How do I create a online store in SynthaSite?

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Sell anything on your website and securely collect payments from your visitors via PayPal.

You can also accept credit card and bank account donations from a button on your website.

To add any of our new Paypal widgets, click on "Online Store" in the content sidebar on the right hand side of your screen and drag one of the widgets onto your page.

For detailed instructions and tips, please go to: http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials/c...
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Found setting up the on-line store very easy. Can you please clarify something that is probably so simple - how do I get the order for the goods that the customer has placed in the shopping cart?

I couldn't find anywhere to enter P&P to the order value either - any suggestions?

Has anyone used the e-mail method of receiving payment from paypal? This appeals to me but I can't see how I would be able to use it from the shopping cart set up as it automatically asks the purchaser to log into their paypal account

Nina
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Hi Nina - you would need to add the cost of shipping to the price in the description field or include it in the total cost of your product. Once your customers have added your products to their cart, they will be directed to PayPal to complete and pay for the transaction. You will receive notification emails from PayPal about the transaction. Hope that information helps!
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click on widgets, widgetbox, then you should see widgetbox.com and click on that and then type in on the search paypal and you should see a file named paypal shoping cart and copy the html and paste and then you should have paypal
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hey u can fix this problem using widget box u can click on it and add some files by our browser and attach photos or text.
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Okay this is wonderful. but I have already gone through and added the add to cart widget from paypal to each of my products prior to you new set up. (was very time consumming process) Do I need to delete all I have done and redo it with the new widget? And is there a "view my shopping cart" with this? How does one finalize the sell?

On the paypal questions, Yes, I have used the email way of recieving money through paypal. It is really nice and easy, especially once you have a paypal card. Which acts and is used like an atm card. I pay and recieve money for stuff all the time. ;)
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Hi Arafel,

You don't need to redo the widgets that you have added. The widgets you added manually will work just as well as the ones that you drag and drop onto the page - we've added this feature to save our customers some time because we knew that it was time consuming. I'm sorry we didn't release it in time for you.

I think that you would need to add the View Cart button manually as well, since you are not using the Online store widgets, but I stand to be corrected...
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Thanks, Ruth..
I am sure everyone will totally enjoy the new widgets ;)
by adding a view cart widget, would this be a new page? or added to each page?
www.arafel.synthasite.com.
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That would be a design decision that you need to make. As long as it is easy for your customers to find I guess. Just remember to paste the code you get from PayPal into an HTML widget.
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I am so amazingly tickled to see that you have added the ability to 'open a store' front!! I made a very good intentioned mistake of buying multi-hundreds of $ of jewelry over the last 2-1/2 yrs and can't find a great market for my 'high end' beauties. NOW I have hope that this can be done without costing me mega bucks more....Thank you soo much! (Now I just have to learn how to do it. *~*
Rebekah LeBlond
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Glad we could help! Let us know if you need further information about creating your store, and don't forget to check out the tutorial.
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Ok this is such a good tool that you have created. I think, as many others do, that it is the best thing since I found your free webbuilding site a few months ago.......this has opened so many more options for me to do the things I need to....thank you guys so much........I can tell you now that this WILL change my life ;)
Keep it up.....although I have no idea how it works just yet but I am so excited "Imma figure it ouut"
Good job.
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Glad to hear you're excited Tk! Remember that we have a tutorial: http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials/c... to help show you how to use the feature on your site.
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does adding an online store cost anything?
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Hi there - SynthaSite doesn't charge you to use the Online Store, but the normal PayPal transaction fees will apply.
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my business deals with firearms and accessories, pay pal will not support ammunitions sales . are there other dhoices other than paypal
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Hi Gowah,

Try out http://www.payfast.co.za - a South African alternative to PayPal
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Hey.. is it possible to have a widget for google checkout instead?
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Hi rebel,

Google Checkout can be customised in the same way as PayPal buttons. If you visit http://checkout.google.com, you'll be able to find more information.

In particular, you can view this page: http://checkout.google.com/support/se... - which has info on they type of options you have.

And this page: http://checkout.google.com/support/se... - which shows you exactly how to generate the HTML code for your buttons.

Once you've got the HTML code, you can add it to your page using the HTML widget. Add the widget to your page and paste the HTML into the editor that opens.

I hope that helps!
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Hey Marije... excellent help thank you!!
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Is there a way to add coupon codes to the PayPal checkout?
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Hi Mark - I've searched the PayPal website and there doesn't seem to be a coupon feature. Perhaps a gift certificate button would work for you? Check out this link: PayPal Gift Certificate

You can add the code to your site using the HTML widget - drag-and-drop the HTML widget onto your page and paste the HTML code into the editor that opens.
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i use google checkout. the way i did it was to cut and paste the google codes into a notepad. my merchant code is kept seperate from my add to cart code. and for my add to cart code, i simply entered generic terms into the box on the page that generates the code. for example in the title box i put "ttttttttttttttt" and in the image url box i put "pppppppppppp" and for a price i put "8888.88" so when it generated the code i just cut and pasted it to wordpad and saved it. now when i make a add to cart button i just find the "tttttttttttt" and replace it with my title, and my image url (from photobucket) goes into the "pppppppp" position and of course i modify the price...and paste into an html widget...then i add the html for my thumbnail from photobucket and type a text description...i use a 2- two column layouts, inside another two column layout to make a nice clean store format...now i just need a customer! http://mohicanman.synthasite.com is where i am if anyone wants to see
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I am creating an online store and I just wanted to make sure my customers can pay securely with a credit card over my site. Is that possible with synthysite? if so do i need to set that up before i start creating the website? and briefly how?
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Hi Duke,

Did you see Marije's answer at the top of this thread? We have integrated with PayPal to make setting up an online store easier for you.

To add any of our new Paypal widgets, click on "Online Store" in the content sidebar on the right hand side of your screen and drag one of the widgets onto your page.
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yes i did see that but i don't want to have to use paypal. I want them to shop, pull out a credit card, fill out data and be done with it. While paypal is nice it still limits your clientele. I don't want them to have to sign up for anything to pay me. Is that possible?
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Hi Duke - when visitors to your site pay for your products, they can pay either by PayPal or credit card (using PayPal as the payment channel). You can get more info on how it works on this link: https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/web.... Alternatively, you can try out Google Checkout that mohicanman has recommended below.
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see my post above if you want to use google checkout...i have google checkout on my store at http://mohicanman.synthasite.com otherwise you might need to pay for your own gateway or shopping cart solution...google is pretty cheap at .20 per and 2% . if you want them to just be able to pull out a cc and pay, you will need a merchant account. then you get into integrating that with a shopping cart...