Welcome to the September 2021 release of Better Commerce. There are several updates in this version that we hope you will like, some of the key highlights include: 

Highlights

  1. Returns in OMS: The order management system has been enhanced to generate RMAs and process returns. The offline return orders can also be processed which can be viewed under a new return screen.


  2. Video support in PIM:  You can add multiple videos to the product page that will automatically be resized to fit the entire 'featured image' column. The video will also be resized to accommodate the device's screen size. To embed a YouTube or Vimeo video into the product page. The system is smart enough to identify the video and prefix the required part of the URL and play the video on the product page. 

  3. Localization: Providing a local buying experience has a major impact on the success of a global commerce program. To gain the trust of a local audience, a business needs to take on their culture, customs, and preferences and use them in its selling approach. Using the local language and idioms to describe the products is a great way to offer a localized shopping experience. The new interface allows you to search for a product and feed localized content.


  4. Put away feature in the OMS web: Put away refers to all the warehouse processes that happen between receiving a supply of goods from a vendor and having it all stored away in racks and shelves in your warehouse. The put away feature has been added in the OMS web now so that the items from the return bin and receiving bay can easily be moved to their respective bins. In addition, the stocker app put away feature also proposes bins where the items should go making it easier for you to keep stocks back in the right place.


Changes & Improvement: E-Commerce

  1. Replacement order: The platform has been equipped to handle replacement as an action against an RMA. Customers can raise a replacement request. You can create a replacement order against this request by creating a Zero value order. 

  2. More Video type support: The PIM platform now supports multiple videos formats like YouTube, Vimeo etc. All you need to do is to pass an embedded video URL or the video ID. The system is smart enough to identify the video and prefix the required part of the URL and play the video on the product page.

  3. Variant View : The variation section in the product detail page has been redesigned to give a clearer visibility of the variant attributes. 

  4. Localization: Providing a local buying experience has a major impact on the success of a global commerce program. To gain the trust of local audiences, a business needs to take on their culture, customs, and preferences and use them in its selling approach. Using the local language and idioms to describe the products is a great way to offer a localized shopping experience. The new interface allows you to search for a product and feed localized content.





  5. Time Zone management: Its imperative that your ecommerce platform is equipped enough to handle different time zones. You can have orders from different time zones, the products scheduled to be launched cannot afford to miss the time frame hence, this release focused on making sure the product launch and such related activities doesn't mistime because of time differences. 


Changes & Improvement: OMS


  1. Smart put away: Put away refers to all the warehouse processes that happen between receiving a supply of goods from a vendor and having it all stored away in racks and shelves in your warehouse. The put away feature has been added in the OMS web now so that the items from the return bin and receiving bay can easily be moved to their respective bins. In addition, the stocker app put away feature also proposes bins where the items should go making it easier for you to keep stocks back in the right place.

  2. Returns: The order management system has been enhanced to generate RMAs and process returns. The offline return orders can also be processed which can be viewed under a new return screen.

  3.  Better Stock Adjustment: The stock adjustment screen has been completely revamped to give you a whole new experience. The entries can now be done much faster by using your keyboard. The arrow and the tab keys for navigation make it really quick and easy for you to traverse and take the action.

    The preview feature gives a more reliable and satisfying view before you hit the final submit.


Notable Bug fixes

  1. Stock take for all bins: While performing stock take exercise from the OMS web using the first option 'For all the bins' the identified inconsistency has been taken care of to give you  flawless stock updates. With this new option in addition to, 'specific bin' update the feature has become more useful and gives more flexibility to warehouse for maintaining the right level of stock count.

  2. Deleting a lookbook from the list: The intermittent problem while deleting a lookbook from the list has been addressed with this release.

  3. Image list search in CMS Page builder: While creating/editing a page from the CMS age builder the search of image list has been optimized to fetch quicker and accurate result.

  4. Mega Menu navigation block save: The drag and drop to sort the display order of navigation block within a mega menu is now hassle free.

  5. Adhoc-Refund: Refund can be processed without having to create an RMA. This concept of adhoc-refund gives you the liberty to refund custom amount based on the business requirement.