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16
Aug
 

We’ve worked around the clock on improving the new websites and the Create-A-Book sales tools. We made the decision to hold back the mini-announcements for one big one, and after 4 months of intense beta-testing, we’re ready to launch Savi2. Just in time for the Fall season!

There are more than 400 hundred new features (storefronts and admin)


In addition we optimized Create-A-Book’s products and how they integrate with our site:

  • New 3D Book Cover images
  • New book descriptions
  • New music descriptions
  • Related Products (up-selling)
  • Connecting all product versions
  • New Age Range navigation
  • New Product Type organization
  • Updated Brands filtering
  • New eBook library (name, image, and links to product)
  • Organized Images (folders)
  • Custom Fields matching software with new feature
  • Product SKUs from software
  • Updated CAB products (all books matching latest software update)
  • Better Category & Subcategory recommendations
  • Optimized Menu recommendations in Storefront
  • New content pages (shipping, orders, returns, about, Fundraising, Sponsorship)

We also spent 50 hours integrating the new features and improved sales tools on our demo store. Every new website comes with these improvements, and existing dealers can have them added!

View our demo store, and examples from two dealers:

1. SaviCab (new demo)

2. Thats My Story-Book (VIEW LIVE SITE)

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3. My StoryBook Treasure (VIEW LIVE SITE)

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Testimony from “That’s My Story Book”

“Not only was I extremely happy with the site; when my husband and family saw a preview their comments were ” Wow, what an improvement this had made to your store it looks so professional and eye catching”. With this new site design, I anticipate that my customer base will grow over the next 6 months and more.”

Carolyn Vilhelmsen
That’s My Story

Testimony from “My StoryBook Treasure”

“New Savi2 websites are easy to set up and manage. Once you get started the new sites come together very quickly. Everyone should switch to Savi2 in time for the holidays!”

Sue Nightingale
MyStorybookTreasure

What to Do Next…

If you have an existing website with SaviSites, the upgrade is FREE so email us ASAP so we can help you make the switch in time for the Holiday Season.

If you’re interested in starting a new website, or switching to us from an existing website, you can visit our website to learn more and/or call us today.

David Hefty
support@savisites.com

(480) 946-5555

 
 
18
Nov
More Holiday Banners
Posted in Marketing, eCommerce at 5:23 am. Comments Off  
 

2 more Holiday/Christmas banner sets for you to use in your marketing…

You can download these images by right clicking and choosing “save as”, or you can grab the already hosted links to throw them up on your website. Click HERE for the links.

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12
Nov
Savi2 Update – New Cart/Checkout
Posted in Uncategorized, eCommerce at 2:58 am. Comments Off  
 

From SaviSites:

Hi everyone, we apologize for holding back the Savi2 launch. It’s been difficult deciding which features to integrate for the initial launch and which should be added soon after. We want to add them all now, but we also want you to benefit from the improvements for the remainder of the holiday season.

We want to give your customers the best experience possible, and since the shopping cart/checkout processes are two of the defining experiences your customers have with your website, we’ve made them really really cool with ultra high end design and a new single page checkout. A single page checkout allows your customers to complete all the information on a single page, giving the impression of a quicker/easier process.

We’ve created a new shopping cart/checkout that will build trust and impress your customers! We’ll be adding more bells and whistles to the cart/checkout after launch, though we felt adding the core features to this new process would be worth the delay.

Also, our initial beta testing is wrapping up this weekend, and we’ll be giving a small group of Savi customers test sites next week.

Click each thumbnail for a larger view

New Shopping Cart & Checkout

 
 
 

(The following post is from SaviSites…)

Celebrating 2 years with Savi2

At the beginning of 2010 we realized we’d outgrown the current BakeSale framework that runs your online stores. BakeSale is an open-source framework that enabled us to build a great solution, but it doesn’t have the flexibility we need for all the new features we have planned. So this Spring, we began writing code for Savi2.0, a custom solution we’re building from the ground up. This means we’re throwing away the current code, rebuilding your current features, and adding many more.

We’ll post a complete list of the new features towards the end of September. For now, we’re giving a sneak peak of whats to come….

A Sneak Peak at new features with Savi2:

Templates/Designs

  • New Home Page layouts (product/category focused)
  • Ability to add/manage banner graphics (sales/promotions)
  • New templates, storefront designs
  • Flexible Templates (logo sizes, headers, footers, etc…)
  • Customizable template background images, patterns, colors.
  • New streamlined admin to manage your sites
  • Ability to order custom or premium template designs

Storefront

  • Ability for storefront to show products as horizontal rows
  • Ability for customers to choose how they view products (sizes, sort)
  • New “Customers Who Ordered ‘x’ also enjoyed…” suggestions
  • New “Add to Wish List” and ability to manage wish lists
  • Customizable product thumbnail sizes

(more…)