Increase your Default Shopp Image Sizes

This post kicks off our pivot to focus on performance, security, and conversions as related to WordPress e-commerce. We’ve selected these topics as they can increase sales in your online store.

Today we’ll be talking about images sizes in Shopp and why you should increase them.

Introduction to Shopp Images

On a new installation of Shopp 1.2.x, the default images sizes are as follows:

  • gallery-previews: 240px x 240px
  • gallery-thumbnails: 64px x 64px
  • thumbnails: 96px x 96px

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Introducing the Advanced Promotions Course for Shopp

This week we launched a new course for members of Shopp 101.

Its called Advanced Promotions and it covers creating multi-condition promotions using the Shopp Promotion Editor.

Here is a preview of the topics covered in this course:

  • Setup a promotion that applies percentage off for a certain category
  • Create a promotion that applies free shipping to a specific country
  • Learn how to use the scheduling feature of the Shopp Promotion Editor

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Do Not Force your Customers to Create an Account to Make a Purchase

Research has shown that customers usually do not want to register to make a purchase from a store. How many customers are you losing because of this?

The default option for accounts-enabled in Shopp is to present registration fields to create an account during checkout. Note that accounts in a store are not “bad.” For existing customers, using an existing account can definitely speed up checkout. However, some customers do not want to register and its a good practice to offer this option.

In this tutorial we’ll learn how to add an API call (Shopp checkout guest) to allow your customers to make a choice.

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How to Add the Customer Phone Number and Email to Order Receipt

In this article, we’ll show you how to add the customer phone number and email to the email receipt that is sent out after a purchase. This will be done using the receipt.php content template from Shopp 1.3.x and the API calls for shopp purchase email and shopp purchase phone.

Shopp content templates will need to be running. You can check if the are active by logging into your WordPress dashboard and going to Shopp –> Setup –> Presentation. Once on that page, you should see a checkmark next to Enable theme content templates. If you do not see a checkmark, then please follow the instructions on the page to setup your Shopp content templates.

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How to Add Pop Up Validation Alerts to your Shopp Checkout Page

Today we will show you how to set up pop up validations alerts for your checkout page in Shopp. By default Shopp uses validation alerts on the individual form fields. Here is an example:

How to Add Pop Up Validation Alerts to your Shopp Checkout Page

The form fields “First,” “Last,” and “Email” have all changed to a red color (order was submitted) because those are required fields and no information has been entered and therefore is invalid.

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How to Add a Terms and Conditions Option to your Shopp Checkout Page

In this post, we’ll learn how to add a terms and conditions option to the checkout page for Shopp 1.3.x and up. This will be done by editing the checkout.php content template file and using the shopp checkout clickwrap API call.

Shopp content templates will be needed. These templates files will ensure that your customizations are not lost on a software update and they can be setup through WP-admin –> Shopp setup –> Presentation.

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How to Remove Extra Fees and Order Handling Fees from Free Shipping Options

Extra fees are fees that are set on a per product basis through the Shopp Product Editor. A order handling fee applies once to an order and can be set through Shopp system –> Shipping settings. Currently these fees apply to all shipping options including paid and free shipping options.

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to remove order handling fees and extra fees from a free shipping option in Shopp.

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