CartGenie Tip: E-Gift Card Sales & Emails

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You can customize the E-Gift Mail Template (called the Send Gift Card template in the Mail Template Manager) that you will manually send an E-Gift Card recipient.  Just be sure to leave the bracketed [xxx] information intact as that information is dynamically created for each order.

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Here is an example of the email that the recipient will receive:

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CartGenie Tip: Order Confirmation to Customers

When a customer places an order on your site the customer will receive an Order Confirmation email.  This email is automatically sent to the customer using the New Order Auto Confirmation email template in CartGenie Desktop Engine.

This template is customizable – you can choose to have each Order Confirmation email sent to additional email addresses by adding those emails to the CC or BCC fields.  Please note that this template will be used for every order that comes through your system.

You can also add or edit the E-Mail Body, but please note that the information within the brackets [xxx] is dynamically created for each order.  If you remove the bracketed information that information will not be included, so use care when editing.

 

 

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Here is an example Order Confirmation email that your customers would receive:OrderConfirmationEmail

CartGenie Tip: New Order Alert Email

When a customer places an order on your site, you will be sent an email from your CartGenie System.

Here is an example of the New Order Alert email that you would receive when a customer places an order on your site:

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The email template that controls which address(es) the email is sent to, the subject line, as well as content is the New Order Alert template (accessible via E-mail> Templates in CartGenie Desktop Engine).

Please note that while you can add content to any email template in your Mail Template Manager, any information in brackets [xxx] should be left intact and undisturbed as this information is dynamically created for each order.  Any modifications in the bracketed fields will result in lost data.

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CartGenie Tip: Create a Custom Email Template

Create custom email templates in CartGenie Desktop Engine using the Mail Template Manager.

Begin by selecting Template in CartGenie Desktop Engine.  Select “New” at the bottom of the window and type in your template name.  Select the template name from the drop-down list and populate the E-Mail Template Detail fields and click Save.

That’s all there is to it!  Now you have your custom email template that you can use (and edit when needed) over and over again!

 

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Access Day – Meet The Presenter: Alison Balter

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Alison Balter is a leading author of Microsoft Access books and SQL Server books, including Access 2013 Absolute Beginners Guide, Alison Balter’s Mastering Access 2007 Development, Teach Yourself SQL Server 2005 Express in 24 Hours, a developer video training series on Access 2013, and a user video training series on Access 2013, all for SAMS Publishing. She also authored an Access Developer video series for Experts Exchange where she also has published numerous articles.

Alison is a highly experienced developer and independent trainer. She loves to take highly technical material and explain it in a way that everyone can understand. Alison develops applications using Access and SQL Server. She specializes in teaching others how to develop Windows and Web applications. During her 27 years in the computer industry, she has trained and consulted many people in corporations and government agencies, including Southern California Edison, Shell Oil, Cisco, University of Southern California, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On a personal note, Alison enjoys spending time with her husband Dan, and children Alexis and Brendan. They all love to travel, ski (snow and water), and hike. Alison also likes walking, yoga, and weight lifting.

Have you ever wondered what techniques you should use to perform many of the development tasks required to build an Access application? This session shows you best practices and the tips you should know in order to build forms and reports that are flexible, powerful, and that optimize performance. During the session you’ll be exposed to power techniques every developer should have in their toolkit when working with each of these objects. You will leave with sample code in hand, and you will be ready to apply the techniques that you learn to your own Access applications.

 

CartGenie: Price Manager Fields

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Q: What is the Price Level field?

A: The Price Level field allows you to assign a preexisting price level to a price for an item.  For example, you may have several different price levels – each with a different price for the same item.

Depending on which price level an account (user) is assigned to, they would see – and be able to purchase- that item for only that amount.  If a price level is not represented in the Price Manager for an item then customers on that price level will not be able to purchase the item.

 

Q: What is the Item field in the Price Manager?

A: The item field is a dynamic drop-down list (created by the items you add in the Item Manager for a Product).  You must choose the Item from the drop-down list to assign a price to that item.

 

Q: What is the Min Order. Qty field?

A: The “Min. Order Qty”, Minimum Order Quantity, field in the Price Manager controls two things: (A) The minimum quantity that a customer must purchase (B) The point where a customer can receive a discounted price for a given quantity.

First, it controls the minimum quantity that can be ordered.  If the M.O.Q. is set to 3 then the shopper must order at least 3.

Second, it controls the price break levels.  For example, you could have a line that has a 1 in the M.O.Q with a Current Price of $20 and another line that has a 5 in the M.O.Q with a Current Price of $15.  If a shopper orders 1-4 then they will receive the $20 price while anyone who orders 5 or more will receive the $15 price.  In order to offer price discounts when a customer reaches a specific order quantity, enter the order quantity that a customer must purchase in the Min. Order Qty field and the discounted price in the Current Price field.  Once discounts have been added, a link will appear in the Place Order Here box on your Web site with the following text “View Quantity Discount Pricing”.  The link will display the discounts available for the order quantities.

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Q: What is the Cur. Price field?

A: The “Cur. Price”, Current Price, field is the price that an item is currently being sold.  This is also the price that the customer will be able to purchase that item.

 

Q: What is the Std. Price field?

A: The “Std. Price”, Standard Price, is the original list price of an item.  If the Std. Price is more than the Cur. Price your product page will display the Std. Price with a slash through it and the Cur. Price above it.

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CartGenie Tip: Search Engine Meta Data – Product Manager

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Q: What is the Title Tag?

A: The Title Tag refers to the html <title> tag that is found in a Web page.  The information contained in this tag is displayed at the top of a Web browser when viewing a Web page.

Search engines use the title tag as the name of the Web page and use the text within the tag when indexing.  By default, if the Title tag field is left blank the storefront will use the Category Name >> Sub-Category Name >> Brand Name >> Product Name when displaying the ProductInfo page.

 

Q: What is the META Description Tag?

A: The META Description Tag refers to the html <META Description> tag that is found in a Web page.

Search engines often use the description tag as the description of the Web page when displaying search engine results.  By default, if the description tag field is left blank the storefront will use the Category Name >> Sub-Category Name >> Brand Name >> Product Name as the description.

 

Q: What is the META Keyword Tag?

A: The META Keywords Tag refers to the html <META Keywords> tag that is found in a Web page.

Search engines “used to” use the keywords tag when showing the Web page in search engine results.  Most search engines no longer use the keywords tag but many Webmasters still believe it is a good practice to use the tag.  If you use the tag, make sure to separate all words with a comma and never repeat words.  By default, if the keywords tag field is left blank the storefront will use the Category Name >> Sub-Category Name >> Brand Name >> Product Name as the description.

CartGenie Tip: Settings Fields In The Product Manager

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Q: What is the Display Product field in the Product Manager?

A: The Display Product field controls whether a product is visible in the storefront.

When set to No, the product will not be displayed.  When set to “Yes – Wholesale/Retail” it is displayed for wholesale and retail price levels.  When set to “Yes – Wholesale Only” it is only displayed for shoppers who are assigned a wholesale price level.

 

Q: What is the Display Price field in the Product Manager?

A: The Display Price field controls whether the Current and Regular price are visible throughout the storefront for visitors who receive retail pricing.  * It is always displayed for visitors who are logged in and have been given a wholesale price level. *

When set to Yes, prices will be displayed.  When set to No, the prices will not be displayed.

 

Q: What is the Display Cart field in the Product Manager?

A: The Display Cart field controls whether the Add to Shopping-Cart button is visible on the main product information page.

When set to No, the Add to Shopping-Cart button will not be displayed.  When set to “Yes – Wholesale/Retail” it is displayed for wholesale and retail price levels.  When set to “Yes – Wholesale Only” it is only displayed for shoppers who are assigned a wholesale price level.

 

Q:  What is the Charge Tax field in the Product Manager?

A: The Charge Tax field controls whether sales tax should be applied when the product is purchased.  This only applies to retail purchases.  Products sold at wholesale prices are never charged tax.

When set to “Yes” a tax rate above zero is set in the Tax Manager for the ship-to state (or country for international sales tax), the customer will be charged the appropriate sales tax.

 

Q: What is the Featured field in the Product Manager?

A: The Featured field controls whether a product will be displayed in the Featured Products rotation on your home page.  For more information, review CartGenie Desktop Engine’s Help menu “How do I display a Featured Product”.

 

Q: What is the Creation Date field in the Product Manager?

A: The Creation Date field stores the date that the product was entered into the database.  This field can be edited as well.  For example, if you have a product that you want to display in your New Products page, the creation date must be less than 30 days in the past.  For more information on the New Products page & link, review CartGenie Desktop Engine’s Help menu “What is the Display New Products field”.

 

Q: What is the Expiration Date field in the Product Manager?

A: The Expiration Date is the date that a product should no longer be displayed in CartGenie.  Used in conjunction with CartGenie Connect the product display field will automatically be set to No when a product expires and the inventory status is zero.  When using the “Enable Auto Item Display” in CartGenie, the product display field will automatically be set to No when the inventory status is zero.  For more information on the “Enable Auto Item Display”, review CartGenie Desktop Engine’s Help menu “What is the Enable Auto Item Display field in the Profile Manager”.

CartGenie Tip: What is the URL Link field in the Product Manager?

The URL Link is a website address.  There are two ways that a merchant can enter a url link.

Option 1 –  A merchant can enter a url simply using the url itself  (i.e. http://www.DomainName.com).    When populated with this format a hyperlink will appear below the description on the main product information page and display “Learn More” as the hyperlink text.  When users click on the link, a new window will open with the website described in the URL Link field.

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Option 2 – A merchant can enter the url using the html hyperlink tag.  For example: <a href=”http://www.DomainName.com” target=”_blank”>Hyperlink Text to Display Goes Here</a> .    When populated with this format a hyperlink will appear below the description on the main product information page and display the “hyperlink text” you entered.  If you enter the target=”_blank” text in the tag when users click on the link, a new window will open with the website described in the URL Link field.  If you exclude target=”_blank” from the hyperlink users will go directly to the hyperlink page in the same window.

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CartGenie Merchant Showcase: Ancient Healing

Practitioners Dennis Bell and Elaine Tretter both hold the degree Master of Oriental Medicine and are certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture   and Oriental Medicine as Diplomats in Oriental  Medicine.

“Our philosophy is to view the human body with great respect, recognizing that it has the infinite ability to rejuvenate and to recover. Symptoms of a disease are considered as messages from the body. By evaluating these signs and symptoms, we can successfully determine the root cause of a disease and effectively treat our clients unique disease patterns as defined by Traditional Chinese Medicine.”

http://ancienthealing.net

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