May 30, 2012 Updates and Improvements
- May 30, 2012
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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.
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.