The Shopping Cart or Ecommerce tool included in CharityEngine’s CMS application is
You can add an E-commerce section to any website you already have created through, or create a new website dedicated to your shopping cart.
Once you have opened your Website or created a new website, you will need to create a shopping cart page. Navigate to the pages tab and click the Add New button.
A popup will appear that will allow you to customize your new page by adding a name, setting the type, setting the category, creating tags, and entering any text to help your consumers or introduce your page.
Your new page will show below in the details sections
Navigate to the Ecommerce Tab to continue to configure your shopping cart. You will want to configure your general settings first under the General subtab.
The General Subtab
The general subtab will allow you to customize how the items on your shopping cart are displayed. You will be able to do this by selecting how they are listed, what the rows look like, and how to product detail is displayed by choosing from the drop-down.
You will also be able to customize how the inventory is displayed by checking the “show inventory” box for in stock and out of stock inventory as well as entering a custom message for your consumers.
Additionally, you can limit how many units of an item are placed in the consumer's cart. This can be helpful if there is a very limited quantity or if you are quickly running out of inventory.
If you have any media, such as images for your products, you will be able to configure the image settings on the Media subtab. You can set the image width and height, how many images are in a column, and the dimensions of the image.
Note: By entering different dimensions, you will be overriding the global settings, if you would like to have the default settings, enter 0.
If your product is downloadable, such as a pamphlet or a design template, you will be able to configure how many times the product can be downloaded and how long the customer will have to download before it expires.
Note: If you enter 0 or do not change the default settings, there will be no expiration date and unlimited downloads will be available.
The Checkout subtab will ensure you have all of the information of the consumer you will need to sell and ship the product to them such as payment information and shipping address.
You will notice that there are two subtabs under checkout, Public and Authenticated. Public options will appear to all consumers, Authenticated options will only appear to those who have logged in to your website.
Click the arrow next to the names to expand all of the sections.
In each section, you will be able to enter a Title and a subtitle or description. You can change the title of the section and provide a short description for your consumers.
Several of the sections will have further settings to configure, for further instruction on the Checkout Subtab, click Here.
On the notification subtab, you will be able to configure who will receive a notification of the sale and what type of notification they will receive. You will be able to configure the settings for the Customer, the Fulfillment Center, and any Admin on the website.
Use the yes or no toggles to turn on notifications and use the dropdowns to select the template that will be sent.
Continue to do this for the fulfillment center and the admin tabs.