Jared Burns writes us that Fetch, the application that allows Shopify store owners to sell downloadable goods, received an update:
Though Fetch is only a week old, we’ve made some major changes – hopefully to your liking! So, here’s a few…
- 14 day free trial with any plan.
- No Shopify user/pass required anymore.
- Better product import for Shopify.
- Lower prices!
- In addition to clarifying our unlimited support, flat fees, etc. on the homepage, you can also explore Fetch in greater detail through the brand new sliding tour …
With our recent push to expand our support for fulfillment services we’ve added support for Fulfillment by Amazon to Shopify.
Amazon says it best with the following from the Fulfillment by Amazon homepage:
Your business should focus on customers and sales – not fulfillment. With this innovative new service, your inventory and orders are processed using the same system used by Amazon.com. When a customer places an order we pick, pack and ship it. No more complicated warehouse and inventory management software. No more worrying about how you’re going to get all those items packed before the pickup time. No more hassles with shipping companies. Just let Amazon do all of it! After 10 years and millions of orders and customers, Amazon has created one of the most advanced fulfillment networks in the world and your business can now benefit from our expertise.
Did you ever want to insert an Image on one of your blog posts or add a PDF with a feature overview to a product but you just could not figure out where to upload such files?
This week we introduce some improvements to Shopify’s asset management:
New is the “Insert an image” link which you can find underneath every text area in Shopify.
Clicking it opens a new dialog:
The files you upload here are independent of your theme and will stay with you even if you decide to apply a completely new theme to your store.
You can get an overview of all your uploaded files under the new Assets tab.
The new Assets tab unifies the Uploaded files, the newly redesigned Theme Editor and the Theme Gallery.
Fetch is an application developed by Pixellent for bringing digital goods delivery to Shopify.
from the product page :
Selling digital products like music, photos and software has never been easier. Fetch is the smartest, freshest, most elegant digital delivery application that makes selling digital goods simple. Your information is hosted on our fast, reliable and secure web servers, so transactions are worry free. Simply add digital items and our automated system will do the rest!
Once setup, fetch will automatically contact your customers with the download instructions for your digital goods. Digital items are hosted on their secure servers and are only made available for actual customers.
Its fantastic to see the Shopify eco-system growing just prior to the launch of our Open API thanks to our wonderful customer base and passionate store owners. We hope that this is the first of many businesses build around Shopify, best of luck to Pixellent.
Shopify now has support for the New Zealand based payment gateway SecurePayTech, thanks to a member of the Shopify community. Jasper Bryant-Greene had originally requested the gateway in the Shopify forums, but he decided to take matters into his own hands and write the code for the gateway himself. He then contributed the code to ActiveMerchant. More information about contributing payment gateways to ActiveMerchant can be found in the ActiveMerchant Guide to Contributing.
Some more information about SecurePayTech from their homepage:
SecurePayTech.com provides secure and affordable credit card authorization and processing services for on-line businesses. Comprehensive reporting of individual transactions combined with historical trend analysis keeps you firmly in control of your business.
We’re very excited to expand our support for fulfillment services with our new support for Webgistix, a global leader in fulfillment solutions.
From the Webgistix homepage:
Webgistix is a global leader in fulfillment solutions. The company has a reputation for delivering fast and accurate order fulfillment services, useful Internet technology, and personalized customer service.
The company was built on the Webgistix guarantee – Every order shipped with 100% accuracy within 24 hours or it’s free.
The entire Webgistix model has been engineered from inception to deliver exceptional order fulfillment services and technology. You never have to worry about an order being shipped and can focus on your core business.
Fulfillment services are excellent because they allow you focus on your core business instead of worrying about warehousing, packaging, and shipping, as we have previously mentioned.
Shopify now has support for the US based payment gateway NETbilling.
From the NETbilling homepage:
Compatible with numerous banking platforms, offered both within the USA and Internationally, Netbilling provides a completely secure transaction processing solution for any online merchant. Whether you are a new merchant requiring a complete education in all aspects of online sales, or a seasoned professional with specific needs, Netbilling is your ultimate online business partner.
From the PaySecure homepage:
PaySecure has been designed as a secure payments gateway to facilitate electronic payments for credit card and direct debit.
It supports merchant acquiring through all major Australian banks eg Westpac, ANZ, NAB, Commonwealth and St George Bank and can process all major credit cards including VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club.
Using military-strength encryption technology, PaySecure ensures tight security – an essential safeguard for online transactions. The service also uses a fault-tolerant architecture to enable rapid data re-routing in the case of individual equipment failure, while also using duplicate site locations to save data in the event of a major disaster.