In this demo I show how you can set up a flash sale in WebSphere Commerce. This mixes date and time driven promotions and web activities. The setup is a sale for a new Nike shirt will happen on Friday from noon to five where the shirt will be 20% off. The advertisement helps on the home page but you could also use remote widgets to advertise on other sites like Facebook and blogs.
In this video I show how you can replace the default content for an eMarketing Spot in WebSphere Commerce. You can optionally use a web activity and change the logo based on rules but this approach shows how you can achieve a new logo by utilizing the default content field on the eSpot itself.
I have gotten asked in previous conversations if there are standard synonym files for different product sets and industries for the Solr search engine. Interestingly enough I could not find anything out there so I decided to create an online repository on GitHub for such files. I envision files for all kinds of industries and product sets. I put some ideas out there and if anyone else has more please share with the community. If you happen to have a large set of synonyms today also share those!
A few weeks ago IBM announced a native application for Android based devices. Being an Apple guy myself I have been waiting to announce this. WebSphere Commerce now has a native iOS application that uses the same REST base services the Android version uses. Even better, this solution is published as Open Source – talk about a great way to learn the WebSphere Commerce API’s!
You can check out the announcement and offering on the IBM site. You can also learn about the new offering on the InfoCenter.
In this video I show how you can create basic proximity alerts in WebSphere Commerce. An example is, you can show an alert when the shopper is close to a promotion. Example, say you have a proximity alert set for a minimum order of $120 and a discount of $30 when the cart contents reach $200. This alert will show to the shopper if they have a total cart value between $120 and $199.99.
I have been a user and fan of the Blender tool for quite some time. There is a KickStarter project looking for less than $250 to complete the bidding process for the project. If you believe in Open Source and education for the masses then help Kris complete this project. Whether you are a low level developer, artist or just someone who like doing this stuff for a hobby (like me) then this is a great project to learn from.
In this video I show the cool tool “Generating SKU’s” in the WebSphere Commerce Management Center. A business user can use Management Center to enter products and SKU’s very easily and in this video I show how easy it is.
In this video I show how to set up some basic product page recommendations using WebSphere Commerce Management Center. Similar to Category page recommendations this sets up recommendations for all product pages in the Lounge Chair category. I show how things like Copy and Paste and Drag and Drop in the business tool allow the business user to quickly copy other rules and change them
In this video I show how you can set up some basic category page recommendations. In WebSphere Commerce you can set up a category recommendation for all pages or have specific recommendations based on shopper attributes, category, cart contents, search and many more factors. In this example I show how to set up a specific set of recommendations for the Lounge Chairs category page.