At the beginning of January three new employees joined us at Vilkas. Marko Herukka (from left) is a new asset for the support team while Tero Kotti and Pekka Piispanen joins the technical team. Vilkas now has 20 employees in total. Here we present our new colleagues.
The App Store has a new Sales Analytics app which lets you look into the sales of the webshop. The sales reports give you a more exact picture of the sales and make it even easier to analyse the performance of the webshop which helps in the development and marketing of the shop.
During the coming couple of weeks we will be adding a free individual SSL certificate to all our Starter, Mini, Active and Pro shops. After the change the whole shop will be protected with SSL connection and work with both https and http. The order and payment pages have previously been protected in all our shops with a shared SSL certificate. With the change the whole webshop will be protected already from the home page. The certificates are domain specific which means that when the customer is moved to the check out the shop's own domain will still be used.
Vilkas as a leading cloud-based, multi-channel supported e-commerce platform in the Nordic countries now launched a 100% satisfaction guarantee to all its new customers. At the same time Vilkas refreshed its brand by e.g. introducing a new website and logo.
Vilkas moved to a new office right in the centre of Tampere. Our customers can now find us on the address Finlaysoninkuja 19, 33210 Tampere, Finland. The new office is bigger and we now have heaps of space.
The webshop has evolved really well. We didn't have any expectations that the sales would explode overnight but both the amount of customers and the sales have steadily increased. The road is always long when starting a new business and especially when it involves bringing a new brand to the market, but we set our goal from the beginning that within 5 years the shop and the brand should be well known.
During the beginning of 2016 we will be upgrading our system to the newest ePages version 6.17. There are a few new features in the new version, here we go through the most important ones. For more details check out the ePages Release Notes. Some of the features in the new version are:
Out of stock shown in drop down
If a product has variations and a variation is out of stock, the variation is greyed out in the drop down selection.
Vilkas Group had two new staff members: Timo Kallela as CTO and Antti Silvennoinen as Web designer. Our previous CTO Kalle Marjamäki continues as developing director.
We are excited to be announcing that we have agreed on a game changing new partnership with Klarna that means all of our e-stores include Klarna Checkout, the leading solution of mega merchants, with zero fixed fees and no integration.