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Meet CS-Cart & Multi-Vendor 4.10.1 with New Checkout and Product Variations

Meet CS-Cart & Multi-Vendor 4.10.1 with New Checkout and Product Variations - CS-Cart Blog

Hello! We have released CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.10.1. The full list of changes is long, so this article will cover only the major changes, and how to start using them.

Checkout: One-Step and Customizable

The checkout page has been reworked from the ground up. We have prepared a separate article and a video about new checkout. Here are the key changes:

When you upgrade to 4.10.1, the checkout page won’t change without your permission. To get the new checkout page, go to Add-ons → Manage add-ons, and uninstall the Step-by-Step Checkout [Deprecated] add-on.

Product Variations: More Powerful, and out of Beta

Variations help you manage similar products with slight differences (for example, in color or other properties) and present them to your customers. In version 4.10.1, we have reworked variations from the ground up:

Product variations are now out of beta, so you may expect more third-party add-ons to support them. We’ll continue improving variations, but their architecture will remain stable from now on.

After the upgrade to 4.10.1, you’ll be asked to convert existing variations (and option combinations, if you wish) to new variations. The conversion is easy and automatic. We would have done it ourselves during the upgrade, but we needed to let you know what options we’d be converting, and to what features.

Stores and Pickup Points: New Add-on to Replace Store Locator

Previously, CS-Cart had an add-on called Store Locator. Its functionality was limited: it only allowed you to mark the positions of your stores on the map and show them to your customers.

That add-on has been extended greatly and renamed to Stores and pickup points. It now allows you to create a “Pick up from store” shipping method, with manually-defined shipping times and rates. For more information about what the add-on can do, check its description in the documentation.

Other Changes

The upgrades to version 4.10.1 are already available. As usual, for the first few days after the release we hand out upgrade packages in limited numbers, but then we lift that restriction. So if you don’t see this upgrade in your Upgrade Center yet, please try again later.

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