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e-Commerce Setup

Overview

These guides will help you configure the e-Commerce system to begin using it.  Most of these settings are not changed on a regular basis once the store is up and running.

e-Commerce Setup Guides

Initial Setup

e-Commerce is the most complex system within Exponent.  Though as shipped it can't be considered as full-featured as many e-Commerce only applications, it does provide easy to add light-weight e-Commerce features to existing sites, and can handle more robust needs if required.  It does requires quite a bit of set up to implement.  Here's how to get  up and running on your site ...

e-Commerce Payment Options

As an overview of 'Payment' options in e-Commerce...for e-Commerce to work, at least one of the payment options must be active.  However multiple types may be active to allow customer checkout options. The 'payment' is how the goods or services offered, are paid for.  Exponent provides several options; some of which perform the actual transaction (transfer of funds) online, while others simply record the type of transaction to be processed outside of or apart from Exponent. ...

e-Commerce Shipping Options

As an overview of 'Shipping' options in e-Commerce,.. 'Goods' purchased through e-Commerce must be transferred to the customer (unlike services).  At least one of the shipping options must be active, however multiple types may be active to allow customer (and merchant) options. Exponent provides several options; NONE of which perform actual shipment processing (obtain a shipping label, schedule a package pickup, etc...) online.  In a basic sense, the shipping method only provides an estimated cost of shipping and handling  to the customer which is paid during checkout. The actual processing of the shipment is handled outside of or apart from Exponent. ...

e-Commerce Store Setup

There are some settings you must establish for your e-Commerce store to work. ...

e-Commerce Tax Setup

If you are required to collect/charge sales tax or value added taxes (VAT), here is how to set this up. ...

e-Commerce Order Setup

To properly handle orders, you must ensure some settings are established. ...

e-Commerce Product Setup

There are some settings you should establish before beginning to add products to your store. ...