Postage and Packing Support Added to OneLife iD Website

We recently extended the OneLife iD online shop by adding support for Postage & Packing rates based on the total value of the order and the destination country.

The basic requirements were:

  • There should be three categories of destination: UK, Europe and the Rest of the World.
  • There should be three price bands: Orders up to £30, Orders over £30 and Orders over £75.
  • It should be possible to configure the rates for each destination category/price band easily.
  • The destination category should be determined by the customer’s choice of country at the checkout.
  • The price rates should be displayed by a dialog that pops up when the customer clicks on appropriate links.
  • The Postage & Packing should be indicated clearly on screen and in e-mails to the customer.

We were able to deliver a solution that met the above criteria and successfully deploy it live. The main challenge was staging the transition from the old system to the new, which we managed without dropping any orders.

Product Suggestions Presentation Improved on OneLife iD Website

OneLife iD product suggestionsA common feature of e-commerce websites is a block on the page making product suggestions to the visitor. Recently, we have worked on improving the presentation of these suggestions on the OneLife iD website. Previously there was a static block of three products. We changed this to use a JavaScript-based scrolling area to allow more than three products to be presented. This cycles automatically through the products, displaying three at one time. There are scroll buttons which allow the user to cycle through the products manually.

Event Calendar Added to Horsham Chess Club Website

Horsham Chess Club CalendarHorsham Chess Club, like many clubs and societies, holds many events during the course of the year. What they wanted on their website was a way to display these events in a calendar that was clear to read and easy to browse.

We were able to assist them in this by installing the Drupal Calendar on their site. This allowed events to be added, and then viewed by members on a month by month basis.

MiniTag Launched on OneLife iD Website

MiniTagWe have just finished adding OneLife iD‘s latest product, the MiniTag, to their website. The MiniTag is a PVC card that can be split into three identical tags. There are over 15 colours and patterns and 10 standard labels, along with the ability to add up to 4 lines of text to the back of each tag.

We created the page used to build the customer’s custom card design, and also adapted the rest of the site to handle orders of the MiniTag alongside the existing products. We also worked on integrating the system with the card printing software, as with the OneLife iD card.

Windmill Computing Card Encoder Upgraded to Work with Zebra ZXP Series 8 Printer

Zebra ZXP Series 8We previously assisted Windmill Computing in developing a card encoding application that worked with the Dai Nippon CX-330. As part of an integrated card printing and encoding process, the application moved the card to the coupler at the appropriate point, then performed the encoding using the attached card writer.

Following the customer’s decision to upgrade printer and use a different model of card encoder, we had to modify the application to work with the new hardware. We added support for the Zebra ZXP Series 8 Printer (working via the ZMotif interface), while we were able to use the standard SCard interface to encode the MIFARE cards.