This update has been two months coming since 5.2.12 was release back in early June but is worth waiting for as there has been numerous bug fixes but also some good new functionality. There are no security issue fixes within this release, so there is no immediately urgent requirement to upgrade but it is strongly recommended especially if you would like to use any of the following new functionality. If your store uses discount coupons or gift certificates, then the whole code base around this functionality has been rewritten to make it much more robust. If your store sells products at different tax rates (for example books and videos) the new inherited tax for shipping costs will justify an immediate upgrade ! Another improvement if you are a European based business and VAT registered, is the new simple tax configuration for all EU countries and finally CubeCart is now able to send store emails using secure SMTP.
If you are already running CubeCart V5, then completing this upgrade can often be as simple as clicking on “Upgrade” within the Admin | Maintenance area. However there are some points to note specific to this version upgrade and if you are not comfortable with any of these then we strongly suggest that you order the CubeCart upgrade service from us.
For any customers that are running the Shopdev Vector theme that will be doing their own upgrade, please feel free to Open a Support Ticket if you would like us to make this small code change on your behalf.
Our support team are available to perform this upgrade for any current V5 website whether you are already a customer of Havenswift Hosting or not – if you would like help or advice, then again please Open a Support Ticket or simply order the CubeCart Upgrade service from us.