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Free Email by SKU page by AbleMods.com

Post by AbleMods » Thu May 12, 2011 6:11 pm

Introduction

This page will let you send an AC7 email template to all customers who have bought a specific SKU within a timeframe that you designate. This works great when you need to notify customers who bought a certain product from your store during a certain timeframe.

Installation
To install this page, simply upload it to the /Admin/Reports/ folder of your AbleCommerce 7 installation. Then you can hit the URL directly in your browser address box with http://<yoursite>/Admin/Reports/AbleMods-SkuEmails.aspx
This page should be compatible with AbleCommerce 7.0.2 or above installation.

How To Use
First create an email template with the message you want to say. You can use full HTML and nVelocity scripting with all the same variables available for the Order Confirmation email template.
Set the date range to your desired timeframe. Click <GO> and the system will first count how many emails are involved and show you the actual addresses. Nothing has been sent yet, all the page is doing is letting you know what's going to happen if you push the <SEND EMAILS> button.

Keep in mind that the page automatically strips out any duplicate emails so each address only gets one copy of the message. It also nicely summarizes how many emails will be sent and shows you exactly what addresses are going to be included.

When you're ready to blast the messages, click the <SEND EMAILS> button. The system will send the emails and log the details to the AC7 Error Log.

Why is this free?
Sometimes something proves so useful you can't help but share it with others. If you find it valuable to you and you want to show it, feel free to drop by my site and purchase something to show your appreciation. But that's not required. I just saved my bacon quite nicely this evening with this page so I thought I'd share it with the rest of the AbleCommerce 7 community

Where's the Download?
The download zip file is attached to this post. Just click the link to download it and save it to your computer. Unzip the files before uploading to your website.
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Post by ChipWV » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:28 pm

Hey Joe,

I was wondering if you've ever updated this to work with AC Gold. I just tried it on V9 and it throw a general error, so evidently not compatible with Gold out of the box. If you have updated would you mind sharing again?

Thanks
Chip

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Post by AbleMods » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:47 pm

Hi Chip,

Unfortunately no I never updated it to Gold. It's pretty specific to Able 7, so most of the code-behind would have to be rewritten. Definitely not compatible with Able Gold.
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Post by ChipWV » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:24 pm

Thanks anyway Joe. It's a shame AC doesn't have this functionality built in. We're expecting inventory problems because of the west coast port slow down or shut down, this addon is perfect for situations like that, or a recall or similar issue where a group of customers that bought a specific product need to be communicated with.

Have a great weekend!
Chip

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