NetStores E-Commerce Extensions
Add to Cart
The NetStores E-Commerce system uses a shopping cart that allows your customers to add to, modify, and view the list of products they will purchase from your online Web store. The primary method for adding items to a customer's shopping cart is the NetStores Add-to-Cart or instant-purchase button.
Before you use this...
Before you start using the Add-to-Cart feature, if you have not already done this, select the NetStores objects from the Dreamweaver Insert panel by selecting the NetStores tab.
For the Add-to-Cart button to work, you must first perform Steps 1-7 (start at Step 1 - Setup).
Adding the Shopping Cart button to a page (top)
To insert an instant-purchase button, position the cursor next to a product in your Web page where you want the button and click the Add-to-Cart icon in the NetStores objects panel.
The NetStores Add-to-Cart dialog box (see picture below) allows you to configure the Add-to-Cart button so a particular product or service will be added to the customer's shopping cart. The dialog box also allows you add a quantity box next to the Add-to-Cart button and to customize the Add-to-Cart button to suit your aesthetic preferences to match the "look and feel" of your Web site.
Shopping cart button details (top)
The most important aspect of the NetStores Add-to-Cart dialog box is the Product Code entry area. For your Add-to-Cart button actually to be able to add products to the customer's shopping cart, you must input the product code of an item from your inventory in the item file. You can do this in one of two ways. You can type in the product code (or item number, or SKU) in the text entry area at the top of the dialog box. Alternatively, if you have properly Configured your store, you can select the appropriate product code from the Product Code pull-down menu.
The Product Code pull-down menu shows up to 30 items from your item file. Since it is not unusual to have more than 30 items in an inventory, you can move through your inventory (item file) using the "-30 items" and "+30 items" buttons. To list the 31st through 60th product codes, you press the "+30 items" button, and to go back to the 1st through 30th product codes you press the "-30 items".
To have a quantity box appear to the left of the Add-to-Cart button, select the "Quantity Box" checkbox. The size of the quantity box can be changed by entering a new size into the "Size" text field. Note: If you change the size of the quantity box here, you must go to the "Result Field" form on the "Search Fields" store configuration section and change the size of the "Qty" field to match. The quantity box's default amount can be changed by entering a new amount into the "Amount" text field. Do not leave the amount field blank, the cart always expects an amount.
Customizing the appearance of the Add-to-Cart button (top)
You can also change the appearance of the Add-to-Cart button by selecting your own text or image for the button. To make these modifications, insert entries in the NetStores Add-to-Cart dialog box (see picture above) as follows:
The settings you used when you last created an Add-to-Cart button (by clicking OK), are saved and will reappear the next time you use the Add-to-Cart object.
For additional information, go to the online Dreamweaver extensions page at http://Dreamweaver.netstores.com/.
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Last Modified 1-11-2013