tradeit ecommerce platform version 4.5

Wednesday, 18 July 2012
This month sees the 3rd version release of the tradeit ecommerce platform in 2011. The development within version 4.5 touches upon many areas of the platform and brings general improvements to a number of day-to-day operational tasks.

Enhanced gift wrapping options

tradeit 4.5 sees enhancements to the gift wrapping options that you can offer your customers. The gift wrapping component now allows the customer to choose an order item gift wrapping option per item and enter a gift wrapping message per item if they have specified that they want certain items gift wrapped. Allowing admins to have greater control over the pricing options / structure of gift wrapping as well as improving the storefront representation of these choices in the storefront / basket delivers a better experience for customers.

Improved pricing structure

Updates to pricing bands for products defining the Was price, Now price & RRP.

Improvements to stock handling

Fine tuning the process for handling stock in certain scenarios such as when a customer abandons their basket etc.

Improvements to returns handling

Improvements to the handling of returns through the administration system and data feeds required for integrations with stock systems. The enhancements allow merchants to allocate return quantities against individual order items.

Improved PIM interface and management of variations

We’ve made managing products within categories easier by removing variations from view allowing better sorting of products. We’ve also added a full text search capability to further enhance the platform’s capabilities when dealing with large numbers of products. A tradeit site has recently launched with over 1m SKUs.

CyberSource payment integrations

tradeit has integration with both CyberSource HOP (visible) and SOAP (invisible) payment interface types. The SOAP interface was integrated with tradeit’s order management process. In tradeIT 4.5 the HOP interface can be used to take payment, this is preferred by most merchants as it aids PCI DSS compliance, whilst the order management process is handled through the SOAP interface.