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Dynamic Cart Manager FAQ
(Frequently Asked Questions)

 

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I.
 
Dynamic Cart Manager Overview

You have not seen our cart manager in action, you may preview the Cart Manager, or sign up for a fully functional demonstration (opens in new window). If you have additional questions that are not answered here, or through the online help in the Cart manager, please mail your question. We will answer your question, and may include it in this FAQ.
 
  a. Why use our dynamic shopping cart system?

Cost
Time to market
Control
Portability

b. What are the basic features?
c. How much does it cost?
d. License Agreement (opens in new window)
 
II.
 
Dynamic Cart Manager Operation Overview
 
a. Basic Manager Features

Add a Product

 

Adding an Image

 

Edit a Product

 

Delete a Product

 

View Current Products

 

View Shopping or Sample Cart

 

Request Feature

 

Link to SiteSolver Site

 

Why use our dynamic shopping cart system?

 

Four good reasons:

  1. Cost
  2. Time to market
  3. Control
  4. Portability

Cost

The number one reason to use a dynamic shopping cart is cost. Paying a design firm, or even an in-house designer, to continually update, change, add, and delete products from your E-Commerce system can be costly. With our easy to understand administration system, you can add, edit, delete, and preview products in minutes. No need to buy special software, hire specialized help, or use your in-house designers to complete the tasks of managing your online catalog. And it is all browser based!!! Manage your products any time, anywhere that you have a connection to the Internet.

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Time to market

With our system, you can decrease your time to market. Waiting for your design firm or in-house personnel to add new products or make updates to existing products means your time to market increases. Your competition may get the jump on you. Do it yourself; when and where you where you want. With our system, you can log in any time and add that new product without waiting for your designer.

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Control

Gain control over your online catalog and shopping cart system. Our system is designed with basic features that can be expanded and built upon. No need to rely on only simple template designs. We will produce a personalized shopping area for you, based on your requirements. Whenever your product needs change, we can add the new functionality quickly, and at a low cost. No need to wait for a new version of someone else's software to be released. We work with you to add new functionality that gives you control over the catalog management process.

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Portability

Our system is based on open source database engine (MySQL) and programming languages (PHP / Perl). What this means is that most ISPs already have these development tools installed, and if they don't they are usually willing to install them. These tools are cross-platform and supported by a large network of developers. No need to worry about what platform your ISP uses, and much less headache if you decide to switch ISPs.

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What are the basic features?

 

This system is designed to allow you to easily manage your online catalog. It is designed with the basic features that most sellers need, and can be expanded to meet your specific needs. View the cart manager introduction page (opens in new window).

The basic features of the catalog manager are quite easy to use. They costs of the following:

  • Add a product
  • Edit / Delete products
  • View current products
  • View Shopping Cart
  • FAQ (this page)
  • Request Features
  • Link to your Home Page

Step by step examples and descriptions of the manager functions are covered in the Cart Operation section below.

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How much does it cost?

 

The cart management system is sold via an Annual License fee or Lifetime License. All minor updates to the software are free with either license. This does not include individual feature and option requests made by the client. Refer to the Payment Terms section (opens in new window) of the End User License (opens in new window) for more details. By making payment and initiating service, it is understood that you have read and agree to the End User License.

Payment plans are available for those clients who wish to lower initial costs. Payment options are listed below:
 

Annual License - $480
  • $400 for first year paid in full - SAVE $80; $480 each subsequent year.
  • 12 monthly payments of $50/month ($600/year)
  • 4 quarterly payments of $140/quarter ($560/year)
  • $200 setup for existing sites. Setup waived for clients that retain SiteSolver for design and/or hosting services.
The annual fee is $480. That's only $40/month for unlimited access to your online cart system. Setup fee is $200 for existing sites that add this service. The $200 fee is waived for clients that retain SiteSolver for design and/or hosting services. Get the first 2 months free when you pay the full price. You pay only $400 for the first year.
 
Lifetime License - $1500
  • $1200 if paid in full - SAVE $300
  • 12 monthly payments of $140/month ($1680)
  • 4 quarterly payments of $390/quarter ($1560)
  • 2 semi-annual payments of $750 ($1500)
  • $200 setup for existing sites. Setup waived for clients that retain SiteSolver for design and/or hosting services.
If you choose to license the system for the life of your site, there is a one time fee. Pay the fee in full and get $300 off. You only pay $1200. Setup fee is $200 for existing sites that add this service. The $200 fee is waived for clients that retain SiteSolver for design and/or hosting services. 
 
Support
All support is free and handled via email. Support is provided for issues related to the basic operation and functionality of the management system. This does not include individual requests for additional features or options that are not included in the base system. All requests for additional features will be handled on a per incident basis, and the client charged according to the scope of the request.
 

   

Dynamic Cart Manager Operation Overview

   
 

Manager Features

If you have difficulty understanding the operation of a specific function, there is online help and details about each function inside the manager system. You may preview the Cart Manager, or sign up for a fully functional demonstration (opens in new window).

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1. Add a Product
 

 

Adding a product is an easy process.

  • Click on the Add Products link in the Product Manager navigation bar.
    Note: if you have not done so already, you may preview the Cart Manager, or sign up for a fully functional demonstration.
  • Follow the instructions and fill out the form to add a short description, price, weight, size, color, and long description for the new product. Note: size and color attributes are common to many products. Additional attributes can be added at time of initial cart design, and will be included in the cost of initial design.
  • Add an image for the product.
    Note: adding an image consists of locating an image on your local hard drive so that it may be uploaded to your database. Specific requirements such as image size (in pixels) and file size must be met so that the cart remains consistent and well formatted. These requirements will be defined at time of initial cart design. If you do not understand the requirements for adding your image, read the help section provided in that area of the manager.

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2. Edit a Product
 

 

Editing a product is very similar to adding a product.

  • Click on the Edit / Delete Products link in the Product Manager navigation bar.
  • The product editor window will open with all fields populated with the data pertaining to that product.
  • Follow the instructions and to edit the short description, price, weight, size, color, and long description for the existing product.
  • Edit an image for the product.
    Note: editing an image consists of locating an image on your local hard drive so that it may be uploaded to your database. Specific requirements such as image size (in pixels) and file size must be met so that the cart remains consistent and well formatted. If you do not understand the requirements for adding your image, read the help section provided in that area of the manager.

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3. Delete a Product
 

 

Deleting a product is a simple two step process.

  • Click on the Edit / Delete Products link in the Product Manager navigation bar.
  • Click on the DELETE link next to the product you wish to delete.
  • You will get a confirmation that the product is deleted.

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4. View Current Products
 

 

Provides a quick view of the description, price, and image associated with all products in the database. It is a good way to check that your product additions and/or changes are appearing in the database.

  • Click on the View Current Products link in the Product Manager navigation bar.

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5. View Shopping Cart
 

 

Provides a link to your shopping cart page (sample cart page in the demonstration mode) so that you may check to make sure the cart is properly displaying the products you add or edit. This link opens in a new window.

  • Click on the View Shopping Cart link in the Product Manager navigation bar.

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6. Request Feature
 

 

Allows you to send a request for additional features in your Cart Manager or Shopping Cart System. Requests will be reviewed, and we will discuss options and costs for additional features with you.

  • Click on the Request Feature link in the Product Manager navigation bar.

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7. Link to SiteSolver Site
 

 

Provides a link to the SiteSolver site so that you may explore additional services and keep up with the latest news and advancements.

  • Click on the SiteSolver Home link in the Product Manager navigation bar.

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