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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or whatever else you might celebrate. :)

We've got a brand new version of Squirrelcart to tell you about and some big savings. Version 6.1.0 adds some major improvements to our discounts feature, on top of all the great new stuff we added in version 6.0.

If you haven't upgraded to version 6 yet, we've got some savings to help push you over the edge.

Squirrelcart v6.1.0 Overview

Discounts are now easier and more powerful!

  • Pricing for Buy / Get discounts is clearly explained to your customers, including a breakdown of qualifying items and categories.
  • You can specify a range and quantity limits for discounts without having to use our ruleset feature. For example:
    • Buy 1 get 1 free
    • Buy any 3 books, save 25%
    • Buy 5 items from a category, get 2 free
    • etc...
  • Rules can still be added to further restrict discounts
  • Our Buy / Get discount feature has been completely rewritten, and prior limitiations are gone. It works amazingly well if we do say so ourselves.
  • Buy / Get type discounts can now be configured so products can be mixed and matched. For example: buy any 3 products from a category, get 1 other product 50% off.
Buy / Get

Other changes

  • New setting to hide empty categories
  • Added unique URL for "checkout done" page for use with conversion tracking scripts. Example:[step]=pay&co[thanks]=1
  • Database backups use less memory during creation

New Features in v6.0.0

New ways to price your products

  • Products can now be sold in sets. For example: 1 box, 2 boxes, 1 case, etc...
  • Tooltips display a per piece price automatically
  • Prices can be set as a factor of MSRP or Cost.
  • Quantity based discounts can be passed to options
Sell in sets

Bulk price change tool

Bulk price change tool
  • Easily change product pricing for one or more products simultaneously, via the new bulk price change record action.
  • Specify a fixed price
  • Increase or decrease price by a fixed amount or percentage

Shipping just got much more powerful

Shipping Settings

Add multiple shipping settings to your products, targeting different quantities and units.

This works seamlessly with the new "sell in sets" pricing scheme option. Add different sets of shipping settings targeting both quantity and unit.

Shipping Settings

When shipping via "specific services", you can now specify up to six specific shipping services and choose either a fixed rate, or a real-time rate.

A new Pack Method setting allows you to specify how a product will be packed with other products in order to determine shipping rates.

More shipping improvements

  • Shipping rate & service rules no longer have a Priority setting. We've replaced this with a Scope setting which is simple and more powerful.
  • In prior versions you could only specify one rate & service per rule record. You can now specify up to six, making it possible to offer multiple rates & services using a single rate & service rule.
  • Real-time shipping rates can be padded by a percentage
  • Control whether or not delivery timeframe info appears below shipping rates during checkout, and can optionally specify custom timeframe text.
  • Control sort order of couriers during checkout
Shipping boxes

Theme, SEO, and Performance Improvements

  • Category navigation accordion feature - This feature will cause parent categories in the Product Catalog navigation block to expand on click using animation, without requiring a new page request.

  • New "Back to top" button feature to easily jump to the top of the page

  • Improvements to appearance of default theme

  • New setting to display product code for product thumbnails, product pages, order detail, order emails, etc...

  • New Async JS setting - This adds an "async" option to load JavaScript asynchronously to help load times, and to get a better score on Google's pagespeed insights tool

  • Minify HTML setting

  • Increased the cache-control timespan for retina images to 30 days

Store Status feature

store status
  • Temporarily turn your store on or off in the control panel.
  • Display a custom message at the top of every store page. This is allowed regardless of whether your store is turned on or off.
  • When your store is turned off, you can control whether or not orders can still be placed.

News module improvements (included in Squirrelcart Pro, sold separately for regular Squirrelcart)

The news module offers a mailing list feature, and a blog feature to post news on your site. It just got packed with more features!

News changes
  • Visitors can now opt in (or out) of a mailing list with just their email address, without having to create a user account. This can be done with a new News Signup navigation block, and/or with a new News Signup content record.
  • Human verification can be turned on for the new signup form.
  • Email address verification feature - When a visitor signs up for your mailing list using the new form, they are sent an email with a link to verify their email address. This is to prevent people from adding someone else to a mailing list.
  • News mailings now have a simple unsubscribe link in the footer, to make it easier for users to opt out.
  • A new comments feature allows visitors to comment on news posts. Their comments can be read by others.
  • Comments can be moderated (or not). When moderation is turned on, an email is sent to moderators whenever a new comment is posted with links to approve, edit, or delete the comment.
  • Human verification can be turned on for the new comments form.

Click here for more info!

Well slap me with a sandwich and call me Loretta. There's even more!

Email improvements

  • Updated PHPMailer to 5.2.14

  • We no longer set the From header equal to the customer's email address when sending order notification emails. Instead, the customer's email address is set via the Reply To header.

  • Added new Auto Emails for the News module (Comments moderation, Email address verification)

  • New "Order - Warehouse Notification" auto email - send an email to the email addresses assigned to a warehouse when an order is placed, if the order contains one or more items shipping from that warehouse. This can be used for order fulfillment for drop shippers.

Homepage Slideshow improvements

  • New Crop on Small Screens setting so cropping can be disabled
  • New Auto Play and Transition Speed settings
  • Added CSS to ensure slideshows don't trigger "Prioritize visible content" in Google Page Speed Insights tool

Other improvements

  • Time zone and date format features
  • New payment method surcharge feature allows you to add a fee based on the payment method used during checkout
  • Inventory control can now be turned on and off for individual products
  • Improved loading time of default Orders view

Save 25% now until Jan. 6th!


From now until January 6th, save 25% off the following:

  • All software, including Squirrelcart Pro, Regular Squirrelcart, and modules.
  • Download Renewals
  • Upgrade Service
  • Social Sign-in Setup Service
  • Support Renewals

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