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Meet CS-Cart & Multi-Vendor 4.10.4 with SCA Support and Bug Fixes

Meet CS-Cart & Multi-Vendor 4.10.4 with SCA Support and Bug Fixes - CS-Cart Blog

Hello! We have released CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.10.4. It is a patch release, so it focuses on bug fixes and small improvements. As usual, the full list of changes is in the documentation. In this article, we’ll cover the most important changes.

Strong Customer Authentication

The main change relates to strong customer authentication (SCA) which becomes a requirement in Europe on September 14, 2019. In version 4.10.4, we have added 3-D Secure support for Stripe, Stripe Connect, and SagePay.

If you use other payment methods, don’t worry: not every payment method in CS-Cart needs to be updated.

Currently, the following payment methods that allow customers to enter card data on the checkout page support 3-D Secure:

Multi-Vendor: Variations and Vendor Plans

Multi-Vendor has the Vendor Plans add-on. It allows you to create plans for vendors, with various costs and limitations. One of the possible limitations is the number of products that a vendor can add.

To understand what it has to do with variations, it’s important to understand the difference between “products” and “catalog items”. In old variations (and in option combinations before them) these terms were synonyms. Different colors and sizes of a T-shirt were parts of the same product. All variations of a product shared one catalog item.

In version 4.10.1, every variation became a separate product. The vendors who used variations ended up at a disadvantage:

That’s why we made Multi-Vendor 4.10.4 count the new variations as the old variations were counted in 4.9.x:

These aren’t all the changes—see the full list in the documentation.

The upgrades to version 4.10.4 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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