storeBlox CS has had nifty group management features for your company store for quite some time, allowing you to manage group access to things like product categories and budgets, or to automate registrations. It’s also got powerful approval controls, enabling you to fine-tune who gets to buy what and when a higher-up needs to review the purchase.
Put those two together and – boom! – you’ve got the chocolate-and-peanut-butter of company store purchasing management (yes, we really said that): Group Approvers! Group Approvers are approvers that you assign to a (wait for it) group.
Since you can already manage approvers at the user level, Group Approvers allow you to control approval at a higher level and reassign approvers to large numbers of users when someone leaves or changes roles. Available now for all customers.
We felt that our WYSIWYG editor (the little menubar that lets you format text for your products, landing pages and other site content) was getting a little long in the tooth, so like a good dentist we ripped it out and replaced it with a brand new one:
In addition to just working better, the new editor includes support for full-screen editing, easier source code editing (for you HTML wizards) and more formatting options. It’s in your dashboard now. Check it out!
Date Modified Sorting
Put this in the “a customer beat us over the head until we finally added it” category: You can now sort products by date modified!
This is a useful way to sort products you are updating to find what you most recently worked on. Combined with the fabulous View History feature on the Product Edit page, it’s also a great auditing tool to see what’s going on if things don’t seem right with your products.
eBlox is proud to announce the launch of Leaderpromos.com, a top 50 promotional products and apparel distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Leaderpromos.com is a completely new web presence that showcases new features and technology for Leaderpromos’ clients, which includes top companies like Starbucks, Intel, Zappos and many others.
“Leaderpromos challenged us to create cutting-edge technology to help their clients discover and save products more easily,” noted eBlox CEO Brent Buford. “Our developers built new tools like the Idea Board and Sample Bag that take the friction out of these processes and encourage new ways of interacting.”
First among these innovations is the Idea Board, a proactive tool that enables seamless, one-click saving of products for projects. Always just a click away in a floating tab on the site, Idea Boards can be shared with colleagues instantly or printed for presentations.
In addition, eBlox streamlined the sample ordering process for Leaderpromos.com so that any number of samples can be ordered with a minimum of clicks. No login is required and sample ordering and management is consolidated onto a single, easy-to-use Sample Bag page.
Built on eBlox’ storeBlox e-commerce platform, Leaderpromos.com is fully responsive for mobile devices, completely secured with SSL and packed with useful features like easy product color filtering and built-in blog posting.
Our most frequent request isn’t for a cool feature or a whiz-bang tool—it’s for more design variety. That’s right: we give our customers the best features in the world and all they want is more eye candy. Can’t win ‘em all.
Except for this week—we’re pleased to announce a whole new series of fabulous template designs for your storeBlox CS company stores.
We’ve made some cool improvements, including support for hundreds of new fonts and a streamlined method for changing theme colors.
What’s that you said? Yes, that’s right: you can change theme colors to your heart’s content. Don’t like that purple? Push it over the edge to a deep eggplant-y color! That orange a tad too bright for your client to swallow? Tone it down to something a little more tangerine!
The same goes for fonts. If that sans-serif “Lato” font is a bit too, um, *modern* for the board’s stodgy tastes, restore order and confidence with a much more conservative choice like PT Serif or Crimson. Sky’s the limit! (Well, really, it’s about 850 or so fonts, but that’s probably enough.)