Turning on Your Shopping Cart

Follow these steps and allow customers to purchase items through your website.

Step 1: Activate a Payment Method

  • Navigate to Commerce > Payment Methods.
    • Setup SmartEtailing Payments, PayPal, or Authorize.net.
    • After connecting to any of these gateways, make sure to turn them on using the slider.
    • Save Changes on the page for them to fully activate.

Step 2: Configure Sales Tax

  • Navigate to Commerce > Sales Tax.
    • Add sales tax (if applicable) to your state.
  • Navigate to Display > Store Information.
    • Click the green pencil next to your store(s).
    • Fill in the Sales Tax Override field if your local taxes are different than state taxes.

Step 3: Set up your Shipping Methods

  • Navigate to Commerce > Shipping Methods
    • Make sure your shipping methods reflect your preferences.
    • Ensure you at least have In-Store Pickup or Home Delivery active.
    • If you are comfortable shipping, make sure your rates cover your potential shipping costs.

Step 4: Set your Order Notices

  • Navigate to Orders > Order Notices
    • Fill in the email address at the top that consumers will see when they place an order.
    • Add employee email addresses to Order Notifications that will handle online orders.

Step 5: Turn on the Cart

  • Navigate to Commerce > Catalog Settings.
    • Change the radio button at the top to read "Display products with prices and with shopping cart."
    • Save changes and reset the cache.