What's new in ShopFactory 11

We have been developing, testing and improving ShopFactory 11 for almost 12 months. Now it is available and already successful online. Shop owners are getting great reviews from their customers and their sales are up - literally over night.

Rental plan owner? Upgrade to SF 11 for free.

Stephen of Newburgh Graphics has seen an amazing increase in orders immediately after upgrading to ShopFactory 11 in the store http://flowers-by-canatara.com. "Within the first week we received four times as many high value orders compared to the previous week on the old site. We are delighted how it is working". he wrote to us.  

Simon Kooij of  http://www.modelbus.nl/ likened upgrading his online store to ShopFactory 11 to switching from a horse-cart to modern city bus. “This is truly a step into a new world. The improvements to my website are impressive,” he wrote. "I can already say I would not want to go back to the way it was!"

Martin Krol of http://www.spirituelemuziek.nl/ is equally enthusiastic. “ShopFactory 11 leaves all the previous versions far behind. Gorgeous templates, quick adjustability and the Integration with PostNL saves so much extra work with the preparation of orders for shipment,” he said. “The transition from version 10 to version 11 went quite seamlessly. The shops all work terrific on PC, mobile and tablet and this makes for a higher turnover and client-satisfaction.

Jumping to the front of website design

One of the major goals we had with ShopFactory 11 was to jump to the front line of modern web design. We wanted to be able to create amazing designs and provide our users and website developers with unlimited design flexibility.

Going by the feedback so far we pulled it off.

Check out these demo stores to see how much design has improved with ShopFactory 11. 


New Designs

With unlimited design flexibility you can now achieve literally anything you want. Regardless of the design you plan – with ShopFactory 11 it is in your reach.

The result: beautiful new and competitive SFX themes for websites and stores which make you look better than ever to help you increase your sales.

Another benefit of our new SFX themes: Now you can assign any page template to any content page or category to give you even more flexibility. Want to create a new landing page for a marketing campaign using your home page layout? With ShopFactory 11 it’s easy.


New Product lay-outs

ShopFactory 11 contains a large number of new product lay-outs which will allow you to show your products in a great way.

It is now also possible to add Social Media Share buttons to every product or switch between the new SFX product styles to display your products in the best light.


New Navigation Styles

To top off the great new design and advanced flexibility we have also added amazing navigation styles.

With integrated “Aim” technology navigation menus not only look great. They can now also sense what a user wants to do next to prevent navigation menus from closing while the user is trying to access them.

The result is an easier and smoother navigation which helps customers reach the pages they want to access faster.


Facebook shop and Social Networks

Use the Social Networks Share button to activate social links or click on the Facebook button to quickly add your complete store to Facebook.

Our new SFX templates have been designed to work just as well on your Facebook site as on your own website.


Touch sensitive banners

Modern touch sensitive banners allow users to flick banner images with their fingertips and allow you to redirect customers to other pages and products.

On every page of your website you now have three banner areas that you can use to create a magnificent looking page layout.


Extra content areas

On every page you can now add up to 4 extra content areas. This gives you more flexibility to add texts to your pages.


Extra navigation menus

New navigation menus in addition to Index 1 and 2 offer even more functionality. They can be used to create large footer navigation styles or to place special navigations on specific pages only.

Depending on the website design you select, there can be up to 10 extra navigation area’s in your website.

These extra navigation areas give a lot of flexibility to add extra menus to your site but can also be used by savvy designers to insert addition content or banners.


Navigation name vs page name

You can now set a different name for you page only for the navigation. This will allow you to use a longer name on top of a page and a short name in the navigation.

This feature makes your navigation menus easier to understand and will increase the number of pages your customers will  visit on your website.


Improved Responsive behavior

Of course we have also improved the mobile behavior of ShopFactory websites. So regardless of the device your customers use – you will always be able to put your best foot forward.


Brand new design editing tool

ShopFactory 11 also makes it easier than ever to customize the themes we are supplying. Simply change banner images and design colors to achieve a striking new look in minutes.

The completely redesigned Designer tool makes adjusting the look of any website theme easier than ever and provides an easy preview of tablet and mobile phone modes.


New image cropping tool

The reworked image cropping function helps make working with images easier than ever.


New ShopFactory Interface

Of course we have also redesigned the main ShopFactory user interface to make it more useful than ever. Now ShopFactory Central acts as your store management hub, giving you quick access to all the important functions. Click on the My Store for example to adjust the settings of your store or on My Orders to review your orders.


Backoffice improvements

We have worked hard to make it easier to manage orders and customers. 


Better customer interaction for better conversion

Of course we have also improved the interaction of your store with your customers. Faster loading stores and delayed image loading mean your website responds faster than ever to your customers.

Combined with the refined checkout process, the amazing new designs and the improved search engine features ShopFactory 11 has all the ingredients to help you sell more.

Our best Upgrade ever

ShopFactory 11 represents our greatest upgrade ever. So what are you waiting for? 

 

Free Upgrade

If you are renting ShopFactory, then this upgrade is free. Just download the latest version here.

Prefer to test first?

No problem. ShopFactory 11 can run in parallel to older ShopFactory versions. Your Shop will be imported into ShopFactory 11, so you can continue to work on your current project in your older ShopFactory version.