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Old 03-21-2014, 07:15 AM
 
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Default Features Missing From X-Cart 5 (that are in XC4)

This thread is in part a response to another poster's realization that XC5, despite being touted as a finished product Qualiteam is selling, does not have the functionality to allow tracking numbers to be placed on orders. I would, like pretty much every other merchant on the planet, to consider this to be a "core function" that would come with any eCommerce platform.

So I delved a little further, and here are a few other things users should be aware are NOT included as of now in XC5 so far:
  • The ability to change ANYTHING on an order from the admin screen. Can't change the order product, the shipping method, the shipping address...
  • Ability to have hidden products
  • The central search bar on the admin screen, where you can quickly look up a product/order/customer/whatever regardless of what page you are on
  • Extra fields that do not appear on the product page (used for a multitude of purposes, the largest for me being data I feed to product feed sites like Google Shopping)
  • Shipping markups on real-time calculated shipping (FedEx, UPS, etc.)
  • Ability to relate products using the import feature
I'm sure there are more, but these are a few things I noted.

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last time i looked, all of the export order options didnt exist. we'd never switch without that.
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My problem is I am a new user and can not buy the XC4. It sure sounds like its better than XC5
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XC4 has been rebranded as XCart Classic. It is for sale:
http://www.x-cart.com/pricing.html

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It sure sounds like its better than XC5
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Not sure how I missed that but I thought I asked at one point and was told XC4 wasnt available.
Oh well XC5 is working more or less.
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I also noticed you mentioned the shipping costs UPS etc... I am lucky right now as the site sells books and they all go out with media flat rate. If I needed more, which we will soon, I really dont know what we are going to do. I just pray someone figures it out. Quick question on that, wouldnt the dimensions of the items be part of the item record? Look at my post on USPS for example.
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I'm regretting purchasing the X-Cart5, but hoping I have overlooked an easier way of accomplishing the same thing... my jury is still out on this.

I'm finding that it's missing things that were not apparent in the Demo.

-Big one that I miss is the ability to update multiple SKUs at once.

-I'm also miffed that the X-Cart5 is missing the banners module, yet X-Cart charges more for the cart! What is with that? Yeah, I can add it... at a premium$$ .

-Import function is fussy and doesn't work properly with attributes. X-Cart 4.6 at least tells you what the problem is.

I'm going to cut this short as I don't want to rant, I'm just not feeling good about my purchase.
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-Big one that I miss is the ability to update multiple SKUs at once.

-I'm also miffed that the X-Cart5 is missing the banners module, yet X-Cart charges more for the cart! What is with that? Yeah, I can add it... at a premium$$ .

-Import function is fussy and doesn't work properly with attributes. X-Cart 4.6 at least tells you what the problem is.


You should be able to update multipe SKUs via csv import / export.

Banner system was available as an extra cost before you purchased x-cart 5 I imagine, so that is an oversight on your part

Best way to work out how the attributes work is to add some to a new product, export the product and open the csv to see how it works
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You should be able to update multipe SKUs via csv import / export.

Not what OP was saying...

In v4, you can select multiple products, or all of the products, and in one-click edit a parameter for all, such as tax or shipping or other global parameter -- and then you are done. One click. No export/import required. This is a feature that should not be removed from v5.
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You should be able to update multipe SKUs via csv import / export.

Banner system was available as an extra cost before you purchased x-cart 5 I imagine, so that is an oversight on your part

Best way to work out how the attributes work is to add some to a new product, export the product and open the csv to see how it works

I've imported literally millions of SKUs using the import functions in various versions of XC. The update multiple SKUs is an administration function in 4.6 which is very handy when making small changes to multiple SKUs. This should not have been dropped in XC5.

Yeah, that was an expensive oversight. I had assumed that it would be part of the cart as it was with 4.6 Gold. My client liked the banner, so I'm either going to have to buy the banner module, write one or use a 3rd party... Oh well.

I know how the attributes work, I just can't upload the entire attributes table. It will only import about a 3rd of the table! It doesn't give me any errors, it just simply doesn't load the whole table. I can't find any errors in the table itself... it's driving me friggin crazy!
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