webShaper system update (with GST Info) – v2.7.999

New Features

1) Promotion timer

Now you can do a count down timer for special promo for your products! Give your customer a sense of urgency so that they place order NOW!

1) Click on any Product Item, then mouse over “Edit”, then click on “Promotion Timer”

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2) POS System

See the webShaper POS [ipad app] which synchronize your online and offline inventory and prevent overselling! We are running a special launching promotion now at 50% off for webShaper POS, email sales@webshaper.com for more details.

Learn more at http://www.webshaper.com.my/POS/

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3) Multichannel Selling via Top Marketplaces

webShaper is the 1st and only one which support synchronization with Lelong, Lazada, Rakuten and 11street!

Learn more at http://www.webshaper.com.my/multichannel/

 

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4) Customer Group Discount – Compounded Discount (bizStore only)

Now you can enable the Customer Group Discount to be applied on top of normal discount.

Eg a product price is RM100 [SRP], a 10% normal discount it will cost RM90.

When you setup Customer Group Discount at 10%, If you select “Apply on top of product discount”, it will apply the 10% on top of the already discounted price of RM90 instead of RM100 [SRP], so your customer will get the price of RM81.

But if you select “replace product discount”, it will apply the 10% on the SRP instead, which is RM100 – so your customer will get the price of RM90.

 

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5) Tax (GST )

Learn how to setup Tax setting for GST Inclusive or Exclusive (with GST Info) now!

http://cs.webshaper.com.my/article/how-can-you-prepare-yourself-for-goods-services-tax-gst/

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Improvements

1. Customer filtering for discount code.

Now you can easily search and filter out the customer which entitled for the discount code!

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2. Search products in marketing [Featured Products], [New Products], [Best Seller], [Special Deals]

Now you search when you add products in the “Featured Products”, “New Products”, “Best Sellers” and “Special Promotions”. Super fast and useful if you have hundreds or thousands of products in your database!

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3. Discount code used once per customer

One of the most sought after improvement by our customers – You now can generate one discount code, and make sure one customer can use it only once.

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Neowave Solutions Sdn Bhd – GST Account Number

Dear Valued Customers,

NEOWAVE SOLUTIONS SDN BHD – GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (GST)

As you may already be aware, the Malaysian government announced the implementation of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) during the tabling of the 2014 Budget on 25 October 2013. The GST, which will replace the existing sales tax and service tax, will be 6% and effected on 1 April 2015.

Please be informed that we will be charging GST on all applicable goods and services supplied to you. We will also be enhancing our tax invoices issued to you in order to be fully-compliant.

Our company’s GST registration details as follows:

Company Name : Neowave Solutions Sdn.Bhd
GST Registration Number : 000248791040
Effective Date : 1 April 2015
Type of Supply : Standard rated 6%

If you need further clarification, don’t hesitate to contact us at 03-91305218 or email to billing@webshaper.com

Featured Customer of The Week: Simply K

simplyk_fullSimply K is a collection of exquisite accessories that are thoughtfully hand-crafted with much precision and meticulous detail, using only the finest quality materials. Designed and founded by Kamae Lee in January 2012, Simply K’s designs are delicately handcrafted using imported grosgrain ribbons, Italian cotton and accented with fresh water pearls and other man-made materials.

Simply K is an ingredient branding partner with Swarovski elements. All crystal elements on Simply K accessories are made only with genuine Swarovski crystals imported from Austria. They have been featured by Women’s Weekly & Utusan Melayu too!

 

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Check out some of Simply K’s best accessories!

 

1. Knotty – Red Headband

ad7496fb7cb5db5b130c6381ddb210761405919293-lgA simple design can also have its own charm. This headband comes in a knotted bow with Swarovski crystals in the center.  It is simply sweet and pretty. Width of the headband from the top is 2 cm.

 

2. Pave Bead Necklace

5096eef7052dc3205f57aeaf9c52c42e1405925017-lgThis lovely pave bead is very charming with its multi-colour effect. It is crafted with Swarovski crystals and suspended from sterling silver chain. The necklace also drapes an elegant 18-inch in length rhodium plated silver.

 

3. Teardrop Earrings – Crystal White

b1e556be3ae3f5f8849c5724951cc0b71405925009-lgA teardrop Swarovski crystal earring is a timeless piece of accessory in reflecting grace and charm. Earring is set and hangs from rhodium plated silver chain.

 

Don’t you think all the accessories here are simply lovely? There’s more on Simply K Facebook page – visit them now!

Featured eCommerce Website Design: Machismo

machismoIf you want a cool eCommerce website, try this sleek black design! Black is associated with sophistication, power, and authority. When used in e-commerce store, it usually sends a confident vibe to customers. Black is a great colour to use if you want to make your products look expensive and worthy of value. Not forgetting, it has:

  • Fullwidth Background Image
  • Image Slideshow on Homepage
  • Fully Customisable Layout, Colours and Typography
  • ‘New Arrival’, ‘Best Seller’ and ‘Special Promotions’ Tab

machismo_newLove the white and black colour combo? It can be yours if you want to. And if you don’t like it, we will be glad to customize a special design for you according to your business preferences. Just reach out to us by phone: +603 9130 5218 or email: sales@webshaper.com; we will always listen to you.

 

Think this design will look good on your store?

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9 Important SEO Features for eCommerce Website

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So, you wanna get ranked better than your competitors on Google? But, what if you don’t know the SEO tips and tricks that will get your eCommerce site to the top? Whether you’re just getting started with a new eCommerce website or improving an existing eCommerce site, this SEO for eCommerce guide provides handy suggestions to boost your product pages SEO.

 

webShaper is an eCommerce Platform Built with SEO in mind. So, how can you make full use of this feature?

 

1. Define Homepage Title Tag and Meta Description Tag

The purpose of a title and meta description tag is to provide a brief summary of your eCommerce website’s content. Search engines will usually display your title or meta description tags in the Search Engine Result Page (SERP). The descriptions provide an introduction to your eCommerce website so that customers can decide whether to visit your page or skip it.

To define you eCommerce website’s title and description tag:

  1. Go to Design.
  2. Click on Static Pages.
  3. Look for /index.asp?p=/static/index.html link and click Edit.
  4. Fill in the details as follows:
  • Title: Your website title
  • Description: Your website description

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If you are wondering what these title and description tag means and how it can help your eCommerce website rank better, take a look at the image below that shows a SERP.

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The meta description tag also serves as your marketing copy – so, make sure your meta description tag is good and catchy enough. If consumers are captivated by your meta description tag, they will click in to learn more about what your eCommerce website has to offer to them.

 

2. Auto-generate Title Tag with Product Name

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When products are uploaded in your webShaper control panel, a title tag with your product name will be auto-generated. The title element of your product page is meant to be an accurate description of your page’s content – in this case, it’s what your product really is. This element is important to both user experience and search engine optimization. So, every title tag on your eCommerce website product page should be unique with distinct, descriptive titles for every product.

 

3. Auto-generate Meta Description Tag with Product Attributes

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Neither meta descriptions nor meta keywords are taken into account in search engines ranking algorithm. But it is extremely important in gaining user click-through from SERPs. This meta description is an opportunity to advertise your products to customers and to let them know that your products are for sale online.

Meta description tag that is auto-generated by webShaper includes page attributes like product name, price, availability, discount & category. If you wish to customise your products’ meta description tag, you can do so in your control panel:

  1. Go to Product.
  2. Click on your product.
  3. Click on Edit.
  4. Click on Product Item.
  5. You can now edit Custom Meta Description under Edit Product Item.

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With title tag and meta description tag, your product also looks good on Facebook. And this will eventually help you reach millions of new shoppers when you post this on your Facebook page.

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4. Breadcrumbs Navigation

Now, what is breadcrumbs navigation? Breadcrumbs navigation used in eCommerce websites allow users to retrace their steps, or go back to a point that refers to their original search.

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Location-based breadcrumbs like the one shown above indicate to the customers where the current page stands in the hierarchy of the website. This type of breadcrumbs navigation is most commonly seen on eCommerce websites. Upon moving further into a website, customers are provided with links to pages or categories, that act as a “parent” from the page they are currently viewing. Look at these examples of breadcrumbs navigation in eCommerce websites.

 

5. Auto-generate Product Name in Image ALT

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Search engines can’t see images on websites – So, even if an image has text embedded within the image itself, search engines are unable to crawl that text. By creating ALT attributes for every image on your site, you gain the opportunity to be more visible online. In simple words, ALT attributes tells search engines what your image is about.

But how do ALT attributes actually help your eCommerce website’s SEO? Search engines use the information that ALT text provides to determine the best image to return for a search query. So, if any customers search for a particular product that you are selling, your product image will appear in the search results. This is a great way to bring new visitors to your site.

 

6. H1 Tagging for Product Name

h1_tagOn a product page, that H1 would be your product name. You are going to ask this: what value do H1 tags have for SEO?

H1 tags can improve your search engine ranking. The H1 tag is the most important heading because it’s the highest level tag that shows what your specific page is about. It helps Google to grasp the main topics of your eCommerce website product page. Search engines usually give this tag much more weight or attention over other headings, so it will improve your search engine ranking when used correctly.

 

7. Auto-generate Google XML Sitemap

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eCommerce websites generally have a large number of products, and therefore many URL’s within the site. So, it is extremely critical to get your products indexed where search engines can easily capture them. For SEO purposes, it is strongly recommended that eCommerce sites submit all product URLs using XML sitemaps. This way, XML sitemap can be submitted to Google via Webmaster Tools to help them crawl your website better.

This XML sitemap is auto-generated by webShaper system and can be found in your control panel:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click on Google Sitemap and you will see your eCommerce website sitemap files.

Learn more about sitemaps from Google.

 

8. Rich Snippets in Product Page

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Rich snippets are the additional information that appear with Google search results. With rich snippets, your product immediately stands out. This is because rich snippets are highly visible and eye-catching, helping users discover sites that are relevant to their search results, resulting to higher click-through rates. In the case of eCommerce websites, rich snippets like ratings, picture and price range can appear for your product pages.

 

9. SEO-friendly Product Page URL

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We have made your product URL SEO-friendly and it includes keywords of your product name. It is easy to read and understand and people are more likely to click on this link if you were to post this else where compared to a URL with many characters which is difficult to understand. Most importantly, search engines look for keywords in URLs and decide how they should be ranked. Also Read: SEO: Optimal Ecommerce URLs