Today, when more and more physical stores and marketplaces are moving online, the availability and continuous improvement of the tools that can ensure the proper functioning of these online platforms become absolutely necessary. The Shopping Cart and Bidding plugin, which has been in great demand since its initial release, is no exception. Therefore, our team has continuously been working to expand its functionality, ensure its versatility, and fix all the reported bugs and errors.
The Shopping Cart and Bidding plugin is a powerful add-on for our Classified Ads Script, which allows you to sell goods and distribute payments easily and without delays, regardless of the number of sellers and goods on the site, buyers’ places of residence, or other factors.
Compatibility with Free and Premium Themes
The Plugin has been fully reworked and has become more functional and user-friendly. It is now compatible with all the free and premium themes, including the new Rainbow line.
Selling Digital Products
Thanks to the new settings that we’ve added to the updated version, the Plugin now allows sellers to market not only physical goods but also digital products – software, e-books, audio and music files, discount coupons, codes, license keys, photos, etc.
Distribution of Payments
The updated version of the Shopping Cart and Bidding plugin also allows sellers to collect payments for their listings, including split payments, in a hassle-free manner. Besides, if the Administrator receives his commission for the sale of goods, then the corresponding commission is also transferred to the Administrator. This important and useful feature of payment distribution has become available using the Stripe payment gateway.
Enabling the Shopping Cart and Auction Separately
Since the Shopping Cart and Bidding plugin is a combination of two modules – the Shopping Cart and the Auction module, we have added the ability for you to enable these modules separately for a specific listing type. This allows the Administrator to choose which method he wants to use for selling products on his website. For example, he can enable the Auction module for cars to provide sellers with the opportunity to hold auctions and sell their vehicles for the highest bid offered by users and activate the Shopping Cart module for the other types of goods and products on the site.
We have made significant changes to the shipping settings. Now, when purchasing an item, the user can pay for it not only with a card or another form of cashless payment but also in cash upon delivery. In addition, you can specify a different price for the product depending on the shipping method selected by the user – pick-up or courier delivery.
By integrating the Multifield/Location Filter plugin, we have simplified the process of indicating the delivery address, which has made it possible to compile a full delivery address by selecting location values in the suggested fields, without the need to input the address data manually.
If you do not plan to offer shipping services, you can disable the shipping fields.
We have also made a few changes to membership plans. Now you can either enable the Shopping Cart and Bidding plugin for each specific membership plan or disable it. If the Plugin is disabled for a plan, the customer under this plan will not be able to add listings with the shopping cart options.
Thanks to the additional functions and settings available in the new version of the Shopping Cart and Bidding plugin, selling goods on classified ads websites and in online stores based on our platform has become easier and more convenient. If you still have any questions or comments about the Plugin, please email us.