E-Commerce is meant to be a dynamic user experience. Your online store must be able to interact with your site visitors, be intuitive and easy to find and purchase items on whatever device your visitors are using.
We’ve included some key updates to the Yola Online Store to make it easier and more effective for your sales pipeline.
iPhone app now available.
Now, you can manage Yola Online Store directly from the new iPhone app. Simply download the app from our partners at Ecwid and connect your Yola Online Store account to be able to manage all orders and shipments at your fingertips.
The mobile application is available for iPhone only. There will be an Android app available at a future date.
Add Online Store to the iPhone App.
To manage your Online Store through the iPhone app, you will need the following:
- Store ID
- API Key
You can find your Store ID and unique API Key on the control panel of your Online Store. Once you have these items, you can add them into the settings of in the iPhone app and start managing your Online Store through your iPhone.
Now within the control panel of Yola Online Store, you can manage all your items in one place. Sell in any place your customers shop, including your blog, website, Facebook page and more.
You can export your items to all major shopping comparison sites:
- Google Shopping
- Shopzilla (+ Bizrate)
- PriceGrabber and Shopping.yahoo.com
- Ebay Commerce Network (also known as Shopping.com)
- Amazon Product Ads
These sites can provide a good source of web traffic and can help increase sales.
New Payment Gateways
Collecting payments is a critical part of running your online store. And being able to securely accept any credit card can help increase your online sales. We’re proud to announce five new payment gateways for Yola Online Store:
- American Express Payment Gateway
- First Data E4 Hosted Payment Pages
- ClickAndBuy (for Germany and EU),
- BBVA Bancomer / eGlobal (for Mexican users)
- Sage US (Sage Exchange Virtual Desktop)
Additionally, there is now a PayPal Express Checkout feature that offers a credit card payment option to customers who don’t have a PayPal account.
Buy through Facebook
With Yola you can publish your website to Facebook so that customers can automatically receive updates to your website through Facebook. We’ve enhanced the functionality of the Yola Online Store Facebook app (provided by our partners at Ecwid).
Now your customers can purchase through Facebook without having to leave the tab on your Facebook page. This way, after purchase, your customers can continue to browse your content.
Admin Email Notifications
If you would like to notify suppliers or drop-shipping company about an upcoming sale or if you have multiple people managing your online store, you can now send admin email notifications to multiple email addresses.
API and Product Improvements
If you didn’t add the UPS and brand attributes fields when you opened your store, you can now import or update them in a batch.
We hope that these improvements to the Yola Online Store help your business grow and sell more effectively. If you don’t have Online Store and would like to learn more, check out our Yola Online Store FAQ.
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