-bondage.com.

New: Free Galleries

You are now able to generate “Free Galleries” by enabling Promo in the “Edit collections” (Quickedit) view:

Enable Promo

Enable Promo

After this you can preview the galliery by clicking on “view“. Now you can share your links on different sites like bondagepaper.com and your visits will increase to something like this ;-):
piwik Statistics

piwik Statistics

This is a feature request by juliettesabductions.com and sexytiedgirls.com.

Creation of “collection previews” completly overhauled

A much desired feature has just been released. Now we permanently store the way images are arranged within a “collection preview” and which of these images have a link attached:

The preview has been saved!

The preview has been saved!

At the same time we have completely overhauled the creation of “collection previews”. From now on it should be far easier for us to build new “preview themes”. And we edited a couple of existing themes in order to allow for more themes to accept upright images (Imagesets):

Improved preview generation

Improved preview generation


Of course, these changes are backward compatible, i.e. previews which have been created in the past are still displayed correctly. This has been a feature request of girlsinsteel.com, i-love-bondage.com, my-bondage-girl.com, sexytiedgirls.com und adeleschwarz.com.

Statistics for cancellation reasons

In your merchant admin interface you will now find how often a certain “cancellation reason” has been given by your customers who cancelled their membership. This information has been logged since November 2008.

It is now possible to click the “cancellation reasons”, in order to find out for what period of time those customers have been active who selected this reason:

For how long have the customers been active?

For how long have the customers been active?

This has been a feature request of sexytiedgirls.com.

And we would like to use today’s blog entry to point out the fact that you can generate your own “cancellation reasons”. It should be far easier to meet your customers’ needs, if you know why others have cancelled their subscription. Here are a couple of examples:

  • Based on the previews I expected better material
  • I expected a higher ratio of videos
  • I expected a higher ratio of imagesets
  • I expected more nudity
  • Too few updates

February showers bring forth March flowers

After we have held us back respective updates for the last two weeks, there is an entire bag full of innovations today:

  • The forum. sexytiedgirls.com wished to have a forum which is all-over integrable for the existing shops.
    The new forum

    The new forum

  • Localization: At the request of my-bondage-girl.com there is now a possibility to quote free text in German and English, how you might know it from stealthID.com. You can translate:
    • Title and description of a collection
    • Name and description of models
    • Cancellation reasons
    • Runtimes

    The new text input mask

    The new text input mask

  • A bunch of many little bugfixes. We want to let you know that this probably was the biggest software-update in the history of shopmaker.com. Many more to come 😉