Offer more incentives with coupons and volume discounts
AbleCommerce provides a variety of marketing opportunities for your online store.
With tools like coupons, discounts, product specials, featured listings, mailing
lists, and product feeds, you'll have the ability to offer your customers additional
incentives to shop at your store.
Coupons can be created for entire orders, or they can provide discounts for specific
products, like a "Buy 2, Get 1 Free" coupon. You can even create
coupons for shipping costs, like a "Free Shipping on orders over $50"
coupon. The coupon manager has a variety of settings so you can create coupons
with a percentage or set value off, and set a minimum purchase amount if you like.
A coupon can be combined with other coupons, or limited to a single use per order.
You can also create coupons that work with individual products, or give them out
to a special group of customers.
Use volume discounts so customers will want to buy more! You can easily create your
own discount structure and it automatically displays on the product detail page.
A discount can be assigned at a store-wide level, at any category level (affecting
all products within), or specific to products. You can also provide discounts to
member groups if you have special wholesale pricing to offer.
One of the most productive ways you can increase your online sales is by submitting
a product feed to the major shopping sites. A product feed is a data
file that contains information and links to all of your products. When you
submit a feed, your products will appear on exclusive shopping sites, like Google's
Product Search (Google Base). This is an easy way to gain more exposure and increase
traffic to your store.
Includes support for three feed generators, and designed so you can integrate your
- Google Base Feed - create and upload product feeds to Google Product
- Yahoo! Shopping Feed - create and upload products using Yahoo!'s
- Shopping.com Feed - create and upload products to Shopping.com
Simply add the FTP credentials, provided by the shopping site, and then upload live
product feeds at your convenience. After the feed file is uploaded, and approved
by the shopping site, your products are listed with a name, description, image,
and link to your store. But, what if there are some products in your store
that you don't want to include? It's very easy, just select an option to exclude
them from being published to the feed.
Creating Mailing Lists
Keeping your customers updated on the latest product offerings or company news is
an important part of generating repeat business. This is easy to do by using mailing
You can create as many mailing lists as you want to. As you create public
lists, they will become available to your customers immediately. Each
mailing list can be configured with a signup rule and signup email. You may require
that the user validate their email address using a verification system, or simply
send them a confirmation email when they signup. The signup and remove processes
are automatically handled for you.
Search Engine Friendly
It's not enough to build an online store and expect customers to flock to your website.
Over the years, the battle for website ranking in search engines has created
a new industry of online marketing.
With our search engine optimized pages, you will already have an advantage over
many online stores. Our URL rewriting system, along with strategic use of html tags,
can give you top placement in the search engines. URL rewriting is the process of
changing the dynamic store URLs, that have question marks and IDs, into a more descriptive
and user-friendly URL, specifically designed for search engine optimization.
The included XML site map will get you fully indexed quickly by leading search engines
like Google, Yahoo and MSN.
Product Reviews and Featured Items
Do you sell great products? Then turn on product reviews and let your customers
tell about it. Product reviews may be monitored and approved before they are displayed
in your store.
Make a product featured to automatically display it in the featured section
of your home page. Works great to introduce new products, reduce extra inventory,
or for clearance items.