|Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:23 am Post subject: Upcoming changes
We would like to give you a heads up of some important upcoming changes in the eCRATER marketplace.
I. As you are probably aware, recently we have added a feature in the admin tool to show where your sales come from. For each order you can see now if it came from Google, Yahoo, Bing, direct traffic, other store traffic, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or from our main marketplace.
Starting on May 1st, all orders that came from the marketplace will be subject to 2.9% marketplace cost. We are spending considerable efforts and money to drive buyers to our marketplace. This small marketplace cost will allow us to continue bringing you buyers and sales originating from the main marketplace. Please note that your store will remain 100% free and you will not pay any fees, final value fees or commission.
You can minimize your marketplace traffic by selecting "Send minimum buyers from the marketplace". This is a feature that will be introduced in a few days.
For further detailed information regarding this change please visit our new FAQ section:
II. Starting on May 1st, if you linked your store with Google AdWords, then the Google Shopping traffic you are paying for will go straight to your store instead of to your product pages in the main marketplace. Thus the buyer will be "locked" into your store and will be able to only see products from your store.
III. Back in February we launched our new design. After several months of fixing small issues and making little adjustments, we are getting closer to adding new color templates for your store that are based on the new design. Please stay tuned as these will be launched soon. Of course, you would be still able to keep the legacy templates if you like these better.
IV. In the next few months we will also be adding some new payment options, custom domain support and will be launching a mobile version of our website.
The eCRATER Team