10 May 2022
Just a few days ago we announced the new Arcadina plans and today we come to tell you about all the improvements of your Management Panel.
The truth is that they have been very thorough and studied changes. During these months we have worked to improve and simplify the functioning of your panel and to adapt it to the new plans that were about to arrive.
If you want to know all the improvements of your Management Panel, in this article we are going to explain the most significant ones. We assure you that this post will be of great help.
“Find out about all the improvements to your Management Panel today.”
- Get to know all the improvements of your Management Panel
- New fully improved side menu
- Shop and Customer Area to manage your business
- Manage the Galleries (formerly Albums) of your online shop and customer area from a single space
- Consult your orders in one place
- Sales statistics in one place
- Consult the formats in a single sub-section
- Create and edit price lists in the same space
- Simplify work with a single discount screen
- Work with labels from one place
- Personalise messages to your customers with text templates
- Settings and layouts common to the shop and private area
- Improvements to your Management Panel in the Web section
- New General section to manage your website and business
- New section to manage your Account details
- Get to know all the improvements of your Arcadina Management Panel
- Arcadina goes with you
Get to know all the improvements of your Management Panel
Yes, as we mentioned at the beginning of this article, we have embarked on making several improvements to your Management Panel that will allow you, among other things:
- Find any element of your website and/or business much faster.
- Simplify certain tasks, e.g. creating galleries, setting up formats, price lists, etc…
- And have all your business information much clearer and more organised.
Some of these improvements to your Management Panel have arisen in connection with the launch of the new plans. In the following article we explain what they are in detail.
And other improvements have simply been implemented to provide you with a much clearer and more efficient workspace.
However, we will now take a look at the most significant improvements to your Management Panel one by one. In the following help article we will explain them as well.
And if you are new to Arcadina, thanks to this other article of our help and the explanatory video tutorial, you will finish familiarising yourself with the rest of the Management Panel.
One of the most striking improvements to your Management Panel is the elimination of the top bar to simplify and reduce duplication of access to the main elements of your website.
Because until now, to access your web area, or any part of your online business (customer area and online shop), you could do it through the top menu, the shortcuts on the main page of the dashboard or from the menu on the left side of the screen.
If you enter your panel now, you will only see a sidebar with all the accesses to the most important sections, which are:
- Shop and Customer Area (business).
As you can see, thanks to the improvements of your Management Panel and this simplification, you will find the information much faster and your work time in the panel will be reduced.
Shop and Customer Area to manage your business
Until now, the private customer area had its own separate space on the dashboard, as did the online shop.
On the one hand, after much study of these options, we have seen that many of the actions in these two sections were common.
And another reason why we also decided to merge the online shop and the private customer area was the arrival of the new plans.
Did you know that if you sign up for the Business plan you will be able to enjoy the online shop and the customer area?
Next, we are going to see some of the improvements to your Management Panel that you are going to find in the Online Shop and Customer Area section. And we are also going to share with you a help article that will be useful for further information.
Manage the Galleries (formerly Albums) of your online shop and customer area from a single space
If you look closely, you will no longer find the Albums subsection. The information in this space is still there, in fact it is the first thing you will see when you enter the Shop and Customer Area section. What happens is that we have changed its name.
Did you know that now with the improvements of your Management Panel, Albums are renamed as Galleries in your Management Panel?
Within this sub-section of Galleries, although you will be able to view all the galleries of both your online shop and the customer area in the same space, you will also be able to make a filter by marking in the section: What business do you want to manage? The galleries you are most interested in at any given moment.
- Client area.
- Online shop.
And when they are displayed on your website, they will continue to appear as they do now, separately.
Consult your orders in one place
The same goes for orders, why have 2 separate areas as before with orders in your online shop on one side and those in the customer area on the other?
In the Orders sub-section, you will be able to consult all the orders that your customers are requesting and, as with the Galleries. You will also be able to make a filter to be able to visualise them:
- Orders from the online shop.
- Orders from the customer area.
- All orders.
Sales statistics in one place
The Statistics sub-section is directly linked to the Orders sub-section and it would make no sense to merge one and not the other. Therefore, we have merged the statistics of the customer area with those of the online shop in one place.
In this way, you will be able to make all kinds of queries in this Statistics section, using the filters that you consider best in each case.
Consult the formats in a single sub-section
Previously, the Formats section of the online shop showed practically the same information as in the customer area (the available formats of your photos).
With this merging of the 2 Formats pages into a single one, on the one hand your dashboard will be much simplified, and on the other hand your working time will be reduced.
As you will see, in the Formats sub-section you will find:
Another significant change from the old panel to be taken into account.
Create and edit price lists in the same space
When it comes to organising the different Price Lists, we have found it logical to have them also in one place within the Shop and Customer Area so that you can: consult, create or edit all the price lists you consider necessary.
Simplify work with a single discount screen
The Discount screens in both your shop and the customer area were exactly the same, so now you will only find a single Discount sub-section in this part of your business.
This is where you will be able to create and edit all the discounts you want to offer to your customers.
Work with labels from one place
To keep better track of the different galleries you create, you can use Tags to further differentiate them. Until now, you could find this screen both in the online shop and in the customer area.
Now with the new Business plan, you will be able to create and edit all the Tags from the Shop and Customer Area.
Personalise messages to your customers with text templates
Text Templates are automatic messages that can be sent to your customers when they interact with your galleries both in the online shop and in the customer area.
As they are very useful in both areas of your business, you will be able to find them in a single sub-section in this part of your dashboard.
Settings and layouts common to the shop and private area
Previously, in the old dashboard, you could find a section for settings and design in the customer area as well as in the online shop.
We have considered that these processes could be perfectly unified by creating a common Settings section and a common Design section for your shop and the customer area.
Improvements to your Management Panel in the Web section
The Web section of your panel has not changed much. What you will notice is that a new pages section has appeared (which we will explain a little further down).
You will also see that certain elements, such as: consultations, homepage, guestbook (now opinions), etc. have disappeared from this section.
Although we explain it a little further down, we already tell you that another of the most important improvements of your Management Panel is that all the elements that are going to be common to both Web and Business, you will find them in the General section.
Create Pages and Landings on your website
This Pages section is brand new. Until now, to create a service page (Menu page) or a langing page (landing page without main menu), you had to go to the Menu section and create a text page.
Now the process is much simpler and intuitive. The pages will only appear on your website, that’s why you will find them right in this section.
In the following help articles we explain how you can create each of these pages on your website and their differences.
New General section to manage your website and business
As we announced above, in the new General section you will find all the elements that you will be able to use both in the business section (shop and customer area) and in your website. These common elements are:
- Opinions (former signature book).
- Social networking.
- Statistics (Google Analytics).
Watermarks for use in your website and online business
Until now, you could find a Watermarks section in up to 3 different sections of your dashboard: web, customer area and online shop.
Now, you will find a single section in the General section where you will be able to manage and create all the watermarks you need for your photographs.
New section to manage your Account details
Previously, in the old Dashboard, you could find an Account section in the top bar. By removing this access, we have moved and ordered all the information regarding your contracted plans, billing data and other data related to your online business to the last section of the sidebar.
As we mentioned, from here you will be able to edit and consult:
- Edit user.
- Your details.
- Mail accounts.
- Y Log out.
Get to know all the improvements of your Arcadina Management Panel
The new improvements to your Management Panel will allow you to save time working on your panel, have all the information of your online business much better classified and start enjoying the new Plans quickly.
We remind you again of the most significant improvements you will find in your Management Panel:
- New sidebar.
- Online shop and customer area together.
- Albums are now Galleries and are in the same space.
- Manage all orders from a single sub-section.
- View sales statistics in one place.
- Have all formats in the same subsection.
- All your price lists in one place.
- Create all discounts from your Shop and Customer Area.
- Organise your labels from a single space.
- Unified text templates for your shop and customer area.
- Design and adjustments of the Shop and Customer Area.
- New Web section.
- Pages and Landings in your Web section.
- Find all the elements common to Web and Business in General.
- Create your watermarks in a single space.
- New Account section.
To say goodbye for today, we would like to ask you a question: What types of improvements to your Management Panel are the most interesting for you?
As always, if you have any questions with the improvements of your Management Panel. Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be on the other side to help you in everything you need.
Arcadina goes with you
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