Major CS-Cart 3 is currently under super-intensive development. Although our main forces are now concentrated on the major features like multi-store functionality and new look and feel of the customer area, there will be a number of smaller yet quiet interesting features I’d like to mention. Those features mainly aim to improve usability of the admin panel and give more control in some specific occasions.
Color Coded Order Screen
Color coding is a very convenient way to speed up order processing. It’ll be possible to assign any color to a particular order status. Having orders coded this way you are far less likely to make unintentional order modifications.
Having a huge mailing list transferred may be a real mess as far as there is currently no way to automate it. Luckily, in the upcoming release this problem will be solved: it’ll be possible to save a newsletter subscribers list as a CSV file as well as restore data from such a file.
RSS Feed Add-on
This add-on explains it all by itself. The long-awaited feature, it’s been among the top requests in our UserVoice. It will be a customizable add-on that’ll make it possible to provide customers with the latest news and product information in RSS 2.0 format.
Show Bought Products from Selected Orders
This is another highly-user-voted feature to be included in the next version. It will allow to select multiple orders and get the list of products purchased within them. It’s super-convenient, for example, when you need to see how many and what items have been sold in a particular period of time. But not only in this case: orders are flexibly filterable and so are the purchased products!
Taxes for Payment Surcharges
It came to our attention that the powerful CS-Cart tax system does not cover some specific situations. In some European countries taxes must be applied to surcharges by law, and in CS-Cart 3 it will be possible to set up taxes to fit that condition.
Unfortunately, it’s impossible to develop all top-voted features at once. Features differ in scale and resource-consumption, and normally the dev team does one major and a number of smaller minor tasks simultaneously. The main large-scale task for now is Multi-Store functionality, so the others like Invoices and Packing Slips Editing have to be put in queue.
Stay tuned to our blog to get the latest dev news about CS-Cart. Good bye and take care!