eSTORIS eCommerce 4.2.1 Introduces Numerous New Features

With the rollout of the new eSTORIS eCommerce Platform 4.2.1 release, come numerous enhancements including Soft Kits in Product Families and Online Bill Pay Updates. Other significant enhancements to the backend system architecture are designed to optimize website performance.

A top requested idea from retailers, Soft Kits in Product Families enables more efficient web inventory management. The eSTORIS inventory feature, Product Families, enables a product to be altered directly from that product’s page through drop-down menus. The customer can choose from pre-defined options for attributes such as size, comfort level and color. Now Product Families can be applied to products sold as Soft Kits. Soft Kits are merchandise collections sold in bundles. A customer can select a Product Family attribute that will be applied to the entire kit. For example, if a customer is browsing the Modern Dining Collection and wants the “Wood Finish” attribute to be “Dark Walnut,” eSTORIS will dynamically update the Soft Kit’s SKU to reflect that finish across all products in the collection. Loading the Soft Kit configuration behind the scenes allows the retailer to sell various product options from a single page while providing a streamlined experience for the customer.

Another major eSTORIS 4.2.1 enhancement expands the Online Bill Pay Portal for In-House Financing. Retailers can now control settings related to the minimum monthly payment, default payment, and payoff amounts. From the Online Bill Pay Portal, customers can view their open contracts, due dates, balances, current amount due, and final payoff amounts. A Minimum Payment button, as well as a Pay in Full button, make payment options easy. Customers with multiple financing contracts can select which specific contract to make payments towards in eSTORIS.

Additionally, in 4.2.1, retailers can set different Web Store Location Pricing for products across their various web domains. For example, if a retailer has its core brand website and an outlet website, they can set different prices for the same product to show on the various web stores. This also applies to the STORIS Kiosk, which can display different prices per store location on the in-store Kiosk.

4.2.1 also integrates eSTORIS to Mailchimp, another popular request. This certified integration allows retailers to sync their eSTORIS customers to Mailchimp to manage email marketing campaigns. This feature will also show the retailer whether or not the customer opted into marketing.

The eSTORIS 4.2.1 upgrade includes faster processing of product catalogs, images, and discount calculations. Restructuring of code, faster system caching, AJAX top menu load and minification of HTML, JavaScript and CSS all come together to deliver a better user experience.

Product Manager for eSTORIS, Peter Dressler commented, “We are most excited to bring highly voted on ideas from our client base to eSTORIS 4.2.1. Their voices and insights are valuable to the growth of the eSTORIS platform.”

The eSTORIS 4.2.1 Release is available now.

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About STORIS: Founded in 1989, STORIS continues to be the leading provider of Retail Software Solutions and Services to the home furnishings industry. Over 400 clients utilize STORIS’ Unified Commerce Solution, which includes point of sale, eCommerce, mobile POS, CXM, inventory management, merchandising, kiosk, business intelligence, supply chain management, accounting, and more.