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This post is a part of feature requests, bug reports, and general gripe.
I've seen using the Sales Campaign plugins for a while now. We are currently on Nop 4.3
There are parts of the plugin's logic that make near-zero sense for a retail store. Especially so with an electronics store with a large number of products.
In the US, and I know in much of the EU, manufacturers have MSRP, Minimum Advertised Price (MAP), and the Cost.
In NOP Commerce, there are only three main price fields Old Price, Price, and Product Cost. The only way it makes sense to use these is Old Price = MSRP, Price = MAP, and Product Cost = Cost.

Many manufacturers/distributors may only have one price where MSRP is their MAP price.

It seems like "Sale Campaign" appears to only work if the Old Price field is at 0. It is starting to become cumbersome to use now to the point we are looking for another solution.
Many manufacturers/distributors base their special sale price off of MSRP, not off of MAP.
This is especially with the software download business, it seems.

Before using Sales Campaign on older Nop versions that still had the "Special price" with the start and end date options were able to use a combination of this and the product ribbons plugin.  
We did this with a bulk CSV import.
We were able to create somewhat similar results to how "Sale Campaign" works except for automating the "add to the category." This is a very important feature that made us start using "Sales Campaign" since we do not find any other plugin that could automate that function.

Now that Nop 4.0 and higher moved the Special price function over to the Tier Pricing, we could again start using a bulk upload CSV and product ribbons. The "Product  Has Special Price  Equal To  True" condition and the "${old-price-new-price-difference-value}" and "${special-price-expires-in}" ends up making things work almost the same as "Sales Campaign'"
The essential missing thing is automating the product added and removed from the  "On Sale" category.

Feature request V1-
Find a way to use the tiered pricing system as the source for the discount price and sale start/end date?

Feature request V2 -
Make it so that "Sales Campaign" does not require the "Old Price" zero.
Maybe the ability to choose the "old price" or "price" field as the source to base the discount calculation?
So when creating a new campaign, choose one of these as the source. As an example: Choose "Old Price," which in most cases would be the MSRP, so the discount is taken off that field, and the discount price overrides the "Price" (MAP) field.
Alternate example: When creating a campaign, you choose the "Price" field as the source to calculate the discount, and the discounted price replaces the original price in the "Price" field.
I think this option would only work for scenarios where there is only the two price levels of "cost" and "price."
This would be the case for manufacturers/distributors where the MSRP price is the same as MAP price. As in, they do not have a MAP price policy. So only two price tiers.

Bulk upload and edit feature request v1-
Be able to bulk upload campaigns via CSV. The options on the Settings, Scheduling, product conditions, and override product conditions tabs would make the most sense for the bulk upload feature.

Bulk upload and edit feature request v2-
On the sales campaign list page, add checkboxes to allow for bulk selection when Stopping, Starting, Unschedualing, and deleting campaigns. Having to do it one campaign at a time when you have four or more pages of campaigns is very tedious.

Feature request (maybe bug report?)-
Would you please make it so that the "List per page" stays at whatever setting you selected when the page refreshes. When you have more than a couple of pages of campaigns to go through and start, stop, unschedule or delete, it is very time-consuming to have to reselect constantly the

2 years ago

Could it possible to have product attributes tab? I have some computer systems configurations that have a lot of customization options and it pushes the overview and tabs way down the page.
Like, have the Tab be something like this.
Overview|System Configurator|Specifications|Warranty|Reviews|Contact Us

Thanks Chris

2 years ago

Inspecting the HTML and CSS on the page and sales campaign css file in the plugs in the folder I can't figure out what the ID or class selector is to be able to style the wrapper or the text in it. All the css for it shows up as inline. What are the ID and or class selectors I need to use to style the wrapper and text for the category and product box sales campaign section?

Thanks Chris

2 years ago

I notice there is a setting.xml file in the plugin folder.

1. If I make changes to this like color and text settings does it change this for existing campaigns or just the defaults for new campaigns?

2. Is "SaleCampaignProductPageCustomization" for the Countdown timer ( Product page )tab?

3. Is the "SaleCampaignCategoryPageCustomization" for the Countdown timer ( Product Box )tab?

4. For the clock type sections, what is the syntax for the other clock values?
The default value <Value>DaysHoursMinutesSeconds</Value> The syntax for the first 3 choices of "Sales Ends In" is obvious. For the "On Sale Till" though it is not obvious what the correct syntax would be.

4. Can the custom CSS section be put in the settings.xml?
Something like this?
<Setting Name="SaleCampaignCategoryPageCustomization.SaleCampaignCategoryWrapperBorder-Radius">

<Setting Name="SaleCampaignCategoryPageCustomization.SaleCampaignCategoryNumberBoxBorder-Radius">

5. Question on Border-Radius. I notice the custom CSS is only available on the ( Product page )tab and does not seem to affect the Preview on the ( Product Box )tab.
Does this mean Border-Radius can not be used on the Product Box view?

Thansk Chris

Hi,in the version
That all sounds great. How do I enable these in the version I purchased? There is no mention anywhere about these features not being available in the 4.0 version when I purchased it. I purchased this after 4.2 was already available and there was no mention of these major changes in the change log in emails I could find from you.


Not sure if there are major feature differences between the ver 4.0 and 4.3 that are not documented or I'm using a plug-in version that was released before the features I am seeing available on your admin demo site.
I am using the most current available version on my account  
SevenSpikes.Nop.Plugins.AnywhereSliders, Version=4.0.1399.32560
In the installed version on my 4.0 site, I do not have the slider type options listed in this picture on your web site.
I do not have the mobile breakpoint option.
Once a new slider is created and I go to create a slide it is only the slider image not the drop-down menu choice of Picture/Content like on the admin demo site.

You do not seem to bother to keep you changelogs up to date since the last thing listed is form 2018 and there is no mention of the huge changes between the version I have and the one on the demo site.

I was hoping to use this for displaying a testimonial slider which if the content slider option was there would seem to be perfect for this.

Please clarify why this is not available. I've tried a couple of companies options that did not work well at all and have had good luck with your products so hoping it is something can stay with.

Thanks, Chris

I am creating a Category Product Collection I want to use to display a tab with the sort method "featured" as a way to show featured products on the home page. I also want to have a new/bestseller or featured collection display on each of the main category and manufacturer pages.  Is there a way to prevent NOPs built-in featured products widget from showing up from also showing up on the category and home pages built-in "featured product"?
Thanks Chris

3 years ago

Was hoping there could be a option add seo tokens to blog and or news posts.
Main issue which made ask for this is when a log post gets shared on social media it does not use the Body or Body overview for the description. It just puts in the global generic web site description.
Maybe this is something for the Rich Blog plugin instead?
Have it so that social media posts use the blog posts description or overview description.

3 years ago

Is possible or are there any plans to add SEO Templates for Blog, News and forum posts?
Thanks Chris