Some Time Saving DPD Features you might not know about!

  • Chase@DPD
  • July 17, 2019
  • 3 Comments

Hi vendors, friendly online support guy Chase here, just wanting to put a spotlight on a few features we offer that I think many of you will appreciate if you don’t already use them.

Existing Customer Login Buttons

We’ve been rolling with the new download system for over a year now, but one thing I don’t see many vendors using is our Customer Portal login button. This is a button option you can post on your website or wherever to give existing customers easy access to all their purchases and downloads from your store. 

It’s available in regular link format and all of our other button types. Just pick Customer Portal for the Cart Action field on any DPD product button code page to get it, it’s not a product specific option.

Filtered Purchase Record Exports

I’ve been having quite a few vendors writing in to our support desk lately looking for ways to get purchase records for specific time periods or products and supply accountants with necessary data. 

For exports like this just head to the Orders page via the left menu of your DPD dashboard. If you need to filter for specific time periods or anything else click the Advanced Search Options link under the search bar to open the extra search options, enter your filters, Apply them, and you’ll have a nice chronological list of your orders that met the filter requirements.

You can then export that list by clicking the extra options button with 3 dots on it in the upper right side of the page to get the different export formats:

The Purchases option is self explanatory, it focuses on the individual purchases and includes all of the relevant purchase data your accountant might need. The Purchased Products option highlights when specific products were purchased and is better suited for things like looking at which of your products sold most at any given time.

The Product Quick Menu

We touched on this when it was released, but the quick menu is a handy tool that makes customer service and updating products much faster, and I love it so let me tell you about it again.

If you click Products in the left menu of your DPD dashboard you get your list of products. Clicking View on any product takes you to its Details page which has literally everything you could want to do to the product on it plus records, but usually you aren’t trying to do all the things and for those cases we added the little quick menu.

Right next to the View button you’ll note a little arrow button, if you click it you get a little dropdown with options to do product actions like: edit the product, manage purchase actions, add extra price points, send product updates, send free downloads, and grab button codes.

That’s all for now and I hope you’ve all had a lovely week so far! If you need anything at all just write us a support ticket anytime or find me on live chat (available 9am-5pm EST weekdays).

New Year, New Admin

  • Jason@DPD
  • January 7, 2019
  • 2 Comments

Last week we warned told people that we were releasing a totally redesigned admin and today we made good on our threat promise!

After hours of annoying database updates and migrations and a bunch of boring stuff that nobody really cares about we’re happy to share that the upgrade is complete and live!

We thought about showing you a bunch of screenshots of the new admin, but you can just log in and see it for yourself! Instead, here are some tips to help you get acclimated to the new layout:

New Admin Navigation Tips

The new admin has a simplified main navigation and we’ve reduced the 25+ items down to logical “modules” for each section. All the modules follow the this same design pattern:

  1. Module
  2. Primary action button and secondary action menu on the module “index” page

For example, to do anything with a product (create, edit, delete, get button code, copy, import, whatever) go to Product in the left menu, then either do the primary action on the page (create new product) or select your secondary function (like FTP import) from the menu at the top of the page. Or, open the product and do all existing product related functions there.

Store Options

We’ve consolidated store options that used to be in the theme and sprinkled around DPD in to two main menu items- Store Setup (store name, URL, contact emails, etc.) and Checkout which handles everything that used to be in theme, cart text blocks, store logo, policy pages, error pages, up-sell and cross sell text, etc. No more digging through 20 pages to find options!

Where did __________ go?!

We’re going to try to answer a few of these right off the bat to save everyone time!

  • Switch Store, Add new store —> Change Stores link at the top of the page
  • Add new product, FTP import, bulk edit products, deleted products —> Product page, menu at the top right
  • Purchases —> Orders
  • Import Customers, export customers —> Customer page, menu at the top right
  • Preferences Page —> Settings / Store Setup
  • Policies Page —> Settings / Checkout
  • Affiliate Options —> Affiliate menu item, store and global settings
  • Checkout Setup —> Settings / Checkout
  • Email Templates —> Settings / Store Emails
  • Theme —> Settings / Checkout
  • Individual page checkout settings —> Settings / Checkout

Having Trouble or want to give Feedback?

We’re in the process of updating all the KB articles and tutorial videos with the new admin, so if anyone has any questions on how to find anything or has any issues please yell at our support team via live chat or support ticket- they’ll be happy to help!

We welcome any and all feedback, good or bad. Please drop us a line, send us a chat, or leave us a comment here. We’ve already received a few suggestions and we’re going to do our best to tweak things to make them easier for everyone!

New Feature: Installment Payments for Products

  • Jason@DPD
  • June 19, 2018
  • No Comments

Today we’ve added the ability to create installment payment price points for your products in DPD.    This lets you do things like “3 easy payments of $29.99” or similar when selling your products.

Some Conditions to using Installment Payments:

  • Currently, installment payments are supported using PayPal Express Checkout and Stripe.
  • Installment payments are an optional price point on products and can be added to any existing or new product with a fixed price.  All products in DPD must be created with a fixed price first.
  • Installment Payments can only be used with buy now buttons as processors don’t support mixing installment and non-installment items in a multi-item checkout.

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The All-New DPD Cart Plugin for WordPress

  • Jason@DPD
  • June 14, 2018
  • 2 Comments

This week we’ve released the all-new DPD Cart plugin for WordPress.  The DPD Cart Plugin 2.0 is available for automatic installation in the WordPress plugin directory and adds the following features to your WordPress site:

  1.  Adds the required DPD javascript to the blog header to power the Lightbox cart (optional) and product widgets.
  2. Adds a button to post and page visual editors to insert DPD buttons in your content.
  3. Adds a store page and individual product pages to your WordPress site.

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New Feature: Marketing Opt-In for GDPR Compliance

  • Jason@DPD
  • May 24, 2018
  • 5 Comments

This post has been updated on May 31 to address vendor feedback changes.

In addition to our previous policy changes for GDPR, this morning we’ve released a new “marketing opt-in” feature that displays a checkbox on the cart during checkout. If checkout is completed with this box unchecked, your buyer will not be sent to marketing integrations configured on your store.

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Outlook.com’s Silly New Inbox and Customer Emails

  • Jason@DPD
  • February 16, 2018
  • 2 Comments

Outlook.com, which is the online inbox for hotmail, msn, live, and outlook.com email addresses, has changed their inbox view to show two tabs– Focused and Other. They call this feature Focused Inbox and its creating issues for lots customers who think they aren’t getting their emails.

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DPD Update: New Device Based download authorization… No more Reactivations!

  • Jason@DPD
  • December 7, 2017
  • 9 Comments

Today we’ve started rolling out a change to how DPD authorizes downloads for buyers. It’s a significant change and one that will lead to massive decreases in customer support requests from your customers asking for download reactivation.

That said, new can be scary so here is a breakdown of whats changing:

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New Zapier Support Connects DPD to 500+ Apps and Services

  • Jason@DPD
  • March 21, 2016
  • 1 Comment

zapier-logo-blogWe’re happy to announce our new beta app for Zapier that allows you to pass your DPD sales data to the 500+ apps that Zapier supports. Zapier is a 3rd party service that serves as a “middleman” and connects web apps using an easy point and click interface. Zapier has both free and paid plans based on the number of integrations you set up and the frequency that they’re checked for updates.

Because this is a new app and in beta you’ll need to follow the link below to add the DPD app to your Zapier account:

Add DPD App to Zapier

What can you do with Zapier and DPD?

Zapier supports over 500 popular CRM, Accounting, communication, and task management tools. You can pass your customer and sales data to any one of these apps using an easy point and click interface, harnessing the power of the DPD API without having to write a single line of code.

Zapier CRM Apps

You can pass your customer data to popular CRM apps like Salesforce, Infusionsoft, or Highrise.

You can pass your sales data to accounting apps like Quickbooks Online, Xero, or Freshbooks.

Send your customers contact info to email marketing services such as Unbounce, Mad Mimi, or even Gmail.

You can even use built in Zapier tools like Webhooks, SMS, and RSS to build custom notifications and connect to your own custom apps on your website.

Setting up Zapier with DPD

First, add the DPD beta app to your Zapier account by following this invite link.

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Once you’ve added it, you can use it as a trigger app to create new zaps that connect to 3rd party services.

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After you select the DPD app as your trigger you’ll need to connect to DPD using the API connection info in your vendor profile. To get your API connection info log in to your DPD vendor account, go to the user menu in the top right of the page, and select vendor profile. Your API credentials are at the bottom of the page.

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From there you can select which DPD store’s sales data you want this zap to use, select which customer or purchase fields will be passed, and then select which 3rd party app you want to connect the data to. Its all point-and-click and no programming knowledge is required.

We welcome your feedback on the new Zapier support for DPD. We’re pretty excited because it lets you connect your DPD account to hundreds of external apps and we hope you are too!

DPD Update: Redirect Products, Performance Improvements

  • Jason@DPD
  • March 4, 2016
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This update contains a new feature, minor bug fixes, and several performance improvements designed to speed up the DPD admin, widget performance, and the DPD cart.

Redirect Products

DPD now has a new “Redirect to Web Site” purchase action you can apply to digital products. This purchase action will automatically redirect the buyer to an external page of your choosing upon completed purchase. The DPD delivery page loads for a fraction of a second to allow 3rd party tracking scripts to run (like Google Analytics) and then redirects.

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For an example of how this new purchase action works you can try the test item below:

BUY REDIRECT PRODUCT

Use test card number 4242 4242 4242 4242, any CVV, and any expiration date in the future to test.

Because DPD checkouts can contain more than one product and each product can have more than one purchase action there are some conditions for the auto-redirect to work:

  1. The redirect product must be the only product in the purchase. If there are other products we will not redirect the buyer away from our delivery page before they can get their downloads, keys, etc.
  2. The product must not have any other purchase actions. If the product contains a file, key, message, etc. and a redirect we will not send customers away from the download page before they get their other purchase items.

If we are unable to redirect due to the conditions above we will display a button to continue on the delivery page and your choice of message where you can tell the buyer to continue. You can configure the message when setting up the redirect purchase action.

This is an example purchase with multiple products with a redirect, showing the link message and button:

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Because of the conditions required to automatically redirect, we recommend using instant checkout buy now buttons with redirect products if you want to ensure that they always automatically redirect to your web site.

Coupon Status Labels

One of the most common support requests we receive is “Why won’t my coupon work with this product?” In 99% of the cases this is caused by the product in question being marked as coupon ineligible on the product edit page. To make this more apparent, we’ve added a label to products that aren’t marked as coupon eligible to the product lists in the DPD admin.

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To mark a product as coupon eligible edit the product and check the “Coupon Eligible?” checkbox on the edit page, then save.

For more information: Cart shows “This coupon does not apply to any product in the cart” when trying to use a coupon

Other performance improvements and bug fixes in this update:

  • Added translations for v3 cart error messages
  • Fixed an issue with product choosers when using add-to-cart actions
  • Improved performance on widget and custom button rendering
  • Fixed an issue where widgets would partially render using Safari browsers
  • Fixed oversized close button on v2 carts
  • Fixed an issue where the lightbox cart would cause page jumpyness due to scroll bar rendering
  • Product update email sending performance improvements
  • Started recording shipping information in PayPal for PayPal Pro checkouts
  • Fixed a case where v3 carts were not storing billing name correctly
  • Fixed a bunch of typos in emails
  • Optimized internal “can be purchased” calls in DPD for better performance
  • Query optimization for sales stats
  • Updated shipping library to address a FedEx rate quote issue
  • Fixed MailChimp integration not supporting non-ascii chars in group names
  • Updated our field validators for better performance

New Features: Product Upsell Feature and Store Policies

  • Jason@DPD
  • October 29, 2015
  • 5 Comments

Product Upsells

Today we released our new product upsell feature. This feature lets you configure an upsell product to be offered when one of your products is added to the DPD cart or during instant checkout. This encourages your customers to spend more and increase your cart totals!

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For each product in DPD you can configure the following:

1. The Upsell Product to be offered from your currently available products.

2. The Upsell Message to be displayed, such as “Upgrade to the Deluxe version for $3 more!”

You can view a demo of the new Product Upsell Feature on our product demo page.

Store Policy Support

DPD now supports store policies to be displayed in the footer of every page of your DPD hosted cart and checkout. This is for compliance with some processors and merchant account providers and to better protect vendors.

Once configured from the Policies menu item under Store Options in DPD the policies will be displayed in your cart footer as seen below:

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These new policy links only show if a policy is configured in DPD. The links open to a new page that displays the policies you have defined.

We’d love to hear your feedback on product upsells, the new policy support, and whatever other features and options you’d like to see- please drop us a line through our support desk or talk to one of our support team on live chat and let us know!