3dcart has always been one of the most active and efficient ecommerce platforms for aspiring business owners to gain an edge in the market. It has helped a lot of business ventures set up an online store in no time. Now, 3dcart has come up with yet another version release – 3dcart 8.1, which not only addresses to and fixes the past bugs and cart issues, but also encompasses the following changes and additions to the 3dcart service:

Major 3dcart Feature Updates:

  • 3-D Secure 2.0

    3dcart now supports 3-D Secure 2.0 through Cardinal Commerce’s integration. This includes payments Verified By Visa, Mastercard Secure, American Express SafeKey and Discover ProtectBuy. More information is available at Cardinal Commerce!

  • Google Pay (This will include DESKTOP Integration and not just Android):

    A new module in 3dcart adds the Google Pay solution for Android Mobile users and Desktop users. It uses the saved card on Google Wallet to pay for the orders. The Google Pay integration is currently available for the Stripe payment option, however, additional payment options will be available in the future.

  • Square Register Integration

3dcart is proud to announce a new module that brings integration to 3dcart merchants of the Point of Sale system provided by Square – import the 3dcart products to the Square POS system, or vice/versa.  Inventory control is synced between the 2 systems when items are purchased from either one. Check out how you can Set up Square Register Integration!

Along with these, there are many more enhancements to the platform. Let’s have a look:

Payment Methods

These updates will add new ways for you to collect payment on your stores!

  • PayPal Express Checkout – Guest

3dcart has added a new function to PayPal Express that allows the “Guest Checkout” option. This allows the shoppers to checkout with PayPal Express without the need of creating an account on PayPal. Here is the Instruction on Setting up PayPal Express in 3dcart!

(Note, this Guest checkout update will also apply to PayPal Payments Pro which automatically adds PayPal Express.)integrate-3dcart-with-erp

  • Affirm Payment Gateway

Affirm is a loan payment solution for orders over $50 where the shopper can sign up with Affirm and pay for the orders in instalments. Meanwhile, the merchant is paid in full and can ship the item as usual.

Here is how you can Add Affirm Payment Gateway to your Store!

  • Heartland Payment Gateway

New payment gateway for Heartland Payments can be selected from the drop-down when adding the Payment methods.

New Features and Integrations

3dcart version 8.1 also introduces the following new features and integration updates to the 3dcart online store:

  • Pre-Orders Module

This module will allow merchants to take orders for the products that aren’t released yet. The module is available on Pro plans and higher, and requires a tokenized gateway. It provides some automation for the task of pre-orders – at purchase, the shopper’s card is pre-authorized for the amount, and – as the product becomes available – the order moves into the New status and the funds are captured. Here is the Knowledge-base Instructions for Pre-Order Module!

  • Drip Integration

Drip is a complete marketing automation solution which provides a large range of customizations – from personalized email marketing and workflows, to intelligent Facebook Ads and campaigns. 3dcart integration allows you to synchronize subscribers and purchases (called “events”) directly from 3dcart online store into Drip. More details are available at 3dcart Drip Integration!

  • “Signature Required” Option for USPS Labels

Merchants can use “Signature Required” when creating their USPS labels directly from the 3dcart admin interface.Check out how you can Set up your DYMO|Endicia integration.

  • New Australia Post Integration

3dcart has updated the API that they connect to the Australia Post shipping rates to their latest version. Check out the Instructions on Setting up Australia Post!integrate-3dcart-with-erp

Online Store Manager Updates

We will also see the following functions inside the newer 3dcart Online Store Manager!

  • 2 Factor Authentication for the Admin Panel

This will allow the admin users to set up the 2-Factor authentication (2FA) for their admin logins using either Google or Authy. When enabled, they log into their admin as usual and then they need to enter a six-digit token which is generated by the authenticator app on their phone. This way, if their password is somehow compromised, there’s an extra level of security to the login because they will also need their cell phone with the authenticator app to facilitate the process.

  • Streamlined Phone Orders System

A completely redesigned phone orders system is enabled, with a single-page process that has dynamic searches for customers and products to help your team increase productivity when processing orders from the admin panel. Currently in Beta so you can switch between the current phone order system and the new experience.

  • Category Filter for Automation Rules

A new addition to Automation Rules has been introduced that allows to use product categories as filters to identify orders that will trigger the automation rules.

  • Pre-set Data Exports

3dcart has made changes to the Orders, Product and Customer exports where the default export is a pre-set file with only the main columns – optimized for performance and providing faster CSV exports.

  • Canonical URL for Extra Pages

Having Canonical URLs enabled in the SEO Tools section will now extend to Extra Pages as well.

Till now these are the main updates that are going to be introduced in 3dcart version 8.1. With time, we are sure to see many more feature being introduced in this platform which has always kept going forward to cater to its customers.

Now, you can easily connect your 3dCart store with the back-end ERP System and automate the business process!!

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