Offer consumers faster checkouts and better social sharing options with a new version of Ecwid.
Ecwid, producer of the platform-neutral, drop-in store builder widget, has launched version 11 of its e-commerce software that works for Web, mobile and social sites. The new version extends on the platform’s current feature set by offering enhanced social sharing tools, expanded shipping options and faster checkouts.
"Ecwid has advanced to the point where our feature set is comparable to the best online stores,” says Ruslan R. Fazlyev, Ecwid’s founder and CEO. “Yet our installation is still as simple as embedding a YouTube video, with ongoing management as easy as maintaining a Facebook page. This makes Ecwid an ideal, drop-in e-commerce solution that hosting companies and affiliate partners can easily offer their customers.”
The new features have already been updated for all members, and include:
- Social sharing – The new "Share your purchase" option encourages consumers to share their purchases on Facebook or Twitter after an order is placed.
- Revamped shipping module – this feature has been completely rebuilt and includes a shipping wizard that makes it easier for merchants to add new shipping methods, as well as the ability to limit carrier-calculated shipping rates by region and customize shipping rates based on order subtotals.
- Promotional pricing features – these new features now include bulk pricing discounts via an algorithm that offers suggestions to shoppers on how to secure better discounts, as well as a "Compare to" sales price feature that highlights how much better your store's price is vs. the competition.
- Faster checkout – Although this feature is only available for customers who use Google Chrome, it is definitely worth noting. Version 11 supports an experimental Google API that allows Chrome users to complete Ecwid checkout forms quickly – with just a click. This experimental “autocomplete type” enables Chrome to pre-populate a checkout form with the consumer’s appropriate information.