Posts Tagged ‘checkout’

OneStepCheckout version 3

Friday, November 5th, 2010

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OneStepCheckout is a checkout extension for the Magento ecommerce platform that has taken the community with storm. We launched the first version about a year ago, and currently have over 2000 installations of OneStepCheckout in all possible Magento versions, everything from old Magento Community versions to brand fresh Magento Professional and Magento Enterprise 1.9 installs. OneStepCheckout has become the checkout module in the Magento ecosystem.



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Make it simple

OneStepCheckout simplifies the checkout process of your Magento store. Checking out is often the most complicated part of placing an order online, and many users end up abandoning their order. Some customers will be motivated enough to purchase regardless of how difficult it is – but others will be lost due to checkout complexity. OneStepCheckout greatly simplifies this process, leading to an increase in sales.



six-to-oneKey features in OneStepCheckout

OneStepCheckout is all about reducing customer abandonment and increasing conversions. Our module comes packed with a ton of features. You reduce checkout steps from six to one, simplify the process completely, avoid confusing customer with questions about registration. Simply provide a better checkout experience.

Here are the key features in OneStepCheckout

  • Disable unwanted fields like zip, city, state, country, zipcode and more
  • Rearrange the order of the fields to match your country/region
  • Super easy installation process – just upload files and you are done
  • Set a default shipping and payment method
  • Enable checkbox for subscribing newsletter and approving terms
  • Change title and description from backend interface
  • Auto-update prices, totals, taxes and more when customer changes country / shipping / payment
  • Possibility to hide shipping and payment method options
  • Supports many different registration setups – read more
  • Fully compatible with Magento Professional and Magento Enterprise features
  • Auto-detect users country with GeoIP technology
  • Allow customer to enter gift message for the order
  • Allow customer to enter coupon codes directly in the checkout
  • Allow customer to enter a comment for the order
  • “How did you hear about us” feature to allow customer to choose referrer
  • Allow customer to add further products to cart while in checkout – eg: Rush fee, Gift wrap

Since the release a year ago, we have released a new version about each quarter. All our new releases has been greatly received in the market, as we get a lot of feedback from our customers for each release.

Our Magento module is very easy to install, and follows the module development guidelines set out by Magento. The software is delivered as a ZIP file (you can download it from our download area) and it can be uploaded directly to your Magento installation. Also, the source code is not encrypted in any way, so you are free to make changes as you desire.

General product information

OneStepCheckout is developed like any regular Magento extension and follows the Magento module guidelines. It does not override any core classes or templates, which makes it unlikely to come into conflict with other modules. Installation is as easy as uploading the contents of the ZIP file to your Magento installation, and the rest will be done from the administration interface. Also, the module will not overwrite any files, just add new ones.

OneStepCheckout is thoroughly tested on all Magento versions, including Magento Community 1.3 – 1.4, Magento Professional, Magento Enterprise 1.7-1.9. Our module is also tested in all modern browsers. The source code is not encrypted in any way, so it is fully possible to make customizations as you desire.

OneStepCheckout version 2.1 released

Friday, March 5th, 2010

I am happy to inform you that we now have officially released version 2.1 of OneStepCheckout. The new version fixes some critical issues that has been reported by our customers. These customers have received the new version already and all have provided feedback that the issues has now been resolved and that everything is working properly.

Changelog

  • Improved error handling, it will never show a blank screen with error message anymore
  • Fixed issues regarding discounts that disappeared
  • Fixed issue with creditcard payment methods in combination with Paypal (redirected to Paypal even though customer chose different method)
  • Implemented the Magento Javascript form validation – to show user friendly error messages when form is not filled out correctly
  • Added a new default skin in addition to a skin with Magento look and feel – Can be chosen in administration panel
  • Improved look of popup boxes (login and terms and conditions) with rounded corners and background
  • Fixed newsletter subscription, will now not subscribe and send email about subscription if customer already subscribed
  • Fixed bug regarding customer comments that weren’t displayed on the order
  • Fixed problem with not updating shipping rates based on zipcode after logging in

New look and feel

We are also very excited to inform you that the latest version of OneStepCheckout introduces an improved design that looks a lot better. We have also implemented a new skin in addition to our default skin, which you now can choose in the administration backend. Here are screenshots of the new skins:

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The new default skin of OneStepCheckout

New look for popup boxes in OneStepCheckout

New improved look for popup boxes with rounded corners

The "Magento" skin in OneStepCheckout

The "Magento" skin in OneStepCheckout

How to upgrade

To help our customers upgrade their OneStepCheckout installations, we have created an upgrade guide (always available from our support page). To get the latest version, please send us an email or use our contact form and we will send you the latest version immediately.

We are working on a better release process so all customers will be notified of new versions and be able to download them immediately, without contacting us.

Roadmap

The development of OneStepCheckout version 2.2 has already started and we are planning some nifty new features that have been requested by our customers:

  • Possibility to enter a discount code directly from the checkout page
  • Possibility to change the order the fields are displayed in the backend, to easier adapt to different countries standards for entering addresses
  • Better support for third party extensions
  • And much more…

If you have any feature requests you are more than welcome to contact us and let us know. Also, if you come across any bugs or errors, please inform us so we can address the issues and improve our product. You can also use the comment field below to let us know what you think of the latest version!

New registration features in OneStepCheckout

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Finally, after several months of development we are excited to launch the latest version of OneStepCheckout which now fully supports registration and login! During the past months we’ve received a lot of input from our customers that want different variations of support for registration (as in being able to create an account while placing an order).

In order to satisfy every customers request, we’ve built OneStepCheckout to support different registration modes. Each registration mode offers different kind of behaviour in regards with logging in and creating a customer account in Magento.

Click read more to see more details about the registration features.

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Screencast: OneStepCheckout administration interface

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

This screencast explains the administration interface for OneStepCheckout with all its settings. The screencast is rather long (8 minutes) and if you want to skip ahead, here are the timelines:

  • General settings – 0:20
  • Exclude/include fields – 2:00
  • Registration – 3:10
  • Trigger AJAX update 6:40
  • Terms and conditions 7:42

If you have any questions or comments to this Magento screencast you are welcome to let us know by adding a comment below. Thanks!

Screencast: OneStepCheckout from store owners point of view (Magento)

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

This screencast demonstrates our checkout for Magento from a store owners point of view.

If you have any feedback or suggestions, please add a comment below.

Screencast: OneStepCheckout from users point of view

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

We have created some screencasts to demonstrate the features of our product OneStepCheckout. This first screencasts demonstrates the checkout from a users point of view.

If you have any comments or suggestions, you are very welcome to let us know by adding a comment below.