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New extensions: Great news for charities

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We’ve added a further 9 new extensions for Jigoshop today, with a variety of great new tools and payment gateways for your eCommerce business. One worth particularly highlighting is the Jigoshop Name Your Price / Charity / Donations extension which opens up Jigoshop to be used for any cause which needs to accept donations and contributions. It’s great to think more organisations could use Jigoshop to raise money for worthwhile causes.

 

Jigoshop Name Your Price/Charity/Donations:

JigoshopNameYourPrice

This extension allows your customers to name their own price for specific products. It’s quick and easy to use, and means that you can create products to allow donations, run charity auctions, or promote your products in the way that bands such as Radiohead have done, allowing fans to purchase and download for their own amounts.

By using product pages for donations, you can also ensure you have all the relevant information and details to encourage people to support your cause. Check out Jigoshop Name Your Price/Charity/Donations.

 

Freshbooks for Jigoshop:

FreshbooksforJigoshop

Freshbooks is a widely-used cloud-based accounting system which you can now use to make your life a lot easier. This extension will automatically create invoices, payments and clients from purchases made on your Jigoshop store. That means easier record keeping and accounting which can be a huge help, particular at tax time. Check out Freshbooks for Jigoshop.

 

BluePay for Jigoshop

BluePayforJigoshop

Payment gateway for BluePay payment processing, which is based in the U.S and Canada. In addition to credit card payments, you can also accept checks from customers with a U.S based checking or savings account. Check out BluePay for Jigoshop.

 

SecureNet Payment Gateway for Jigoshop

SecureNetForJigoshop

SecureNet account holders can now easily integrate their payment services into any Jigoshop store with this extension, enabling you to accept all major credit cards. Check out the SecureNet Payment Gateway.

 

MailChimp Signup Widget:

MailChimpSignupWidget

To add to the MailChimp extension for Jigoshop, we now offer a MailChimp Signup Widget to attract prospective and existing customers to subscribe to your emails. That means it’s easy to position in any widget space in your theme, and you can make sure it’s seen by anyone visiting your store. Check out the MailChimp Signup Widget.

 

Jigoshop Quickview

JigoshopQuickview

Add a Quickview icon to products and let customers see details and images directly on your category and product list pages. Customers can buy directly from the modal box which displays, and it avoids frustration if you have large inventories of similar products. Check out Jigoshop Quickview.

 

DineroMail:

DineroMailPaymentGateway

DineroMail payment gateway for Jigoshop, which integrates a leading payment platform for Latin American companies. You’ll be able to accept payments in the Brazilian Real, Mexican Peso, Argentine Peso, Chile Peso, Colombian Peso and U.S Dollars. Check out DineroMail.

 

Jigoshop Video Product Tab:

JigoshopVideoProductTab

Use video as an effective sales tool by displaying it on an additional tab on your product pages. You could use it for product demonstrations and advice, or to suggest complimentary products. Check out Jigoshop Video Product Tab.

 

Jigoshop Basic Weight Shipping

JigoshopBasicWeightShipping

Simple free shipping extension which allows you to set 5 maximum weight levels with a fee for each. A great way to get started until you need one of our more complex shipping solutions. Check out Jigoshop Basic Weight Shipping.

9 new themes and extensions for Jigoshop WordPress eCommerce

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Jigoshop eCommerce is growing so fast at the moment there’s barely time to tell you the latest news! It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating topping 100,000 downloads in just over 12 months, but the release of Jigoshop 1.3 has sent that figure soaring up. And in addition to working hard to make sure 100+ existing themes and extensions are compatible, both the Jigoshop team and external developers have been completing even more themes and extensions. This week alone 9 more products are available, and there are two more big releases coming imminently.

The Lathika theme for Jigoshop:

Lathika responsive ecommerce theme for Jigoshop

Lathika is the first Jigoshop theme from an experience WordPress eCommerce theme creator, and it’s well worth checking out with a number of options to get your store looking ready for business. Check out more details on the Lathika Theme.

 

Follow-Up Email Auto-Responder:

Follow Up Email Auto-Responder for Jigoshop

Perhaps not the catchiest title, but as the person responsible for marketing Jigoshop, this is one of my favourite releases. It’s a comprehensive, but easy to set-up way to automatically send emails out to customers after they’ve made a purchase or download, which enables you to start building up customer relationships, and alert buyers to related products, offers and other information.

If you’ve got more than a handful of customers it’s easy to run out of time to contact everyone manually, and it’s easy to make mistakes, so this is a great way to build your business effectively without adding masses of extra work. Check out all the features of this great marketing tool.

 

Responsive Swipe Product Slider and Carousel

Responsive swipe product slider and carousel

Probably the biggest name in Jigoshop extensions, or at least the longest! But still a great way to showcase your products on pages, posts or even in your sidebar. And as the name states, it’s responsive (when used with a responsive theme), and also works when tablet and mobile users swipe to rotate the images. Learn more about the Responsive Swipe Product Slider and Carousel.

 

Four new payment gateways!

If you thought we’d covered the market for payment gateways when we topped 35 options, think again. We’re constantly looking to answer the needs of Jigoshop users and make sure whichever your preferred payment processor might be, we’ve got it covered.

So you can now hook into:

Authorize-Net-DPM

Authorize.Net DPM is virtually transparent way to let Authorize.Net handle customer transactions and reduce the security requirements you need to fulfill with your site.

PaymentSense-Gateway

PaymentSense is a UK payment processing company which offers an unusual capped monthly contract, meaning that you only ever pay a set monthly fee.

Realex-gateway

Realex Payments is the UK’s fastest-growing payment processor, serving over 7,500 clients and processing over £12 billion per year.

Virtual-Merchant-Gateway

Virtual Merchant provide for face-to-face and online transactions, with a fully-hosted payment solution.

 

Custom Attributes TinyMCE

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Integrating the TinyMCE word processing capabilities into your custom attributes field means you can use a WYSIWIG editor and formatting options to make custom attributes look great and really stand out. Check out what that means with the Custom Attributes TinyMCE extenion.

 

Social Buttons for Jigoshop

Social-Buttons

Social Buttons for Jigoshop is pretty self explanatory, but in addition to automatically adding social network sharing buttons to every product on your site, you can also choose which to display on each individual product. Click here if you need to get social.

 

 

10 new themes and extensions for Jigoshop eCommerce

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More themes and extensions are being released for Jigoshop than ever before, meaning we’ve got 10 new themes and extensions to help you get the best from your online eCommerce shop by reaching more customers and making more sales. Four new themes are now available to let you really target buyers with the right design no matter how specific your niche might be.

At the same time, we’ve got two new payment gateways to let you use Fat Zebra and PayTrace online payment processing. Bring and New Zealand Post shipping calculators are now available for accurate postage costs, the free ClickDesk extension adds live customer service and support, and you can promote your sales better than ever before with Sales Flash Options. And we’ve also updated our existing Product Add-Ons extension to include Image Uploads.

Four new themes: Magdalena, Le Breindel, Beverly and Child Care

The team at BluChic specialise in WordPress themes with a feminine touch, and three of their chic and stylish themes are now Jigoshop compatible, to add to the existing Sally theme already available.

Beverly is a minimalist theme suitable for fashion and beauty products, Le Breindel is aimed at wedding services and Magdalena is a great way to show off food such as selling cupcakes or for a bakery.

Meanwhile DTBaker also continue to produce great themes for specific niches with the Jigoshop compatible Child Care to sell anything from day care for children to arts and craft products.

The Beverly theme for Jigoshop

The Le Briendel theme for Jigoshop

The Magdalena theme for Jigoshop

The Child Care theme for Jigoshop

New Payment Gateways:

Fat Zebra has an unusual name for an online payments processor, but the Australian-based service offers some interesting payment and service options, and integration is now quick and easy with the Fat Zebra Payments Gateway. Meanwhile PayTrace has been around for almost 10 years and has a wide range of products available – and you can tie into that quickly and easily with the PayTrace Payment Gateway.

Fat Zebra Payment Gateway

Paytrace Payment Gateway

New Shipping Options:

Make sure your postal costs are accurate with automated shipping costs for the Nordic-based Bring which reaches over 4.5 million households in Norway and Sweden, and deliver to 193 countries around the world with the Bring Shipping Method. Or utilise New Zealand Post postal rates with a national mail service which has been around for over 150 years with New Zealand Post Shipping.

Bring Shipping Method

New Zealand Post Shipping

 

Improve Sales and Support:

Not only can you highlight sale items far more effectively with the Sale Flash Options extension to show catch the eye of your customers with percentage and financial savings, but you can also match the services of the big names in eCommerce with the free ClickDesk extension to provide live chat and sales support through your site.

ClickDesk

Sale Flash Options

More paid and free plugins, and two themes

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We’re back on our usual schedule of releases following the break last week to celebrate our 1st Anniversary with our biggest ever sale. Despite the celebrations, we’ve got three new plugins to share, including two more payment gateways and a really handy free statistics plugin to help you keep track of how your business is performing.

And you have even more options for themes with two great new designs now available, bringing up the Jigoshop theme options to 25 different products to cover most eventualities.

 

CardSave Payment Gateway:

Cardsave Payment Gateway

Payment gateway extension to incorporate CardSave, which was formed by a retailer back in 1995 when he grouped with other small businesses to provide more competitive payment services. It has since grown to over 45,000 members and has itself become a member of the WordPay Group, which is the UK’s largest card processor by transaction volume. As small business card payment specialists with 24/7 UK-based support, it’s now simple to integrate with Jigoshop.

The plugin will redirect your customers to a secure CardSave hosted page which takes care of card details and payments, before sending them back to a thank you page on your site. It supports major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

 

ePay.bg Bulgarian payment gateway:

ePay Bulgarian Payment Gateway

Integrate a leading Bulgarian online payment system which allows payments with an ePay.bg account, credit cards including Visa and Master Card, and Borica payment cards. Borica cards are licensed by the Bulgarian National Bank, and in addition to being part of the national payment system, is also connected to the MasterCard, Visa International and American Express networks.

This plugin will allow you to integrate your store with the ePay.bg payment system which will send your customers to their secure servers to handle payment details before being redirected back to your store via a Thank You/Receipt page.

 

Jigoshop Statistics:

It’s really important that you can keep track of how your business and sales are performing, so the free Jigoshop Statistics plugin helps by allowing you to easily check:

  • Lifetime sales
  • Sales this month
  • Average order value
  • Total number of sales
  • Bestsellers

That data can be compiled from other places, such as Google Analytics, but if you don’t fancy setting up tracking codes and conversion funnels, this gives you a quick and easy solution. Developer James Kemp doesn’t ‘just’ do plugins – he is also responsible for two sites features in our Jigoshop Showcase, Antique Clothing and Victym, so has had some good experience of working with customer-facing clients.

 

Zeux theme:

Alex Gurghis continues to produce great looking themes, following up Prometheus and Aventador with the great Zeux theme, even if we need to check the correct pronunciation with him. It’s a responsive theme, so works on mobiles, tablets and computers as default, but you can customise the look and feel with 14 custom template pages, 7 different colours, 11 custom background patterns and a filterable portfolio option to display quotes, images or links.

There’s a long list of included features; Twitter integration, a contact form, FlexiSliver, Quovolver quote rotator, 50+ shortcodes, and it’s also ready for a bbPress Forum to be included. Well worth checking out!

 

Earth Nature theme:

Although the Earth Nature theme has been around for a while, it has recently been updated to support Jigoshop, so is worth mentioning. The theme comes from dtbaker, which is actually an experienced design and coding duo who have worked together since 2005, and we already list their previous Jigoshop compatible themes including Travel Island, Mommy Blogger, and Sport Grunge.

Earth Nature features six colour options, a top horizontal menu, large photo for a slide show and category submenus, with integration for the likes of Google Maps and to show Twitter messages in the sidebar. You also get an AJAX contact form, and the WordPress admin has been customised to allow you to set most options and settings quickly and easily.

10 new Jigoshop Plugins and another great theme

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Every week we’re seeing a huge number of third party plugins being released for Jigoshop, in addition to our first party products. This week is no exception with a massive 10 new plugins compatible with your eCommerce store, including six options for adding interactivity to your product images, and four new payment gateways to ensure you can take whatever payments your customers want to make.

Moneris Payment gateway:

Moneris Payment Gateway for Jigoshop

Moneris processes more than 3 billion credit and debit card transactions for over 350,000 merchant locations across North America, and now they can be handling your payments with the Moneris Payment Gateway Plugin for Jigoshop. You’ll need a Merchant Services Account, but you’ll then be able to accept a wide range of credit card and payment options with all of the payment services you’d expect from a provider that has been around for decades. The Moneris Payment Gateway plugin for Jigoshop was developed by Patsatech (Also developer of Shipping Details, NMI Payments, DPS PaymentExpress and the AlertPay Gateway) and costs $15.

 

Beanstream Payment Gateway

Beanstream Payment Gateway for Jigoshop

In addition to the Moneris Payment Gateway above, Patsatech have also now released a Beanstream Gateway to give you the choice of another popular provider serving Canada and North America. They cover the most popular credit cards, several private label cards, and with a U.S business presence, you also get access to 150 additional currencies to target more than 200 countries around the world with native currency solutions. You’ll need to have an SSL Certificate for your website (Simple to arrange with your website host), and a merchant account. The Beanstream gateway costs $15.

 

Quickbook (Intuit) Payment Gateway:

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Continuing the Patsatech theme, here’s another payment gateway, this time for Quickbooks. This offers a lower level of integration than our existing Quickbooks plugin, which automatically syncs your orders, inventory on-hand and pricing, by just offering the Quickbooks payment service. You’ll need cURL to be enabled on your Hosting Account and also make sure your site is SSL enabled. The Quickbooks Payment Gateway costs $15.

 

PayPal Digital Goods Gateway

PayPal Digital Goods Gateway

PayPal payment gateway specifically for digital products with a streamlined process to keep customers on your site, combining JavaScript with the Express Checkout API. That means clicks and waiting are kept at a minimum for items such as ebooks, music files and digital images. This gateway triggers a lightbox which overlays your website for payments to be made. Developed by wadev, the PayPal Digital Goods Gateway costs $12

 

6 MagicToolbox Image Plugins for Jigoshop:

If you want to let customers do more with the images on your site, you’ll be pleased to know we now have a huge range of options for image plugins as MagicToolbox have released six plugins specifically for Jigoshop. That’ll allow anyone to zoom, magnify and enlarge the product images in your store and reassure themselves they have to buy your products right now.

The list of new image plugins for Jigoshop is:

 

Mayashop theme for Jigoshop

Mayashop is the latest design from Sara Presenti who previously released the popular Sommerce theme, and it’s another stylish and flexible theme for your Jigoshop install.

Mayashop theme for Jigoshop

Options include the choice of a boxed or full-width layout, and unlimited background colours, plus 50 custom backgrounds or the option to upload your own. Eight sliders come built into Mayashop to let you promote products and special offers, whilst Megamenu navigation aids customers in finding everything you have to offer. And with a responsive design, your customers will see your site displayed properly on their computer, tablet or mobile. Mayashop costs $45.