Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A New eCommerce ad-Venture

June 22nd will mark our four year anniversary supporting ProStores eCommerce Solutions. August will witness the fourth anniversary of launching — Your State-of-the-Art ProStores Test Site. Over the years we've used Fauxlaroids to create sample eCommerce products as well as ProStores Tutorials to help ProStores' merchants optimize their sites for maximum effectiveness.

To build on all of the key learnings in eCommerce of the past four years, we are embarking on a new adventure by launching a new venture,

Initially will be a venue to sell superfluous cameras and other photographic equipment from our collection, and, in time, it may never be more than that! However, the real object of the venture is to apply all of the eCommerce knowledge we've accumulated over the past four years to a site that is, admittedly, a David among Goliaths. This is, after all, the ProStores' experience for many merchants — the small retailer competing with the's of the world.

We'll be blogging throughout the process to share our strategies and implementations with others. Check back often, and feel free to share your ideas as well.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

PST31: Add a "Sold" Flag to Listing

We've just added a new tutorial at, PST31: Add a "Sold" Flag to Listing, illustrating the custom ProStores SSML conditional code used to flag an item as sold when the quantity drops to zero (0).

<ss:if test="$product.quantityInStock == 0">
    <ss:image source="$storeVersion.images['sold_250.png']" vspace="10" />
    ... original template code relating to Price, Add to Cart, etc. ...

See more eCommerce product samples in our Footware Category at, Your State-of-the-Art Prostores Test Site.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

New Tutorial...! PST30: Custom Product Title Tags

We've just added a new tutorial at, PST30: Custom Product Title Tags. This tutorial outlines—with screen shots and code samples—how to change the dynamic ProStores title tag to feed from the product's custom text field, allowing the merchant the flexibility of tailoring their product titles as they see fit, without modifying the products name. There's even a Sample Product configured to illustrate what can be achieved in just 2 simple steps!

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