Bondware 3.0 is a PHP based system that provides a lot of flexibility and speed over the current Bondware .ez software that we have been running on since 1998. The current software we are running has some design issues that seriously impede speed and the ability for us to easily add functional enhancements.
We have been hard at work on this conversion for over a year. We feel the new platform will allow us to add functional enhancements, increase site performance and provide a nicer shopping experience.
We have been doing extensive testing of the new system and feel it is very stable. However, with any major conversion we may expect some small bumps, but rest assured we have programmers on staff to address any issues that may come up right away.
Migration of the community features will begin as soon as the MarketPlace conversion is complete and will be rolled out as each functional area is completed.
On January 16th, 2006, at 8:00am system time, the Renderosity MarketPlace will be down for the conversion. We expect the down-time to be less than 8 hours.
The community side (Forum, Art Gallery Free Stuff, etc.) will stay up during the conversion. A Site temporarily down web page will be displayed for anyone that tries to access the MarketPlace during this time.
All of the current product data and sales data will be converted to the new system automatically.
With that being said here are some of the major changes that you will see after the MarketPlace conversion.
- Faster site performance due to the nature of PHP.
- A new step by step checkout process.
- An enhanced product sale system.
- Products can now have 2 file zips at 25mb each.
There will be a few items that will not make the initial conversion. They will be converted quickly after the initial conversion.
- Product Reviews.
- "Customers who bought this item also bought" listing.
Due to the MarketPlace conversion and data base changes, we will not be able to convert items that are currently in your "Shopping Cart" that have not been purchased.
We would like to offer everyone a extremely special coupon to purchase the items that may still be in your "Shopping Cart". Please click here to find out how you can save money and get those products you've been waiting to purchase.
If you are unable to purchase those items before January 16th, but still want to keep a record of what you want to purchase, you may add those items to your "Wish List". Everyone's "Wish List" will be converted to the new BCS MarketPlace.
We are looking forward to providing you with new tools that allow for a faster, easier and more dynamic shopping experience.
Thank you for selecting Renderosity as your source for digital content!
The Renderosity Team