I realize this is proably achievable by jumping through a few hoops with respect to tier pricing or customization, however, a lot of stores offer bulk quantity discounts.
Buy 1 - 0% off
Buy 5-10 - 10% off
Buy 20 - 15% off
Making this an easy process for sellers I think we would be an attractive feature. Food for thought.
Another client of ours is looking at integrating a site and demonstrated another theme for a different "paid" / "private" engine. The theme featured a popup for displaying to viewers of the website - when an item was bought. This was a neat feature that showcased activity on the website to viewers and also created a viewable product and link to the product they purchased. I wonder if this could be used as a form of unassisted cross selling.
I've included a picture.
See this link: http://i66.tinypic.com/sbsx2c.png
Perhaps this would ALSO be good fit with machine learning if that were also ever incorporated, where displayed recent purchases would be based on previous viewing habits of the user.
Wondering if the GrandNode team has considered offering an easy setup and hosting option for potential customers ?
Closed source applications that openly distribute their APIs for plugin creators are popular in North America. One major option in the space is bigcommerce. The platform attracts a lot of plugins attractive to potential customers based on the volume of customers who opt into easy to deply, easy to operate, easy to collect payment - ecommerce solutions (my assumption).
I wonder if the grandnode team has considered the possibility of making it painless for companies to get started using the platform by paying a recurring monthly fee for the grandnode team to host, secure, update and potentially offer perks (free addons) to different tiers of recurring monthly customers ?
Most businesses i deal with are not interested in the DIY setup of an ecommerce site - i take on the task as an "IT" guy for primarily due to personal reasons and vested interest in the company and the project. Just thought i would throw out the idea as a way of spurring some discussion.
I see a lot of talent in the teams working on nop and grandnode. I just wonder if there is a way of consolidating that talent into a platform that really takes off for both the open source tech saavy folks and those that want a more "user friendly" approach to selling products and services.
Just from a UX perspective. I believe there should be increased spacing between the elements to help people avoid accidentally clicking on "Checkout as Guest" or "read". See the attached / linked image.
Tested on 18" to 27" monitor in a Microsoft Edge for this particular case. Just tested in Chrome also.
Quickly looking at the beta in my free time between work.
With pre-populated data on a default GrandNode 4.40 Beta install, check out "localhost/electronics". Then hover over Nikon D5500 DSLR.
Did not want to create a GitHub issue over this one until I had your feedback.
Is this expected behaviour? See link: http://i64.tinypic.com/2w1s7jr.png
Notice there is no compare or add to wishlist icon for this product. Perhaps expected because it has multiple items attached to it ? i.e. variations on colour.
Yeah definitely some valid points.
I wasn't very concerned with showcasing the category of the product up for auction, but now that you mentioned it, you might be onto something, perhaps a dedicated Auction Page instead of a widget - that breaks it down by Category, this way someone could see what all the currently running auctioned products are easily.
What I had in my head initially was something along the lines of this very rough concept for an "auction block" style to mimic bestsellers. But maybe I can look at expanding this to a dedicated 'https://mywebsite.com/auctions' page which separates by category if applicable.
Also, as for the "BID" versus "BUY NOW"; I think ideally it would be best to have both as an option while showcasing an auction product. The important part would be displaying the current bid amount and the current buy now amount along with the timer.
I'll take a look at your alternative options in the meantime.
Currently we have a few "widgets" / settings available that allow administrators to customize the homepage. An example would be "Show bestsellers on homepage" which allows the admin to specify how many items (best selling products) they want to showcase on the home page. I am wondering if something for auctions would also be handy. I think offering the same flexibility with "auction items" would be great.
Without having experimented much with the current auction system and only surface reading the documentation, it seems that auctioned items are basically just regularly displayed items that you don't actually know are auction items until you click "Buy" or whatever. So filtering based on auction items in categories, or even easily finding auction items is not something currently incorporated.
I suppose most people who want to auction items, also want to highlight the fact that they have certain items up for auction. i.e. maybe a timer displaying a countdown of the auction, a BID action button, maybe the current BID amount, maybe a display of the latest bid from which user (Guest if hidden), perhaps a small icon in the top right of the thumbnail "AUCTION", a little auction hammer, a monkey eating pickeled beats, whatever.
The goal would be to draw people into the fact that these particular items are up for auction.
Not sure if you prefer this to be a plugin or something you want to natively offer. Just thought I'd throw the idea out there.
If you open up developer tools (i.e. F12) on Chrome/Edge/etc. Do you see warnings in your console about Mixed Content Type? If so, you might want to check out this forum thread, additionally GrandNode folks put together an SSL guide . If you are still having issues, double check that you set "UseHttpXForwardedProto" to true in your appsettings.json (App_Data/appsettings.json).
Hopefully that gets you sorted. All the best.
Also, you may run into issue the mixed content type issue if you have not changed "UseHttpXForwardedProto" from false to true in App_Data/appsettings.json as outlined in the SSL Guide Patryk linked you to.