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If i have some time (rare as of late) this upcoming weekend, i can post a guide on ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver, install and setup, if that helps?

In the meantime, have you tried to compile (build) in a local directory and publish to the nginx/html/ directory with appropriate permissions ?

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:02 AM

I suppose one way would be to upload their specific RFQ format, to their custom account. Associate the fields with a part number you want to search for.

Or to make it more extensible, allow any customer to upload their own rfq format and then you have to build a way of letting them map those entities to your product #'s.

Thus, when they upload it would search based on the previously mapped entities.

I realize it is "custom oriented" service that puts this stress on the seller however i wonder if it is just easier to say to them, go ahead and log into your account and search for the items on our site. Have a nice day.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:59 PM

So ive come across RFQ lists from certain customers where they basically try to do exactly what you said. Let's say on average we get 1-4 items per line but i could see it being larger in other cases.

Typically sent to us in excel format.

I guess my question is, how do you associate a line on their rfq list with a specific inventory item of:

1. They misspell it
2. They dont use a part # of yours but instead use a manufacturer part number
3. Each RFQ is formatted differently ? (I.e. column 2 contains MPN while another rfq comes MPN in column 3 with the description.

How can you standardize a way of implementing this thst ensures it is extendible into the future and works with more than one customer rfq format.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:28 PM

What is a product list? What format?

We do a lot of B2B but i have never run across this.

Sunday, March 17, 2019 5:11 AM

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.  

I.e.

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.

Friday, February 15, 2019 2:22 PM

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.  

Friday, February 15, 2019 2:20 PM

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.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 1:45 AM

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.

http://i67.tinypic.com/nx5dtt.png


Tested on 18" to 27" monitor in a Microsoft Edge for this particular case.  Just tested in Chrome also.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:30 PM

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.


Please advise.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:25 PM

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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 4:47 PM