Awesome extension sale from a Jigoshop premium developer

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Starting today & ending on the 3rd March, one of our premium developers Matt Gates is having a 20% sale on all Jigoshop plugins. All you need to do is enter “20%SALE  on the checkout screen.

The Jigoshop plugins involved are:

Custom Product Tabs
Catalog Deluxe
Product CSV Suite
ANZ eGate
Product Vendor
Limited Deals
Barclaycard ePDQ Essential
New Zealand Post Shipping
Password Protect
CyberSource Payment Gateway
Order Sequence
Bring Shipping
Amazon Simple Pay

January 11th – 25th Plugin Updates

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In addition to the recent plugin releases we’ve had several plugins updated this week including:

Jigoshop Product Accessories:

The most recent update for Jigoshop Product Accessories 1.4 has Fixed CSS and added compatibility with other OptArt’s plugins – Product Image Rollover, Quantity On Lists, Price On Request, Request A Quote.

  • PDF Invoices and Packing Slips
  • Jigoshop Flat Rates
  • Jigoshop Grouped Products Pro
  • Jigoshop Add Redirect/Button
  • Jigoshop List View
  • Jigoshop QR Code
  • Jigoshop Magnify
  • Jigoshop Duplicate Product
  • Jigoshop Multiple Currencies
  • Affiliates Pro Integration Pack
  • Jigoshop Product Add Ons
  • Jigoshop Product Add Ons Premium

If you own any of these plugins make sure you update them to get the most out of the updates no matter how big or small it is.


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. Bulgarian payment gateway:

ePay Bulgarian Payment Gateway

Integrate a leading Bulgarian online payment system which allows payments with an 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 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.

New plugins for bulk product uploads and product questions, plus a new theme

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Two more plugins are being added to the Jigoshop Extension list, and will allow you to bulk upload a limitless amount of products by importing a spreadsheet, and answer product specific enquiries quickly and easily.That means there are now a whopping 54 extensions available, covering a huge range of payment gateways, shipping options and making running an eCommerce store quicker and easier than ever!


The Product Importer Deluxe

Jigoshop Product Importer Deluxe

The much-anticipated ability to import products into Jigoshop from a .CSV spreadsheet file is now here, and it will make setting up a new store or updating an existing product list quicker and easier. After activating the plugin, you’ll be able to upload data from an .CSV file, including spreadsheets created in Excel or equivalent programmes (Open Office or Libre Office for open source examples).

You’ll also be able to upload images in bulk, and then assign them to specific products either manually or automatically, and there’s no upper limit to the number of products Jigoshop, or the Products Importer Deluxe, can handle, meaning that you can create any size of eCommerce shop without having to create each product and upload every image individually.

And if you’re got a shop already running, you can use the importer to add new product ranges or update everything in one go. It’s a great timesaver and just $49.


The Product Enquiry Form

Jigoshop Product Enquiry Form

The most important questions for any shop owner are those coming from people ready to buy your products. And by putting a product enquiry form on specific product pages, you can now make sure those emails are filtered and responded to quickly, rather than ending up mixed with more general questions and spam emails.

By activating the Product Enquiry Form plugin, you can allow customers to ask questions and supply their name and address for a reply. A handy reCaptcha field filters out the spam you might get by listing an email address publicly, and you won’t have to check through hundreds of emails to find the ones which could be the difference between making and losting a sale.

The Product Enquiry Form plugin is just $19, which is good value when it can make such a difference to your sales.


Prometheus – Responsive Jigoshop theme

Finally for today there’s a gorgeous new Jigoshop theme now available from Alex Gurghis, who previously created the Aventador theme. Named after the Greek God who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mankind, Prometheus could definitely light up your WordPress eCommerce store store with 24 template pages, unlimited colours, and it’s all ready and waiting to add a BBPress forum as well.

Prometheus Responsive Jigoshop Theme

Definitely well worth checking out, and we hope to see Alex creating even more Jigoshop themes in the future!


New plugins: PayFast and Inspire Payments, plus UPS Shipping

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Payment and shipping options are incredibly important in making your online store more successful and easier to run – which is why we’re adding so many new products for you to be able to take payments in whatever form is easiest for your customers, and also more shipping options to help you deliver what you’ve sold.

Inspire Commerce Payment Gateway for Jigoshop:

Inspire is a global payment gateway and registered merchant services provider with Visa, which means you can set up a free merchant account, including tracking and reporting, to provide benefits from them working closely with your bank. That means next day deposits, international payments regardless of currency, your brand name on customer bank statements and lower rates.

Registering with Inspire takes less than 20 minutes, and you’ll just need a Business Bank Account, EIN/TAX ID Number and a business location or completed website. You can then take advantage of their Level 1 PCI data facility, accept all major credit cards, and get selling. The Inspire Commerce Payment Gateway for Jigoshop costs $49.


PayFast Payment Gateway for Jigoshop:

The PayFast payment gateway supports using the South Africa Payfast payment gateway, which uses a quick and simple payment wallet to sign-up and manage purchases. It accepts credit cards including Visa and Mastercard, or PayFast’s own payment method which lets you pay via regular Internet backing without having to wait 2 days for funds to clear.

You’ll need to sign up for PayFast, which doesn’t charge a setup or monthly fee, and simply takes a transaction percentage. When a customer chooses PayFast to complete a transaction, they’ll be redirected to your PayFast merchant account for them to login and make payment before being redirected back to your store.

If you’ve signed up for PayFast, you’ll just need to set your base country to “South Africa” and your currency to “South African Rand” for the option to become available. The Payfast Payment Gateway for Jigoshop costs $49.


UPS Shipping Rates:

Access and pull real-time UPS Shipping Rates in Jigoshop, using the official UPS API to provide accurate and up-to-date charges from a company delivering in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.

Not only do you benefit from the accuracy – your customers are likely to be very familiar with the gold and brown UPS logo, giving them an extra reason to trust your product delivery. So even the smallest shop can offer the latest rates from a company which delivers around 15.6 million packages and documents every day!

The UPS Shipping Rates costs $49.