Hello everyone,

We are pleased to announce a new version of CMGroupBuying  - version 1.8.0 - is going to be released on December 26, 2012 with improvements and new features:

  • Guest can buy for deals without registration.
  • Deal can be posted to Facebook and Twitter automatically from your Joomla back-end everytime you create/save a deal.
  • Administrator can send coupon email to receiver manually from Joomla back-end.
  • Administrator can edit buyer and gift receiver information. This is useful when guest purchased for a deal but entered a wrong email address so he/she can't reveive coupon email. You can change the email to a correct one and resend coupon email to him/her.
  • Advance payment accepts 0 price, you can create a free deal with Advance payment, your customers now only need to pay to merchants, no risk for paying online.
  • In Shopping cart, instead of entering the number of quantity of coupons you want to buy, now you only need to select it in a dropdown list. Administrator can configure the max value of this quantity dropdown list in back-end.

We hope you will like these changes. Thank you for your support!

Hung Tran and Nguyen Trang

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Dear CMGroupBuying subscribers,

We would like to announce that the starter kit for CMGroupBuying 1.7.0 is now available to download in CMGroupBuying's download area.

This starter kit includes:

- CMGroupBuying 1.7.0

- Akeeba Backup Core 3.6.8

- ACYMailing Starter 4.0.0

- AlphaUserPoints 1.8.1

This starter kit is for who wants to learn how to setup a group buying with CMGroupBuying, it is for learning and testing only.

PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS STARTER KIT TO BUILD A PRODUCTION SITE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ISSUE CAUSING IN YOUR PRODUCTION SITE!

THE DEVELOPERS OF 3RD PARTY COMPONENTS LIKE AKEEBA BACKUP, ACYMAILING, ALPHAUSERPOINTS WILL ALSO NOT GIVE YOU ANY SUPPORT IF YOU GET ANY ISSUE WITH THEIR COMPONENTS IN THE STARTER KIT!

 

The starter kit was archived by Akeeba Backup. To extract and install, you need to use Akeeba Kickstart.

Regards,

CMExt Team


We want to say thanks to eWAY for listing CMGroupBuying in their list of shopping carts and eCommerce solutions which support eWAY payment method!

What is eWAY? eWAY is an online payment gateway used by 12,000+ businesses to process credit card payments. It is supported by more than 200 shopping cart platforms and 22 banks in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Find out more at http://www.eway.com.au/.


CMGroupBuying 1.7.0

 

CMExtension team is proud to announce the release of CMGroupBuying 1.7.0.

Some bugs/issues in the previous releases were fixed/improved:

New features in 1.7.0:

  • Compatible with Jooomla 3.x.x
  • Advance payment: buyer only needs to pay to group buying site a small amount of deal price, the rest will be paid to merchant
  • Payment methods are now available as Joomla plug-ins
  • 2 new payment methods:

Tip for upgrading: Please do not upgrade your 1.6.0 to 1.7.0 in a production site, please do it on a test site. You need to install and configure the payment plug-ins that you use, "Payments" section in Joomla back-end is not available any more.

 

CMExt Team wants to say thanks to CMGroupBuying's users who have supported CMGroupBuying in 1.0.0 version and who have reported bugs and suggested new features, helped us test new payment gateways!

We look forward to receiving your feedback for this release. Thank you for using CMGroupBuying!

Regards,

Hung Tran and Nguyen Trang

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Dear CMGroupBuying subscribers and followers,

CMExtension team would like to announce that we plan to release CMGroupBuying 1.7.0 on November 24, 2012.

CMGroupBuying 1.7.0 will have a new cool feature: advance payment.

With advance payment, buyer only needs to pay to group buying site a small amount of deal price, the rest will be paid to merchant (partner). This kind of payment is very useful for expensive deals, because most of buyers don't want to risk for spending so much money online for something that they are not sure they will own. Travel deal is an example. A travel trip to a famous beach, a beautiful resort and spa could cost $500, after 50% discount on group buying site, $250 is still too expensive for many people. Instead of making a full $250 payment to group buying site, buyers can only need to pay $50, after having the coupons and bringing it to the travel company, they will pay the rest $200.

Payment methods in CMGroupBuying 1.7.0 will be available as Joomla! plugins. Using Joomla! plugins, you can easily configure your payment method, you don't need to modify a configuration file any more, and this way is more secure.

And the last great news for who is in love with Joomla! 3.x.x, CMGroupBuying 1.7.0 will be compatible with Joomla! 3.x.x. However, we still encourage to use Joomla! 2.5.x. Joomla! website already gives us some tips for choosing which Joomla! version is good for us, you can view the article here. Please note that 2 extensions that CMGroupBuying has integrations with - sh404SEF and AlphaUserPoints - have not been compatible with Joomla! 3.x.x yet!

Thank you for all your support! We hope you will like CMGroupBuying 1.7.0!

Best regards,

Hung Tran and Nguyen Trang


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