VDP Upload Progress Bar
The incorporation of a progress bar in our ezMerge template enhances the user experience when uploading sizable database files, providing a clear indication to end users that their uploaded file is undergoing processing.
MOD & Printers Plan Integration Update - Pass Sheets/Originals to Plan
MyOrderDesk now has the functionality to transmit numeric values to Printer's Plan, specifically for the number of sheets or originals required. This feature simplifies the template management process, especially when dealing with variable sheet counts. This works with both Price Requests and Order Requests.
Take a look at the screenshot below, highlighting the recent addition of a field within the Order Form's Cart tab, labeled "Sheets/Originals." You can now designate the field you wish to map to this new item, which will be transferred to Printer's Plan upon placing an order.
For details on setting this up in Printer's Plan, please refer to this article.
Printable Job Ticket
Updated the Printable Job Ticket section for shipping to show the weight of the entire shipment rather than the weight of a single item or bundle of items to reduce confusion.
Important UPS Integration Update - Action Required!
We want to inform you about a crucial update regarding our UPS integration, which requires your attention. UPS has recently implemented an enhanced security model, adopting OAuth 2.0 for all APIs. This change not only boosts security but also improves the capabilities of the UPS API. Due to these changes, our existing UPS integration needed a complete overhaul. As a result, we've developed an entirely new integration with UPS, which went live on July 27, 2023.
For customers who were already using the integration before the mentioned date, we kindly request you take action. To continue using the integration seamlessly, you must authorize your account before June 3, 2024. You have the flexibility to complete this authorization process at any time before the deadline. Once authorized, unnecessary fields from the previous MOD setup will be automatically removed, streamlining your integration experience.
For new customers or those creating new connections to UPS after July 27, 2023, please note that UPS will no longer issue API access keys. While the previous integration will continue to work until June 3, 2024, you'll be required to authorize your account during the setup process. We understand the importance of a smooth integration with UPS, and we're committed to ensuring a hassle-free experience for you. If you have any questions or need assistance with the authorization process, please don't hesitate to reach out to our support team.
In the screenshot below you will see that a new Authorize button has been added to the setup. It is important to Authorize your account with UPS before June 3, 2024, to avoid any disruption in your integration.
After selecting the Authorize button, you will be transferred to the UPS website where you need to either create an account or log in to your account.
The Authorization process will happen automatically at that time. You will then be returned to the MOD site with a confirmation of success. It is as simple as that.
Added Option to Select Individual Items or "All" in the Files/Proofs Tab for DocMart Production files.
- Customers Canvas Designer Editor has been updated to the newest 6.22.3 version.
- UPS Update allowing Customer Classification Changes.
UPS Integration Update
There was a recent update to the UPS Integration. We are now able to let you set both the Pickup Type and the Customer Classification (previously we only had a selector for Pickup Type).
In MOD, we defaulted to the Pickup Type of "Daily Pickup," and Customer Classification of "Daily Rates" and no change to these settings has been made.
If you would like to make adjustments to your current settings, you can do this on the UPS Settings page (Admin > Shopping Cart > Shipping Rates > Third Party Rates > Select UPS). We suggest working with your UPS contact to discuss the best choices for you. See the screenshots below for the two settings referred to here.
- RGB Colorization of ezMerge QR Codes
- Change Crop color from White to Gray
- "Last Ordered" date added to Reports > Inventory Items Report
- Added the Total Number of Users to the Users Table
Allow RGB Colorization of ezMerge QR Codes
You can now specify a RGB color for QR Codes generated in ezMerge.
To see this option, select one of your image fields in ezMerge where you have specified the Field Type as "Barcode (QR/128)" and then select the link "Edit Barcode Field Data." You will see two new options, one for the Image Color, and the other for the Background Color. See below.
Note: This works with the RGB color space, so depending on what browser you use, you may see different color options. Make sure to select RGB.
When colorizing your QR code, make sure to pick colors that are in high contrast with each other. This makes your QR code easy to scan. Also avoid a background color that is darker than the foreground.
Lastly, make sure to test it out on a few apps before printing the final piece to make sure it is easily read.
Now when your QR code is generated, it will use the color specified, as seen in the screenshot below:
ezMerge Image Crop Tool Changed from White to Gray
To make it easier to see the crop marks in the Image Editor, we've changed the corner bars from white to gray. Previously the white bars laying over the white background made it difficult to see and grab.
Added "Last Ordered" Column to Reports > Inventory Items Reports
Added the Total Number of Users to the Users Table
For the convenience of seeing how many total Users you have in a particular Site (both Active and Inactive), we've added the number when viewing the Everyone Group. See below:
New "Buy Now" Feature
To make the ordering process even faster for those wanting to order just one item, we've added a “Buy Now” feature that when selected will allow customers to bypass the Shopping Cart and Shipping/Billing Address pages and go right from the Product page to Checkout.
In order to skip the Shipping/Billing page, your customer would either have had to chosen an address as their default, or would be ordering from a site with only one address available to them.
In any case, once your customer lands on the Checkout page, they could always choose to continue shopping and/or visit the Shipping/Billing address page if they need to.
To set this up, you will be selecting a new option in your product form. Go to the form, select the Submit Button field, and then click on the "Enable "Buy Now" button. See screenshot below:
From this field, you will also see a link to the Checkout Options page where you can change the button text from the default (Buy Now), to something else you would like. In the example below, we've changed the button to read "Skip Cart & Buy Now!" You can get to this page by either selecting the link in the form field, or going directly to that page: Admin > Shopping Cart > Checkout Options. see below:
When viewed in the store, your customer will now be able to either Add to Cart as done previously, or select the option to Buy Now: