Posted by Aaron on February 24, 2015

New Release - BV Commerce 2015

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test drive BV Commerce 2015

The long-awaited responsive theme (mobile-compatible) is finally here, and it's coming in the form of new whole new version: BV Commerce 2015! While the responsive theme is undoubtedly the most exciting feature, there are tons of other new features, enhancements, performance improvements, and bug fixes that we've poured into this new release.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Responsive theme (mobile-compatible)
  • Theme architecture now supports overriding Pages, Category/Product/Custom Page/Kit templates, Controls, Content Blocks, and Checkouts—completely customize the front end without altering code outside of the theme
  • Shopping Cart abandonment email remarketing plus ability to convert carts to orders in the admin
  • Smarter shipping package dimension calculator for more accurate real-time rates, especially for carriers that use dimensional weight like UPS and FedEx
  • DHL real-time rates
  • Updated PayPal Express integration with improved checkout process
  • SEO settings page to aggregate all SEO-related settings in one place
  • Site-wide canonical URL implementation
  • Google Universal Analytics update w/display features & enhanced link attribution settings
  • Google Shopping feed updates
  • Google Trusted Stores integration update
  • Google Tag Manager integration
  • Sales Person functionality—make users sales people, tag admin orders with sales people, run reports on performance
  • Impersonate customer accounts from admin
  • New & Edit Order page enhancements—apply tax exemption & admin discount when creating order, adjust shipping rates, use Address Book to select customer addresses, & more!
  • Ability to move categories anywhere in the category structure
  • Import/export now supports inventory and product/category assignment
  • QuickBooks Merchant Services (QBMS) payment gateway support
  • Category templates: Grid Full Width and Sub-Sub Category Menu
  • Category Grid content block
  • URL Rewriter performance improvements—very significant for stores with many categories
  • Improved performance for all 'by criteria' stored procedures—has biggest impact on admin Catalog and Orders areas
  • New fresh install using responsive theme and best-practice settings
  • ...and much more! See the complete list of changes since BVC 2013.

And if that isn't enough to wet your appetite, test-drive BV Commerce 2015 for yourself! We've upgraded our Bike Shop demo store to BVC 2015 so you can play around in the admin and make whatever changes you wish. The demo store is automatically reverted to a fresh copy hourly, on the hour, so don’t worry about messing anything up.

Pricing & Availability

BV Commerce 2015 will be released on March 2nd. Pricing for new licenses is $995. Customers with an active BV.NEXT plan at the time of release can download BVC 2015 for free from their account.

Customers with an expired BV.NEXT plan are not forced to purchase a new license but are able to renew their BV.NEXT plan at a prorated amount from the expiration date. To check the status of your BV.NEXT plan, log into your account and go to the Downloads page. If your plan has expired, or will be expiring soon, click the "Renew Now" button to renew your BV.NEXT plan.

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