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Product Development Roadmap

2019 Product Upgrades Released

We are continuously adding new features and improvements to abcommerce. To see the features that have already been rolled out this year, click here to see our Release Notes.

2019 Product Roadmap

The following items are currently in this years product roadmap:

Mandatory Update required before Sept 2019 in response to PSD2 (Second Payment Service Directive):

  • Move to 3D secure for all credit card transactions:
    • Upgrade Realex
    • Upgrade Authipay

B2B Improvements/New Features:

  • Dual B2C/B2B - Site Toggle for switching prices between VAT INC and VAT EXCL across the website
  • Private Catalogues – including client logo
  • Trade Customer Accounts
    • Customers with Credit Accounts
    • Customers with Sub Accounts
    • If a customer has a discount, automatically show a discounted price when they login
    • Budgets per customer
  • Order Management Admin – account managers only see orders from their accounts
  • Manager Order Approval
  • Submit for Quotation
  • Punchout
    • Integration with Punchout2Go
    • Optional Standard Punchout Integration without Punchout2Go
  • Wishl ist / Multiple List Management

Improvements/New Features:

  • Checkout Upgrades
    • Custom Fields Configurator
    • Option to turn on/off Gift Message
  • Celebros  - both version 2 and version 3 of the search as you type, new integration file, new search results page
  • Fact Finder - upgrade integration to use new image urls + add analytics logging
  • Trust Pilot - add product reviews + integrate with Google SEO
  • Feefo - add Feefo widgets around the site where TrustPilot widgets are
  • MailChimp Integration Upgrades - see Product Development Workshops
  • Phonovation SMS Marketing Integration - see Product Development Workshops
  • Promotions Upgrades
    • Change “Specific Product” to “Specific Products” and allow the user to enter multiple product codes separated by commas
    • And similarly, change the EXCLUDE to allow multiple product codes
    • Add “View Products” link to the PROMOTIONS admin page so that the user can view all products in that promotion
    • Expand the “Trigger” section from just being “Trigger Products” to being the following: “Trigger Category”, “Trigger Filter”, “Trigger Product Group”, “Specific Products”
    • Update VIEW BASKET so that promotion discounts are easier to understand
    • Allow products that are included in the trigger group to also get the promotion “e.g. Buy 1 and get 1 half price”
    • Show promo text on trigger products too
  • Custom Product Configurator - allows customers to custom build their product
  • Video Widget - can add videos anywhere on the site (currently only available on product pages)
  • Automate FREE DELIVERY icon - Automate free delivery icon based on current region selected + add setting to disable it
  • Default Category List Sort Order - Option to set default sort order for categories (and their sub-categories) + override at category level
  • Product Page Files Uploaded - Ability to upload files such as PDF, word, excel, powerpoint, zip files, etc to products page
  • Swatches - Allow adding swatches as versions of a product
  • Approval Step - Allow products go through an approval step before they appear on the site (allows adding images, etc before going live)
  • Customisable Automated Emails - Add emails to live edit widget manager + create order cancelled auto-email
  • Customisable Dispatch Notes - Add dispatch notes to live edit widget manager
  • Out of stock products in widgets - Remove OUT OF STOCK products from widgets / recently viewed
  • UK & International Urls - Allow websites have multiple urls with different default regions/currencies
  • Export + Import Content Management - Allow export products / 301 redirects into Excel + import the changes back in
  • Email me when back in stock - Allow option for users to enter email for when a product is back in stock
  • Upgrade Internal Search
    • Add search as you type dropdown
    • Improve keyword search algorithm
    • Add keyword analytics
    • Allow synonyms for leywords
    • Allow manually setring products to display for a keyword
    • Allow enter redirect url for keywords
    • Allow adding banners for keywords
    • If product code entered, auto-redirect to that product detail page
  • New Admin Screens
    • Refinements - Ability to set refinements for all products in a category through the front-end
    • Bulk assigning / unassigning to categories
    • Setting up versions
  • Design Editor V2 (Resellers Only) - Easier to use design editor for resellers
  • Admin Navigation Review  & Self Service Settings -Review admin navigation + add self service settings screens


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