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The quirks of coupons 0

The quirks of coupons

If you have been using the promotion system in Episerver Commerce (or should I call it “old promotion system” – the “new promotion system” is almost out of BETA and it will soon be the promotion system), you should know about the coupon – which is an option setting for a promotion. When...

Upgrade your website to Commerce 9 0

Upgrade your website to Commerce 9

You know what – Commerce 9 is released. OK, I’m just kidding, it was released 6 months ago, in October 2015. Last week, Commerce 9.12 was released, and at this time of writing, Commerce 9.13 is on the oven just released. So it’s not so new – but with 6 months on the...

Understand the retry policies in Episerver 2

Understand the retry policies in Episerver

This is pretty internal stuffs – you will almost never use it yourself (you technically can, but there is no guarantee of backward compatibility whatsoever). I learned the stuff recently and found it interesting enough to share. No matter how powerful your server(s) are, and how reliable SQL Server is, there are chances...

Make Microsoft Edge works with local sites 0

Make Microsoft Edge works with local sites

At Episerver, we haven’t officially supported Microsoft Edge, yet. Our QA:s do not test on it. And of course no one of us uses it for development. It has a big drawback of not supporting local sites: http://Commercedev/ is a local development site on IIS, which we add to hosts file like this: 127.0.0.1...

Episerver Commerce SearchProvider – demystifying 1

Episerver Commerce SearchProvider – demystifying

This post is an excerpt from my book, but it’s the short one. It looks like there is a confusion of where the searchprovider is used in Commerce Many important features in Commerce Manager use index-based search provider to search for entries – it’s simply faster and more flexible to work with. They...

UX design lessons – from a metro perspective 0

UX design lessons – from a metro perspective

When I come to a new city, I usually pay close attentions to its metro system. Of course, it rarely shows up in TripAdvisor as an attraction of the city, but for me, it’s not only a necessity (based on a quite tight budget, public transportation is almost always our first choice), but...

Import catalog: beware of warning messages 5

Import catalog: beware of warning messages

Recently I worked with a support case from a customer. They complained that the catalog import is too slow for them, it took them 6-7 minutes to import 200 entries. Their catalog is about 50k entries, which is not particularly big, but not small neither, and with that rate, it does mean they...

What not to do with your login/register page 3

What not to do with your login/register page

This post is strictly my personal opinions, it does not represent my employer’s views in any way. Login/register page is essential to any site, especially any Commerce site. You should always follow the proven, established practices, but yet many sites still have issues with their login and register page. Make sure that you...