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Merchandising Manager

With hundreds (if not thousands!) of products to offer, it's become increasingly difficult to guide the shopping experience and to present the right products to your customers at the right time. With your competition watching your every move, it's become even more important to be able to merchandise your store quickly and inexpensively. The Upshot platform has numerous features that allow your non-technical staff to merchandise your products with flexibility and ease.

Image ManagementProduct Management

  • Easily mange images through admin interface
  • Display multiple images per item
  • Automatically overlay a "New", "Free Shipping" or "Low Stock Alert" badge on images for new products
  • Upload one image and the Upshot Platform creates the numerous permutations to appear throughout your site
  • Batch update product images
  • Images delivered from CDN to ensure fast delivery
  • Bulk images from computer, web site or FTP
  • Auto-creation of alt value for images
  • Automatic addition of watermark on image
  • Advanced caching system will automatically resize and distribute images
  • Easily add videos to display on product pages
  • Add and manage product related documents, such as instruction manuals

Product Bundling & Attributes

  • Specify unlimited product attributes
  • Create unlimited parent-child product relationships
  • Create product bundles and kits

Product Reviews

  • Allow customers to write reviews as registered or unregistered users
  • Specify whether reviews are automatically approved or require review
  • Dis/enable product reviews on a global or per product basis
  • Allow customers to write product reviews and assign a point or star rating
  • Edit or delete reviews from back office
  • Allow customer to earn points for approved product reviews
  • Define triggers to send customer reminders to write product reviews

Other Features

  • Display unique templates per category or per product
  • Display code blocks or styles based on manufacturer, brand or other stored variables
  • Manipulate product search results displays or category product listings to show bestsellers and/or only-in stock products
  • Unlimited flexfields per product and category
  • Enable built-in product voting to enhance customer engagement and community building
Extension Name
Gift Wrap Extension More Info »
The Gift Wrap Extension provides you with the ability to offer and manage a gift wrapping service as an additional option for your customers to add to their online orders. This software is directly integrated into your Upshot Commerce e-commerce solution. The administrator has an easy-to-use control panel that allows you to... Learn more...
Basic Banner Extension More Info »
Adding banners to your Upshot Commerce commerce site is easy with the Basic Banner Extension. This extension allows store administrators upload simple banners on their on the retail web site. Managed in your Upshot Commerce back office, the banner's font, color and background color can... Learn More
Inline Tip Pop-Up Extension More Info »
The Inline Tip Pop-up System Extension enables you to provide a managed series of hypertext pop-up tips to your site visitors. This software is directly integrated into your Upshot Commerce e-commerce solution. Customers and site visitors rollover or click on the hypertext (linked word) which triggers... Learn more...
Multi-Storefront Extension More Info »
The Multi-Storefront Extension allows you to create and manage multiple new online business models that share the same Upshot Commerce E-commerce administrative back-office environment. This means you are able to run multiple storefronts and shopping carts that share a single data source... Learn more...
Mobile Commerce More Info »
Upshot Commerce's Mobile eCommerce Plus gives you all the tools you need to move your website into the popular mobile ecommerce marketplace and take full advantage of this burgeoning opportunity. Learn more...
Nextopia Search Integration More Info »
When integrated with the Upshot Commerce e-commerce platform, Nextopia search system becomes an unparalleled asset to creating a tailored shopping experience for your site visitors and customers. Learn more...
Solr Search Integration More Info »
Get better results in half the time with Solr. Solr is a powerful and highly adaptable search tool, designed to produce more accurate search results and increase sales for your online store. Created by the makers of Apache, Solr brings the power of the Lucene Search Library right to your fingertips. Learn more...
HubSpot Integration Extension More Info »
HubSpot allows you to manage all of your online marketing initiatives in one powerful, integrated system. Now you can automatically send your Upshot customers and store visitors to HubSpot. Learn more...
Look Book Extension More Info »
The Upshot Commerce Look Book allows retailers to pull together multiple items in their online store into outfits, imitating the physical experience of accessorizing a clothing store mannequin or display. From the back office, the retailer simply groups product SKUs together into outfits, and then on the online store front, the magic happens. Learn more...
Google Map Store Locator Extension More Info »
Help your customers easily locate your retail store(s) with the Google Maps Store Locator Extension. This widget-style extension integrates seamlessly with your Upshot Commerce platform and is easily customized to match the look of your store. Using the retail store address(es) listed... Learn more...
Rewards Program Extension More Info »
The Rewards Program Extension enables you to create and track incentive marketing programs. This software is directly integrated into your Upshot Commerce e-commerce solution. The administrator defines what actions and items receive the rewards, as well as the value of each reward point... Learn more...
Auto Merchandising Extension More Info »
Enhance your Upshot Commerce online store with analytic tools that can increase your sales by offering product recommendations and product merchandising through the use of predictive analytics and data mining from your customers' on-site actions... Learn more...
Movers and Shakers Extension More Info »
Generate customer interest and buzz by displaying the most popular products sold with an easy to style widget-style extension. This extension will give each item a unique sales rank and provide statistics about what products are trending... Learn more...
Product Review Reminder Extension More Info »
Increase customer engagement and boost SEO by encouraging customers to write product reviews with the Review Extension Reminder. This extension, which seamlessly integrates with your Upshot Platform solution... Learn more...
Flash Sale Extension More Info »
Generate customer excitement and drive targeted sales with the Flash Sale Extension. Create items that sell for a limited time only and include a countdown timer to increase customer excitement. Add together with our Members Only Extension for a VIP sales.This extension integrates seamlessly with your Upshot Commerce platform and can be... Learn more...
Advanced Search More Info »
Our powerful Sphinx Search System is designed to yield better results and increase sales conversions within your online store. We replace your default MySQL search with our Advanced Sphinx Search and custom tailor it to match your site's needs and search requirements. Learn more...

Professional Services

Effective ecommerce merchandising varies from business to business. What motivates customers looking at computers may not exert the same influence on new moms looking for baby toys. However you've formulated the secret merchandising sauce for your online store, moving to the Upshot Commerce platform doesn't mean abandoning practices or custom software that may have taken years and significant monetary investment.

Whether you need the Upshot Commerce platform to integrate with your existing merchandising and marketing tools, software created from the ground up, or our platform extensions customized for your unique environment, our experienced ecommerce strategists and engineers can help. Our team will take the time to understand your merchandising and marketing needs and develop solutions that help get the right products and messaging in front of the right customers.

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Christmas 1.0 – or the E-commerce Playbook for the Holidays

Sep 11, 2014 by Vlad Zachary

Part 2 of 4 – Marketing

In our first part of the E-commerce Playbook for the Holidays we discussed how to use Data Analysis to create an effective Holiday Sales plan. Today we will focus on Marketing.


This stage is based on the same strategy used for the Data Analysis phase. You want to determine what worked from a marketing stand-point last year, what is working this year, and what you want the message to be going into next year. While the primary focus is sales, using marketing to position your business for after the holidays should be a close second. It is also important to consider what you want to learn for 2015. There will be a lot of act... Read more

Christmas 1.0 – or the E-commerce Playbook for the Holidays

Aug 21, 2014 by Vlad Zachary

Part 1 of 4 – Data Analysis

As soon as the Back-to-school shopping is over, retailers and e-commerce providers will turn their almost undivided attention to Christmas. Some retailers have already started preparing for the season. In the next few posts on this blog, we will offer advice on the best approach to maximize the Christmas sales.

There are four major areas for planning and preparation and today we will focus on the first one: Data Analysis


This stage is all about determining what items to promote this year and how much you will need. This first step is often the most crucial one and our post today will focus on how to approach it.

Best Sellers

So what kind of data will you need? The first and mos... Read more

Christmas 2.0

Aug 5, 2014 by Vlad Zachary

Back-to-school – the three words that will make middle school kids cry and the retailers sweat. That’s right – the second biggest shopping season of the year is right now and it is heating up. Every year more than $70 billion of merchandise is sold as part of back-to-school drive and around one third of it is online. This is a sizable amount of revenues.

The one major difference between Back-to-school and Christmas is that shoppers are way more price sensitive and not willing to open their wallets as much as during “the holidays”. According to a National Retail Foundation survey – more than 45% of shoppers indicated that coupons influenced where they planned to shop for back-to-school. Another survey by Thomson Reuters and Ipsos discovered that as much as 54% of all parents are influenced by sales and special offers and the second biggest influencer at 48% was teachers’ recommendations.

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Why and When Should a Brand Go Direct-To-Consumer

Jul 14, 2014 by Vlad Zachary

Is your company at the crossroads, trying to determine if a full investment in Direct-to-consumer e-commerce is worth it?

Are you having doubts about the effectiveness of your current site?

Do you believe that your market is growing, while you are not?

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above – this post is for you.

For many brands the main reason for investing in e-commerce comes down to “Because everybody is doing it and we need to be competitive”. There are endless examples of brands failing to maximize their online selling, due to non-technical reasons.

The main issue is balancing of the relationship with your resellers or channel partners. This can be a powerful motivator to set prices that “don’t compete” with your retailer network. Nobody wants to piss off their resellers.

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