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Lesson 2 – Set Up Shopp

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In this second lesson of our Build an Online Store Using Shopp we focus on setting up Shopp. We begin by installing the payment gateway, shipping and storage addons we’ll be using with Shopp. Then we go through step by step each of the settings that need to be configured for Shopp to work properly on our site.

Install our Addons – Watch the Video

  • We purchased 3 addons

    • Payment Gateway – Authorize.net
    • Shipping – USPS
    • Storage – Amazon S3
  • Download and extract files

  • Copy folders to the correct location using FTP

    • Payment Gateway
    • Shipping
    • Storage

Shopp General Settings – Watch the Video

  • Update Key
  • Merchant Email
  • Base of Operations
  • Target Markets
  • Order Status

Shopp Checkout Settings – Watch the Video

  • Order Confirmation
  • Receipt emails
  • Customer Accounts
  • Next order number
  • Promotions limit
  • Download Limit
  • Time limit
  • IP Restriction

Shopp Payment Settings – Watch the Video

  • Payment Gateways

  • Test Mode Gateway

  • Offline Payment

  • PayPal Standard

    • PayPal email
    • Enable order verification
    • Enable IPN at PayPal
    • Create the Thank You Page – insert the return URL
      • add PayPal text
    • Setup your PDT Identity Token
    • Sandbox
  • Authorize.net

    • Hosting Issues
      • Need Dedicated SSL
      • Need Dedicated IP address
      • GoDaddy needs it to be a stand alone hosting account
      • Blue host needs the domain name to be the primary domain name
    • Login
    • Transaction Key
  • Removing Payment Gateways

Shopp Shipping Settings – Watch the Video

  • Calculate Shipping
  • Unit weight
  • Dimensional Unit
  • Order Handling fee
  • Free Shipping text
  • Out of stock notice
  • Low inventory
  • Domestic Regions

Shopp Taxes Settings – Watch the Video

  • Calculate Taxes
  • Tax Shipping
  • Tax Rates
  • Local Rates

Shopp Presentation Settings – Watch the Video

  • Custom Templates
  • Catalog Inventory
  • Catalog View
  • Grid Rows
  • Pagination
  • Product Order
  • Image Order

Shopp System Settings – Watch the Video

  • Image Storage

    • Data base – this is your last resort – slows the site down the most
    • File system – If you only have a few products or images
    • Amazon S3 – They don’t currently recommend this
  • Set up File System

    • Create product image folder
    • Give it 777 permissions
    • get the absolute url
  • Set up Download file system

    • Create a folder outside of the web server
    • Give it the 777 permissions
    • get the absolute url
  • Upload System

  • Script Loading

  • Error Notification

  • Error Logging

Question and Answer Session – Watch the Video

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