View from inside the viper

Anchor Name Support

  April 22, 2011 11:07
by Mark

New in Cart Viper 1.2.6 is the ability to define an anchor name that should be appended to the category menu and the product details links.

This allows sites which have content above the store to automatically jump the to location of the store on the page. Take a look at the video below to see an example of this.



To enable and setup this feature it is really simple, in the demo video it takes me only 3 minutes to configure and test.



That all there is to it, we hope you find this feature useful.

Cart Viper Version 1.2.6 Released

  April 14, 2011 11:51
by Mark

New Release of Cart Viper 1.2.6Yesterday we released the next version of Cart Viper 1.2.6.

This new release contains lots of new and improved features along with bug fixes to minor issues.

  • Create and manage an unlimited number of tabs for a product.
  • Google Checkout is supported as a payment gateway.
  • Carousel template for use with the Related Products, Recently View Products and Product widget module.
  • The Category menu can now optionally expand and collapse the items in the menu.
  • Order PDF supports adding the Model Number or SKU field to each line item ordered.
  • Payment method displayed on the confirmation emails, order and PDF generated by Cart Viper.
  • Ability to display a MSRP which is struck out in the store front.
  • Out of Stock flag on a product.
  • Wish lists now support product variants.
  • Ability to make a wish list public and share the link with friend.
  • Ability to operate a store without an online payment gateway just using the offline payment option.
  • Ability to display prices inc VAT in the cart and mini cart.
  • Products support serial numbers with automatic assignment of the next free serial number.
  • Optionally collect Company Name and/or VAT number at the checkout stage.
  • Numerous minor bug fixes

With that release out of the door we are now turning out attention to the next release, if you’ve got a suggest or idea you would like to see added please let us know.

Google Checkout

  April 13, 2011 16:00
by Mark

Google Checkout is a service from Google that makes online shopping faster and more secure for your customers.

Your customers can quickly and easily purchase items from your store without having to share their credit card details with your site or create a separate account on your site.
You benefit by having a streamed lined checkout which improves the likely hood of a customer completing the checkout process by 40% compared to none Google Checkout customer.
Merchants are also protected from fraud with Google filtering and identify fraudulent transactions.

The benefit to both buyers and sellers is huge and that is why we’ve implemented Google Checkout support in Cart Viper 1.2.6. We are the first ecommerce application for DotNetNuke that has this built in.

In addition to your current payment gateway (Paypal, etc) you can now offer your customers the ability to checkout with Google Checkout.

Cart Viper with Google Checkout

Offering your customers another option to checkout and pay for an order can only ever be a smart move on your part. Why don’t you take the free 14 day trial of Cart Viper and see for yourself.

Why Cart Viper?

  April 12, 2011 15:40
by Mark

Why pick Cart Viper as your ecommerce platform for DotNetNuke?

flame_abstractDotNetNuke gives your clients a great web application allowing them manage their website’s content with easy. Now imagine using DotNetNuke to offer a complete ecommerce store for the client, complete with online checkout, order history, template driven design and so much more besides.

Having a single web application for both CMS and ecommerce makes management easy for client, it also makes creating the solution simple for you since you’re experienced with DotNetNuke already.

Since we first had the idea to create Cart Viper we have worked hard to make a great product that is easy to use and contains all the features you need.
Over the last 9 months we’ve been adding and improving the features of Cart Viper, most of these have come direct from you our customers providing feedback.
We are committed to making the best ecommerce module on the DotNetNuke platform.

Don’t take our word for it, look at the review, testimonials and take the free 14 day trial.

Cart Viper–Testimonial

  April 5, 2011 16:10
by Mark

Since we started with Cart Viper we’ve had the chance to work with some great people and see them use our software to launch their Ecommerce websites.

Its always great to see the end result and its even better when we get great feedback from the client. Sam Harry recently launched


freeze dried food

“After searching for over a 5 years for the right e-commerce solution on DotNetNuke, we finally found it! As a web development firm who works with a lot of ecommerce platforms in .net, we have never found a solution that is so easy to implement and that integrates so seamlessly. For the first time, we didn't have to change our business to fit the software. Most "solutions" create more problems than they solve. Not this one. I highly recommend CartViper to anyone considering shopping cart solutions. Tech support is great too”

Sam Harry
AtlantaSky Creative Solutions, In

Thank you Sam for the great testimonial, we look forward to working with you in the future.


Cart Viper Version 1.2.4 Released

  March 2, 2011 08:15
by Mark

Cart Viper 1.2.4 ReleasedKeeping up our commitment to create the best Ecommerce module on DotNetNuke we have released a new version of the Cart Viper 1.2.4.

The highlights of this release includes the following features and improvements

  • Improved product administration with built-in search to find the product to edit quickly.
  • Facebook "Like" support for each product in your store.
  • Order Notification Callback URL feature allow you to process orders using your own web service.
  • Recently Viewed Items module.
  • Increased field length for the Model Name field to now support items with a name of up to 255 characters.
  • Improved product import, the column headers for the CSV are no longer case sensitive.
  • Improvements to the checkout process, more customer friendly, easy to use.
  • Email a Friend now has the option to use to shorten the URLs for the email message.
  • Calculate the Shipping Costs as a Percentage of the cart subtotal.

We are already working on hard on the next release which is going to have even more features, why don’t you take the free 14 day trial of Cart Viper and checkout our module for yourself?

Google Analytics in Cart Viper

  February 12, 2011 10:07
by Mark

We’ve been working with Chicago internet marketing firm Ecommerce Architects Inc for a number of months and appreciate all their feedback and input into Cart Viper. It was Eric Ellingsen at Ecommerce Architects that suggested we add in Google Analytics tracking to Cart Viper.

This allows the store owner to get a break down of the customer’s interactions within the store and detail analytics about the ecommerce transaction placed via the store.
Now you can see what categories are the most popular, learn which items customers are adding to the their wish list for example.

Cart Viper has 22 different events which are recorded in Google Analytics as the customer interacts with the store. Once they checkout we then record the completed transaction using the Ecommerce Tracking API in Google Analytics.

Cart Viper Google Analytics Event TrackingCart Viper Ecommerce Tracking


Tracking supports both the new asynchronous and traditional synchronous scripts available from Google Analytics.
Enabling tracking in your store is as simple as ticking a checkbox.


If you have ideas and feedback like Eric did please get in touch we are always happy to hear what you have to say good or bad.

Improved Order Confirmation Emails

  January 13, 2011 14:29
by Mark

One of the improvements we’ve made to Cart Viper 1.2 our advanced ecommerce application for DotNetNuke is the support for using templates to generate the emails which are sent to the customer once they place an order.

In the previous version the email was limited to being a plain text email which is stored in the resource files, this still exists and you can continue to use this but we’ve adding in advancing template functionality which allows you to create rich HTML emails.

So for example you can now add your store logo and branding to the order confirmation email.


How to Enable the New Email Template Feature

  1. Login as a store administrator
  2. View the store admin page and click the store info option
  3. Expand the Store Email Templates section and check the option Enable Custom Order Emails
  4. This will then use the templates listed in the drop down lists to create the email message used to communicate with the your customers.

Enabling HTML email templates

The template files are just html file which contain normal HTML mark-up and also tokens which are substituted with data from Cart Viper at the time of the email generation. So for example we have a token which allows us to output the customer’s name into the email.

When using Cart Viper in multiple portals with a single host each store can have their own customised email templates as well.

The manual provides a full break down of the tokens we support in the templates and how to go about customising them for your requirements.


Don’t forget we offer a full 14 days free trial, no registration required, all backed up by our first class support.

Cart Viper 1.2–User Specific Prices

  December 27, 2010 09:52
by Mark

One of the new features of Cart Viper 1.2 is the support for user specific prices. This allows the store administrator to define a price for a product for a given user or role with your portal. That price will then be displayed when that user or role is browsing and purchasing from the store.

For example we have defined the following user specific price for a Cart Viper T-Shirt (Normal price $20)

Example User Specific Pricing Setup

The user “Mark Mca” will be able to purchase the item for $15. While users which are members of the “Administrators” role will be charged $10 for the item.

So lets follow through with the example and see how this works from the user’s point of view.

A user/role which isn’t defined in the user specific pricing table will receive the standard price of $20 for the item.

Standard Price


When the user “mark mca” visits the store they well receive the price of $15 for the item.

User specific pricing


While any user which is the role of “Administrators” will be able to purchase the item for $10.

Role specifc pricing


This feature can be used to create B2B prices for your business partners, discounts for your preferred customer for example.

Stayed tuned for more posts about the features that are coming in the Jan 2011 release of Cart Viper 1.2

Cart Viper 1.2 – New Payment Gateways

  December 26, 2010 13:48
by Mark

With the new release of Cart Viper 1.2 coming soon in January 2011 we are going to start showcasing some of the new features which will be available in that release.

We’ve added two additional payment gateway providers to the new release.

FirstData Payment Gateway

MultiSafePay Payment Gateway

First Data Payment Gateway

We now have support for First Data to allow you to take credit card payments direct from your portal. First Data supports USD currency transactions.

Multi Safe Pay Payment Gateway

Cart Viper also supports Multi Safe Pay, allowing you to collect payment without requiring a SSL on your portal. The Multi Safe Pay provider supports transaction in the EURO currency.

When using the provider the user is redirected to the Multi Safe Pay website to enter their payment details. The following payment methods are supported including iDeal.

Multi Safe Pay supported payment types


Cart Viper now supports the all the following payment gateways

  • Paypal Website Payments Standard
  • Paypal Pro
  • Offline Payment
  • Points Payment
  • First Data
  • Multi Safe Pay

If you have other payment gateways you would like to see supported by Cart Viper please get in touch, we are always happy to hear your feedback and comments.