Leveraging the Gift Wrap feature for optional upcharges to a product

Just goes to show, you still can teach an old dog new tricks. A client needed a way to add an Engraving choice to the product page.   Normally this isn’t an issue, just use the product variant feature. But in this case, the engraving choice must be optional.   And it has to charge an amount.  And it needs to accept some text for the actual engraved words. So after a little digging, I settled on a little-used feature in AbleCommerce known as Gift Wrap.    Gift Wrap is a way to associate a secondary charge to any product.   The basket ...

Nov 25, 2019 READ MORE
Getting closer

Finished subscription reminders for the Job Scheduler tonight.  It's not live-tested, but I've walked through the code enough times that it looks solid.  It shouldn't take long to work out any minor bugs that appear - the code isn't all that complex just "bulky".  I could rewrite it twice more and probably still not be happy with it - always a good sign it's time to move on. Now for abandoned basket reminders.  The design model is probably going to be very similar.  Give the site admin the...

Jan 20, 2009 READ MORE
NexTag feed format support in Feed Builder

According to the tech documents from NexTag, they support both Shopzilla.com and Shopping.com file formats.  As a result, there is no need to write a specific NexTag format given Feed Builder already generates both of these formats. ...

Jan 12, 2009 READ MORE
Job Scheduler almost ready

Well I gave Job Scheduler the longer-than-usual testing period.  I've had too many bugs crop up in some recent software modules and that's not good for my mood or customer perception.  This always equates to insufficient testing time on the development side. With job scheduler, I decided to force myself into a two-week process.  Of course this time, no bugs showed up after a serious two-week run through.  Figures Regardless, it was necessary.  Granted the software releases later than I want but at least I know my customer sites...

Jan 02, 2009 READ MORE
CPC Feed Builder v1.3 Released

Finally some time to write some programming!  Business has been far more busy than I would like.  Normally that's a good thing, but when it keeps you from the things you do best, that's a whole different problem.  Fortunately I have some help coming that will take some of the daily paperwork workload off my plate.  In the mean time, I managed to get an update out for Feed Builder.  This one is marked v1.3 and includes the following changes: Improvements to formatting of descriptions in all feed formats Resolved i...

Dec 01, 2008 READ MORE