We added cookies to Spirit 3.4. No, not chocolate chip or oatmeal-raisin, but rather the kind that allow you to link your static website or pages to our shopping cart. Previously, without cookies, if your visitor started their shopping experience, then they could not leave the spirit system or their cart and checkout information would be lost. This was not a problem for most folks as Spirit runs their entire site. A few of you however have had scenarios where cookies were needed to simplify your life. Well, now you have it!
To enable cookies, simply log into the admin and select the store tab and scroll down to the ‘cart & checkout’ settings. Check the ‘enable cookies’ check box and you are good to go. Spirit maintains one cookie which keeps cart and customer IDs only. No other information is stored in our cookies so you can feel safe about turning them on for your site.
Hi everyone. Just a quick note to let you know that we pushed up a few changes to the admin order detail screen. For some time, Spirit has been collecting the page number from which a product was ordered as well as the catalog name from which the order was placed. If you have a product in more than one place in your catalog(s), this can help you understand which product placement was more effective in creating sales.
Now, at the beginning of each product line in your order detail screen, you will see the page the product was ordered from. FYI, this only works with standard product placements, at this time page data is not captured for quick-order products.
We also added the IP address of the person placing the order for your reference. So, if you’re suspicious of an order and the IP address originated in Nigeria, then perhaps some follow up is in order before you fulfill the order. 😉
Finally, several minor formatting changes we made to make the screen a bit more friendly. Here is a screen shot –
Hope the changes make things a bit nicer for everyone. Let us know what you think.
We are looking at putting together some usage/KPI reports for the Spirit administrator.
what were sales per widget in a given time period
who are my most frequent customers
sales volume per period
Anyways, we would love to hear your input on this and get your ideas. Shoot us an email and give us your thoughts. Thanks!