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Interested But ????

Thread began 8/08/2009 4:56 pm by codamedia | Last modified 9/18/2009 4:57 pm by office172461 | 2311 views | 10 replies |


Interested But ????

I'm interested in this product, but notice some serious limitations. Can these be overcome, or should I look elsewhere?

1: Cannnot assisgn products to multiple categories without adding an item twice? This is a simple many to many table. Please tell me this isn't true?

2: No coupons, discounts or volume discounts? True, or false?

3: Only PayPal payments pro or Seriously? Why not PayPal standard, or other gateways provided in eCart? Please tell me this is not true! Most end users want to avoid adding SSL certs to their sites, and PayPal Standard is the most common option. I've read on other forums that this would comprimise "inventory, detailed reports, etc...) but why? The orders can still be stored locally (can't they) so why would this affect that end of things?

Those are serious limitations based on a $400 US price tag!

Waiting for a reply before I spend a dime!

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You can do anything if you have the WA plug-ins

If you have eCart you can use those gateways, too. In fact, everything you want to accomplish can be done with the WA plug-ins, and phpMyAdmin (free download). You will have to write some DB tables and code a little by hand, but you can make PowerStore2 into anything you want.

It's an outstanding product for a developer (me) because with the WA plug-ins and the base PowerStore2 I can sell dozens of clients and their sites won't look the same or work the same. This product is really a goldmine for people with the plug-ins.

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Dani Chankhour

Everything you have listed is true, and most of these features will be included in another version of PowerStore.

In regard to using PayPal standard, you will loose some functionalities, because the workflow is different than Paypal Payment Pro, and you will need to set up IPN (ipn).

This post explains a little bit more:


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Assigning one product to multiple categories in Powerstore

I have purchased many web assist products and thought powerstore would be the answer I was looking for for rapid development of ecommerce sites.

I cannot find any way of simply adding the same product to multiple categories, (other than manually adding it as a new product in all of the desired categories - which rather defeats the whole object of the exercise).
Can anybody help?

Our shop is simply selling machines. The one (same) machine could be in Price Category "£250-£500", Power Category "Diesel", Manufacturer Category "Karcher", Category "Domestic" or Category "Industrial" etc.etc.

I can't believe that there can be no easy way to do this - one of the reasons for buying the software.

I also (at the same time) bought CMS thinking that would solve some problems, let's hope it's not a similar situation.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

At this time, The only way to assign an Item to multiple categories is to add that item once for each category.

We will be looking into adding the feature for multiple categories in the next version of Power Store.

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Assigning an Item to Multiple categories


I'm curious (and I pray) if in PS 2, the issue of assigning an item to multiple categories was added to the product?

If not, is the product table based on (keyed) on the sku?


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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

No, the only way to assign the item to multiple categories is to insert the item once for each category it should belong to.

Yes, the SKU column is the KEY.

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One Item in Multiple Categories

Ouch...Do you know if this feature in on the drawing board for the next release?


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Just a thought - Multiple categories

Wouldn't you be able to put key words in the description field and setup menu links to custom searches using those key words?

Not ideal but involves minimal coding.

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Probably should go all the way

As I've been thinking about it because I have to solve it, I think it will be better to do it right and just create a many-many table and allow the user to assign products to multiple categories.

I'll have to create a inner join sql but not a big deal. I've done it before.

Once I got it working I'll share what I did in case it helps others.


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