How To Embed

The easiest way of integrating the Upgradebox® is an iframe or a popup window. The web user can search for the articles and returns to the web system with a link to the parent frame, a named frame or the opening window.

The customization of the Upgradebox® happens in two stages.

1. Basic Setup

During the basic setup we generate the settings for your customer account. This is done for you without any charges. The basic setup includes:

  • article manufacturers listed
  • model vendors listed
  • backling URLs / eMail adresses / eMail form obligatory fields
  • method for backjump and variables to send back
  • headlines, link descriptions
  • intro and legal information
  • general layout and CSS
  • amount of details (system information, Testeo, recommended prices)
  • own article listings (including automatic import)

2. Customized Session Setup

When calling the iframe from your own web application, the Upgradebox® is customizable regarding the

  • used language
  • usage of Javacript
  • initial product group for the product feature finder

How To Embed

<iframe src="http[s]://www.upgradebox.eu/?customer=[CUSTOMER NAME]" 
scrolling="auto" framespacing="0" border="0" frameborder="0" 
width="[WIDTH PX]" height="[HEIGHT PX]" name="external">Your browser does not support frames.</iframe>

The parameters in brackets should be replaced. The Upgradebox is usable without or with SSL encryption. The CUSTOMER NAME is provided by the Upgradebox support and needs to be set, otherwise the Upgradebox will not be customized. The width and the height in pixels depends on your web site setup.

The second way of embedding the Upgradebox into your web site uses a popup window. A simple example would look like this:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//DE" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
 <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
 <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" type="text/css">
 <title>Upgradebox Test</title>
</head>
<script language="JavaScript1.2">
<!--
function open_upgradebox()
{
 p=window.open(""http[s]://www.upgradebox.eu/?customer=[CUSTOMER NAME]","dependent=yes,height=600,width=900,location=no,menubar=no,resizeable=no,scrollbars=yes,status=no,toolbar=no");
 p.focus();
}
-->
</script>
<body>
<span onClick="open_upgradebox();">Start Upgradebox</span>
</body>
</html>

Again the parameter CUSTOMER NAME has to be replaced by your own name.

Customization

The main customized settings for the Upgradebox® are maintained by the support.

Additionally you are able to start a single Upgradebox® session with some parameters for further customization:

  • used language
  • usage of Javacript
  • initial product group for the product feature finder
sl (Parameter)
Sets session language

1=English [DEFAULT], 2=Deutsch, 3=Español, 4=Italiano, 5=Français, 6=Nederlands, 7=Portugués, 8=Polska, 9=Česky, 10=Українська, 11=Dansk, 12=Svenska, 13=Magyar, 14=Slovenský
disable.js
Disable Javascript

0=no [DEFAULT], 1=yes
gr (Parameter)
Initial product features group

Bags and cases, NAS - Network Attached Storage, Display Protection, Memory, USB Memory, Keyboards, Graphics Cards, Notebooks, Cables
Using the own SKUs of a customer's
MIS / webshop structure
The Upgradebox® supports an automated daily article list download (preferably FTP) to adjust the Vendor part numbers (VPNs) to the customer's part numbers to allow a proper working deep link on a daily actual article set.
Choosing only focused OEM or article manufacturers
Our customers can choose which combination fits their needs. They do not have to take on the whole set of manufacturers, neither OEM- nor article wise.
Email enquiry form
All available SKUs can be displayed in the Upgradebox® without having to setup all in the MIS or webshop. If a customer chooses a not yet activated SKU he gets shown an enquiry form so that sales can offer after SKU activation.

The enquiry form contains all relevant feeds and the customer can decide which ones are obligatory. Again a very flexible solution.

Data Exchange

The Upgradebox® provides the option to display the customer's own article numbers instead of the original manufacturer article numbers. This custom number will then also be used for the backlink to the customer's website.

The article number listing can be imported into the Upgradebox® manually or automatically.

For the manual import the customer may send us an original --> custom article number mapping list by eMail in e.g. Microsoft Excel format, as CSV or TAB-divided file.

For the automatic import a FTP or HTTP URL has to be given. The Upgradebox® will then arrange the update on a regular basis with its own scheduler mechanism.

The file should contain a simple list:

Vendor Partnumber|Reseller Shop Article Number
KVR800X16-16/256|ART00001
KVR800X16-16/512|ART00002
KVR800X16-4/64|ART00003
KVR800X16-8/128|ART00004
KVR800X16-8/128|ART00005
...