We are pleased to announce SureCart 2.19, which brings improvements and refinements.
I know this is back to back updates, but we wanted to get funnels out yesterday.
The main changes are:
Affiliate platform options are brought into the plugin settings. This is the first step in merging the experience.
If you sell licenses, your customers can now manage the domain activations in the customer area. So for example, if you have purchased SureMembers, you can now manage the activations of the license.
Changes to the onboarding. You now get 2 choices during setup: no demo products and demo products. If you choose demo products, you get 11 products preconfigured with settings to get a better understanding of all you can do with SureCart.
After installation, the 3 steps at the top have changed. These are the 3 things we want all new stores to do to be fully setup.
Regarding the demo products, next month we will be adding a bulk delete from the product list view.
Improvement: Add ability for customers to manage license activations on the customer dashboard
Improvement: Add licenses and edit license links on admin customer page.
Improvement: Manage affiliate settings from plugin settings page.
Improvement: Update onboarding flow to use new seeding option.
Improvement: Add a different message to the Subscription Saver when user tries to cancel Subscription after applying the Subscription Saver discount before
Improvement: Add TND currency to currency list.
Improvement: Update getting started links on customer dashboard.
Improvement: Show coupon validation issues inline.
Improvement: Use FSE theme spacing product page.
Fix: Product variant purchase integrations not working in some cases.
Fix: Issue with free subscriptions not able to upgrade with no payment method.
Fix: Jetpack compatibility with hotkeys in some instances.
We are pleased to announce SureCart 2.17, which mostly brings improvements and fixes, but we also have several new features.
We had many requests from merchants that wanted to sell some form of digital product for a one time price, but the access needed to be revoked after some period of time.
For example, you are selling access to a 6-month training program where the access needs to be removed at the end of the time period.
You could have easily accomplished this with SureTriggers, but it made sense to add a new option to Expire Access to licenses, downloads, and any native SureCart integrations that you add on the product page.
Other notable enhancements in this release are automatic Facebook tracking for ecom events and an easy 1-click restore process when an essential SureCart page is accidentally deleted.
New: Add automatic Facebook tracking for eCommerce events.
New: Add Expire access setting to prices.
New: Add Ghanian Cedi to supported currencies.
Improvement: Make publishing product pages easier when creating new products.
We are pleased to announce SureCart 2.16, which brings a much-requested enhancement to Instant Checkouts and a new way to discount first subscription payment.
SureCart merchants tell how much they love using the Instant Checkout feature, but the most comment request has been to make it possible to use custom thank you pages.
We listened and with this release you will see a new option for custom thank you pages. Simply enable the feature and enter the URL to your custom thank you page.
Also in this release is a new way to apply discounts to the first payment in a subscription.
To better understand why you want to use this, let me tell you the problem it solves. Every year we have a Black Friday sale on our products which are annual subscriptions. We discount the first payment of a subscription, and the next payment is the normal amount. The only way to add a discount just for the first payment was to use a coupon, but this way can have its challenges. Buyers can accidentally remove a coupon, only one coupon could be used per purchase, sneaky buyers try to manipulate coupons to try and get discounts on other products.
SureCart has always offered Setup Fees for subscriptions, so we have modified this to enable you to add a setup fee or a discount on the first payment.
Now when we have our next sale, we simply need to add a setup discount and then turn it off once the promotion is over.
New: Add initial discount to price.
New: Add a custom thank-you page link to instant checkout.
Improvement: Removing storing carts on custom forms and use URL for cart persistence.
Improvement: Update slide out cart template to template part to prevent accidental deletion.
Fix: Issue with order bump sometimes not appearing on slide out cart.
Fix: Issue with instant checkout not loading for some users.
Fix: Z-index issue with drawer and sticky top bar on some admin screens.
Fix: Prevent issue with sites having timeout requests.
Fix: Scratch amount missing on admin order details page.
Fix: Issue with carts sometimes getting cleared on checkout page if default checkout is used with a shortcode.
We are pleased to announce SureCart 2.14, which brings a completely revamped checkout for block for donations. But that’s not all, we are also introducing an option for a one-time donation to be converted into a recurring donation.
New: Donations block to accept one-time and recurring donations.
New: Added user option to reactivate canceled subscriptions on customer dashboard.
Improvement: Display price and variant name on subscription index page.
Improvement: Updated address fields to not inherit the store’s country.
Improvement: Improved error handling for ‘Add to Cart’ on product pages.
Improvement: Updated checkout totals for installments and trial periods to be more clear.
Improvement: Make default loading text less specific to account for different payment options.
Improvement: Allow customers to add payment methods on subscriptions without payment methods on customer dashboard.
Fix: Fixed currency symbol issue in dropdowns not appearing properly for some users in the admin.
Fix: Corrected a typo in the Order Bump feature.
Fix: Issue with canceled orders not able to be filtered on merchant admin.
Fix: Issue with recurring prices being combined in price selector showing wrong label.
Normally we don’t have an announcement for point releases, but this point release brings a UI change as well as new settings for power users.
As we try to make SureCart more intuitive, one of the pain points we have seen consistently in our help desk is when a merchant deletes an important page needed by SureCart.
To compensate for this and add some extra conveniences, we have added a few sub menu items that will take you to these important pages, and it will also display if there are any issues with those pages.
This is going to add convenience, reduce clicks, and reduce support requests.
However, for our OG power users, they may not like this. Not to fear, we have you in mind, we have added some toggles in the settings for you guys and gals.
Improvement: Update SureCart menu to include shop, checkout, dashboard pages.
Improvement: Automatic integration with RankMath Sitemaps.
Fix: Issue with Spectra saving when inline CSS setting is used.
Fix: Responsive issue with plan actions on customer dashboard.
Fix: Properly handle error if WordPress user exists when creating customer on admin.