Type of Program: Webshop Authoring Software
Supported Platforms: Word 2000 onwards
Company Name:Connected Shopping Ltd
Price: £50.00 (software only)
I have reviewed and tried many ecommerce programs all of which
were capable of ecommerce but lacked various options and one wished that you
could have all those options in one program that was also simplicity itself to
My wish has been granted! Doc2Shop is the answer to all your ecommerce needs and
you don't need a degree in computer science to use it. All you need is Microsoft
Word 2000 or higher and you are, as they say, hot to trot. Read the tutorial
first and all will become clear in minutes also the help file is one of the best
I have seen for a long, long time.
All you need to do is to be able to enter text and insert an image. Everything
is done by preloaded macro and table. Just fill in the labeled cells with the
relevant info or image url, select a style press "Preview" and your site is
built ready for uploading and previewing. No SQL, no PHP just plain and simple
with professional results. Those of you more experienced can then tweak the
resultant HTML files if needed. Style can also be altered by adjusting the CSS
files to suit yourself.
The shopping cart uses Mal's Ecommerce as the back end which gives you Shipping
calculator - 8 different methods. Tax calculator - 4 different methods. Issue
gift or discount coupons. Discounts. Integrated UPS and USPS rate services.
Advanced shipping: 22 zones, 6 options per zones, rate tables with up to 28
bands. Unlimited product options that don't change the price. Quantity discounts
for individual products.
The list of features is huge. A couple that caught the eye were the opportunity
to have options on the product page for sizes, colours etc as well as different
prices for different options where applicable. You can also have unlimited
departments and categories as well as unlimited physical products. Products can
also be featured on the home page. You can Flag a product on 'Sale' and Doc2shop
will automatically calculate and highlight savings. Also available is the
facility to import and export store as XML file - allows integration with 3rd
This program does everything you could want in an ecommerce program and more,
you can even export and import product data as a CSV file, ideal for
dropshippers. I am totally blown away by its ease of use whilst retaining a
thoroughness I thought I would never see in such a program. Visit
full feature details, it is worth a look. The software itself, if you have
hosting, is only £50.00 can you believe that? Try the fully functional demo (ftp
only limited to 10 products) you will be amazed.
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Reviewed by Simon Baillie