Well that day is upon us. Google has released Chrome version 68. This includes a new change that flags all non HTTPS sites as non secure. Google has also released that they will be rewarding sites with https connections with increased ranking in the search results. This makes it more of a necessity than a suggestion to have an SSL certificate installed on your domain. If you want to rank higher than your non SSL competitors that is.
Read more: Many Sites Now Flagged as "Not Secure" by Google Chrome
A few months ago we published a post which outlined the new quote method that we were working on. We are now moving into final beta testing and publishing the system ready for ProMart 3.0 users to use.
It's been a lot of work. We have completely rebuilt the system around this new method of quoting and raising orders. For those of you who are used to a more traditional method of quoting with all additional costs displayed (or not) then this quote method is really for you...
Read more: Multi Quote - The Final Furlong
We have had a number of requests for information on GDPR compliance and ProMart 3.0.
In less than one month, the new EU privacy regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. It imposes strict requirements on the way businesses collect, store and manage personal data.
If you’re unfamiliar with GDPR, here’s what you need to know:
GDPR provides citizens of the EU with greater control over their personal data and assures that their information is being securely protected across Europe, regardless of whether the data processing takes place in the EU or not.
Personal data can be a name, email, address, date of birth, personal interests, unique identifiers, digital footprints and more. Typically, this is the kind of data that is stored in your CRM / ProMart 3.0
We have prepared the following resource that you can reference in order to complete your own company GDPR policies. The way you use the data in your system needs to be outlined in your policy. Its not something we can create for you as it will be specific to the way your company deals with your data.
Read more: GDPR Information
Great news for all Promos software users. You can now benefit from all the front end features of a ProMart 3.0 website system and continue to use your backend Promos solution. We will also throw in a free ProMart admin account so that you can edit products and optimise and customise your ProMart 3.0 website.
Work The Way You Want to Work
Load products directly into Promos quotes from our regularly updated data directory product feed, or quote in ProMart and then transfer orders directly into Promos! The Choice Is Yours!
Read more: ProMart 3.0 Website & Data Directory Now Integrates With Promos Backend
We have for some time, been working on our new data directory. Originally designed to power all of our distributor and reseller sites with product data; we have now redesigned the product pages to display pricing, images, templates and other product details.
Suppliers can upload CSV files or manually alter their product prices and details. Uploading products is free for suppliers access for distributors is £25 PCM.
Read more: Data Directory Opens for Business
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