May 30, 2012 Updates and Improvements

  • Scott@DPD
  • May 30, 2012
  • 13 Comments

Today we’ve published a maintenance release for DPD that adds a few feature improvements and fixes and squashes a couple minor bugs.

PayPal Payments Standard Improvements:

PayPal now uses the shipping address already collected from DPD’s shipping form to pre-populate the PayPal checkout. This saves your customers some typing and shortens the checkout, improving cart abandonment rates.

We’ve also corrected a bug that sometimes resulted in PayPal dropping a coupon discount when DPD tax rules are enabled. This was a rare thing that only affected a handful of vendors, but it’s fixed now.

VAT and Business Name Fields added to Shipping / Tax Address Form:

We’ve added two new fields that are completely optional to the shipping / tax address form- VAT ID and Business Name. Some vendors, when collecting VAT, are required to collect the VAT ID and business name for tax purposes. You can now enable these fields on the new cart and checkout by doing the following:

1. Log in to DPD
2. Go to Theme in the left menu
3. Edit the current, active theme
4. Go to the Shipping page options
5. Check the boxes to enable the fields you’d like to display.

Of course, if you sell primarily business software or would like to collect only the business name and no VAT ID you can always enable just that field, so it could be useful to any vendors regardless of if you collect VAT or are in the EU.

Search by DPD Purchase ID

We’ve added a field to the purchase list that allows vendors to search by DPD purchase ID. Nothing fancy here- you just paste the DPD purchase ID in to show that purchase- easy as pie.

DPDは、日本語にも対応するようになりました。

Or, “DPD is translated to Japanese.” The new DPD cart now has Japanese translations that have kindly been provided by one of our native Japanese speaking vendors.

Responses (13) / Trackbacks (0)

    by blakw
    May 30th, 2012

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    Great news but where is the blacklist feature? : (

      by jasonchance
      May 31st, 2012

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      It’s next out.  It’s a major feature that affects the whole checkout platform and was no “quick fix” like the stuff in this post- we promise it’s coming very soon.

        by blakw
        May 31st, 2012

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        Can’t wait for it 😀
        Thanks.

          by Mdotstrange
          May 31st, 2012

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          Just curious as to why a blacklist feature is needed? Scamming affiliates or paypal payment cancellations? I’m about to launch my store and just wanted to know what to watch out for ^ ^ thanks

            by blakw
            May 31st, 2012

             Paypal payment cancellations.
            Costumer purchase the digital good, receive it instantly, download and cancel the payment.

            by Mdotstrange
            May 31st, 2012

             Thank you… I’ll watch out for that.

    by Support
    Jun 02nd, 2012

    Reply

    Sounds good. What we are really looking forward to is the coupon function upgrade that will automatically take effect once the rules are met. (Instead of the customer having to manually add the coupon code and press submit)

    by Support
    Jun 02nd, 2012

    Reply

    Sounds good. What we are really looking forward to is the coupon function upgrade that will automatically take effect once the rules are met. (Instead of the customer having to manually add the coupon code and press submit)

    by Support
    Jun 02nd, 2012

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    Sounds good. What we are really looking forward to is the coupon function upgrade that will automatically take effect once the rules are met. (Instead of the customer having to manually add the coupon code and press submit)

    by Avdi Grimm
    Jun 05th, 2012

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    Really really really looking forward to the subscriptions feature!

    by Avdi Grimm
    Jun 05th, 2012

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    Really really really looking forward to the subscriptions feature!

      by jasonchance
      Jun 06th, 2012

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      I know Avdi!  We have half the team dedicated to the subscriptions branch and the other half spends their time between support and operations releases (like this) and helping out on the subscriptions branch.  We’re working on it as fast as we can while trying to keep everyone happy 🙂

      by jasonchance
      Jun 06th, 2012

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      I know Avdi!  We have half the team dedicated to the subscriptions branch and the other half spends their time between support and operations releases (like this) and helping out on the subscriptions branch.  We’re working on it as fast as we can while trying to keep everyone happy 🙂

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