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Is there anything similar to these two stores or something that has the best of both? I would prefer ASP as PHP looks complicated. I would like to use Access as my db and then maybe MSSQL or MySQL. Some of the main features I am looking for are:
Amazon style "Ships In"
Multiple pics of items
Printable dispatch sheets/labels
Compatible with NoChex/Paypal
Customisable pages - although I am not good at it :)
I have been looking through soem ASP sites, I came across www.uniwin.com which actually looks quite good, it has everything I need bu tI have only had a quick test of their demo. Has anyone had experience with this particular software?
Order editing- I imagine that would require pre-authorization, and then a charge after you are done editing the order?
Printable dispatch sheets/labels- a print-out of the order that goes to the shipping department / warehouse and the mailing label?
Amazon style "Ships In"- I'm lost on that one... please explain.
Order editing- I required this feature as customers often contact us to change quantities or add items to orders before the order ships or payment is taken. With candypress I could not edit the order but PDShop allows this. There is a function to allow internal notes in pdshop which I will use to keep a record of Reasons for order modification.
Printable dispatch sheets/labels - I don't think I will bother with shipping labels but I will add my own feature to pdshop to basically add a delivery note stating what is in the order and any backorders.
Amazon style "Ships In"- I had this feature with my candypress store where I could enter the estimated shipping date/in stock date whilst adding products. Its useful for customers as they roughly know when to exepct products to be instock/shipped. I don't think I will add this at this time.
I think the labels should be handled from a back-office CRM suite. In fact, I think we are cramming too much into shopping carts and their clunky web interfaces.
Adding availability is trivial, but order editing could be a bit trickier: you would want enough information kept to have a decent audit trail.
I looked at PDShop, and it says it comes with the source code (yay!), so if you like that solution you could just add some code for availability. Alternatively, you could just contact them and request they add that feature.