Author: Denis Urevich

Big Day Release: Prestashop Loyalty Points

October 12, 2015 / Posted in Prestashop by Denis Urevich
Big Day Release: Prestashop Loyalty Points
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To enable Loyalty programs, you probably use default Customer Loyalty and Rewards module. But this module has a serious disadvantage: a customer can’t use loyalty points during checkout and has to trade them for vouchers before buying anything. It isn’t convenient for customers and represents a risk for your sales.

In our Prestashop Loyalty Points module we have corrected this inconvenience. With our module, your loyalty program gets easier and more efficient. After you install our module, a customer won’t have to get back to their account to trade their loyalty points for vouchers.

Key features:

  • No need to convert loyalty points into vouchers;
  • Loyalty points can be applied during checkout;
  • A customer can define how many points (s)he wants to use for an order.

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Optimizing Complex Processes as Illustrated by Magento Catalog Price Rules

March 20, 2015 / Posted in Magento by Denis Urevich
Optimizing Complex Processes as Illustrated by Magento Catalog Price Rules
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In Magento there is a sufficient number of complex data processes, which may take quite a long time and consume a large amount of server memory and performance, especially if the database contains a huge pool of data (products, categories, customers, orders, etc). The indexing of products attributes, categories, prices, etc may serve as an example of such a process. But into this list we can also include one more process – the application of catalog price rules (apply rules): (more…)

Orders Export to Third-Party Systems in Prestashop

November 24, 2014 / Posted in Prestashop, Tips&Tricks by Denis Urevich
Orders Export to Third-Party Systems in Prestashop
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A lot of online retails often need to export orders to third-party systems and services. They do it for inventory accounting, store houses, sales reports etc.  There are plenty of such systems, and each of them has its own data transfer format. Despite the fact, that there are a lot of export modules on Prestashop Addons Marketplace, sometimes they are not appropriate, because each service has its own file format, its limitations, etc. So, that’s why there is a need to write your own script exports. Let’s consider the most popular file format: XML. (more…)

Importing Images with Regional Symbols in the File Names in Prestashop

September 30, 2014 / Posted in Prestashop, Tips&Tricks by Denis Urevich
Importing Images with Regional Symbols in the File Names in Prestashop
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Here is a small tip how to import images that use regional symbols in the file names, for example such as “Rødvin”.

The thing is that the default import is not able to upload pictures that have such characters in the name, that is why as a result you will see just a picture with a grey question mark instead of the product image. The problem is that AdminImportController::productImport() uses the URL of the image just as it is: (more…)

Big Day Release: Prestashop Bulk Price Update

August 26, 2014 / Posted in Prestashop by Denis Urevich
Big Day Release: Prestashop Bulk Price Update
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Meet the new module Prestashop Bulk Price Update which will help you easily change and update product prices for all products in your store with just a few mouse clicks.

Key features:

  • Update prices for all products in the store or just in the selected categories;
  • Update wholesale price, retail price or unit price
  • Update prices either by adding or deducting values;
  • Change prices either by flat amount or by percent.

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