Product Updates: What you need to know about Shop configurations
As mentioned in this previous post in the iPaper Academy blog, starting from today (Thursday the 19th of September 2019), we are organizing your iPaper shop settings in a slightly different way.
Before we get deeper into the description of your new Shop configurations, let me first highlight two new features both located in the Advanced shop settings section:
- Shop Icon: You now have the option to change the shopping basket icon at the top of your shop enabled Flipbooks. You may choose from five new icons.
- Product quantity limit: We now allow you to limit the maximum quantity of items that can be manually entered in the checkout process. This is to stop shoppers from accidentally buying a huge quantity of products. The maximum product limit is completely up to you.
- When setting the limit to 30 in settings:
- This is the result in the Flipbook when manually typing in a large item quantity:
Checkout of baskets containing extreme item quantities will therefore no longer be possible.
- When setting the limit to 30 in settings:
THE MIGRATION OF YOUR SHOP SETTINGS
EVERY SET OF UNIQUE SHOP SETTINGS WILL GET A SEPARATE SHOP CONFIGURATION
To make sure that no shop settings or checkout templates are lost in any way, the migration process has now gone through your entire account.
For every slightly different shop setting on your account, the migration process has created a separate configuration.
Each configuration will be named after the Folder / Flipbook (URL) of which the settings were migrated from.
That will leave you with a group of newly created configurations, each of them linked to the Flipbooks and folders on which they belong.
You can see yours by going into Modules follow by Shop configuration:
Your new group of Shop configurations may look something like this:
Here you'll see my newly migrated test account.
TIDY UP AND RENAME THE CONFIGURATIONS YOU NEED AND USE
Some of these configurations will be irrelevant as they will originate from Flipbooks and folders where the shop is turned off.
But others, however, are important and contain the checkout functionality used by the bulk of your active/live Flipbooks.
Find out what is relevant.
The easiest way to investigate where your shop configurations are used might be a little counter-intuitive, but here is a pro tip for you:
Pretend you want to delete your configurations.
(Don't worry iPaper won't let you delete active shop configurations.)
But the warnings showing you exactly where the configurations are active is a handy feature for an overview.
On my specific account, two separate shop configurations were named after the account.
Because duplicate shop settings were found elsewhere, this resulted in duplicate shop configurations each tied to different flipbooks and folders.
So here in the following GIF, I do a quick check to find out, where the account shop configurations are used, to know more about whether or not they are relevant.
I then click edit on the shop configurations, in turn, to see how they are set up. Here I can see that they're set up with Email Checkout.
I then also click edit on the Email Checkout settings, to see how that is set up as well.
DELETING IRRELEVANT CONFIGURATIONS
In my case, I decided that the configuration here is irrelevant for me.
I delete it, by first removing it from the folder where it is in place.
So, when shown where the configuration is in place, I click the folder and I'm taken there in a new tab. Here I remove the configuration and press save. Then the shop configuration can be deleted.
INHERITED SETTINGS, FOLDERS aND LOGICAL NAMING
Throughout the process, to benefit from the advantages out of this major change, I recommend you remember and utilize inherited settings:
Flipbooks will automatically receive settings from the parent folder.
Here you see an example of Shop configurations, logically renamed after the folders where they are used, as well as the functionality (checkout option) they contain.
In this case, the folder names represent countries of operation. With this setup, checkout settings are easily modified on one language and checkout type.
You can then change a configuration once and be sure the change is in effect on every Folder and Flipbook with that particular setup.
I can't wait to see how you will use this new set up to your advantage, and of course, we look forward to helping you get there.
Please check out our new help article on setting up shop settings here:
Create Your Shop configuration.
To learn more about any and all of the above-mentioned changes, features, or just iPaper in general, click below and ask away!
We look forward to hearing from you!!