Merchant Center Releases
20 September 2018
Under Project Settings, you can now manage the Channels for your project.
In the Channel List, you can view and filter/search by:
- Channel key
- Channel name
- Channel roles
- Date created
- Date modified
A role captures the purpose and control of a channel. If e.g. you aim to track inventory by Channel, you will need to create a Channel with the role of Inventory Supply. If the purpose is to configure prices scoped by Channel, you will need to set the role of Product Distribution. Please notice that a channel can have multiple roles. If e.g. a Channel has specific pricing as well as inventory to track, you will set both Inventory Supply and Product Distribution as roles for that one Channel. For a list of all possible roles, see Channels API documentation.
When creating a Channel, you can in addition to the general information (key, name, roles, description) optionally set an address for the channel. It is also possible to set a custom type. Setting a custom type will enable a set of input fields that have been defined as your business-specific Channel data points.
Once a Channel has been created, you can view the configuration by going to the details of a listed Channel. From the Channel details page, it is furthemore possible to delete a Channel.
Add Order Flow with Country Specific Pricing
21 August 2018
When searching for and selecting an item for an order in the Add Order flow, it is detected if country specific pricing exists for the given variant. If it does, you will be prompted to select which country the order should use for pricing. The country selection will act as basis for any further item that is added to the order. Should you wish to update the country, you can do so under the Order Summary. When the country is updated, all already added items of the order will have their prices updated accordingly.
16 August 2018
With this release, it is possible now to manage Product Types in the Merchant Center.
Under Settings section, you will find a link called Product Types. Here you can get an overview of all exisiting Product Types within your project as well as a possibility to update or delete them from here or to create a new one.
To create a Product Type you have to click on “Add Product Type” button. Here you can:
- Set name
- Set description
- Set key
- Create attribute definitions
To delete a Product type you have to open the one you want to delete from the list of existing Product Types and click on a “Trash bin” icon. After confirming this action selected Product Type will be deleted.
To update a Product Type you have to open the one you want to update from the list of existing Product Types and from here you can:
- Change name
- Change description
- Change key
- Add attribute definition
- Remove attribute definition
- Update attribute definition
Update of an Attribute Definition supports the following options:
- Change attribute labels
- Change IsSearchable
- Update ENUMs
In the same time, update of ENUMs supports the following options:
- Change ENUM labels
- Change ENUM keys
- Remove ENUM values (if not used by any product)
Also, you can now sort the Attributes list within a Product Type by the following values:
Order Search & Filter Improvements
14 August 2018
The following search options have been added for the Order List:
- Postal Code from billing- or shipping address
- City from billing- or shipping address
- Email search now searches in all possible email fields of an order: customer email, shipping address email and billing address email
In addition, when doing search by name or city, the search is no longer case-sensitive.
Regarding filter options, the following two options have been added:
- Payment transaction Id
- Payment interaction Id
8 August 2018
With this release, it is possible to prefill the Add Order flow with the content of an existing order. You do so by copying the existing order. You can find the copy button in the Order List as well as when viewing a specific order.
When an order is copied, the following properties of the order are pulled and written into the new order creation:
- (Custom) Line Items
- Shipping Info
Please note that properties such as Payment references, Deliveries or Returns are not copied over into the new order creation. Furthermore, when an order is copied, the product data of the copied-over line items will be pulled again and should e.g. a new price exist or a tax category have changed, then the new order will be calculated with these new values.
The ability to copy an order can be a nice shortcut when a merchant per business protocol does not operate with partial sale cancellations. In such cases, the original order is cancelled in its entirety and a new order has to capture e.g. the removal of line items. Instead of creating the new order from scratch, the ability to copy the original order into the Add Order flow eases the process. The Add Order flow will be pre-filled with the data of the original order and can quickly be adapted to reflect the wanted changes.
Manage API Clients
19 June 2018
Under Developer Settings, it is now possible to view existing API Clients for a project and to create new API Clients.
In the API Client List you can see:
- name of the API Client
- date it was last used
- date it was created
When going to the details of a listed API Client, you can see the permissions scopes that it is configured with.
Should you wish to use an existing API Client as a blueprint for a new API Client creation, it is possible to copy an API Client.
When creating a new API Client, you can select the needed permission scopes indvidually, or you can select a client template which will automatically select the needed scopes for that type of client. Currently, the following client templates are supported:
- Admin client
- Mobile client
- Read only client
- Payment adapter client
When an API Client has been created, you will be given the credentials of the client. To assist you in using the credentials in various environments, you can download the credentials in these formats:
- Java properties
- Environment variables
Please be aware that to ensure the security of your project, the credentials are accessible only at the time you create it. They cannot be viewed later under API Client details. Please make sure to save the credentials in a secure location.
Shipping Methods & Rates
19 June 2018
Under Project Settings, you will find a tab called Shipping Methods. From here, you can:
- configure, for each defined zone, the possible shipping methods that you offer to your customers
- configure shipping rules expressed through cart predicates to control which shipping methods are offered during checkout
For each shipping method, you can configure:
- fixed shipping rates
- tiered shipping shipping rates
In order to configure tiered shipping rates, you first have to enable this under “Shipping Controls”. Once enabled, you need to choose one of the following input types for the tier configuration:
- Cart value
- Cart classfication
- Cart score
Create Order for Projects with Multiple Currencies
29 May 2018
For projects with product prices in multiple currencies, the Create Order flow will now prompt the user to select the currency of the specific order.
Filtering of Customer List
29 May 2018
The following filter options have been added to the Customer List:
- First name
- Last name
- Middle name
- Date of birth
- VAT ID
- Customer group
- Created date
- Modified date
Formatting of Time Stamps and Numbers
29 May 2018
When setting your Language under My Profile, you also configure the formatting of how time stamps and numbers display throughout the Merchant Center. When choosing a Language, you are choosing a combination of language and region such en-US, en-GB or de-DE. Below are some example values to illustrate the impact of the formatting:
- 05/24/2018 10:29 PM
- 24/05/2018 22:29
- 24.05.2018 22:29
- 1.703,50 €
Timezone of Time Stamps
29 May 2018
All time stamps in the Merchant Center will now be displayed in the time zone of your choice. You select the time zone under My Profile. If e.g. a product was created 09/29/2017 3:30 PM in Europe/Berlin CEST (which is + 2 hours from Greenwich time), and you change the time zone to Pacific/Midway SST (which is -11 hours from Greenwich time), the time stamp of the production creation will display as 09/29/2017 2:30 AM.
Bugfix - saving changes after changing validFrom/validUntil on Discount Codes
4 May 2018
Bugfix - It is now possible to change validFrom and validUntil dates on Discount Codes and save the changes successfully.
Redeemed Discount Codes
26 April 2018
The new column ‘Times Applied’ in the list of Discount Codes informs you about the number of times a discount codes was applied (to orders).
Added support for price tiers
25 April 2018
When editing a variant’s price, the Merchant Center now supports management of price tiers. A price tier is selected instead of the default price when a certain quantity of the ProductVariant is added to a cart and ordered. For example: the price can be lower if more than 10 items are ordered.
A price tier is always defined by a
- minimum quantity (the minimum quantity this price tier is valid for)and
- a (monetary) value.
Price tiers are also shown in the variant’s price list view.
Create Discount Codes within Cart Discounts View
25 April 2018
Discount Codes can conveniently be added directly from the Cart Discount Detail page. In order to do so, the Cart Discount must be saved first.
Previously, a Cart Discount had to be created first, and a Discount Code needed to be added separately.
Sorting by valid from or until on Discount Codes
18 April 2018
We’ve enhanced the Merchant Center’s Discount Code list by now allowing to sort by valid from or until date.
More Customer Contact Details Under Orders
11 April 2018
In order to facilitate easy access to customer contact related details for an order, the following has been added to the General view:
- customer email of the order
- contact details (such as phone, mobile and email) for Billing- as well as Shipping Address
5 April 2018
We fixed a smaller issue so that now navigating from one page to another is easier when simply entering the page number you would like to access. Just press enter or use the top/down number selector.
22 March 2018
Creation of returns for ordered items is now possible in the Merchant Center. You can select items and group them in a return that has a tracking ID and a return date. The shipment status of the return is initially either Advised or Returned. Once created, each return item can have its shipment- and payment status tracked individually.
Should you operate with line item states where certain states signify a return, you can add the state role of Return to them. By doing so, items with these states will conveniently be pre-seleceted when the Return is initiated.
Bugfix for validFrom/validUntil on Discount Codes
22 March 2018
The bugfix resolves an issue where the validFrom/validUntil date could not be saved in the Merchant Center.
Project Settings can now be managed from the Merchant Center
8 March 2018
As part of decomissining the Admin Center, the Project Settings are now available in the Merchant Center. With this release, we are covering International project settings (i.e. countries, currencies, languages and zones) and Tax settings. In the near future, we will add Shipping settings as well.
Discount Code Groups
2 March 2018
- Discount Codes can now be managed more efficiently by assigning a discount code group (string) to them. Additionally, groups are supported in the Discount Code list.
Bulk deletion and (de)activation of Discount Codes
23 February 2018
- In the Discount Codes list, multiple selected Codes can now be bulk deleted or activated/deactivated at once.
Review modified products in the Merchant Center
21 February 2018
The new view in the Products section allows you to review pending changes on products. You can edit or revert individual changes and publish or discard product updates either per product or through bulk actions. Check out the documentation for more details.
Discount Code Search & Improvements for Customer Group and Channel selection on Price
26 January 2018
- We have added support to search Discount Codes by name, code or to filter by activation status.
- We also improved the channel and customer group selection when creating or updating variant prices.
Added Custom Fields on Cart Discounts and Discount Codes
19 January 2018
Custom Fields on Cart Discounts and Discount Codes can be viewed and edited in the Merchant Center. They are situated in an extra tab in the respective section of MC. For now, new custom fields cannot be added yet.
Multibuy Discounts (BOGO) available in MC
12 January 2018
- Within the Cart Discount section, we now support multibuy discounts, also known as BOGO. To create such a discount, all you have to do is select “Multibuy items” as target for your Cart Discount. You may optionally define a target predicate, for example if you only wish to apply this discount to specific items. The easy discount builder for BOGO discounts will help you to form your discount correctly. Multibuy Discounts may currently only be added as relative discounts.
12 January 2018
- So far, it has only been possible to view already created Orders in our Merchant Center. With this release, it is possible to create an order from scratch in the Merchant Center.
Cart Discount and Discount Code Improvements
19 December 2017
Another round of promotion management improvements:
- “Free Gift” Discounts can now be created in Merchant Center. When adding a gift line item as a Cart Discount, the price of this item will be 0, and the item will automatically be added to the Cart once the Cart Discount matches the Cart.
- You can duplicate Product and Cart Discounts directly without having to manually recreate all settings.
- You can control the “validFrom” and “validTo” settings of both Cart Discounts and Discount Codes now. This helps you to manage and plan promotional campaigns in advance.
Stacking Mode for Cart Discounts
8 December 2017
- If you want to stop any further discounts from being added to your customer’s cart after a certain discount was applied, you can use the stacking mode to define this. When adding or editing a Cart Discount, just activate the checkbox “Do not apply any further discounts after this one”; and any matching Cart Discounts with a lower sortOrder will not be applied after this discount.
Order Filtering and Cart Discounts Stacking
1 December 2017
The Order list view has two more filters now:
- Line Item Status
- A custom search query predicate
In addition, we added the ability to control the Cart Discounts stacking mode via the MC so you can e.g. make certain promotions exclusive to others.
Order Filtering: new options
14 November 2017
- The following options have been added to the Order List filter: Shipment Status, Payment Status, Created at, Customer Name, Line Item Status, Payment Predicate and Order Predicate
Column Manager for Orders
14 November 2017
- It is now possible to customize the columns of the Order List. The Column Manager shows all possible columns and allows you to configure the Order List so it contains the columns that are useful for you.
Custom Fields for Customers, Orders and Line Items
10 November 2017
- When Customers, Orders and Line Items have Custom Types set, it is now possible to view, edit and delete the Custom Fields.
Export from the Products list
29 September 2017
In order to create a more seamless experience between our Merchant Center and our IMPEX tool, we have added a new Export feature to our Products list in the Merchant Center. This Export feature allows you to easily export all your products, filtered products or only selected products from the Merchant Center Products list. By selecting the “Export all’ or “Export selected’ actions, we will redirect you to a pre-filled export form in our IMPEX tooling. From there, all you will need to do is select the “Run command” and we will process your request and have your files ready for download.
More information about the Product export can be found by selecting the Information icon next to the Export action.
“Export all” allows you to export all products in the Products list, whether it’s all Products in your Project or a filtered list of products.
To export only a few selected products from the Products list, you can easily select the relevant products needed and use the dropdown action button next to our “Export all” action. By choosing “Export selected” you can export your selected products from our IMPEX tooling.
Exporting Search results
Currently, we are unable to Export a Products list with a Search term applied. In this case, we recommend selecting the Products to export all selected Products.
Product discount Rule builder UI Controls
15 September 2017
Product discount Rule builder
Now you can easily apply Channel, Country, Currency and Customer group rules to restrict your discount to only apply to specific Product prices in addition to any other condition or rule.
For example, you would like to create a 20% discount for all Shirts that cost over 50 euros for your VIP members. You would like this discount to only apply to your store in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Hamburg, Germany.
You can add a Channel rule for your Amsterdam and Hamburg store by searching for Amsterdam and Hamburg in your Channel input field.
And then search for the two associated countries: The Netherlands and Germany.
To make sure that this discount only applies to Shirts with a price over 50 euros, you can add the rule for an amount of 50 and with euros as the currency.
Finally, to make sure that this does discount only applies to prices meant for your VIP members, you can easily select the VIP customer group.
Cart Discounts is live!
6 September 2017
Cart discounts list
From the Cart discount list, you can see an overview of all the Cart discounts for your project. The Cart discounts are sorted based on the Rank (aka sortOrder) set in each Cart discount. This is particularly helpful in case you have a cart with multiple discounts applied.
Carts with multiple discounts applied will be applied in order from the top of the list to the bottom. Currently, all matching discounts will be applied to the cart.
For example, the ‘Fall Sale’ discount is in the 2nd place, while the ‘Black Friday!’ discount is in the 5th place. However, the ‘Black Friday!’ discount requires the user to enter a discount code.
If the customer’s cart qualifies for the ‘Fall Sale’ discount and also applies the discount code for the ‘Black Friday!’ discount, then then the ‘Fall Sale’ discount would apply to the Cart first, and the ‘Black Friday!’ discount will be applied second.
Cart discount details
Editing Cart discounts allows you to have full control over the conditions a Cart must fulfill in order to qualify for a discount. You can customize the conditions in the Cart discount rules panel. For example, you can set the discount to only apply to Carts with a total over $100.
Furthermore, our Cart discount target allows you to choose if you want to target the Cart’s shipping costs or a specific product in your customer’s Cart.
When you’re ready bring your discount live, you can easily activate or deactivate your discounts or even require your users to enter a special discount code to enable the discount.
Our flexible Cart discount rules and targets allow you to customize Cart discounts for your customers. You have great flexibility with building discounts for your customers.
Updates in Category List and Search
6 September 2017
Updates in Category List and Search
In our Category list, we increased the number of categories we can load to 200 categories per level. We have done so to provide you with a high performing Category list. If you have over 200 categories per level, please use our Search feature which is accessible with the toggle switch at the top of the page. You can apply a ‘Subcategory’ filter to see the full like of all categories under a specific Category.
In our Category search list, we also added the feature of sorting by relevance. When you enter a search term, the list of results returned will now be sorted based on the Relevance to the search term. You can now also see the ‘Sort by’ above the table header in our Category search list - select the information icon when sorting by Relevance to learn more.
- 20 September 2018 - Channels
- 21 August 2018 - Add Order Flow with Country Specific Pricing
- 16 August 2018 - Product Types
- 14 August 2018 - Order Search & Filter Improvements
- 8 August 2018 - Copy Order
- 19 June 2018 - Manage API Clients
- 19 June 2018 - Shipping Methods & Rates
- 29 May 2018 - Create Order for Projects with Multiple Currencies
- 29 May 2018 - Filtering of Customer List
- 29 May 2018 - Formatting of Time Stamps and Numbers
- 29 May 2018 - Timezone of Time Stamps
- 4 May 2018 - Bugfix - saving changes after changing validFrom/validUntil on Discount Codes
- 26 April 2018 - Redeemed Discount Codes
- 25 April 2018 - Added support for price tiers
- 25 April 2018 - Create Discount Codes within Cart Discounts View
- 18 April 2018 - Sorting by valid from or until on Discount Codes
- 11 April 2018 - More Customer Contact Details Under Orders
- 5 April 2018 - Quickfix Pagination
- 22 March 2018 - Returns
- 22 March 2018 - Bugfix for validFrom/validUntil on Discount Codes
- 8 March 2018 - Project Settings can now be managed from the Merchant Center
- 2 March 2018 - Discount Code Groups
- 23 February 2018 - Bulk deletion and (de)activation of Discount Codes
- 21 February 2018 - Review modified products in the Merchant Center
- 26 January 2018 - Discount Code Search & Improvements for Customer Group and Channel selection on Price
- 19 January 2018 - Added Custom Fields on Cart Discounts and Discount Codes
- 12 January 2018 - Multibuy Discounts (BOGO) available in MC
- 12 January 2018 - Add Orders
- 19 December 2017 - Cart Discount and Discount Code Improvements
- 8 December 2017 - Stacking Mode for Cart Discounts
- 1 December 2017 - Order Filtering and Cart Discounts Stacking
- 14 November 2017 - Order Filtering: new options
- 14 November 2017 - Column Manager for Orders
- 10 November 2017 - Custom Fields for Customers, Orders and Line Items
- 29 September 2017 - Export from the Products list
- 15 September 2017 - Product discount Rule builder UI Controls
- 6 September 2017 - Cart Discounts is live!
- 6 September 2017 - Updates in Category List and Search