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Where do I start?

Choose a template wisely.

Setup instructions for use with Authorize.Net.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Setup instructions for use with Linkpoint HTML.

Calculating shipping Charges.

Uploading images.

Bandwidth usage and image file size.

Page deletion and file management.

Creating additional pages.

Editing existing pages. 

Hyperlinking order buttons. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Checking your orders.

Permanent order log.

 

Where do I start?

Once you have received a setup letter, you can begin building your InstantCart.  First, choose a template which suits the product.  Log into the shopping cart and click on the, "edit setup information" link to customize and setup the shopping cart.  Once the setup information is complete, start building the product pages.  Images must be upload prior to construction of the product page.

Choose a template wisely.

There are 10 templates to choose from.  The subtle differences between the templates are listed below each template screen shot.  To build pages under a new template, simply use the, "new page" hyperlink at the top of the cart administration pages, and choose your template.

 

Setup instructions for use with Authorize.Net.

Enter the, "Edit Setup Information" page and scroll down to the credit card section.  Select the cards accepted, then select the Authorize.Net radio button to process your credit card transactions in real time.  Enter the last 8 digits of your 16 digit merchant number into the, "member number" field.

Setup instructions for use with Linkpoint HTML.

 
 
Enter the, "Edit Setup Information" page and scroll down to the credit card section. Select the cards accepted, then select the Cardservices radio button to process your credit card transactions in real time. Enter your 6 digit Linkpoint HTML userID number into the, "member number" field.

When InstantCart processes credit cards in real time with 
Linkpoint HTML, daily orders will not write to the log file. 
If you must have your orders write to the log file, then you may choose to process off line, and manually process your credit card transactions.

Complete the coordination of the InstantCart with your 
Linkpoint HTML real time terminal at the Linkpoint virtual 
terminal setup page. The link point terminal will ask for 
the order form submission URL, a success URL, and a failure URL.

The address for the 'order form submission URL' is: 
http://secure-shopping-cart.com/cgi-local/webcart/
secure/cart-preview.pl


The success URL is the page displayed after a successful 
credit card transaction. You may choose to design this page yourself, or refer the user to your home page. 

The failure URL is the page displayed after a card transaction has failed. This page may instruct the user to use another credit card and try again.

When an order is placed, the merchant will receive and email from his shopping cart stating the order#, as well as the customer shipping and contact information, and the product ordered. 

The merchant will receive a second email receipt from the Linkpoint Terminal stating the order number and the transaction status - approved or declined. When operating in this mode, transactions will not write to the order log.

 

 

 
 
Calculating shipping Charges.

Flat rate shipping means that no matter what is ordered the shipping costs are always the same.  Flat rate shipping cost is entered into the, "Edit Setup Information" form.  

Shipping charges can increase incrementally based on the number of items ordered.  Per item shipping charges are assigned when creating each product page.  Per shipping charges can be added to the base shipping rate listed in your, "Edit Setup Information" form, OR stand alone for each product ordered.

Alternative shipping choices, such as overnight, UPS, or FedEx can be accommodated by making a separate product page for them. Customers can select the alternative shipping option to have the cost added to their total.  Tell your customers about these shipping alternatives, and place ORDER HERE buttons at your website.

Uploading images.

Select "Upload Images" at the top of the cart administration page.  Use the browse button to locate an image on your computer hard drive.  Images must be in .jpg or .gif format.  Click the 'upload this file' button.  Images are uploaded one at a time.  A full list of uploaded files will appear on your success page after an image is uploaded.

Disk space usage and image file size.

The InstantCart comes with 5 MB of disk storage to build your store.  This should allow you to build over 250 pages at an average of 20 KB each.  If you run over the allotted 5 MB of disk storage, there will be an extra $1 per MB per month charge.  

To keep the size of each page down, be sure to use images in .gif or .jpg format.  Images should be under 12 KB each.  Images can be compressed using an image cruncher.  There are plenty of free image crunching utilities available on the web.

Page deletion and file management.

Pages and files may be deleted or renamed using the, "File Management" link on your cart administration pages. 

Pages can be taken out of the Menu Listing by selecting, "Edit Menu" then simply deleting the titles of the pages to be removed.  

Creating additional pages.

Select "New Page".  Select your template, input the password, then hit the "next" button at the top of the page.  Make note that this cart administration page contains a full list of cart pages and uploaded graphics.  

Editing existing pages. 

Select "Edit Cart Page" from the cart administration pages.  Choose the cart page to be edited from the drop down menu.  Make the appropriate changes to the page form, and save your changes.

Hyperlinking order buttons. 

ORDER HERE buttons can be placed on your web site, or product images may be hyperlinked to corresponding shopping cart pages.  To create a hyperlink simply highlight the text or image, right click and select hyperlink.  Place the link destination in the URL field, and hit 'ok'.

Checking your orders.

The daily order log file can be checked at your shopping cart control panel using your userID and password.  The address of your unique control panel is contained in the InstantCart setup letter.  Orders from the download file can be printed, saved, or imported into an outside database.  The daily log file may be reset once daily orders have been processed.  

* Those who use their InstantCart in real-time with the Linkpoint HTML merchant account will not have orders written to the log file. 

Permanent order log. 

The permanent log file stores a history of all shopping cart transactions from day one.  This is a text file in ASCII text format which is suitable for import into an outside database.

Below is a sample import file:
 
The shopping cart should is configured to output to a text file like this one:

 

 

 

 

 
 

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