January 2003 - QuikStore 3.0
We are currently working on a new version of QuikStore that is being completely rewritten in PHP.
We choose PHP because of the speed, low server resources, and built-in functionality. This allows us to easily do things that were a little more complicated in Perl and many times required additional modules to be installed on the server.
Here's some good news for our MAC Users. This version will be totally administered online. No more PC based programs. A built-in Administration panel will be accessible from any standard web browser. (IE 6.0 or Netscape 6.0 or above)
We are also focusing on adding new features that make this version more of a marketing tool than a shopping cart. While you will be able to display items and add them to the cart, it will also have more customer related functions. Online Registration, with a customer address book, order history and bulk email are just a few examples.
It will also have more reporting functionality so you know what is going on with your store. Find out what's a hot selling item, who ordered in the last 30 days, and who didn't are just some examples.
Finally, for you PHP developers, we have something really exciting. Version 3.0 has a built-in API to allow you to register custom class modules. This API lets you extend/override the default functionality of the program.
Using our API, you now have unlimited access to all classes and functions in the shopping process. Need a custom backend, just write and register your class module and the program will use it when that function is called. We hope this new functionality will encourage third party developers to join us in providing the best shopping/marketing system on the planet...
This new API also allows us to write custom modules to allow our customers to use product pages from other shopping carts. No need to convert the code on your pages! We will write a custom module that uses your current <form> variables and converts them on the fly. This will make switching cart system relatively painless...