Yesterday we launched several key improvements to our online store functionality. The main goal was to make several parts of the tax and shipping setup faster and more intuitive. Before the update, we felt that the system in place wasn't as easy to use as it could be. Both settings screens have been revamped and now feature several key changes.
Regions / Taxes
The biggest change we made was to the regions area on the Regions / Taxes page. Now you can more easily set up regions and their sub-regions. Furthermore, for the U.S. and Canada, the sub-regions are automatically generated, meaning all of the states and provinces are set up in a single step. The system can also automatically populate the tax information for these sub-regions. This means you no longer will need to create each individual state and then to look up individual taxes. This is a big time-saver.
We've also revamped the Shipping page. Previously, it was difficult to view and manage all of your shipping options. Now the shipping rates are presented clearly, grouped by region and they can be edited inline. We also simplified and redesigned the modal pop-up window to be easier to manage.
We hope you enjoy the changes. We're always working to improve the way our software works. There's much more to come in the weeks ahead so stay tuned.
Posted on Thu, July 14, 2011
by Vince Conn filed under