CartGenie Merchant Showcase: BallardVineWorks.com

Please join us in welcoming BallardVineWorks.com to the CartGenie family!

Brothers Loren & Ron Ballard make handcrafted décor from re-purposed wine barrels so each item is unique.  Check out their website today!

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CartGenie Tip: What is Value Based Shipping?

Value Based Shipping allows store owner to set the shipping cost according to the value of the order.  For example, you could set the “Standard” shipping rate to $9.75 for orders less than $50, $8.75 for orders between $50.01-$100, and $0 for orders greater than $100.  To enable Value Based Shipping follow the steps below.

1.  In the Profile Manager, set the Freight Calculator to Value Based and click Save.

2.  Select Company> More> More> Value Based.  The Value Based Shipping Navigator will open listing the default regions in CartGenie.  You must enter the shipping rates for each region that you will ship to by expanding the region and clicking the “Add/Edit Value Based Shipping Rates” option.

3.  The Value Based Shipping Manager will open.  There are four columns each of which is described below.

A.  Order Value Threshold (Required) –  The order value threshold stores the order value break points associated with a shipping rate.  Entering $50 in the first row would refer to orders less than or equal to $50.  Entering $100 in the second row would refer to orders between $50.01 and $100,  entering $100.01 in the third row would refer to orders greater than or equal to $100.01.

B.  Standard Shipping Rate (Required) – The standard shipping rate is the lowest cost shipping rate associated with the order value threshold.  Examples services would be UPS Ground and USPS Parcel Post.  If the order value were $100 and the standard shipping rate is $8.75 then shoppers with orders between $50.01 and $100 will be charged $8.75 for shipping if they choose the Standard Shipping option.

C.  Priority Shipping Rate (Optional) – The priority shipping rate is the mid cost shipping rate.  Examples would be UPS 2 Day and USPS Priority Mail.  If the order value were $100 and the priority shipping rate is $12.75 then shoppers with orders between $50.01 and $100 will be charged $12.75 for shipping if they choose the Priority Shipping option.

D.  Express Shipping Rate (Optional) – The express shipping rate is the highest cost shipping rate.  Examples would be UPS Overnight and USPS Express Mail.  If the order value were $100 and the express shipping rate is $16.75 then shoppers with orders between $50.01 and $100 will be charged $16.75 for shipping if they choose the Express Shipping option.

For more details about how to set-up Value Based Shipping select Value Based Shipping Manager under the By Interface option in Help.

CartGenie Tip: What is Items per Page Options?

The Items per Page Options field allows the store owner to display a selection box that enables the customer to choose how many products they want to view on the Product List page.

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For example, entering 2,3,4 would allow the shopper to choose whether they wanted to 2, 3, or 4 products at a time.

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CartGenie Tip: What is Default Items per Page field?

The Default Items per Page field enables you to set the number of products that will be displayed on each page of the product catalog.  You must enter a value of 1 or more.

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Example – You have 10 different products for sale which are all listed under the same Category > Sub-Category.  You set the Catalog Qty to 6.  The first page of the catalog will list the first 6 models.  The next 4 models will be displayed on page 2.

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CartGenie Tip: What is the Order Surcharge & Order Value Target fields?

The Order Surcharge is the amount that is added to orders that don’t meet the Order Value Target (See What is the Order Value Target field).  The surcharge is added to the Shipping and Handling amount during checkout if the order value is less than the target.

The Order Value Target is the minimum order value that must be met to avoid the Order Surcharge (See What is the Order Surcharge field).  If an order is less than the target the storefront will add the surcharge to the Shipping and Handling amount during the checkout process.

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CartGenie Tip: How do I display a Featured Product?

CartGenie enables you to list featured products on the home page of your storefront.  To create a list of featured products follow the steps below.
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1.  Open the Profile Manager and set the Display Featured Products control to: List, Grid 2, Grid 3, and so on.  When set to List the featured products will be displayed on the right side of the home page in a vertical format.  When set to Grid, the products will be displayed in a horizontal format.
2.  In the Profile Manager, set the Featured/Related Qty to a value of 1 or more.  This value will determine the maximum number of products that will be listed at one time.  For example, if it were set to 4 then the home page would randomly select 4 featured products and display them on the home page.  Featured2
3.  Navigate to a product that you want to display as a featured product and open the Product Manager.  Set the Featured field in the Product Manager to Yes.

 

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CartGenie Tip: What is the Display Price List field?

The Display Price List option enables storefront shoppers to view and print the Price List.  When set to Yes a link to the price list will appear at the top of the left navigation bar.
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* Note – The name and other attributes of the price list can be configured in the PageConfig.asp file located in the \CartGenie folder of your Web site.

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CartGenie Tip: What is the Calculate Tax on Freight field?

The Calculate Tax on Freight field is used in to apply sales tax to the shipping costs of an order.  Set this field to No if you do charge tax on shipping costs.  Set this field to Yes if you do charge sales tax on shipping costs.

If using this feature, be sure to set the tax rates in the State Manager and Country Manager, too!

Note:  Tax can only be applied to orders by customers on retail price levels.  Customers assigned to wholesale price levels will not be charged any tax.

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CartGenie Tip: What is the Display Email a Friend field?

The Display “Email a Friend” field in CartGenie’s Profile Manager provides a link within the main product information page that enables the user to send an email to another individual with hyperlinks back to a particular product.

When set to Yes, a link is visible in CartGenie E-Storefront on the main product information page.  When set to No, the link is not displayed.

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CartGenie Tip: What is the Display Brand Names field?

The Display Brand Names field in the CartGenie Desktop Engine’s Profile Manager controls two features in CartGenie E-Storefront.  First, it controls the Shop by Brand link found in the top navigation bar.  Second, it controls the brand list display found on the Sub-Category page.

When the field is set to Yes, a link called Shop by Brand will appear in the top Navigation Bar which takes the user to a page listing all of the brands available in your storefront.  Browsers can click on a link to each brand in order to begin browsing.  In addition, when set to Yes, a list of brands is display on the Sub-Category page.

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When set to No, the Shop by Brand link will not be displayed and the brand list on the Sub-Category page will not be displayed.