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We've got a brand new version of Squirrelcart for you with a load of new features and a new module which might be FREE for you (read on for details). It is also available in Pumpkin Spice for a very limited time*.

Squirrelcart v5.5.0 Overview

Cart reminder auto email feature

Some customers start an order and never complete it. Maybe they got distracted, or maybe their cat Mr. Whiskers fell asleep on the keyboard and they didn't have the heart to wake him up. Don't let Mr. Whiskers ruin your bottom line!

Cart reminder
  • Automatically remind customers to complete unfinished orders.
  • Offer assistance with unfinished orders
  • Customize emails in the control panel. Include an incentive like a coupon code if you like.
  • Control when emails are sent based on how long cart has been inactive.
  • Add optional rules to further restrict when reminder emails are sent.
  • Create an unlimited number of cart reminder emails with different rules and messages.
  • With our cart persistence feature, their order is ready and waiting for when they return.

Fraud detection and geolocation tools

These new tools can be used to assist you in detecting fraudulent orders.

Fraud detection tools
  • Automatically receive information about the estimated location of your customer based on their IP address. Use that information to help determine if they provided a false address.
  • Two APIs are available depending on your needs.
  • is completely free
  • minFraud® by provides more detailed information and is very reasonably priced ($0.005 per query!).
  • See the (estimated) location of your customer, including their country, state, city, postal code, and latitude/longitude.

With the minFraud® API, you can see even more:

Fraud detection tools Some of the info provided
  • Risk score (percentage indicating likelihood of fraud)
  • Distance in KM from customer provided address
  • Country match (Y/N)
  • Anonymous proxy server (Y/N)
  • High risk country (Y/N)
  • City postal match (Y/N)
  • Country Code
  • Free email address (Y/N)
  • Phone number matches billing location (Y/N)

Photo Gallery module (included in Squirrelcart Pro, sold separately for regular Squirrelcart)

This module is great for showing off product and customer photos, and to provide additional information about your products. This is also a great way to share photos sent to you by customers showing your products in use.

Photo Gallery
  • Display and organize your photos using albums and sets.
  • Add effects like photo corners, slits, gloss, photo mats, tape, etc...
  • Automatically generate thumbnails
  • Add titles and descriptions
  • Include related images
  • Display larger images via a lightbox effect
  • Customers can browse albums via a navigation block or a built-in Content record

Click here for more info!

Get this module for FREE!

If you own Squirrelcart Pro, this module is your's FREE as long as your download access is active. You'll find some info explaining how to check (or renew) your download access at the bottom of this email. If you have regular Squirrelcart, you can upgrade to Pro for the difference in price. Contact us for more info.

Well butter my biscuits. There's even more...

Coupon codes can now be used on more than one record.

  • You can now offer discounts on multiple products, discounts on the entire order, special shipping rates, and more, all with a single coupon code.
  • Example: you may want to offer a product discount AND free shipping via one coupon code. This is now possible with 5.5.0.

Cron script

Cron jobs are used to schedule routine tasks. Version 5.5 now has support for scheduling the cart reminder email mentioned earlier via a cron script. We will be expanding on this to offer other scheduled operations in the future.

  • There's a new Cron Script Management tool in the control panel.
  • Use it to run the cron script manually for testing purposes
  • Control the frequency of operations
  • View detailed logs showing operations recently performed by the cron script

Email improvements

  • Email Logs - you can now view the subject, recipient, and sent date for all emails sent by Squirrelcart in the last 30 days in your control panel.
  • Improved appearance of order emails in email clients that do not comply with CSS standards (Outlook, Gmail, etc...)
  • Email errors shown in the email diagnostics tool in the control panel (and in diag mode) are now much more detailed, making it easier to troubleshoot email issues.

Shipping Rate Troubleshooter

We've added a new control panel tool to help you quickly diagnose common shipping configuration mistakes. It displays helpful information about your shipping configuration, detects possible problems, and offers troubleshooting steps and advice to help resolve shipping rate issues.

Bread crumb links are no longer just for product and category pages

Bread Crumbs

They now appear for all pages, including:

  • Order History
  • Custom pages like About Us, FAQs, etc...
  • Account
  • Forgot Password
  • Search
  • Contact module
  • Testimonials module
  • Reviews module
  • News module
  • Download module
  • Photo Gallery module
  • Store Locator module

I'm drinking pumpkin spice coffee at 10pm so I can type a few more details for you...

  • Nav blocks now use the rich text editor
  • New storefront effect fades elements into view on page load and when scrolling down.
  • Image files now keep their original names (sometimes with an added suffix). In prior versions, they were completely renamed by a robot living inside our source code.
  • Added a "Users - ordered items" control panel view to make it easy to see all the items ordered by individual customers, with ability to search and export that data.
  • Order stats improvements - There's a new (optional) Profit / Loss column and settings to hide unused columns.
  • See our version history page for even more changes.

Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Web Design

Version 5 is mobile friendly and looks great on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops! Over 60% of traffic now comes from mobile devices. If you haven't upgraded to version 5, you are missing out on a lot of traffic!

For information on upgrading, just reply to this email with any questions you might have.

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How to get this version

Squirrelcart v5.5.0 is now available for download on our Downloads page for all customers with active download access.

You can check your download access status here.

Has your download access expired? You can renew it for an entire year for only $85 USD by purchasing a Download Renewal.

Switch to Squirrelcart Pro

If you are a regular Squirrelcart user, you can change your license to Squirrelcart Pro for the difference in price. For a comparison of the two versions, see this page. If you'd like pricing or more information, just reply to this message.

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*We were totally going to offer pumpkin spice flavored Squirrelcart. We did a blind taste test with a room full of Squirrels and they decided it tasted a little weird so we had to scrap the idea. Sorry for the mix up.