Add a comment field for each customer

Introduction I have seen a few requests from folks who would like a way to store comments for a particular user. It may be something like "What a swell guy" or it could even be "Problem customer: high RMA rate". Regardless of your reasons, it would be nice to have such a feature. Fortunately, the field exists in the database. It's just been left off the Edit User page for some reason. This modification describes how to easily add the field to the screen. I know I said I was going to be away for a while. Well, I wound up with some spare time and n...

Mar 29, 2008 READ MORE
CPC Marketing Campaigns

So, I thought I would offer some experience notes regarding my online marketing tests using merchant accounts like Shopping.com and Yahoo products. My store is new, my products are new and nobody really knows that I sell this stuff. This is how I went from 3 orders a day to around 30 orders a day. All of these notes are based on my store, my product lines and my own efforts. None of this is set in stone, which means your mileage will vary. Please keep that mind as you read. Introduction I've spent the last 90 days experimenting heavily with online search marketing campaigns. These ...

Mar 12, 2008 READ MORE
Creating a new category display page

Introduction There are about a billion reasons to create a new category page, so I won't go into the why or what-for. Suffice it to say, you may want one so here is how to do it. Copy the file Pick the category display page you'd like to use as your starting point. For this document, let's assume it's CategoryGrid2.aspx. Let's assume your new file name will be "CustomGrid2.aspx". Avoid using new category page filenames of "CategoryGrid?.aspx" as future AC7 updates might include additions that overwrite your page. ...

Mar 06, 2008 READ MORE
How to organize your order flow with the Order Status field

Introduction I've had some time lately to experience a somewhat higher volume of orders with my AC7 site. While that's a good situation to be in, it also invariably brings out the weaknesses in your order management process. As a result, I've developed a handy system for leveraging a fantastic feature in AC7. This article will explain my unique needs and how those needs have been met using the custom Order Status feature. The Order Status field The order status is very unique compared to other status fields in AC7. Every other status field in the system, for examp...

Mar 03, 2008 READ MORE