How it works

Using AlphaStore you gain a READY-MADE mobile decision for your customers.

Administrator on the AppStore

The specified link is for installing Administrator for PrestaShop for e-shops built on PrestaShop platform. The link for downloading applications for other platforms can be found on the Administrator page.

How to inform a store’s customers of the possibility to use a mobile application

The most noticeable way to inform customers that your e-shop provides working with a mobile application is to place URLs to an application, the AppStore logo, the icons of an application and specify the name of the AlphaStore application with which a user will be able to search for an application on the AppStore using his/her device or in iTunes using his/her PC.

AlphaStore on the AppStore

Apple AppStore Logo

How to place URL and TAG

Place URL to install the free mobile application AlphaStore on your store’s main page and specify the TAG. All that your customer needs to do is to install the free mobile application AlphaStore on his/her device and enter the TAG.

The direct link to the AlphaStore application:

As the direct link to the AlphaStore application on the AppStore may be changed according to the change of the name and version, we would recommend using a dynamic link. It will save you from the necessity to watch the direct link specified on your site.

The text link to the AlphaStore application

<a href='http://www.06btc.com/go.php?app=alphastore' target='blank_'>AlphaStore></a>

The link to AlphaStore installing with the logo of an application

<a href='http://www.06btc.com/go.php?app=alphastore' 
   border='0'
   target='blank_'>
   <img width='64' height='64'
   src='http://www.06btc.com/images/alphastore.png'></a>

The link to AlphaStore installing with the AppStore logo

<a href='http://www.06btc.com/go.php?app=alphastore' 
   border='0'
   target='blank_'>
   <img width='200' height='60'
   src='http://www.06btc.com/images/available-on-the-appstore.png'></a>

Registration in AlphaStore enables you to:

  • Manage a Store
  • Use the system of notifications to receive information about registered users and created orders
  • Watch a store’s work on the Infernet
  • To connect mobile users to your store via the AlphaStore application
  • Use the built-in system of messages to contact a store’s customers
  • Place information about a store in the AlphaStore catalogue
<p>To register in <strong>AlphaStore</strong> you need enter an <strong>Email</strong> of an Administrator to which PIN Code will be sent. It will allow to verify the specified <strong>Email</strong> and <strong>Device</strong>.</p>

Registration

To register in AlphaStore you need enter an Email of an Administrator to which PIN Code will be sent. It will allow to verify the specified Email and Device.

<p>
All informational fields and settings of the mobile <strong>AlphaStore</strong> application are automatically checked for errors by the service.
Your store won’t be accessible via the mobile <a target=_blank href='https://itunes.apple.com/app/administrator-for-prestashop/id457505629'>Administrator for PrestaShop</a> and <a target=_blank href='http://www.06btc.com/alphastore.php'>AlphaStore</a>,
applications until all necessary fields are filled in and checked by the <strong>AlphaStore</strong> Automated System.
</p>

Automated check

All informational fields and settings of the mobile AlphaStore application are automatically checked for errors by the service. Your store won’t be accessible via the mobile Administrator for PrestaShop and AlphaStore, applications until all necessary fields are filled in and checked by the AlphaStore Automated System.

<p>
After registration in <strong>AlphaStore</strong> you need to specify <strong>TAG</strong> (Example: PrestaShop).
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<strong>TAG</strong> is <strong>unique</strong> in the <strong>AlphaStore</strong> service and should be used while setting the mobile <strong>AlphaStore</strong> application.
As a <strong>TAG</strong> you can use a title of a store or goods.
The shorter the <strong>TAG</strong>, the easier it can be remembered and entered in the settings of the mobile <strong>AlphaStore</strong> application by your customer.
Its minimal length may be <strong>5</strong> symbols and it shouldn’t include such special symbols as - <strong>; % : ? & ^ * ( ) | '</strong>.
</p>

A store’s identifier- TAG

After registration in AlphaStore you need to specify TAG (Example: PrestaShop).
TAG is unique in the AlphaStore service and should be used while setting the mobile AlphaStore application. As a TAG you can use a title of a store or goods. The shorter the TAG, the easier it can be remembered and entered in the settings of the mobile AlphaStore application by your customer. Its minimal length may be 5 symbols and it shouldn’t include such special symbols as - ; % : ? & ^ * ( ) | '.

<p>
Before using the <a target=_blank href='https://itunes.apple.com/app/administrator-for-prestashop/id457505629'>Administrator for PrestaShop</a> and <a target=_blank href='http://www.06btc.com/alphastore.php'>AlphaStore</a> applications you need to install the module.
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All details on installing and setting the software, necessary for mobile applications’ successful work, can be found at <a target=_blank href='http://www.06btc.com/install.php'>INSTALL</a>.
</p>

Module installation

Before using the Administrator for PrestaShop and AlphaStore applications you need to install the module.
All details on installing and setting the software, necessary for mobile applications’ successful work, can be found at INSTALL.

<p>
All main functions for managing a store become available after purchasing the <a target=_blank href='https://itunes.apple.com/app/administrator-for-prestashop/id457505629'>Administrator</a> application.
The using of extra modes needs subscription which can be paid for via the In-apps and includes:
<ul>
<li>Using the <a target=_blank href='http://www.06btc.com/alphastore.php'>AlphaStore</a> application</li>
<li>Using Messages and Notifications system</li>
<li>Placing information about a store in the <strong>AlphaStore</strong> catalogue</li>
<li>Promoting a store in the <strong>Yahoo</strong>, <strong>eBay</strong>, <strong>Ali</strong>, <strong>AppStore</strong> catalogues and social networks</li>
</ul>
</p>

Subscription for the AlphaStore service

All main functions for managing a store become available after purchasing the Administrator application. The using of extra modes needs subscription which can be paid for via the In-apps and includes:

  • Using the AlphaStore application
  • Using Messages and Notifications system
  • Placing information about a store in the AlphaStore catalogue
  • Promoting a store in the Yahoo, eBay, Ali, AppStore catalogues and social networks

<p>All entered information is used by a store’s Administrator to contact the <strong>AlphaStore</strong> support service.</p>

Personal information

All entered information is used by a store’s Administrator to contact the AlphaStore support service.

<p>
Notifications system enables an Administrator to:
<ul>
<li>Watch the server’s and a store’s working ability</li>
<li>Receive notifications of new registrations and created orders</li>
<li>Duplicate the Messenger’s messages via PUSH notifications</li>
<li>Inform customers of sales, new goods and their shippings	</li>
</ul>
</p>

Notifications system

Notifications system enables an Administrator to:

  • Watch the server’s and a store’s working ability
  • Receive notifications of new registrations and created orders
  • Duplicate the Messenger’s messages via PUSH notifications
  • Inform customers of sales, new goods and their shippings

<p>
After activating <strong>PUSH</strong> notifications, users registration and orders creation an Administrator receives the following test message: <strong>Your push service has been activated</strong>. 
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The server is checked once an hour. If within this time period new users have registered and/or new orders have been created,
an Administrator will receive the message: <strong>XX new order(s) have been created, XX new user(s) have been registered</strong>. 
<br />
If the server hasn’t been accessible for <strong>3</strong> hours, an Administrator will receive the message:
<strong>Your store is not accessible. Push service is stopped</strong>.
</p>

How the Notifications system works

After activating PUSH notifications, users registration and orders creation an Administrator receives the following test message: Your push service has been activated.
The server is checked once an hour. If within this time period new users have registered and/or new orders have been created, an Administrator will receive the message: XX new order(s) have been created, XX new user(s) have been registered.
If the server hasn’t been accessible for 3 hours, an Administrator will receive the message: Your store is not accessible. Push service is stopped.

AlphaStore setting

Unlike WEB version of the store, the using of the AlphaStore services and applications gives a store’s customers significant advantages to access a store.
The AlphaStore application contains the Messages and Notifications system, advanced features to search and view products; it is integrated with a variety of social services, through which customers are able to inform their friends of a store and purchased goods.
The using of PUSH notifications allows users to securely communicate with a store’s administrator.

The AlphaStore application includes:

  • The catalogue with advanced module to search and view goods
  • The modules integrated with social services
  • The built-in Messenger
  • The Notifications system designed to inform customers about a store’s sales, new goods
  • The system of secure communication with a store’s administrator

<a href=#><strong>Information | Valid = Yes / No</strong></a>
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The result of checking a store’s information for errors.
The fields marked with (<strong>*</strong>) are required to fill in.
Before placing a store in the <strong>AlphaStore</strong> catalogue you need fill in all required fields and specify the category of a store.
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<strong>Warning!</strong>
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To test and pre-view all specified information use the <strong>Sandbox for Tests</strong> category.
Information | Valid = Yes / No
The result of checking a store’s information for errors. The fields marked with (*) are required to fill in. Before placing a store in the AlphaStore catalogue you need fill in all required fields and specify the category of a store.
Warning!
To test and pre-view all specified information use the Sandbox for Tests category.
<a href=#><strong>Favicon</strong></a>
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Create a store’s icon (size <strong>120x120</strong>, format <strong>PNG</strong>) and place it to the <strong>URL</strong> address specified in the application.
After that, check its placing for errors.
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The created and uploaded icon is displayed in the <strong>AlphaStore</strong> catalogue.
Favicon
Create a store’s icon (size 120x120, format PNG) and place it to the URL address specified in the application. After that, check its placing for errors.
The created and uploaded icon is displayed in the AlphaStore catalogue.
<a href=#><strong>Categories | Show = Yes / No</strong></a>
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The parameter which enables/disables displaying categories and goods in the <strong>AlphaStore</strong> application.
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This mode is used if you need to update information in a store without removing a store from the <strong>AlphaStore</strong> catalogue.
Categories | Show = Yes / No
The parameter which enables/disables displaying categories and goods in the AlphaStore application.
This mode is used if you need to update information in a store without removing a store from the AlphaStore catalogue.
<a href=#><strong>Manager</strong></a>
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The name of a store’s manager is used to contact a store’s manager by customers.
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<a href=#><strong>Email 1 * / Email 2</strong></a>
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The Email of a store’s manager is used to quickly create a message by customers.
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<a href=#><strong>Phone 1 / Phone 2</strong></a>
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The phone number of a store’s manager is used for a quick dialing.
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<a href=#><strong>Address / ZIP Code</strong></a>
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The physical address of the store(Street number, Street, City). ZIP Code.
Manager
The name of a store’s manager is used to contact a store’s manager by customers.
Email 1 * / Email 2
The Email of a store’s manager is used to quickly create a message by customers.
Phone 1 / Phone 2
The phone number of a store’s manager is used for a quick dialing.
Address / ZIP Code
The physical address of the store(Street number, Street, City). ZIP Code.
<a href=#><strong>Language</strong></a>
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The language on which a store’s information is displayed in the <strong>AlphaStore</strong> application.
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<a href=#><strong>Country</strong></a>
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The country in which a store is working. If a store offers services without territorial restriction, specify it <strong>Worldwide</strong>.
Language
The language on which a store’s information is displayed in the AlphaStore application.
Country
The country in which a store is working. If a store offers services without territorial restriction, specify it Worldwide.
<a href=#><strong>Location</strong></a>
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GEO coordinates on which a store is located. They are used to display a store in the Map service.
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<a href=#><strong>LOGO</strong></a>
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Create a logo of a store (<strong>1024x768</strong>/<strong>640x480</strong>) and place it to the <strong>URL</strong> address specified in the application.
After uploading the <strong>LOGO</strong> check its displaying for errors.
The created and uploaded <strong>LOGO</strong> is displayed in the Store’s information section.
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<a href=#><strong>Registration Number</strong></a>
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The number of a store’s registration in the  state bodies.
Location
GEO coordinates on which a store is located. They are used to display a store in the Map service.
LOGO
Create a logo of a store (1024x768/640x480) and place it to the URL address specified in the application. After uploading the LOGO check its displaying for errors. The created and uploaded LOGO is displayed in the Store’s information section.
Registration Number
The number of a store’s registration in the state bodies.

Messages and Push notifications system

To communicate between the Customer and the Administrator is possible from a mobile device only.
The communications services are accessible only from a registered mobile device.
To communicate between the Customer and the Administrator, the built-in two-level messaging system with confirmation and the division of rights to transmit messages is used.
Messages are delivered in the system via the built-in messaging system and can be duplicated with PUSH notifications.
The system includes the messages’ confirmation mode of delivered messages.
When the application is not active, the Customer and the Administrator can get PUSH notifications about new messages or messages’ delivery to the recipient. The mode of notifications about delivered messages will especially be popular with Goods delivering and reservations services.
Using mode confirmation message, you'll never miss an important message from your client.

<p>
Enable using Messaging and Notifications system in <strong>Administrator</strong> settings
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<a href=#>Messages | Show</a> = <strong>Yes / No</strong>
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After that you will see the <strong>Messenger</strong> section in <strong>AlphaStore</strong>
</p>

How to enable Messaging system

Enable using Messaging and Notifications system in Administrator settings
Messages | Show = Yes / No
After that you will see the Messenger section in AlphaStore

<p>
The store’s Administrator can disable sending messages to customers.
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<a href=#>Messages | Enabled</a> = <strong>Yes / No</strong>
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This mode doesn’t disable getting customers’ messages history.
</p>

Messages sending

The store’s Administrator can disable sending messages to customers.
Messages | Enabled = Yes / No
This mode doesn’t disable getting customers’ messages history.


<p>
A store’s Administrator can enable the mode of getting notifications about message delivering.
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<a href=#>Messages / Confirm</a> = <strong>Yes / No</strong>
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The message <strong>Message delivered</strong> indicates that the client got a <strong>PUSH</strong> notification and the message was delivered to his/her device.
</p>

Messages confirmation

A store’s Administrator can enable the mode of getting notifications about message delivering.
Messages / Confirm = Yes / No
The message Message delivered indicates that the client got a PUSH notification and the message was delivered to his/her device.

<p>
The sent messages can be duplicated  with the <strong>PUSH</strong> notifications system.
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<a href=#>Messages | Duplicate</a> = <strong>Yes / No</strong>
</p>

Messages duplicating with PUSH notifications

The sent messages can be duplicated with the PUSH notifications system.
Messages | Duplicate = Yes / No

Dialogues and deleting messages

To eliminate SPAM, only a customer has the ability to initiate a dialogue. Customers registration is made automatically, he/she sets up the system according to his/her preferences. The Administrator can remove only a dialogue, provided that the customer who initiated a dialogue will enable deleting messages in the AlphaStore application.

Registration removing

To remove Registration in the AlphaStore service click on Erase All. The registration record and all information about your store will be deleted without the possibility to restore it.