Category Archives: 2.3 Series

VAT Relief for osCommerce

In the UK there is a system of VAT Relief which is applicable to disabled shoppers. It’s called “VAT Relief” and you can read more about it here. In a nutshell, shopowners who sell products that can be used by disabled people, can allow the shopper to certify that they are eligible for VAT Relief.… Read More »

Category Redirect to Product Page

Does your shop sometimes have just 1 product in a category? if so, you are giving your customers an extra page to visit if they navigate using your category tree… A typical example would be the Samsung Galaxy Tab product on a demo osCommerce site. To get to this product, shopper needs to click; Gadgets… Read More »

Product Tags (aka Keywords)

If you’ve been following my efforts to keep osCommerce alive, you’ll know that I coded (into the core) a system that allows Shopowner to easily maintain an “internal search engine” based around the concept of tagging products with a number of keywords. The idea behind the system is to allow other words (not in the… Read More »

Business Schema

Did you ever search Google and find really interesting details about a Business, for example opening times and email addresses and so on. It looks a bit like this: This is achieved by letting Google know more information about your business, which is most easily done by using “Schema“. In Responsive osCommerce I strived quite… Read More »

Mailchimp Dashboard

This new module allows you to see at a glance the number of subscribers in your list, the last send date and the number of subscribers you have gained/lost since that last send. It looks like this: It is a Dashboard module for osCommerce admin, so it installs very easily – simply upload it, turn… Read More »

Tiny Investment … to optimise your osCommerce shop

For a tiny investment of £19 (approx $25, approx Euro 22), you can optimise your (bootstrapped) osCommerce shop in the following ways; 1. All new Social Icon system Proven system that replaces the stock Social Icons. Speeds up your site. 2. Popup Boxes Two versions of Popup boxes (uses Bootstrap Modal). Exit box (ask why… Read More »

29 Days Of Code, Rocking osCommerce AGAIN!

  What is it? At least 29 scripts or modules for osCommerce. How does it work? Just like last year, a bunch of modules released day by day at pocket money prices. On February 1st, a module is released at a cost of £1.00. On February 2nd, another module is released at a cost of… Read More »

28 Days Of Code, Rocking osCommerce

I’ve started a “pop up” site for February 2015 over at 28 Days Of Code, where I am making available a bunch of modules and other things each day during the month. Price starts very low, and increases by £1 each day – in this way it’s possible to get some great modules at ultra… Read More »

Mailchimp for osCommerce

I wrote about this module a couple of years ago, since then more and more osCommerce users have stopped using the inbuilt Newsletter system and are instead using Mailchimp. And for good reason, the inbuilt system is simply not good enough for todays consumer or shopowner. As a shopowner you want to track opens and… Read More »

A broken leg leads to a lack of posting …

No posts from me for 4 months due to recovering from a very badly broken leg, though why that stopped me typing I have no real idea. I hope you all had a good Xmas and best wishes for a prosperous 2015 in your osCommerce shops. Responsive osCommerce We released the “gold” version of the… Read More »