We’ve been working on switching a few things up here at Shopp Toolbox. We’ve registered ourselves a nice shiny new domain and are currently working to split our Shopp Toolbox products out of our current website at MyGeek Computer Services. I mean, really, who would think that a computer services shop would have a lot to do with Shopp? Well, to help keep things simple, we’re moving our operations to www.shopptoolbox.com (but not quite yet). By switching domains, we hope to simplify things for our customers, we’re putting all of our new Shopp related services and plugins on this domain. When we go live, all current customers will be able obtain support and access their downloads directly from this website. All new purchases will be handled through this domain as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot us an email or give us a call.
In addition to this new domain we will be adjusting our business model slightly. We will be allowing individual plugin subscriptions as well as some new plugin packs. We’re also going to adjust the pricing on our all access pack but current subscribers will not be affected as long as they keep their current subscription valid.
As we said in our last update, we’ve been working on the administrative orders plugin for Shopp. Unfortunately, we hit a few bumps in the road and development has slowed only a tad. We’re finding new ways to get around these hurdles and should be back on track for a release date in the very near future.
On this same note, we’ve started work on two other plugins to add to our collection. First is Freshbooks integration! The idea is simple, when an order comes into Shopp, a Freshbook invoice is automatically generated and marked paid. This can come in handy for accounting purposes.
The second plugin that we have started work on is the Shopp Music plugin. The goal for this plugin is to allow a shop owner to upload music sample files directly from the product editor and will automatically display a HTML5 music player on the product front-end. This is almost a must for stores selling CDs, MP3’s, etc.
And lastly, we’re offering a new service for Shopp users. We have for some time been hosting quite a few Shopp sites. Our first server platform was a custom built cluster specifically for Shopp and we have advanced since then. We can now handle some of the most hefty of Shopp sites, thousands upon thousands of unique hits per day, and thousands of sales per day. Now, we’re opening up our Shopp specific hosting platform for everyone. Our plans start at just $49/monthly, not only do you get access to our awesome Shopp hosting platform but you also get access to our Shopp trained staff. Stemming from the ranks of the Shopp support team, your support technicians are trained to support Shopp. So if you have an issue with Shopp, just contact us.
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