We have been working hard this week to get the initial release of the multi-currency system finished. In our release today we have setup automatic exchange rate collection on all ProMart 3.0 sites. This enables ProMart users to provide quotes in over 100 currencies that are automatically updated on a daily basis. Simply select the currency you wish to use on the last tab of the quote edit page.
Read more: New Feature - Multi Currency Quotes
It's that time of year again, we need to get all of our supplier product data updated... Lots of lovely spreadsheets! If you have data on our systems already we ask that you now register on www.datadirectory.co.uk to download your data sheet for updating. If you don't it's free to add products and we also offer some other useful services to suppliers for free!
On the new data directory you can update products 1 by 1 or you can download amend and upload a formatted CSV file for mass upload. Once uploaded we can provide a data feed for you to provide to other companies or distributors free of charge.
Read more: PromoNet Data Call 2018
We are pleased to announce that all of our websites have been successfully migrated to ProMart 3.0! It's been a long hard slog, but really worth it. We have really enjoyed the process but many times wished to see the end closer.
Since we started the massive job of building the entirly new front end e-commerce system and ditching Virtuemart, it's taken 4 of us 6-7 months to complete.
Myself personally, I have worked every single weekend from there to here. Excluding Christmas Weekend! My wife and family are certainly looking forward to having me back!
Read more: And Over the Line for ProMart 3.0
We have been playing “I’m so excited" by the Pointer Sisters in the office all week. Everything is coming together. The task list has become a lot shorter than it was 2 weeks ago.
We have now updated the reseller system to something entirely new. All the old reseller websites will be phased out over time. We will now be offering a free to use service from our new website repacker.co.uk (apologies to anyone who received an email from this site, this was in error)
Read more: ProMart 3.0 - Progress - April 2017
It's been a chaotic few weeks full of late nights and long weekends. ProMart 3.0 is no small update. We have completely rebuilt the front end shop system so that we no longer have to rely on other components and can easily apply security updates going forwards. I know all our clients are eagerly awaiting their new sites so thought it would be prudent to give a quick update.
Read more: ProMart 3.0 - Progress
It feels like yesterday that we were wishing all a Happy New Year for 2016. And what a year it was. Many highs and lows. ProMart continues to grow in user base and we are now moving closer to a 100% standalone solution. We hope to have ProMart 3.0 completely released by the end of February 2017 and all current users migrated into new templates (if they require them) by the end of March 2017.
We have added a lot of new features in the past 12 months...
Read more: Happy New Year 2017! - Looking Forward
Just a quick post to say thank you to all our clients for your new and continuing business in 2016. Last year saw the first release of ProMart 2.0 to the promotional merchandise industry in the UK. We have taken on over 10 new sites in 2015 with over 35 brand new ProMart users. We currently run 4 ProMart 2.0 Servers on Amazon Web Services!
Our goal for 2016 is 100+ users. January is fully booked for site builds and new integrations are on the way. Including new Google E-commerce transaction tracking modules and Xero accounts software integration planned before April 2015.
Read more: Happy New Year for 2016 From All at PromoNet
1. Mobile Friendly Responsive Design
On April 21st 2015 Google announced that they would boost mobile friendly websites in search results to mobile users. This means that you should really be providing a more mobile friendly website.
2. Fast Accurate Search with No Page Refresh
Having a fast ‘search as you type function’ allows an end user to refine search results without refreshing the page. This allows the end user to find information faster and hold their attention longer. Remember more than 3 clicks to find information is the rule.
Read more: Top 10 Things You Should Be Aiming For On Your Promotional Merchandise Website
A lot of blog posts within this industry tend to seem a bit 'meh' the same people recycling the same old jargon. The same post preaching the same old thing. But every now and then someone does something unique, something that pushes the creativity level above and beyond the precipice.
Read more: Great Promo Industry Content | Psychology Of Branding
In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now commonly known as cloud computing. One of the key benefits of cloud computing is the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale with your business. With the Cloud, businesses no longer need to plan for and procure servers and other IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance. Instead, they can instantly spin up hundreds or thousands of servers in minutes and deliver results faster.
Read more: We Have Moved to Amazon Web Services