xBanners Ad Banner Manager
Redefining banner management for x-cart.
xBanners is the first Ad banner module to include multiple banner types, transitional effects, location aware banners, calendar overview and live banner preview all in a single easy to manage interface. Setting up and managing your banners has never been this easy!
- Banner placement on all x-cart pages
- Advanced Scheduling options
- Support for multiple banner types
- Group banners into a single xBanner with configurable DHTML transitional effects.
- In-built live preview display options
- Campaign & Calendar Manager interfaces
- Advanced statistics and graphical reporting
- Location aware banners using GeoIP lookup
Breathe new life into your x-cart website through the use of appropriate and well placed banners. With xBanners for x-cart you decide when, where and who should get to see your banners - ad banner management has never been this easy..
Sample xBanner Interfaces
Checkout some of the xBanner interfaces below, our view the the complete feature list here »
Breathe new life into your online store with xBanners for x-cart.... See a complete list of features below:
Group multiple static images into a single xBanner and show each image in rotation by selecting any of the pre-defined dynamic transitional effects - these include: no effect, fade, slide left to right, right to left, bottom to top and top to bottom. Each transition effect has its own set of properties for you to control, including: transition speed, display time, on-mouseover effect and navigation options. Checkout this page to see a variety of xBanners in action.
Multiple Banner Type
xBanners supports all types of banners including: static images, animated banners (see above), HTML banners and flash banners. All banners integrate seamlessly with your x-cart website, simply copy the generated x-cart tags into your template and watch as your website comes to life.
Use the Campaign Manager to group similar banners together, all banners grouped within a banner campaign share the same configuration data, this ensures that the banners will all start and finish together - this is great if you have multiple banners displayed at different parts of your website but all share a common promotional message, e.g. January Sale, 10% Off Promotion. By grouping these banners together under a campaign you have better control over when they all start and finish.
Configure your banners to appear at any time throughout the day or week, scheduling options include start date, finish date and display forever. You can also decide to schedule your banners to appear at repeating intervals throughout the week, options include every day, every week, odd days and even days.
Advanced Placement Options
Increase sales by publishing your banners on any of your x-cart pages. Using xBanners advanced display options you control the exact placement of every single banner, create various "enable" and "disable" filters to ensure you banner appears its exact location for maximum impact. Place your xBanners on any of the following x-cart pages: Homepage, Category pages, Product page, Manufacturer pages and x-cart static pages.
Location Aware Banners
Serve up location specific banners to your customers based on their geographical location (country or state). This is a great way to target market your promotions to different customer locations, for example, you may only want to show a "FREE shipping within Europe" banner to only those customers resident in Europe while displaying a different banner to all other international customers.
Template Banner Positions
Activating or publishing your xBanner is a breeze, simply create a new template banner position, copy and paste the generated template tag into your x-cart template and click refresh!! It's that easy, anyone with a basic knowledge of smarty can quickly edit their template and have their banner live in seconds. Once the template tag is in place, you can publish as many banners to this position as you like.
Quickly view, edit and organise your xBanners using our "Google" styled Banner Calendar interface. The Banner Calendar provides a perfect "visual" representation of your entire xBanner system. Choose between daily, weekly & monthly views or filter the display based on xBanner name, campaign name and template position. This is the perfect way to manage and review your banners, at a glance you can see when every banner starts and finishes, while also checking out its current stats. The Banner Calendar interface is the ultimate addition to this module.
Using the Advanced Statistics interface, you can view how each of your xBanners are performing (graphs & pie charts). View the total number of click and impressions that each of your xBanners has received based on date rage or per day. You can also view where in the World your visitors are clicking and viewing your banners from based on country, city and region.
With "Live Preview" you can see how your new xBanner will look on your website before you actually publish it. Each time you update your xBanner, the "Live Preview" option will reflect all recent changes and display the exact banner as it will appear online. This feature is essential for when you plan to schedule your banners to auto publish in the future - this way you know exactly how your banners will look and behave once published.
Creating an animated xBanner
In this tutorial, we show you how to create your first animated xBanner. With xBanners for x-cart you can now place your banners anywhere throughout your entire x-cart website. Once you have created your xBanner, we then apply some cool transition effects allowing your images to dynamically change onscreen. We also show you how to add "Display Filters" so your xBanner only appears on the homepage.
Target your xBanner - Using Display Filters
In this tutorial, we demonstrate how you can control where your xBanners appear within your website by using the "Display filters". By creating various "enabling" and "disabling" filters, you can fine tune each xBanner to appear on any of the following x-cart pages: Home, Category, Product, Manufacturer & x-cart Static pages. Click play, and see how it's done - your banner your way!
Create location aware xBanner - Using GeoIP Filters
In this tutorial, we will show you how to create "location aware" xBanners so they only appear to certain customers based on their geographical location. Using your xBanners "Geo Location Filters" you can create "location aware" xBbanners in minutes. This is a great way to target your promotions to different customer locations, for example, you may only want to show a "FREE shipping" xBanner to your European Customers while displaying a different xBanner to all other international customers.
xBanners Live Demo Website
Bring your x-cart store to life with the help of xBanners - banner management made easy!!
xBanners in Action - Live Demo Website. To help demonstrate the power of our new xBanner banner manager for x-cart, we have created a dedicated demo x-cart store:
Visit xBanners Demo Website »
Our demo store is packed full of various examples of different banners and the various configuration options xBanners have to offer. Checkout our animated banners with pre-defined transitional effects (fade, slide, etc) including banner navigation options. See how easy it is to display different banners on various pages within your x-cart website.