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WebGUI Shop

 

User documentation for the new system, WebGUI Shop, is housed in its own guide, WebGUI Shop Guide. WebGUI Shop Guide is an all-encompassing guide to setting up shop on your WebGUI site.

Administrative functions in Shop include:

  • setting up payment gateways

  • managing transactions

  • managing tax rates

  • setting up shipping methods

  • assigning in-Shop credit

  • managing vendors

Many of the features in WebGUI's old commerce system have been recreated as assets in Shop. These include:

  • Shelf: a Shop-specific container asset that allows you to create shelves within your shop on which to place products for sale, just like a physical shelf within a traditional store. In addition, products and shelves can be assigned keywords, which allows you to populate your shelves with products based on keyword associations.

  • Product: this asset is used to create a product for sale. Once created, variants of a product can be created to sell different versions, such as different sizes and colors, of a specific product. The Product asset will keep track of what is in stock, and when a variant is out of stock, it will no longer be available for sale. Specific shipping methods and tax overrides can be applied to individual Product assets. Product images and attachments may be included with the asset, and products can be related to each other.

  • Subscriptions: subscriptions may be purchased and users assigned to the appropriate subscription group upon that purchase. Batches of subscription codes can be generated so users can access subscription content without making a purchase, helpful for organizations purchasing a single subscription for multiple users.

  • Flat Discount Coupon: places a coupon on the site that users add to their carts. Shop recognizes that a user has placed a coupon in the cart, and will not allow more than one to be applied to the transaction. The coupon can be configured to take a flat monetary amount or a percentage of the total cost off the final price. It may also be set up to require a total purchase amount in order to activate.

  • Donation: the Donation asset allows users to make a charitable donation through the site.

  • Thingy Record allows users to purchase a record in a Thing within a Thingy asset.

  • Ad Sales allow for the sale of ad space on a site.

  • Event Manager: a full event management system from which event access can be sold and managed. Users purchase an event badge that corresponds to a specific event to attend. Within that event badge, tickets to individual presentations or performances can be purchased, and users can be awarded tokens to “spend” like currency. Event managers can access individual attendee registration information, manage individual events, and check people in on the day of the event.

In addition to all this, the Shopping Cart has been redesigned to be more user-friendly. Users enter shipping and billing addresses, and Shop will store those addresses for the user to select from again. Items are easily removed or increased in number, and totals updated. A number of macros are also available to customize how users access their carts, including a mini cart view that allows users to see how many items are in their carts and the total purchase price while they shop.

Developers will also benefit from examples explaining how to take advantage of Shop's API to add custom features or functionality. Instructions on writing payment and shipment drivers are provided, as well as examples of custom SKU's.

The new WebGUI Shop contains everything you need to establish commerce on your WebGUI site.

Keywords: coupon ecommerce estore online store Shop store Subscriptions

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