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CATEGORIES :

Category Description: Category descriptions can support some basic html markup to make them attractive and are displayed on the category pages.

Meta Tags and Page Title: The system allows entering page titles and metatag keywords for category and item pages. This will help in search engines indexing your page for the keywords once we expose it to the website.

SEARCH :

Your site has a powerful item search to allow customers to search for items by item name, full or partial.

ITEMS :

Item Description: Items have short and long descriptions. These descriptions are shown on the category pages, list pages and item detail pages. Please note some design templates don't show description on list pages. Basic HTML formatting tags are allowed in the descriptions.

Item Pictures: Items can have multiple pictures. Formats supported through the administrative panel are JPEG and GIF. You can send us any format if we are setting up the website. We recommend 500px X 500px or bigger images but this is not a requirement. The pictures can be sent in any practical size and the system handles the resizing to all the sizes your website template requires. We can also take a print catalog to scan the pictures into our system.

Item Picture Display: Item pictures are displayed in multiple sizes on the site: a thumbnail, larger image and a super sized image (500 x 500 px).

 

Item Variants: Items can have multiple variants/options. These can be used for color, size etc. Customers are forced to select an option when ordering and the selected option is included in the order notification email.

Item Pricing: Items can have quantity based pricing. e.g.: A plate can be for $3.00 per piece but $2 if someone orders 12 or more of them.

Item Lists: You can group items in lists and name them. These names show up as link on your website (the position might vary depending on the template). Lists are useful to highlight seasonal items, new additions, specials, one of a kind items etc. One of these lists can be the list of items that are shown on your home page.

Item Specifications: Items can have multiple specifications that are displayed with the item in a tabular form on the item detail page.

Featured Item: This is a random item we pick from your website and show on home and item list page.

Out of Stock: Items can be marked out of stock to prevent users from ordering them.

Meta tags and Page titles: The system allows entering page titles and metatag keywords for category and item pages. This will help in search engines indexing your page for the keywords once we expose it to the website.

Sale Prices: You can enter the base price of the item and a discount percentage or discount amount, these items display prices differently to highlight the fact that the item is sale priced.
IMPORTANT: This list is for reference only; we reserve the right to change, add or remove any or all of the features above. Sofmen Inc. owns rights to all the designs and software components; no part can be reproduced in part or full without written consent from Sofmen Inc.


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HOME PAGE :

Standard: You get a standard home page that has links to category pages, list pages, a flash message and some items from your catalog. You can choose the items to show on your home page.

Custom: For an extra cost you can get a custom home page (HTML/FLASH) designed and integrated into your website. Custom home page is designed using the text, graphics and color scheme you specify.

 

WEBSITE TEMPLATES :

We offer a variety of templates and color schemes for your website and are continuously adding new templates. These templates can be customized with a custom banner, custom home page and links (an extra cost might apply). You have an option to change your website template at any point using the administrative panel at no extra cost.


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LINKS :

You can have additional text only links (up to a total of 5) in the footer or left panel at no extra cost.

 

These links are used for Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Trade Show Schedule etc. Graphics can be added to these pages for an extra charge.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS :

You can use our FAQ builder to create a FAQ section for your website, a link for FAQ is available in the footer section of your website.

TRAFFIC REPORTS :

A user-friendly traffic report showing daily aggregates for last 7 days and monthly aggregates for the last 12 months is available through the administrative panel.

PAYMENT OPTIONS :

You can have all or any of the following payment options enabled through your website:

Credit Card by Email: Accepting orders online using credit cards, our system does a basic check on the credit card number and sends it with the order notification email in a secure manner. Credit card in email is ideal for Brick and Mortar business that have the credit card processing equipment but do very little business through the website.

Internet Payment Gateway: Accept and process credit cards online, ideal for high traffic high volume websites. The payments can be processed online at the time of accepting orders by our system using your Internet payment gateway and the money goes directly to your bank account. Please ask us about the list of supported gateways.

Paypal: Link your e-commerce website to paypal and start accepting payments by paypal
Note: We don't need your paypal password.

SEARCH ENGINE :

We submit the site index page to the search engines once the site is setup and the domain name transfer is completed. We don't guarantee ranking.

 

MINIMUM ORDER :

You can specify the minimum order value for orders coming through your website.
Minimum order value for wholesale can be different for the minimum order value for retail orders. It prevents customers from placing orders for less than the minimum order value.

COUPONS :

You can create discount coupon codes and distribute it to your customers. Customers can get discounts by using the coupon at the time of checkout.
Here are some examples: coupons allowing free shipping for orders over y dollars, x% discount for orders over y dollars or both in one coupon. Coupons can have a start and an end date with or without a limit on the number of times they can be used.

CONTACT US PAGE :

Website has a contact us page that visitors can use to send feedback or find your address and phone number. We can disable showing your phone number and address on the contact page.
Our system automatically acknowledges the receipt of a contact us message to the visitor if he submits it through the feedback form on the contact us page. The website owner gets the message in an email.

FLASH MESSAGE WITH SCROLLING TEXT :

Some templates have a flash message with rotating text. You can enter up to 5 lines of text that rotate in this flash message.


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SHIPPING CALCULATION :

Calculated: % of Order Value with a fixed minimum. For e.g. 15% of order value with a minimum of $5.00.

Auto USPS or UPS: Our system links directly with UPS and USPS to calculate this shipping cost using the origin and destination zip codes and the shipping weight of the items. The system needs shipping weights for all items in order to enable this option.

PAYMENT OPTIONS :

You can have all or any of the following payment options enabled through your website:

 

Credit Card by Email: Accepting orders online using credit cards, our system does a basic check on the credit card number and sends it with the order notification email in a secure manner. Credit card in email is ideal for Brick and Mortar business that have the credit card processing equipment but do very little business through the website.

Internet Payment Gateway: Accept and process credit cards online, ideal for high traffic high volume websites. The payments can be processed online at the time of accepting orders by our system using your Internet payment gateway and the money goes directly to your bank account. Please ask us about the list of supported gateways.

Paypal: Link your e-commerce website to paypal and start accepting payments by paypal
Note: We don't need your paypal password.


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SALES REPORTS :

Reports like item movement report, orders received today, orders received in the last 7 days, all pending orders etc are available through the sales tab in the administrative panel.

 

INVOICE PRINTING :

You can print an invoice using the sales section of the administrative panel for orders received online.


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HOSTING :

We host the website on our servers, it is not possible to host this on third party servers. The cost includes hosting fees.

 

NUMBER OF ITEMS :

The cost includes us setting up to 100 items, an additional cost applies after this. However you can setup up to a 1000 items using the administrative panel at no extra cost. Let us know if you need a website with over 1000 items and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.


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NEWSLETTER :

Visitors coming to your website have an option to signup for email updates and newsletters. We collect these addresses, we don't sell or use these email address for anything. You can request a complete list of address collected on your site once a month by sending an email to support@sofmen.com.

 

MAIL TO A FRIEND :

Some templates support "Mail to a Friend" on the item page. Visitors can click on the link and send an email to a friend with a friendly message. We don't store these email address and cannot provide a list of these address for privacy reasons.

MAIL ORDER :

Customers can prepare the order using the site, print out the order and send it by postal mail or fax


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