Convert More Sales by Displaying Dynamic Notices during Checkout!
If you had access to a method that allowed you to improve sales in five minutes, would you use that method? That’s why we designed Cart Notices – you can easily and effectively increase sales and customer satisfaction by displaying dynamic, actionable messages to your customers as they check out. Leverage proven tactics to increase conversions so that you earn more from customers you already have, and let them know of sales and promotions to improve the shopping experience.
Now you can encourage your customer to add just one more item with a message offering free shipping based on the amount in their cart. Or, create urgency to close that sale with a notice like “Checkout within the next 10 minutes and your order ships today!”. Easily create as many notices as you’d like based on a particular product or product category in the cart, or using other criteria.
Advanced Design and Layout Tools provide a big step up in page design and layout flexibility. In addition to extending the variety of page layout options, the add-on provides dozens of ready-made content modules that you can have us style as desired or use with default styling.
Another big upgrade is the ability to include background videos and a wealth of content animations, all of which increase visitor engagement and project a refined image. The Advanced Design and Layout Tools Add-on provides substantial improvements to not only backend options, but it users in a wealth of frontend treats for site visitors thanks to the introduction of default animations and improved fluidity for how content displays.
One of Venture’s most dynamic Add-ons, Advanced e-Commerce reports provides an incredibly powerful reporting tool that allows you to import e-commerce data into third party customer relationship database solutions, accounting programs, or use for any number of internal reporting needs.
Creating & Exporting Reports Is Easy
Create one or more reporting categories. You can add/edit/delete categories at any time.
Assign products to one or more reporting category; this can be done on a per-product basis or via bulk edit. Products can be added or removed from reporting categories at any time.
Create a custom commerce report by selecting which reporting categories to include along with desired order export fields. There are more than 30 default fields to choose from and the system will automatically add any custom fields created using the Venture’s Product Add-on extension!
Export reports via user defined date range.
Build and publish an unlimited number of interactive forms in just minutes; no programming, HTML, or tables knowledge required! No drudgery, just quick and easy form-building. Select your fields, configure your options and easily embed forms on your web site using a variety of point-and-click tools.
Visual Form Editor: Building simple and complex forms alike is a piece of cake with the easy to use form editor.
Multi-Page Forms: Make long forms easier to use by breaking them up into multiple pages, complete with progress bar.
Conditional Fields: Configure your form to show/hide fields, sections, pages, or the submit button based on user selections.
Program Book Management: Allow sponsors to upload program book content right from your website. You can even allow them to upload artwork, regardless of size!
Artist Bios Management & Communication: Getting info from artists can feel like herding cats but you can use a form to gather info or even use each entry to automatically create bio pages!
Venture’s Advanced Jobs Manager is an ideal solution for adding job-board functionality to your site. Being shortcode based, it can be integrated into your primary site as an interior page or can function as a stand-alone micro-site. This is a perfect solution for everything from posting openings in the admin office to volunteer opportunities and artistic opening.
Add, manage and categorize job listings using the same interface as your existing admin panels.
Searchable & filterable ajax powered job listings added through shortcodes.
Frontend forms for submitting & managing job listings.
Create custom categories and tags.
Resume submission (collect resumes regardless of existing openings!)
Listing alerts allow logged in users the ability to subscribe to daily, weekly, or bi-monthly alerts based on user defined filters.
Custom field creation allows you to customize the listing admin panel by adding any type of text, textarea, checkbox, select, and upload file field.
The Advanced Notifications extension for V-Commerce lets you setup order and stock notifications for users other than the admin user. These can be used for anything; notifying staff and users of sales, sending stock notices to suppliers, or even sending new orders to drop shippers.
Within the plugin you can create a recipient, giving them a name, email address and other details. This new recipient can then be assigned notifications for events:
Tab Manager gives you complete control over your product page tabs, allowing you to easily create new tabs for products, share tabs among multiple products, reorder tabs using a visual drag-and-drop interface, and more. No more messing with filters, template files, or modifying your theme; you’ll be able to create custom tabs from the convenience of the admin dashboard.
What Can Tab Manager Do?
Reorder, rename, remove the core description/attributes/reviews tabs
Edit custom tabs for a product page using the rich text editor
Add any number of custom product tabs and order them
Create “global tabs” that can be added to multiple products
Automatic integration with most 3rd party plugin tabs
Create a “default tab layout” that can be applied to all products
Venture’s Advanced Social Sharing is a third party add-on that provides greatly expanded functionality for sharing, monitoring, and increasing your social media engagement.
19 templates, including ready made versions to match Windows Metro, iOS, and Retina displays.
12 display locations; go beyond displaying share icons at the traditional “bottom of post” location.
Four button display options; buttons with text and icon, text on hover, icons only, and text only.
9 counter styles
HOT – After Share Actions; increase engagement by displaying a custom message or follow action after a visitor shares your content. Several built-in options are available for everything from mailing list signups through social following.
Social fan counter widgets
Improved Google Analytics integration.
Create custom share messages per social media network on a post by post basis or apply universally.
…and much, much more.
One of the most common frustrations we hear from users is how to manage and display lists of donors/supporters/endorsers, etc. For many users, these lists can contain hundreds and even thousands of names and while managing them manually to display inside a typical page is certainly doable, having an option available to reduce the time associated with easily editing list names while providing an attractive, responsive display is a high-value offering.
To that end, Venture’s Advanced Supporter List Management Add-on is an ideal solution. It allows users to create lists to use at one or more pages while managing the names remotely via .csv file or Google spreadsheet.
Automatically Complete Paid Orders!
Tired of manually switching over orders from processing to complete? Then this is the ideal Add-on for you, Auto Complete Orders will automatically complete virtual and/or downloadable products or even all orders if that’s what you prefer.
Normally, orders with successful payment are updated from ‘pending’ to ‘processing’. Once the order is processed, you have to manually complete orders. If your shop is processing a large number of orders each day, updating the order status to complete for each of those orders can be a time commitment drain.
But if you don’t need to use the “processing” status, you can use Auto Complete Orders to automatically mark paid orders as “complete,” skipping the “processing” status. Just give us a call or send an email and in a few minutes we can get it all setup for you so you never have to worry about changing order statuses again.
Venture’s Automated Event RSS Email Campaigns Add-on is the most powerful event automation tool available in the market. It provides a 100 percent automated solution for all of your upcoming and recently added event email campaigns and provides a nearly limitless ability to customize the types of campaigns to offer patron subscribers.
A Perfect Solution For Improving Marketing Performance
It’s a single ticket sales force multiplier in that it allows you to routinely and automatically reach hundreds, or even thousands, of potential ticket buyers without doing a second of additional work. This regular contact via unobtrusive notices will help keep your events on the ticket buyer’s mind and increase single ticket conversion.
You’ll earn more revenue on every ticket sale and boost marketing performance thanks to combining reduced marketing expenditures with lowered work hours.
Plays Nice With Others
The plugin is designed to work seamlessly with Venture’s strategic partner email marketing provider, MailChimp, but it can work with any email marketing client that provides the following functionality:
Create RSS campaigns that will be automatically delivered to subscribers at prescribed day/time each week.
Allows users to modify the CSS for each respective RSS campaign.
If you want to know whether or not this will work with your email marketing client, just ask.
Accept donations with amount specified by the patron. This add-on provides the ability to create a dedicated product that in addition to being shown as a usual product, it can be included as a dedicated donation field on the cart page.
If the patron skips the cart page or goes directly to checkout and hasn’t made any donation, you have the option of showing a link on the checkout to promote the donation action.
Since this functions as a stand-alone product, you’ll have the ability to modify shipping, tax, and viewability. If you use any of Venture’s advanced e-commerce reporting plugins, the dedicated product makes reporting that much easier!
Comprehensive rules for cart cross-sells.
Don’t assume the shopping cart page means the online shopper has finished and is ready to checkout. You should always show cross-sell items, especially on cart views. People access the shopping cart for any number of reasons, and adding recommendations to your shopping cart adds another layer of interest for buyers and helps add value to their buying experience. Most store owners want to get the customer to the checkout process as quickly as possible. However, studies shows show that placing recommendations in the cart have garnered higher conversions versus carts that don’t have recommendations in their cart.
The Cart Up-Sells add-ons a powerful tool for driving incremental and impulse purchases by customers once they are in the shopping cart. It extends the concept of up-sales and cross-sells at the product level, and engages your customer at the moment they are most likely to increase their spending.
Transform your products into an online catalog by removing eCommerce functionality
Wait, what? Remove eCommerce functionality? It may sound strange but when you think about it, if you take out the cart, checkout process and ‘buy now’ buttons, your system is actually the perfect platform upon which to showcase a catalog of products which aren’t currently for sale online. The added beauty of this solution is that when you do want to start selling, you can do so with the flick of a switch.
But this extension does much more than that. Rather than just taking the entire store offline, you also have the option restrict it to users who’re logged in.
You can also configure messages to replace the price and/or add to cart button components or just remove them completely.
The checkout field editor provides you with an interface to add, edit and remove fields shown on your checkout page. Fields can be added and removed from the billing and shipping sections, as well as inserted after these sections next to the standard ‘order notes’.
The editor supports several types for custom fields including text, select, checkboxes and datepickers.
Core fields can also be moved around giving you more control over your checkout without touching the code.
Build dynamic, complex product kits and build-to-order assemblies by compositing existing products.
With “Composite Products”, V-Commerce allows you to create sophisticated, dynamic product kits by compositing existing products. The powerful Composite Product type makes building even the most complex product kit a breeze, while the configuration and purchase of Composite Products is natural and intuitive.
New Composite Products can be created by defining Components and selecting existing simple or variable products as Component Options. For ultimate flexibility, Composite Components may be marked as optional and min/max quantities may be defined. Additionally, the powerful “Scenarios” feature makes it possible to define detailed dependencies between Component Options, adding amazing depth and complexity to Composites. To learn more about Scenarios, check out the documentation!
The “Composite Products” extension has been designed to make the purchasing experience as straightforward as possible – every Component is presented clearly and can be configured by choosing one of the available product options. After choosing options and selecting quantities for all Components, a configured Composite can be added to the cart as usual. Stock management for Composites and composited products works naturally and intuitively: If the chosen configuration includes products that are out of stock, the Composite cannot be purchased.
This add-on provides the ability for multisite users to assign a dedicated URL to one or more child sites. So instead of having to use a URL such as www.yourdomain.org/subsite or www.subsite.primarydomain.org, you can use www.subsite.org. Users are responsible for any associated domain registration fees.
Provide unique brand identity while simultaneously retaining unified account management and shared resources.
No limit to the number of subsites that can be mapped with a unique domain name.
Cost per year for all users, per domain name…
.org, .com, .net, .ca, .us = $20/year
Additional extensions available, premium options begin at $25/year. New extensions are becoming available all the time so please ask for current pricing.
Configure bulk discounts for each product in your store by creating a table of quantities and discount amounts. Choose from fixed price adjustments, percentage adjustments or set a fixed price for the product. Optionally choose roles the pricing rule should be applied for.
Choose how to tally the quantities used in the quantity pricing table. Choose to tally quantities based on the cart quantity of the product, each individual variation, each cart line item (useful when using Product Add-ons or Advanced Forms Add-ons), or based on categories in the cart.
Advanced product pricing is useful when you need to discount a product based on the quantity of something a shopper is purchasing. Optionally, advanced product pricing can be applied to existing customers who you have added to a role you configure, such as “Gold Members”.
This is a must-have add-on for any user that manages multiple occurrences of the same event. Mass import data for hundreds, even thousands, of event occurrences across one or multiple events.
The user-friendly importer is designed to save you dozens of hours of labor and turn an otherwise dull, yet crucial task, into a breeze. All you need to do is create the event(s) then use the importer to add all of the respective occurrence values.
A dedicated import admin panel provides a handy copy of the CSV template along with an equally handy list of all your venue IDs, which you’ll need to make sure the correct venue is assigned to each imported occurrence.
Venture Event Registration & Reservations is an all-in-one solution that expands the e-commerce functionality so as to allow patrons to purchase event registrations and reservations; all without the need for any third party ticketing providers.
create a flexible array of registration types with unique pricing, benefits, and even private content.
provide attendee only site content.
date based tiered pricing to encourage early purchase upsells.
allow patrons to purchase attendance for friends.
Generate tickets that display as little or as much unique attendee information as needed (especially useful if your events offer special options you need to verify at the door).
add additional fields and signup forms to gather unique opt-in/out info.
special attendee CSV export function.
a new email confirmation admin panel to customize email receipts.
a new attendee email portal you can use to bulk email attendees.
special attendee reporting admin panels.
allow attendees to manage their reservation via an expanded user portal screen (even guest attendees!).
track inventory and offer discount codes.
Integrate your e-Commerce store with your FreshBook account
FreshBooks is a web based invoicing system with a wide array of features and is this add-on is especially useful for Venture Artist users.
Imagine being able to have an invoice automatically mailed (real snail mail and all!) right to your clients whenever they order through your e-Commerce powered store. Or if you have joined the 21st century and use email you can have the invoices automatically emailed to the customer.
FreshBooks will allow you to keep track of when the customer views their invoices online and it gives you the robust reporting tools that accountants just love.
When payments are posted to orders within e-Commerce payments are immediately posted to the order’s invoices in FreshBooks.
This add-on provides real time subscription management for your MailChimp subscribers right into the Venture user admin panel! Break free of sending your users to MailChimp’s hosted subscription management page by providing logged in users the ability to subscribe/unsubscribe from your lists and groups from your Venture website.
NOTE: This function connects a user to his/her respective MailChimp subscriber account using the email address on file at MailChimp. As such, in order to make the correct connection, the subscriber must use the same email address for his/her Venture user account.
Advanced Membership Management provides a way to not only sell and manage memberships, but it also includes an integrated content restriction feature along with enhanced user admin panels. This add-on creates a brand new user role that is automatically assigned to the buyer upon successful purchase so there’s no need to worry about any conflict with existing user role functionality up and running at your site.
In addition to providing gift memberships (useful for board members or large donors) you can automatically “drip” content accessibility and special discounts out for however many days you want after the membership is purchased. Existing members will be provided with a special section in their My Account page providing details of the membership and direct links to any restricted content pages/posts/events/products.
Link out to multiple third party fulfillment providers!
External/Affiliate products have always been a great feature of Venture Commerce, but they only allow one outbound link target. You can’t sell a product yourself and link to one or more retailer or distributor’s website. This extension provides enhanced functionality by allowing you to list multiple retailers rather than one affiliate link.
Easily setup retailers or distributors for products in your store, including a URL to their website, then assign them to individual products. Customers can then visit their preferred retailer or distributor’s website to purchase.
This is an ideal add-on for artists selling digital download recordings through multiple sources like iTunes and Amazon.com!
The Multi Language Add-on makes it easy to run a multilingual website; choose languages for your site and start translating content. The default install comes with over 40 languages. You can also add your own language variants (like Canadian French or Mexican Spanish) using the included languages editor.
You can arrange different language contents in the same domain (in language directories), in sub-domains or in completely different domains.
Available only for Venture Artist and Venture Standard Users, the multisite network upgrade allows users to add one additional site to their account.
Shared user accounts allow individual site assignment without having to recreate user account info.
A single admin login allows Venture users to manage both accounts via unique “super-admin” status.
Install second site as a subdirectory or its own unique URL (user is responsible for domain registration fees vis-a-vis unique domain names).
Share feature and functionality add-ons between all networked sites.
This add-on enhances existing exporting tools by simplifying the data transfer to other systems via a patron and/or order exporter that outputs CSV formatted files. Export bulk export data on demand or you set an automatic export via FTP or HTTP POST for any or all order statuses!
Export patron data: name, email, addresses, whether a paying customer, and more
Define order export by date and status
Automatically export orders to CSV on a recurring basis via FTP or HTTP POST
Automatically upload your CSV exports to a remote server via FTP
View export status on the Orders screen
Export individual orders from the Orders or Edit Order page
Export order data: order amounts, linked patron, addresses, items, order notes, order numbers, etc.
Set a custom filename for exported files
Export custom fields (meta) for patron and orders
Take credit card payments directly on your store; the gateway add-on allows you to take credit card payments via dozens of different providers directly on your site.
The customer enters their credit card details on your site during the checkout process and your payment gateway handles the rest. This results in an extremely slick checkout process during which the user never has to leave your site.
Popular payment gateway providers we can connect with include:
If there’s a provider not on the list you’re curious about, just ask!
Upgrade your standard post listing creator with a bevy of additional layout and styling tools:
Masonry Layouts: Enable the masonry option to show your columns in style while making the most of unused space.
Magazine Layouts: Choose to make the latest post featured, making it larger than other posts and giving you a magazine-like layout.
Lazy load pagination: adds additional posts without incurring a page load.
Additional styling options: Read more button colors, borders and padding. Style your posts to match your branding easily with these awesome options.
Additional featured image options: control image overlay color, add overlay icons, and set image hover effects.
Allow your patrons to customize your products by adding input boxes, dropdowns or a field set of checkboxes. With the Product Add-ons extension, gift messages, donations, laser engraving and any other product which may require user input in some way is now an option for your customers! Product add-ons supports require fields, textarea, checkboxes, select boxes and file uploads.
Add-ons can be added from the edit product page – they can be named described, re-ordered and optionally given prices which will automatically be added to the product price if chosen by the customer.
Once set up they will appear on products just above the add to cart form.
This user-friendly, intuitive extension is easy to setup and quickly maps your QuickBooks settings to your e-Commerce settings. Once you have your QuickBooks settings mapped, the extension will do the following:
Send completed orders to QuickBooks as either Sales Receipts or Sales Orders / Invoices / Payments
Auto-Create e-Commerce Customers in QuickBooks or post all orders to a default QuickBooks account if you choose.
Map Payment Methods, Sales Tax Settings, Asset Accounts, COGs, Shipping Accounts and more between the two.
Auto-create e-Commerce products in QuickBooks using either the product ID or the SKU
Sync inventory AND pricing from QuickBooks to your store. Once you receive new stock in QuickBooks, it’ll update the qty on your website as well.
Per-product syncing – if you only want to sync some of the products and not all, you can do that. Each product has a syncing on / off switch.
If you need to allow site visitors to reserve days and/or blocks of time via a real-time calendar, this is your solution. Venture’s Real Time Reservations add-on allows you to sell those reserved times or allow users to reserve time free of charge.
It’s an ideal solution for users who need to offer specific appointments, services, or groups classes.
Create flexible reservation slots: allow visitors to reserve time only when you’ve indicated or allow them to decide the specific begin and end time.
Frontend filtering and real-time updates: allows site visitors to filter available slots updated as options are reserved and/or sold.
Multi-person reservations: ideal for classroom, lecture, and masterclass situations where you have a fixed number of available seats.
Manual reservations: need to make a reservation via a face-to-face setting? No problem, you can enter in someone’s information and reserve the time from the admin panel.
Confirmation emails: setup email notification to be informed of confirmed or requested reservations as well as sending out reservation reminders.
Multi-faceted reservation fee structure: you’ll have a tremendous amount of flexibility in defining costs per reservation, resource, block, people or duration.
Reservation approval: if you need to manually approve reservations as opposed to allowing users to reserve in real-time, it is easy to setup and the buyer won’t be invoiced until you’ve approved the reservation.
Variable reservation types: these are additional options you can create per reservation product such as providing a private lesson with a grand piano or an upright piano then assign upgrade fees if the buyer selects those options.
Enhance your single event layouts with the ability to automatically display additional events from any combination of related categories, seasons, or venues.
Venture’s Single Page Checkout makes it super fast for customers to purchase with your store. Create special pages where customers can choose products, checkout & pay all from the same page.
It’s an ideal solution for groups wanting to create a single page process for online giving and wanting to enter those transactions into your e-commerce database.
Display one or more products and checkout forms on a single page. Patrons can add products to an order (or remove them) and complete payment without leaving the page.
You choose the products to display on each checkout page. Create a page for just the one featured product, a few related products for a promotion, or your store’s entire catalog.
You can also create multiple unique landing pages for special events, promotions or select patrons. Add the shortcode to any page (or post) and add your content above the shortcode to display unique sales copy before the purchase process.
Includes several built-in templates, including a simple pricing table and list of products. Choose the template most suited to your page or if the built-in templates don’t fit your needs, create a custom template.
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer (SSL). SSL is a protocol that will encrypt a website’s data. This will assure your customers that what they are visiting is your site, not an imposter’s site that is pretending to be your site. Data that is transmitted via SSL is encrypted to ensure that it cannot be intercepted by any third parties.
Why would I need one?
If you want to process credit card transactions right from your Venture powered website, the SSL certificate is needed to make sure the data transmissions are secure; if you don’t wish to use an SSL certificate, you can still take credit cards but you’ll need to link out to the respective gateway provider’s checkout process, meaning, your patrons leave your site.
Unlike traditional email marketing that relies on messages sent to mass recipients, transactional email focuses on purpose driven messages sent to a single recipient. Typically, transactional emails are connected to a specific action, such as an email receipt following a completed ecommerce purchase. But they can include anything from account confirmation messages (password resets, account creation, etc.) to shipping notifications, to payment or event reminders.
The UberMenu add-on is a user-friendly, highly customizable tool that allows users to break out of silo style menu navigation. It provides a single drop-down that appears on click or hover, shows all the options in one large panel, groups options into related categories, and allows the use of icons or other graphics to help the user. And just like everything else with Venture, it’s completely responsive so it functions in all Smartphone and tablet browsers.
The add-on comes with more than 21 preset styles, each of which have more than 100 customizable options. It can be used in horizontal and vertical variations as well as widgetized custom menus. For an additional one time fee, Venture can customize your mega menu and if you aren’t used to thinking outside of the navigation silo box, we can provide expert project planning support on how to maximize the menu’s efficiency.
Allow user defined pricing capability for donations!
The e-Commerce User Defined Donation extension lets your supporters use a simple, fast method for leaving a donation that will be processed right through your payment gateway, just like any other product. Moreover, it will create a customer account that you can then export to your Customer Relationship Management database.
This extension lets you suggest a price to your customers and optionally enforce a minimum acceptable price, or leave it entirely in the hands of the customer.
Use the functionality to create demand-based pricing by letting patrons name their own price. Gather pricing data or to take a new approach to selling tickets, services, and products!
A complete solution for you next conference or convention, this add-on is a dedicated theme with accompanying ecommerce module that can be installed as a sub-site to your primary installation. You can set it up as a sub-domain or sub-directory URL (conference.yoururl.org or yoururl.org/conference) or use a branded top level domain such as YourConferenceName.org (requires multi-site and domain mapping addons).
Four Add-ons In One!
This is one our most comprehensive add-ons to date and consists of the following integrated components:
Individual team member management: create single pages for artists, administrators, board, members, etc.
Team Builder: combine any number of single team members into a team.
Team Shortcode Builder: create hundreds of unique output styles (lists, image grids, headshot cards, etc.).
Team-Event integration: assign a team to an event and the system automatically creates links to current and past events that can be displayed on the single team member page.
Introducing one of our most unique Add-ons: Venture Press Release Manager. Designed to be a dedicated function for creating and managing press release content, it provides a substantial amount of control over creating categorized press release entries and lists that can be inserted into any page or post as well as widgetized sidebars and footers.
The Add-on offers three powerful admin panels:
Creating/Editing Press Releases
Dedicated fields for “release date,” “tag/sub headline,” “Location,” and “Custom Summary.”
Attach downloadable copy of the PR in either pdf or doc/docx format (or both!).
Select unique boilerplate templates for “About” and “Contact Info.”
Post-date publication date to the second for embargoed content.
Attach featured image in addition to embedded photos in the PR content.
Assign unique boilerplate as needed.
Create unlimited number of categories, used to create custom PR lists and archives.
Assign standard WordPress tags.
Each of the unique fields can be styled however you wish for frontend display; for pro users, this is a free service with your annual license fee and a one-time-only design fee for Standard and Artist users.
And yes, the system automatically places ### at the end of every PR for you!
A simple and powerful way to integrate your Venture powered site with hundreds of third party web services, including Campaign Monitor, MailChimp, Highrise, Twilio, Quickbooks, Emma, Xero, Dropbox, Google Docs and more!
Email & SMS: Send notifications when payment issues occur or order status changes (e.g. Twilio, Gmail)
CRM: Add leads/contacts and notes to your CRM (e.g Highrise, Salesforce)
Accounting: Create invoices and contacts in your accounting system (e.g. Xero, Quickbooks)
Mailing List: Update your mailing list (MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, Emma, AWeber or SendGrid)
Spreadsheets: Add orders to a shared spreadsheet or CSV file (Google Docs, Dropbox, Google Drive)
Contacts: Add customer details to your address book (Google Contacts)