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Shopping cart info

  • Each item in the inventory can be a single item. i.e. Computer Monitor $150.00 or it may have options associate with it i.e. + $15.00 for larger size screen and optionally offer such things as color option with or without additional charges.
  • Thumb nail images may be displayed in the "catalog list" with links to full page displays contain more information about the product.
  • Inventory database is searchable on one or more fields (i.e. description, category) with a keyword search.
  • Store pages may be customized with html code.

Current Development:

The following enhancements are currently being developed for the shopping cart system:

  • PayPal interface to allow you to link to your PayPal account directly from the shipping cart
  • On line invoicing allowing to optionally generate a invoice at the time the shopping cart is processed. You will optionally be able to email a copy of the invoice to your customer and track order payments.


Configurable options

  • Max Number of items to be returned from a search. If the search results exceed this number, user is notified and requested to narrow the search.
  • Order form fields may be declared "required" eliminating missing data.
  • The system can calculate shipping cost, discounts and sales tax and the order in which they are calculated is configurable.
  • Shipping charges can be calculated using multiple shippers with different percentages depending on quantity ordered.
  • Sales tax can be calculated on a local state level. i.e. if you must charge sales tax in a particular state, anyone who enters that state is charged a sales tax.
  • The system may be configured to send the order to an email address when it is placed.
  • The system may be configured to record the order in an order file that may be downloaded to a order processing system.
  • You can configure where the customer will go when they hit the "add this item to my cart" submit button. If this variable is set to "yes", the customer will be sent to the cart display page where they can see the current contents of their cart (including the new item). If you set this equal to "no", the client will be sent back to whatever product page display they were just at with a note at the top of the page reminding the user that the item had been added to the cart.
  • You can define whether or not the client should be specifically told that the items they just ordered were added to the cart. If it is set to "yes" they will be told and if it is set to "no" they won't.
  • You can define whether or not the admin receives an email whenever an error occurs. If this is set to "yes" the admin will receive email whenever an error occurs in the processing of the script. If it is set to "no", the admin will receive nothing but is free to review the error logs.
  • You can define whether or not errors are sent to the error log file.
  • You can configure the system to email any error messages that are generated by the system.
  • You can define the money symbol to be using in the system ($, Lire, etc.)
  • You can indicate how long old carts are kept in the system. You want to leave carts in the directory long enough for the clients to finish shopping, but not so long that your available disk usage get too large.

Associated Files

  • Access file
  • Log file
  • Order file
  • Error log
  • Inventory file

    Other Web Store features

  • A Web Log analyzer program is furnished to view access and error log files.
  • Shopping Cart manager is included to manage your store.
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