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    ShopSite August 2013 Newsletter
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    In this Month’s Newsletter…

    * New Ajax Add to Cart Module
    * Easily Monitor FedEx, UPS, USPS
    * From the Blog… Tips on forms, quantities, in-store pickup.

    The latest version of ShopSite is: 11 SP2r5

    New Ajax Add to Cart Module


    We’re excited to announce our latest module, free for ShopSite Pro 11 clients – The Ajax Add to Cart module.

    This FREE module allows your customers to click an add to cart button on a page and not have the page reload. Their position on the page remains unchanged. It’s a seamless add to cart.

    It’s perfect for sites that have long pages of products where the customer is likely to return and add other items from the same spot. It’s also handy for a clean add to cart without taking them the cart, as a simple overlay comes up telling them an item is being added.

    The module allows you to choose from 5 different mini-cart layouts for your pages. The mini-cart updates in real-time. Just add a few lines of code to your custom templates.

    Get more information and a demo on our website:

    http://www.lexiconn.com/ecommerce/shopsite/ajax-add-to-cart-module.html

    Easily Monitor FedEx, UPS, and USPS


    It can be quite problematic for ecommerce merchants when a shipping API goes down for FedEx, UPS, or USPS. All of the sudden, real-time rates aren’t being provided, carts stop working, and it can cause lost sales.

    Even with ShopSite’s Merchant Alerts system, you only know when an issue begins. You can’t easily tell when things are stable again.

    That’s why we created a new site that can tell you when a shipper’s system is down, and when it recovers:

    http://www.shippingapimonitor.com/

    The website tracks the big 3 shippers, showing uptime and downtime, historical outages, and more. You can subscribe to the RSS Feed (if you use a feed reader like Feedly), or you can subscribe to the mailing list that will email when outages occur and when the service is restored.

    It’s a great resource for any online store that uses real-time shipping rates.

    From the Blog…


    Lots of good ShopSite / ecommerce tips from The LexiConn Blog:

    ShopSite Tip – Ask a Question About This Product
    http://www.lexiconn.com/blog/2013/06/shopsite-tip-ask-a-question-about-this-product/
    - Simple in-line contact form for questions.

    ShopSite Tip – Selling Products in Quantity Increments
    http://www.lexiconn.com/blog/2013/07/shopsite-tip-selling-products-in-quantity-increments/
    - How to handle products that are only sold in groups of X.

    ShopSite Tip – In Store Pickup Shipping Option
    http://www.lexiconn.com/blog/2013/08/shopsite-tip-in-store-pickup-shipping-option/
    - Some examples of offering in-store pickup.

    Top Ecommerce Blog Posts and Articles for July
    http://www.lexiconn.com/blog/2013/08/top-ecommerce-blog-posts-and-articles-for-july-2013/

    Like what you’re reading? Subscribe by Email
    ( http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=LexiConnBlog&loc=en_US ) to our blog and receive an email when a new post is published. Or Add Us ( http://www.lexiconn.com/blog/feed/ ) to Your Google or Feed Reader application.

    As always, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Complete contact and support options can be found at:
    http://www.lexiconn.com/support.html

    Sincerely,
    - The LexiConn Team

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