I introduced Parkestry recently to you all with a few free features like an SEO review and a Google Products XML download for your Big Cartel shop. Today I introduce you to the next set of premium features just released that will continue helping you improve your online storefront presence through both SEO and visual tools.
Slideshow Builder (Premium)
Everyone wants to add a custom slideshow to their shop home page, so we made this super easy and so it requires you don’t need a host other than Big Cartel or Storenvy. Parkestry will host your slideshow images in the cloud and provide you with code to copy and paste into your website template. You can simply determine the transition style, speed and number of images to display. Each image can be a link to a specific page and have a caption. Check out a sample of adding the slideshow to your Big Cartel theme.
*images in the slideshow courtesy of Lake of the Ozarks Photographers Lighter Focus
Secure Image Hosting for PayPal (Premium)
Did you know that you can customize the checkout and order summary pages in PayPal that your Big Cartel shop customers use when buying your awesome products? Well you can but there is a catch, they need to be hosted on a secure server to avoid security warnings in browsers. Parkestry provides secure hosting for 2 images to be used on your PayPal checkout pages. One image is a logo and the other is a banner. Don’t deal with getting a hosting plan and then paying for a SSL certificate. We took care of all that for you.
Google Product Feed URL (Premium)
We have provided this in the past but we are working on improving the service and keeping up with all the changes Google makes to defining and posting your products in the Google Product Search. So as part of your premium plan you will get access to a live data feed that you can use to submit to your Google Merchant Data Feed to pull updates on a regular schedule rather than having to upload manually each time.
SEO Review (Premium)
The basic plan allows for an initial review of your shop page on Big Cartel. With the premium plan we display reports from Google Pagespeed and SEOMoz Rank as well. Just a few more tools to keep in touch with how your online shop is seen by search engines.