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Quick Access in the Merchant Center

29 November 2018 

Quick Access helps you to look and navigate to almost any part of the Merchant Center with just a few keystrokes.

To use Quick Access:

  1. Anywhere in the Merchant Center, press the F key.
  2. Type a search term in the text field, for example “Products”.
  3. Select the option you want from the autocomplete drop-down and press Enter.

Below is a screenshot illustrating the new Quick Access feature. Screenshot 2018-11-26 at 12.04.04

Introduced new Order List filtering options

20 November 2018 

The Order List now has the following filter options for custom fields:

  • Order Custom Field
  • Payment Custom Field

When selected, both new filters present you with a list of custom fields from your data model to use as parameters. These filters can be used in place of the Order Predicate and Payment Predicate filter options, reducing predicate syntax issues.

To use the custom field filters:

  1. Navigate to Order List.
  2. Click the Filter button.
  3. Select Order Custom Field or Payment Custom Field from the Add Filters drop-down.

Below are are two screenshots illustrating the new Custom Field filter options.

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Greenshot 2018-11-19 12.03.47

Merchant Center in Spanish

14 November 2018 

We are proud to announce that the Merchant Center is now available in Spanish. As our customer base grows, so does the need for translations to our diverse users. This release allows individual users to choose from three available languages: English, German and Spanish.

To change language preferences in the Merchant Center:

  1. In the top right corner go to My Profile.
  2. Under Personal Settings select your language.

Note: All Merchant Center features are released in English and German first. Other supported languages are released within 4 weeks.

Quick Filter for Orders List

15 October 2018 

With this release, the Orders List gets a quick filter for setting order created ranges. Instead of setting a filter for “Date created” where specific dates are entered as criteria, the quick filter allows you to easily set a relative date range. The quick filter options are:

  • None
  • Last 30 days
  • Last 3 months
  • Last 6 months
  • Last 12 months

For projects with a sizeable amount of Orders, setting the quick filter to e.g. “Last 30 days” is advised to ensure quick results when doing Order searches.

My Views for Customer List

10 October 2018 

With this release, a new feature called My Views is available for the Customer List. A View is a customization of the Customer List capturing:

  • Search queries and applied filters
  • Visible vs. hidden columns
  • Sort order of the results

A View is helpful when you have tasks that require different perspectives on customers and their various properties. Once a View is created, you can easily switch back and forth between any saved Views and the Customer List will adapt accordingly.

For created Views, it is possible to rename them, delete them, and to make changes that you either update the View with, or that you save as an entirely new View. For any unsaved changes made to a View, you can always revert to the saved version of the View.

Custom Types on Orders and Customers

1 October 2018 

It is now possible to set a Custom Type on Orders and Customers. Setting a Custom Type will enable a set of input fields that have been defined as your business-specific data points for Orders and Customers respectively.

My Views for Order List

27 September 2018 

With this release, a new feature called My Views is available for the Order List. A View is a customization of the Order List capturing:

  • Search queries and applied filters
  • Visible vs. hidden columns
  • Sort order of the results

A View is helpful when you have tasks that require different perspectives on orders and their various properties. If e.g a task requires you to identify and work through all orders older than a certain date and that have pending payments, this criteria can be set as a filter on the Order List and then saved as a View named “Outstanding Payments”. For a different task that aims at identifying all Orders with a certain Shipment Status, this is again set as a filter and saved under a new View named “Shipment Status Back-ordered”. Once a View is created, you can easily switch back and forth between any saved Views and the Order List will adapt accordingly.

For created Views, it is possible to rename them, delete them, and to make changes that you either update the View with, or that you save as an entirely new View. For any unsaved changes made to a View, you can always revert to the saved version of the View.

Channels

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.

Product Types

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:

  • Name
  • Required
  • Constraint
  • Type
  • Set
  • Searchable

Read a more extended documentation for Product Types

Order Search & Filter Improvements

14 August 2018 

The following search options have been added for the Order List:

  • SKU
  • 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

Copy Order

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:

  • Customer
  • (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:

  • cURL
  • Sunrise
  • Java properties
  • Environment variables
  • Postman
  • Node.js
  • iOS

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.

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:

en-US

  • 05/24/2018 10:29 PM
  • €1,703.50

en-GB

  • 24/05/2018 22:29
  • €1,703.50

de-DE

  • 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.

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

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).

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.

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.

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

Quickfix Pagination

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.

Returns

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.

Add Orders

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.

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.

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:

  1. Line Item Status
  2. 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

“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. 25.09.2017 - Export all 25.09.2017 - Export filtered

Export selected

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. 25.09.2017 - Export selected

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. 25.09.2017 - Export with search 25.09.2017 - Export with search selected

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.

Channel

You can add a Channel rule for your Amsterdam and Hamburg store by searching for Amsterdam and Hamburg in your Channel input field. 15.09.2017 - ProdDisc Rule builder Channel

Country

And then search for the two associated countries: The Netherlands and Germany. 15.09.2017 - ProdDisc Rule builder Country

Currency

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. 15.09.2017 - ProdDisc Rule builder Currency

Customer group

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. 15.09.2017 - ProdDisc Rule builder Customer group

Updates in Category List and Search

6 September 2017 

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.

06.09.2017 - Category list 06.09.2017 - Category search 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.

Cart Discounts is live!

6 September 2017 

Cart discounts

Cart discounts list

06.09.2017 - Cart discount 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

06.09.2017 - 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.