BV Commerce 2017 is coming Monday, October 31st.
The next release was originally planned for the first quarter of 2017. However, we've already developed so many great new features that will benefit you now during this holiday season that we decided not to wait a moment longer.
BV Commerce 2017 focuses on three key areas: merchandising, marketing, and security. In this post we highlight the first two, which have the greatest impact on your holiday sales. Follow us on Facebook as we introduce a new feature each day leading up to the launch.
For the complete list of new features, performance improvements, security enhancements, and bug fixes, read the release notes.
Better Merchandising with Sales
Help your customers easily identify products that are on sale with the new sale 'badge', and clearly show them the savings on category and product pages. Lastly, with the addition of sales by manufacturer and sales by vendor, sales have become a lot more powerful.
Sort by Best Selling & Highest Rating + Display Reviews
Shoppers can now sort products on category pages by best selling (most popular) and highest review rating plus review stars can be displayed.
New Price Field for Unique Pricing Scenarios
The new "Regular Price" field, which is between the List Price and Site Price, lets you show customers when the Site Price has been further discounted. Permanent discounts, closeouts, and MAP pricing scenarios are other good uses.
More Ways to Market to your Customers
- Automated after-sale product review request emails
- Automated back-in-stock customer notification emails
- Facebook tracking pixel & product feed
- Google Shopping and Bing Shopping feed updates
- Conforms to latest feed requirements
- Link directly to a product variant (with the choices pre-selected)
- GTIN support via new UPC field
- Added sale price field
- Enable Google Remarketing tag through admin
- Bing UET tracking--track your Bing Ads using the latest tracking code
BV Commerce 2017 requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 which in turn requires Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or above. If you're unsure whether your server supports this please contact your hosting company.
Customers with BVC 2013+
If you have a current BV.NEXT plan you can download this update from your account for free. Log in to your account to check the status of your BV.NEXT plan. If your plan has expired you can renew it for a prorated amount rather than purchasing a new license.
If you have an older version of BV Commerce (e.g. 2004, 5.X, etc), or are a new BV Commerce customer, you can purchase a license for $995. You can learn more about the upgrade path from older versions by reading this article.
Attention: BVC 5 and BVC 2004 Customers
The support end-of-life date for BV Commerce 5 is June 30, 2017. This is also an important consideration for BVC 2004 customers that have not yet upgraded since BVC 5 is required to perform the migration to the current version.