Features

CFWebstore® offers tons of built-in features to make creating your stores fun and easy! Why spend dozens of hours custom-coding some other product when you can have one that does so much out-of-the-box? This page list some of the popular features of the latest 6.0 version. Just click on the camera to view a screenshot.

You can view the Version History link to see the complete list of additional features and updates made for version 6. And if you don't see a feature you are looking for here, you can also check out the list of Extensions at Nucom Web Hosting.


  • New Features to this Version
  • FCKEditor has been updated to the latest CKEditor.
  • New security features to prevent CSRF attacks (validating form submissions are not coming from an external source)
  • Widespread changes to allow use of the software inside Mura CMS (and possibly other CMS systems).
  • Use mulitple shippers at the same time. Show prices from UPS, USPS, Fedex, and custom tables all at the same time. Give your customers more choice.
  • Updates to the shipping APIs to the latest versions, as the older ones are slated for retirement.
  • New payment gateway CRE Secure which provides 3rd party handling of credit card payments, while skinned to match your site. This allows for fulfillment of all PCI and PA-DSS requirements.
  • Updates to the Shift4 payment gateway to now include partial payments and i4Go support.
  • Added Paypal Express as payment method. This new Paypal method allows a greater shopping cart interaction than before.
  • Impersonate a User - You can now login as another User for the purpose of placing orders.
  • Store Design
  • Categorize your features to create an online magazine.
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  • Unlimited number and level of categories
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  • Create custom palettes and layouts that can be used for category or store pages
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  • Feature articles for creating site content pages
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  • Use of style sheets for even more design control
  • Edit and add store content pages and custom menus
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  • Wide variety of custom tags you can easily use in your layouts for menus, shopping cart summary, store discounts, etc
  • Create custom page templates (for more advanced users)
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  • Products, features and subcategories at any level
  • FCKEditor has been updated to the latest CKEditor.
  • New security features to prevent CSRF attacks (validating form submissions are not coming from an external source)
  • Widespread changes to allow use of the software inside Mura CMS (and possibly other CMS systems).
  • Product Management
  • Unlimited number of products
  • Unlimited number of product options (selections)
  • Assign products to multiple categories
  • Options can adjust product price, weight, SKU and number in stock
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  • Product addons for additional items that can be added or entered for a product
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  • Can create an addon that calculates price separate from product quantity (perfect for setup fees!)
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  • Addons can adjust product price and weight
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  • Turn addons, options or option choices on and off
  • Automatic display of price with option or addon
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  • Can make an option or addon required or not
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  • Create standard options and addons to use with multiple products
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  • Optional layouts for products and options
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  • Mark products as "New", "On Sale" or "Hot"
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  • Assign product to a manufacturer, and display their logo on the product detail page
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  • Assign product to a vendor for drop-shipping
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  • Inventory control available to remove products from store if out-of-stock or allow backorders to be placed
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  • Can send email notification when stock is below a certain level
  • Require a minimum quantity purchase of a product
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  • Product import function for adding items from an existing database
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  • Product copy feature makes adding similar products quick and easy
  • Add any number of custom product fields for additional information
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  • Custom fields can also be used to export additional information to Google Base
  • Support for electronic download products
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  • Membership products to sell site access (online subscriptions, etc.)
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  • Create quantity discounts for products
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  • Ability to set a second set of prices for wholesalers
  • Can create related products for cross-selling
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  • Add related features for additional information on your products
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  • Image gallery allows you to add unlimited images to your products
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  • Image upload and thumbnail creation features
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  • Custom tags available for product search, teaser box, etc.
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  • Turn off ordering for product to use as an informational site instead.
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  • Site Access Features
  • Can set up permissions for groups and users
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  • Built-in access control to various admin sections
  • Can create access keys to protect access to specific areas of your site
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  • Can protect categories, features and products with access keys
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  • Access keys can be assigned to groups or users or sold as a store product
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  • Memberships can expire after a certain number of days
  • Create trial or automatically recurring memberships
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  • Order Management
  • Advanced filtering and search features to find orders
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  • Can easily page through the orders after completing a search
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  • Batch order printing feature
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  • Print packing slips for your shipments
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  • Advanced order editing to make adjustments to order items, shipping cost, tax, order credits, etc.
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  • Comprehensive drop-shipping features, send emails to multiple vendors when orders are placed or filled
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  • Ability to manually or automatically create purchase orders for drop-shipping
  • Add notes, payment and shipping status information to orders
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  • Send emails to customers with shipping and tracking information
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  • Special Purchase Order section for drop-shipping information
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  • Special Billing tab allows you to capture credit card funds after shipping
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  • Store reports to track sales, best-selling products, affiliate earnings, etc.
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  • Can set user permissions to allow access to only certain areas and actions for order processing
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  • Customers can add gift messages and desired delivery date to orders
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  • Customers can view their order history and order status
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  • Search Engine Optimization Features
  • Default site-wide meta tags
  • Ability to add title tags, keywords and descriptions to store pages and products
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  • Ability to use search-engine friendly URLs throughout the customer site
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  • Sitemap page that can be used to submit site to engines, or used for customers, with alphabetic search feature
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  • Two types of storewide searches included
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  • Custom tags available for product and feature searches
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  • Special page for automatic Verity indexing provided
  • Shipping and Tax Options
  • Automatic shipping rates for UPS┬«, FedEx┬« and U.S.P.S., others using Intershipper
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  • Use mulitple shippers at the same time. Show prices from UPS, USPS, Fedex, and custom tables all at the same time. Give your customers more choice.
  • Alternatively, can create custom shipping tables by weight, number of items, or total price
  • Can add a base shipping and/or handling charge to all orders
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  • Choose or create the shipping methods you want to offer (ground, next-day, etc.) and set the order to display them to the customer
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  • Create shipping rates for other countries
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  • Can set store to calculate shipping from drop-shippers separately
  • Ability to offer free shipping of your choice for orders over a certain amount
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  • Can set a flat-rate (freight) shipping cost for a product, or set dimensions for oversized packages
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  • Optional shipping estimator in the shopping cart to pre-calculate shipping charges
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  • Built-in function for retrieving tracking information on orders
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  • Setup any number of tax codes and configure how to apply them
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  • Tax rates by state, county, zip and/or country
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  • Supports use of VAT taxes displayed on product prices
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  • Setting for tax on shipping
  • Store Discounts and Promotions
  • Apply discounts by product, category or to the entire store
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  • Can also base discount on total amount of order
  • Can group products together for a certain discount
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  • Discounts can be based on a coupon code that customer must enter
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  • Offer discounts only to certain user groups
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  • Discounts can be a specific amount off, or a percentage
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  • Discount can be offered if certain amount spent, or specific quantity purchased
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  • Promotion module for additional types of discounts and specials
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  • Promotions use one criteria to determine if the order qualifies, but applies the discount to another item, to do specials like "Buy 1 Get 1 Free" or "Buy 2 get a 3rd half price".
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  • Can set promotions to automatically multiply and/or add discounted (free) items to the cart
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  • Both discounts and promotions can have an access key applied so that the customer must purchase a membership to receive the specials
  • Shopping & Checkout Functions
  • Customers can leave comments and reviews on your products and content articles
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  • Complete control over who can leave reviews and ratings and how to approve them
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  • Can require user accounts to checkout or allow guest checkouts
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  • Supports both PayPal Standard (using IPN) and PayPal Pro
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  • Use custom checkout fields to collect additional information during checkout process
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  • Gift Registry function allows users to create and share shopping lists
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  • Wishlists to allow customers to save favorite store items
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  • Create and redeem gift certificates automatically
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  • CVV2 card code available for most processors
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  • Optional gift wrapping module
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  • Updates to the shipping APIs to the latest versions, as the older ones are slated for retirement.
  • New payment gateway CRE Secure which provides 3rd party handling of credit card payments, while skinned to match your site. This allows for fulfillment of all PCI and PA-DSS requirements.
  • Payment Options
  • Updates to the Shift4 payment gateway to now include partial payments and i4Go support.
  • Common online processors available such as Authorize.Net, PayFlow Pro, Skipjack, Cybersource, Linkpoint, etc.
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  • Additional processors can easily be added
  • Can log PayPal IPN results
  • Can automatically update status of pending PayPal transactions
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  • Checks for valid credit card number and expiration date
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  • Options to accept offline orders (mail or fax payment) or purchase orders
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  • Settings for processors to authorize only
  • Ability to later capture funds using the Billing tab in Order Management for some processors
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  • Added Paypal Express as payment method. This new Paypal method allows a greater shopping cart interaction than before.
  • User Management
  • Many settings available to customize how your store handles user accounts
  • User Summary for admins to quickly access all information for each user
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  • Several different user signup forms available
  • Impersonate a User - You can now login as another User for the purpose of placing orders.

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