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Vantage Cart Full Feature List

Easy Set Up

  • 8-step Quick Start Guide
  • Easy-to-understand, web-based administration
  • Bulk loading feature that imports products from any database or text file
  • FREE professionally designed store templates
  • Web-based or downloadable help manual with images, video tutorials, knowledge base, discussion boards and more.
  • Single or batch image uploads

Wholesale / Drop Shipping

  • Supports up to three different levels of wholesalers (Customer Groups)
  • Allows you to set wholesale pricing by product or as percentage of retail price
  • Apply different tax rates for wholesalers and/or make their purchases tax free
  • Unlimited drop ship locations
  • Allows you to control how and when the drop shipper is notified of an order
  • Separates drop shipping products from other products in the order.
  • Edit email notifications to drop shippers
  • Ability to assign drop shippers at the product level
  • Supports case pack / inter pack pricing
  • Collects Tax ID, EIN or any custom information you require

Image Management

  • Supports image magnify, zoom, lightbox and enlarge
  • Unlimited number of secondary images
  • Image tags for better Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Upload images via the bulk image loader or FTP
  • Generates thumbnails and catalog page images automatically
  • Ability to resize images on the fly
  • Change image style globally or at the product level
  • Control image placement on product and catalog pages
  • Create photo galleries
  • Display / hide images with a mouse click

Search Engine Optimization

  • Cutting-edge search engine optimization
  • Flat URL generation (www.yoursite.com/product/product-name.htm)
  • Ability to create your own URL structure(www.yoursite.com/create-your-own-url.html)
  • Manage all URL's at the category, product and page level.
  • If you're moving from a different application, you can change the URL's to match the old URL's.
  • Meta keyword, title and description for each product page
  • Meta keyword, title and description for each category page
  • Meta keyword and description for home page and all pages created via the control panel
  • Upload / create robot.txt file
  • Ability to generate meta tags based on product descriptions
  • Ability to modify HTML or CSS via browser
  • Automatically generated site map
  • Generates XML site map for Google Base
  • Valid WC3 template design
  • Image ALT tags
  • Design generates very lightweight, 100% HTML page without CSS or PHP coding
  • Creates "breadcrumb" navigation
  • Search-engine-friendly architecture
  • Ability to upload customized HTML pages to assist in search engine positioning

Product Merchandising

  • Sell both physical and digital products along with services
  • Application will create "ghost" URL which hides the actual location of the product and is emailed to the customer once the sales is complete
  • Control the number of times a digital product is downloaded
  • Sell any kind of digital products including pdf's, videos, music files, etc.
  • Sell Gift Certificates
  • Create custom fields (allow customer to input text)
  • Create drop down selections, check boxes and more on product pages
  • Provide discounts based on number of items ordered (quantity discounts)
  • Product Reviews
  • "Call for pricing" and "catalog only" mode supported
  • Import products, images, attributes and more
  • Customers who bought "x" also bought these products in the checkout areas.
  • Supports discount / coupon codes globally and at product level
  • Price-based discounting
  • Supports full product descriptions with HTML and product summaries
  • Create attributes (size, color, etc) and manage price, weight, inventory and SKU based on attribute
  • Supports UPC and SKU numbers
  • Create and assign manufacturers
  • Ability to control the product image size on both product and catalog pages
  • Recommended products
  • "Tell a Friend" feature
  • Create "Buy x, Get y Free" discounts
  • Best Sellers area
  • Advanced product search capabilities
  • Supports gift messaging
  • Export products to Google Base, BizRate.com, ShopZilla.com and more
  • Compatible with iDevAffiliate and other third-party affiliate programs including Linkshare, ShareASale, ClixGalore, Commission Junction and more
  • RSS product feeds

Design

  • Switch between Horizontal and Vertical navigation
  • CSS / XHTML tableless design
  • W3C / XHTML compliant templates
  • Easy to integrate with your existing design
  • Drag-and-drop layout design feature
  • "Design Mode" allows you to create a professional looking storefront without programming experience
  • Edit both CSS and HTML via your browser
  • Upload logo feature
  • Upload home page image
  • Ability to select from over 30 different button styles
  • Create your own buttons and headers and upload them via the control panel
  • Over 100 box headers available
  • Ability to change layout, width and much more with a click of the button
  • Templates are Dreamweaver compatible
  • Our "Catalog View" manager allows you to select a two-column, three-column, thumbnail double, thumbnail single or text view
  • Adjust boxes, add boxes and create advertising areas
  • Ability to add your own custom header and footer to the site
  • Upload YouTube videos, flash presentations and other multimedia files
  • Ability to create an unlimited number of additional pages
  • Supports the ability to add items to the cart from pages outside the cart application

Customer Management

  • "My Account" area allows customer to view previous orders, status and shipping tracking information
  • Customer address book
  • Allows customers to create Wish Lists
  • Send product newsletters to your customers
  • Send product update notifications to your customers
  • Saved Cart feature allows customers to save multiple carts allowing later purchase
  • Automated emails when customer creates order and order is shipped
  • One-Page Checkout - fastest checkout available in the industry
  • Ability to create custom fields during registration / checkout for collecting Tax ID numbers, referral or any other additional customer information
  • Guest Checkout - allows customers to checkout without creating an account
  • Supports backorders
  • Full customer reporting
  • Hide product pricing to all but registered customers
  • Ability to create Customer Groups and modify pricing by group globally and at the product level.
  • Assign customers to different Group levels
  • Search by last name, username, phone number, email or company

Inventory Tracking

  • Product-level inventory tracking
  • Attribute-level inventory tracking
  • Set "low stock" notifications by product
  • If inventory goes to zero, you have the ability to remove product from catalog or show "out of stock" message
  • Control when inventory is removed (at purchase or order complete )
  • Completely automated inventory control
  • Two-way sync with desktop order management products like Webgility, Store Manager and more.

Order Management

  • Ability to "status" orders
  • Add / edit / delete orders
  • Displays both order and payment status to assist with order processing
  • Bulk edit orders
  • Notifies customer when order is shipped
  • Integrates with Stone Edge Order Manager, Atandra T-Hub and Webgility eCommerce Connector to assist with order processing
  • Add shipping tracking numbers to orders
  • View abandoned orders
  • Ability to add notes to an order
  • Print packing slips and invoices
  • Set starting order number
  • Ability to bulk status orders
  • Backorder / pre-order feature

Taxes

  • Advanced or simple tax features
  • Configure state-based tax
  • Configure country-based tax
  • Provides you the ability to sell internationally and apply international tax rates
  • Supports advanced tax structures including VAT, Canada, USA, product and/or category tax and more
  • Ability to include tax with price (VAT)
  • Set-up an unlimited number of tax structures and rules
  • Query sales tax by date
  • Assign tax rates to individual products

Product & Category Management

  • Unlimited number of products and categories
  • Unlimited sub-categories
  • Layered navigation allows customers to sort products based on price, manufacturer, category or product feature
  • Ability to control product and category order
  • Add text or images to category pages
  • Export products to Google Base
  • Ability to duplicate products
  • Show retail, wholesale and sale prices based on the product
  • Supports both detailed and summary descriptions by product
  • Add "On-Sale" image to the product
  • Ability to control products appearing on the home page
  • Create "New Items" page
  • Select from a number of different product / catalog page layouts with the ability to change layout
  • Supports tax exempt products
  • Product cost
  • Ability to allow only logged in customers to view pricing
  • Use HTML in product descriptions
  • Products can reside in multiple categories
  • Ability to change product / category order
  • Enable / Disable products
  • Supports manufacturers
  • Upload a manufacturer's logo which can displayed on the product page
  • Manage sale pricing
  • Supports minimum / maximum quantity in order by product
  • Create multiple pricing levels
  • Supports downloadable (digital) products
  • Manage products in bulk using Microsoft Excel® / CSV
  • Import / export products using CSV format
  • Ability to control "add to cart" process

Payment / Shipping Options

  • Ability to accept credit cards on-line
  • Take orders by phone, fax, mail or without credit cards (off-line payments)
  • Ability to make payment page secure or entire checkout process
  • Support 3-D Secure, Verified by Visa (VbV) and MasterCard SecureCode (MCSC) via CardinalCommerce
  • Supports eChecks (Authorize.net)
  • Ability to store credit card information for off-line processing
  • Ability to accept payments via telephone, mail, fax
  • Ability to set unlimited custom payment methods
  • Export data to QuickBooks™, Peachtree™ or other accounting programs
  • Sell in multiple currencies
  • Real-time shipping quotes from USPS, UPS, FED-EX and Canada Post
  • Mark-up or discount rates from real-time shippers
  • Prints USPS shipping labels
  • Set custom handling fees
  • Create custom shipping methods
  • Create custom shipping costs by weight, quantity, region and more
  • Offer free shipping
  • Offer product specific shipping pricing
  • Ability to restrict shipping based on country or state / providence
  • Manage shipping rates based on country and shipping method
  • International shipping supported
  • Quick "estimated shipping" calculation - Customer can quickly estimate shipping based on zip code before checking out.
  • Provides customer with the option of selecting from multiple methods from multiple shipping providers

Content Management

  • Add additional pages directly from the control panel ( Contact Us, About Us, Return Policies, etc)
  • Easy to use WYSIWYG editor allows you to completely manage the appearance of your pages
  • All additional pages are SEO-friendly
  • "Closed Store" feature
  • Knowledge Base feature - create your own knowledge base or allow your customer to ask questions
  • Testimonials
  • "New Items" feature
  • Easily add areas for promotions, banners or even Google Ads.
  • Ability to edit all emails sent out by the cart

Security

  • Hosted cart is PCI compliant
  • PA DSS certified
  • Allows for database and application to be separated
  • Allows you to designate an IP address allowing access to the admin area
  • Locks out administrators after too many failed attempts
  • Ability to unlock administrators accounts through the control panel
  • Tracks and logs all actions within the control panel area by user
  • Uses compliant OPEN SSL encryption to store credit cards (if activated)
  • Lock out visitors after too many failed transactions
  • Secure control panel access
  • Full support of SSL protocols

Checkout / Registration

  • Select between One-Page Checkout and traditional checkout
  • Ability to complete orders without registering (Guest Checkout)
  • Allow customers to decide if they want to create an account
  • Set minimum number of items or amount
  • Set order numbers
  • Mandate users to agree to Terms and Conditions
  • Ability to enable Suggested Products feature on cart page
  • Create custom fields throughout the entire checkout process (ex. How did you hear about us?)
  • Ability to control which fields are required / optional

Reporting / Business Analytics

  • Seamlessly integrates with Google Analytics and Google Adwords tracking tools
  • Chart visitors / hosts / revenue by month
  • Creates the following reports based on date
  • Top viewed products
  • Top viewed categories
  • Top orders by product
  • Top referring sites
  • Top sales by customer
  • Consolidated orders by date
  • Individual orders by date
  • Promo codes
  • Payment types
  • Taxes collected
  • Site profit

Administration

  • Create unlimited administrator accounts
  • Restrict access to particular features by administrator
  • Control which e-mails are received by administrators
  • Locks out administrators on too many failed attempts
  • Change password reminder
  • File Manager allows you to edit templates from the control panel

Currency / Language

  • Complete multi-currency support
  • Control currency symbol, decimal placement and presentation
  • Control weight (American or metric)
  • Control measurements (inches, feet, centimeters)
  • Set-up custom exchange rates
  • Allows customers to view in their currency, but transact in yours.
  • Ability to add / edit / delete language templates
  • Ability to add / edit / delete countries, states, providence or regions

Marketing and Promotions

  • Drift Marketing
  • Intigration with MailChimp
  • "Products you may like" tool
  • Ability to create date-driven promotional (discount) codes
  • Global or product level promotional codes
  • Recommended Products
  • Create Product Families
  • Bulk discounts by product
  • Free shipping based on amount purchased
  • Customers who bought "x" also bought "y"
  • Buy x, get y free
  • Newsletter tool
  • Product Updates email
  • Manages bounced emails
  • RSS product feeds
  • Export products to .csv file for exporting to other sites
  • Product API
  • Gift certificates
  • New Items page
  • Hot Deal feature
  • Brand (manufacturer) landing pages
  • Top selling products
  • FREE Live Chat software
  • Seamless integration with iDevAffiliate or any other affiliate software
  • Create discounts based on amount purchased
  • Product Reviews
  • Export email list to other programs
  • Global sale prices (example - 10% off entire store)

Import / Export

  • Export products to eBay, Amazon, Yahoo, Google Product Search, PriceGrabber, Shopzilla, NextTag, Goshopping and others
  • Import products using our flexible bulk product loader
  • Manage import rules
  • Overwrite existing data
  • Add new / keep existing data
  • Clear existing / add new
  • Update existing products only
  • Bulk load images through the control panel or via FTP
  • Export orders / products / users
  • Select the fields you want to export
  • Back-up / restore cart from the control panel (hosted carts only)
  • Database management tool allows you to clear log files and more
  • Exported data is "normalized" for importing into other applications including QuickBooks, Peachtree, MYOB, etc
  • Seamless integration with Store Manager, Stone Edge Order Manager and Webgility eCommerce Connector
  • Base API allows you to export orders / customers / products in XML format

Product Attributes

  • Gives you the ability to sell items like computers, shirts or other items that contain options
  • Create unlimited product attributes (options)
  • Add or subtract pricing based on attribute selection
  • Add or subtract pricing weight based on attribute selection
  • Instantly adjusts price based on selection
  • Control inventory by attributes
  • Track administrator-defined combinations
  • Sell only administrator-defined combinations
  • Ability to disable specific product attribute combinations
  • Create a unique SKU based on attribute combination
  • Create global attributes that can be assigned to products or categories
  • Display attributes on cart page, invoice and on order
  • Receive "low stock" warnings based on attribute combinations
  • Ability to remove attributes instantly
  • Create drop-down, radio buttons, text or text fields for attributes
  • Assign priority to attributes