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PrestaShop v.1.4 Alpha 2 is available!

PrestaShop takes the leap! Discover today PrestaShop v.1.4 alpha 2. This new version, real milestone for our software, contains more than 50 new features!

New partners joined our solution to help you in every important step of your online activity: customer relationship, payment, marketing, shipping… Our team has also developed a lot of new modules expanding again the features richness of PrestaShop.

Discover in this post a selection of key features that make PrestaShop 1.4 an outstanding version! Please note: this version is currently Alpha 2, so it should not be used in production. Dear contributors do not hesitate to test this version and to report us your comments and suggestions!

PrestaShop 1.4 alpha 2

A news field opens up to you: more than 50 new features extend our e-commerce solution: new partners modules, new possibilities, new options… for an e-shop always richer and more powerful!

New partners modules

Lots of new partners’ modules have been integrated into PrestaShop v.1.4, in order to assist you in managing your business and make your shop more efficient: payment, shipping, customer relationship… These modules are also available on our download page, for PrestaShop v.1.3. Discover them now:

Envoimoinscher

Envoimoinscher

This module allows comparing instantly prices, negotiated by Envoimoinscher.com with its carrier partners (UPS, FedEx, Chronopost, TNT, etc.) and simply place an order with the chosen transporter, whoever it is.

Fianet

Fia-Net

Quality label for online stores, Fia-Net guarantees transactions and avoids credit card fraud for both merchants and consumers. Thanks to a scoring system, Fia-Net is able to indicate the confidence level of a transaction.

iadvize

iAdvize

Your visitors hate to wait! Especially when they have a question before making a purchase. iAdvize is a client-relation management Chat solution, allowing you to respond directly to your site’s visitors.ÉcouterLire phonétiquement.

La Poste – So Colissimo

La Poste – So Colissimo

French key player in delivery, La Poste offers with So Colissimo a customized delivery for all of your customers. Home delivery with or without appointment, in Cityssimo places, in Post offices or in local shops.

Mondial Relay

Mondial Relay

Mondial Relay is a logistics service proposing delivery in “Points Relais”. Mondial Relay wants to share and develop with most of online merchants, the quality of its offer and its complete expertise of the logistics process in every levels of their activity, without prerequisites volumes.

Ogone

Ogone

International operator of Internet payment, Ogone integrates perfectly with your information system and consolidates transactions’ management from different sales channels (e-commerce, call centers …) and realized via different payment methods.

PaysafeCard / CashTicket

PaysafeCard / CashTicket

Both of these solutions allow the merchant to accept online payments without transits of bank information. Based on a prepaid coupons system the consumer can use their codes to pay his transactions.

SecuVad

SecuVad

Mondial Relay is a logistics service proposing delivery in “Points Relais”. Mondial Relay wants to share and develop with most of online merchants, the quality of its offer and its complete expertise of the logistics process in every levels of their activity, without prerequisites volumes.

Treepodia

Treepodia

With a few simple mouse clicks, Treepodia enables online retailers to automatically cover all products with dynamic videos in less than 24 hours. These videos allow an increasing traffic and a growth of your conversion rate.

Trusted Shops

Trusted Shops

Trusted Shops is the European leader for trust solutions for online shops. More users trust your online shop, the more they will feel like making their purchases. With Trusted Shops, you improve your conversion rate and your sales.

New features

Alongside partners’ modules, a lot of new features have been integrated to PrestaShop, for every need and every activity.

  • WebService

    Ability to communicate more simply (Data Exchange) with third-party players such as logistics, accounting…

  • “Catalog” Mode

    Ability to disable the price display to transform the store in a catalog

  • One page Checkout

    Order process on a single page

  • Products Comparison

    Allows customers to easily compare simultaneously several products

  • VAT identification number

    Manage the buyer’s intra-community VAT number (UE) during a B2B order, and management of relative taxes

  • Delivery Date Module

    Indicates a delivery deadline during the order process, in accordance with the Châtel law (France)

  • Overriding PrestaShop Core

    Ability to change and override the core of PrestaShop, creating children objects

  • Shipping costs by product

    Ability to set different shipping costs depending on the products and their characteristics

  • Store Locator

    List and locate physical stores on a Google map

  • New Tab “Customer Service”

    Enable to manage easily interactions with customers, directly from the Back-Office

  • New Back-Office design

    Two templates are now available, and ability to create new ones

  • Location packs

    Allow to import, directly from the Back-Office, taxes, states, currencies and languages regarding a specific country

  • Customizations mails

    Default emails edition and translation of the subject via the Back-Office

  • Proxy JavaScript / CSS (Combine Compress & Cache)

    Performance enhancement on the Front-Office for a better navigation

  • Staging of product pages

    Products’ pages preview before publishing them directly from the Front-Office

  • Staging of the CMS pages

    Preview of CMS pages before publishing them directly from the Front-Office

  • Groups’ discount coupon

    Ability to apply discounts to specific customers groups

  • Choice of a product status

    Possibility to define a product as a Web exclusivity and its status to new, used…

  • PrestaShop Addons Integration into the Back-Office

    PrestaShop Addons modules are now available from the Back-Office

  • InnoDB support added

    More efficient storage engine than MyISAM

  • UPC codes support added

    Additional way to identify a product (thanks to UPC codes)

Technical optimizations

Our team also focused on the solution technical optimization.

  • PayPal module redesign

    New module version including “PayPal Integral Evolution”

  • Moneybookers module Redesign

    New module version, now more easy to use

  • Memcached implementation

    This tool enables to cache SQL results, and so improve the e-shop performance. Already used by Twitter, Youtube, Wikipedia…

  • Catalog Improvement

    Products’ declinations stocks management

  • Stocks movements archives

    Allows the merchant to manage its stocks more easily

  • Google page speed score Optimization

    The basic template’s score reaches now 98!
    (With Combine Compile & Cache (CCC) and media server activation)

  • Discounts block improved

    Discounts block will not appear anymore if no discount has been configured

  • Better URLs management

    Avoids duplicate content for a better SEO

  • Prices rules

    Ability to set prices by currency, country, group

  • Weight / price management by carrier

    Does not apply to all the carriers anymore

But also :

Possibility to position CMS pages Possibility to remove a product from the Wish-list if it has already been purchased Currencies numerical iso_codes added Ajax added on cart quantities Categories position – categories order of appearance can be changed by moving them from the Back-Office Ability to copy the carriers’ fees from a zone to another Content Management System (CMS) improved Default taxes disabled – during the install, only taxes that can be used are activated TinyMCE Update, the text editor has been improved Unwinding tabs down in the Back-Office Cookie encryption with mcrypt – Faster encryption system Ability to translate a language even if it is disabled – Ability to translate even in disabled languages

The full novelties and optimizations list is available in the CHANGELOG of this new version.

Don’t hesitate to download PrestaShop v.1.4 alpha 2 now to test these new features!
Our team is at your disposal via the Forum and the Bug Tracker.

Thank you to our all Community that allows us to improve each year the development of the best e-commerce Open-Source solution! See you soon for the final 1.4 version! smile

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