nopCommerce Features

 
  • Overview

    nopCommerce feature

    nopCommerce offers a wealth of features and capabilities to create an online store. We have already included all the necessary tools, and are always adding new ones to the list of features, so check out our roadmap or contact us to find out what’s in the pipeline.

    One key feature of the nopCommerce is its pluggable modular/layered architecture which allows additional functionality and elements to be dynamically added to the application at run-time. This pluggable modularized architecture makes it easy to create and manage your websites.

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  • Mobile commerce

    nopCommerce feature

    Mobile responsive webstore is a must for any online business owner these days, as 82% of smartphone users make a buying decision while surfing the Internet on their smartphones.

    nopCommerce supports a mobile version of your website with a compelling, feature-rich and graphically pleasing storefront and means for retailers to immediately deliver relevant offers, promotions and products. The mobile-responsive version works on any connected device, without requiring extra development or add-ons. It is free and available out of the box.

  • Multi-store

    multi-store support

    A multi-store feature enables you to run more than one store from a single nopCommerce installation. This means, you can host more than one frontend store on different domains and manage all admin operations from your single administration panel. You can create unique online stores for multiple brands, products, B2B, B2C, affiliates, co-branded stores and more. You can also quickly launch micro-stores for promotional campaigns.

    The most convenient feature is that every online store shares a single database: you can share catalog data between stores, and your customers can log-in to all of your stores using the same credentials.

    The following features can be set up separately for each store:

    • Categories and manufacturers per store
    • Products per store
    • Content (news, blog, articles) per store
    • Payments per store
    • Shipping methods per store
    • Tax rules per store
    • Product prices per store
    • Newsletters per store
    • Graphical themes per store
    • Order filtering and reports per store
    • Almost each configuration setting can be set per store
  • Multi-vendor support

    Multi-vensor support

    Multi-vendor and drop shipping support enables you to sell online without having to stock inventory or ship orders.

    When drop shipping is enabled, each product is assigned to a particular vendor whose details are stored. Once an order is placed, an email is sent to the vendor of each product in the order. The email includes products, quantities, etc. The vendor then ships the item to a customer on behalf of the merchant, who typically pays each of his/her vendors at the end of the month.

    Products from multiple independent vendors appear in the common product catalog and your website visitors can shop at one web store even if your products are supplied by hundreds of different vendors from all over the world. Each vendor can be provided with an administrator panel access to manage their products, review sales reports and order details regarding their products. Vendors do not interfere with each other's activity.

  • Product features

    nopCommerce products

    Product attributes. Create as many attributes for your products as you need, such as size and color — each with its own SKU, price, weight, image and stock level. Store owners can add text options to products for shoppers to fill in, such as initials for monogrammed products. The shoppers can also upload files, for example, for custom prints on shirts.

    Product comparison. Comparing products side by side removes the guesswork from your customers and facilitates their research, hence, improving the time, and the odds of adding a product to the cart.

    Stock management. Our inventory management allows store owners to discern physical stock and available quantities. You can easily manage backorder and pre-order status for each product. Multiple warehouses, partial deliveries, stock management by product attributes (such as color and size) are supported.


    nopCommerce products

    Prices. In nopCommerce, price tools go beyond simple price tag creation. Store owners can set different prices for different groups of their customers, hide prices for extra-valuable items and make customers contact a sales team by enabling “call for price”. nopCommerce supports “enter your price” functionality for donations, for instance.

    Downloadable products. nopCommerce supports license and user agreement attachments for downloadable products, such music files or ebooks. A store owner can choose a download activation type: "When order payment status is Paid" or "Manual activation".



    There are many other product features, such as:
    • Rental products
    • Recurring products
    • Product tags
    • Return management
    • Multiple images per product
    • Featured products, sale products or new products
    • Bundle (e.g. Build your own computer) and grouped products
    • Conditional product attributes
    • Product specifications (e.g. processor, memory, graphic card)
    • Security. ACL (access control list) on products, categories, and manufacturers
    • Configurable measure weights and dimensions
    • Import and export
    • Bulk editing, etc.
  • Search engine optimization

    nopCommerce SEO

    Search engine optimization is the process of increasing the visibility of a website in search results. Our search engine optimization tool helps you get higher search rankings, meaning more organic traffic to your store.

    Search engine friendly. To make store pages more search engine friendly, a store owner has full access to keyword tags and customized URLs management sections. nopCommerce also supports product pages with SEO-friendly names out of the box.

    Sitemap. There are two popular versions of sitemaps, and nopCommerce supports both of them. An XML sitemap is a structured format of a site that a visitor doesn't need to see. The sitemap gives information about the pages on a site to search engines: their relative importance to each other, and how often they are updated. HTML sitemaps are designed for users, to help them find content on a page. They don't need to include each subpage. HTML sitemaps help both visitors and search engine bots find pages on the site.

    Microdata. Microdata is a specification to embed machine-readable data in HTML documents. Integrating microdata into your website's code offers a number of potential advantages. First, microdata can give the search engine spiders more context for the type of information on the website and the way the site should be indexed and ranked. Another benefit of microdata is the creation of "rich snippets", which display more information on search result pages than traditional listings. nopCommerce supports Twitter and Open Graph (Facebook) META tags.

    nopCommerce SEO

    Localizable URLs. nopCommerce allows a store owner to localize URLs. URL localization increases the chances of matching search results in other cultures/languages.

    Breadcrumbs. nopCommerce supports breadcrumbs. They ease navigation within the search engine results page which makes your listing look more attractive and trustworthy. Also, when it comes to huge websites, breadcrumbs can be a great way to help users identify where they are located.

    URL Canonicalization. URL canonicalization is used to reduce indexing of duplicated pages and makes a site more crawlable by setting a store URL to the canonical (preferred) URL for each category and product pages.

    Google Analytics integration. nopCommerce is integrated with Google Analytics. The eCommerce transaction tracking tool automatically connects your Google Analytics data with customer transactions.

  • Checkout

    nopCommerce checkout

    nopCommerce supports two types of checkout used in most modern webstores:

    Anonymous checkout allows customers to checkout without creating an account. Many customers prefer this option as it allows them to finish the purchase quicker.

    One-page checkout dramatically reduces the steps required in the checkout process and also helps to increase revenue and conversion rates by making the checkout easier for customers.

    Checkout attributes. At the checkout you can provide customers with various options. For example, gift wrap their items or personalize with messages.


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    Other checkout features include:
    • Phone order support
    • Multilingual and multicurrency support
    • Configurable measure weights and dimensions
    • SSL support (secure browsing and checkout)
    • PDF order receipts
    • Mini shopping cart, etc.
  • Marketing

    nopCommerce marketing

    nopCommerce has a variety of features for marketing campaigns:

    Reward Points System. The rewards point program allows you to offer points earned on the money spent at your store. A customer can then redeem the points for additional products at your store.

    Related products. Displaying related products is a great tool to upsell while customers browse a product page or before they check out.

    Discounts and coupons. Discount amount can either be a fixed value or a percent off, e.g. $10.00 off or 20% off. You can specify a start date and an end date when a coupon is valid. Discounts can be assigned to products, entire categories, shipping, order totals, and more. They can also be assigned to specific customer roles. nopCommerce supports quantity discounts (tier prices), “N times only” and “N times per customer” discounts, and other various discount requirements (e.g. “Has one of these products in the cart” or “Spent XX amount”).


    nopCommerce marketing

    Newsletter subscriptions. nopCommerce allows your customers to subscribe to newsletters. The platform has a tool for creating your own custom newsletters and email campaigns. It can also be integrated with third-party newsletter services (e.g. MailChimp, SendinBlue, etc.).

    Content. nopCommerce supports news, blog, forums, polls, and custom pages (topics).

    Gift cards. Gift cards functionality is something that every merchant needs, no matter if running an online or offline business. nopCommerce supports two types of gift cards: gift cards delivered via e-mail (virtual) and classic gift cards to be sent via post (physical).


    nopCommerce marketing

    Product reviews and ratings. Product reviews is one of the best forms of the marketing. Asking for feedback on products gives customers a voice, at the same time lettings potential customers know what other people think about your products. nopCommerce also supports the review helpfulness feature (“Was this review helpful to you?”)

    Product comparison sites. nopCommerce is fully integrated with all major product feeds - Google Shopping, PriceGrabber and Yahoo Shopping, become.com

    Affiliate program. Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a store owner rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate's own marketing efforts.

    Additional extensions. In addition to out of the box features, you can find many other marketing tools on our marketplace, such as, product export to Facebook, SMS notifications to shoppers, etc.

  • Payment methods

    nopCommerce payment methods

    nopCommerce allows you to accept all major credit and debit cards.
    A store can be set to authorize only, or auth-capture credit card mode. nopCommerce supports refund (and partial refund) and void functionality.
    Every country has its own payment preferences, that's why nopCommerce also allows you to limit payment methods per country.
    nopCommerce has official technology partnership relations with major payment processors across the globe. This means exclusive marketing offers and pricing packages available for nopCommerce users.

    nopCommerce is integrated with more than 50 payment methods and gateways:

  • Shipping features

    nopCommerce shipping

    nopCommerce supports various shipping requirements and settings. Highlighted features include:

    Calculation. nopCommerce supports flexible calculation mechanisms: a store can be configured for free shipping over $X, shipping rates can be based on order weight or order totals, additional shipping charges can be specified per product, shipping discounts (percent or fixed amount) can be created. Certain customer groups can be marked for free shipping.
    nopCommerce allows you to limit available shipping methods per country, or apply "no shipping required" (e.g. for services).

    Addresses. nopCommerce allows your customers to give two different addresses for billing and shipping, so they can easily send items as gifts.

    Estimate shipping. It helps customers to estimate shipping cost before the checkout process starts. Customers just enter country, state and zip code information - available shipping options and their estimated cost will be shown.

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    Pickup Points. nopCommerce supports in-store pickup. This allows a store owner to configure pickup locations where customers can receive parcels.

    Packaging slips. Multiple shipments per order and tracking numbers are supported. Customers can easily track where their shipments are right now.

    Shipping methods. A store owner can define custom shipping methods (e.g. Ground, Next Day, 2nd Day, etc) or use popular shipping carriers (e.g. UPS, USPS, FedEx, etc). nopCommerce is integrated with major shipping carriers. Your customers can choose their preferred carrier based on experience, price, or destination.

  • Tax features

    nopCommerce tax

    Tax calculations in nopCommerce offer a considerable amount of flexibility to meet your store's legal requirements, your preferences, and expectations of your customers. Store owners can easily manage all settings and details in the administration panel.


    Tax features list:
    • Configuration of taxes by country, state, zip
    • Individual products can be marked taxable or tax-exempt
    • Tax classes for different products (e.g. goods, services, alcohol, etc)
    • Some customer groups can be marked as tax exempt
    • The European Union Value Added Tax (EU VAT) support (Company VAT Number)
    • Store owners are able to specify "tax based on" billing/shipping/default/shipping origin address setting
    • Prices can be displayed including or excluding tax
    • Store owners are able to specify whether shipping is taxable
    • Tax automation services integration
    nopCommerce tax
  • Customer service

    nopCommerce customers

    nopCommerce has great tools to provide high-class customer service in your webstore:
    External authentication. Allows your customers to register and login using such services as OpenID, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
    Wishlist. Wishlist enables customers to store products for purchasing at a later time.
    RTL support. RTL means Right-To-Left and is for users who use a different alphabet, which is read & written from another direction. For example, Persian, Arabic, Hebrew.
    EU cookie law. Effective from May 2012, the EU (European Union) cookie law requires websites to gain permission from users before planting cookies.
    Customer attributes. Any built-in customer attribute (e.g. Country or Address fields) can be disabled or enabled. A store owner can also create additional attributes, if required.
    Security and permissions. A store owner can configure specific rules and permissions for different categories of users.


    And a lot of other features:
    • Web Services API
    • Allow customers to register/login by email or by username
    • Customers can view their order history and order statuses
    • Customer has an address book
    • Customer roles (groups)
    • Live chat integration
    • Customizable order emails
    • Private messages
    • Time zone support
    • Password recovery
    • Several account registration/activation types such as automatic registration, email validation, or admin approval.
    • Image capture on login/registration
    • Contact us form
    • Customer activity log, etc.
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