Quick Start Guide

SmithCart
Please note:  The Quick Start guide covers only the minimum requirements to get your cart up and running; there are many more features for you to take advantage of in the cart. 
 
SmithCart is really easy to set up. This Quick Start covers the minimum requirements to get your cart up and running, but finishing all the steps doesn't necessarily mean you're done. There are many more features for you to take advantage of in the cart.  
 
After finishing the Quick Start Guide, please see the SmithCart section of the Knowledge Base for a complete description of all the SmithCart features available.
 

Install the SmithCart Package

The SmithCart module is delivered as a standard DNN installable zip or PA (Private Assembly).  You install the SmithCart just like you would install any other DNN module.  Before installing any module it’s a good idea to back up your DNN database and DNN installation folder.  This is very important, as you can always roll back to previous status easily if installation goes wrong.
 
You can read our full installation guide here.
 

Create 2 new pages

Create 2 new pages on your DNN site:
  1. Store
  2. Product Details
 
Note: You can name the pages anything you want.
Go to your "Store" page and add the "Smith BuyNow" module to the page.
 

Product Details Setup

Navigate to the “Product Details” page you created in step 2 above and add the Product Detail module to the page.    To configure the Product Detail settings select the module settings option from the module container.
                                                       
 
 
 
Select the page where you have added the BuyNow module.  This tells the Product Detail module which page to navigate to when the user clicks continue shopping or add to cart.
 
 
 
 
When you are finished configuring the settings above click the “Update” button at the bottom of your screen to save the settings.
 
 
 
 
For a full description about the Product Details module settings, please see the Product Detail Module section in the SmithCart User’s Manual.
 
 

Setup Wizard

 
The Setup Wizard is a quick way to configure all the basic Store Settings.  To start the Setup Wizard, click the menu option titled “Setup Wizard” from the Store Admin Menu located on the BuyNow module.
 

 

General Setup

The General Store Setup settings control the default country, state/region and currency the cart uses as default values in the cart checkout and backend admin screens.  The country and state/region settings control the default value for the country and state/region dropdown boxes on the front end checkout screens step 1 and step 2.  The store currency dropdown allows you to set the currency symbol in the cart checkout and backend admin screens.
 
Additionally, the cart uses these settings for to set the proper local and currency for the payment gateway, tax setup and shipping configuration.
 
 
 
 
Store Name (Required) – The name or title of your store or your website
 
Store Country (Required) – Select the country that you operate your business from.  The country dropdowns in the cart checkout will default to the country you choose here.
 
Store State/Region (Required) – Select the state/region that you operate your business from.  Depending on which tax option you select in the tax setup section only customers in your home state/region and country will be charged tax.
 
Store Postal Code (Required) – Enter the postal code where you will be shipping product from.  This is used in calculating shipping rates in the cart and is a required field.
 
Store Currency (Required) – Select the currency symbol that you want to display in the cart.  The cart is programmed to dynamically generate the currency symbol using the dot net built in localization functions and will support any currency in the world. 
 
Product Detail Page – Select the page where you have added the Product Detail module.  This tells the BuyNow module which page to navigate to when the user clicks a product from the product listing.
When you are finished configuring the settings above click the “Next” button at the bottom of your screen to move to the next step.

 
 
 
For a full description about store settings, please see the Store Settings section in the SmithCart User’s Manual.
 

Payment Setup

The Payment Setup settings define which payment methods are available to the customer on Step 2 of the cart checkout process.
 
 
 
 
Select the Payment Method(s) that you want to be available to the user during checkout.
When you are finished configuring the settings above click the “Next” button at the bottom of your screen to move to the next step.
 
 
 
 
Please Note: A merchant account allows your business to start accepting credit cards.  A payment gateway is required for e-commerce transactions. Smith Consulting is an authorized reseller of both merchant accounts and payment gateways. To read more and sign up, click here.
 
For a full description about Payment Methods, please see the Payment Setup section in the SmithCart User’s Manual.
 

Shipping Setup

The Shipping Setup settings define which Shipping Methods are available to the customer and how shipping rates are applied to the order during the checkout  process.
Select the shipping method that you want to be available to the user during checkout.
 
 
 
 
When you are finished configuring the settings above click the “Next” button at the bottom of your screen to move to the next step.

 
 
 
For a full description about Shipping, please see the Shipping & Handling section in the SmithCart User’s Manual.
 
 

Tax Setup

The Tax Setup settings define which how tax rates are applied to the order during the checkout  process.
 
 
 
 
When you are finished configuring the settings above click the “Next” button at the bottom of your screen to move to the next step.

 
 
 
For a full description about Tax, please see the Tax Management KB article.
 
 

Finish

Congratulations, you are now ready to test your new shopping cart!
 
 
 
 
Click the “Continue to Store” button and you will notice a new Product named “Test Product” has been created which is ready to be added to the Cart and purchased.
 
 
 

Advanced Setup

 
For detailed information about the Store Settings, please see the SmithCart section of the Knowledge Base.