[Pro] Shopping cart, customer editable

Greetings,

I have a client who is requesting that he be able to sell items on his site, an “add to cart” button on each item. This I understand, and it can be done quite simply through Mal’s.

But, what I am unsure about is that he wants to be able to add items to his cart, at will…as he wants to add. I am told that web-yep loop items will not work for Mal’s as the ‘add to cart’ button would just repeat the same item.

I want to be able to set this up for him, and allow him to be able to add his own items, with a picture or graphic of each (and being able to link those thumbnail pictures to larger picures), and allow him to be able to add items to this list at will.

So, I turn to you for a suggestion. For Freeway, Web Yep is all I am aware of for customer-editable items. Would Expression Engine help me be able to do this ??

Need advice.

Thanks,

Rich


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Julie on this list swears by a system called Ecwid. I’m sure she’ll
pipe up with more about it. I haven’t used it, but Julie has a couple
of clients who use it and love it.

Walter

On Feb 18, 2011, at 8:14 AM, sampolfonz wrote:

Greetings,

I have a client who is requesting that he be able to sell items on
his site, an “add to cart” button on each item. This I understand,
and it can be done quite simply through Mal’s.

But, what I am unsure about is that he wants to be able to add items
to his cart, at will…as he wants to add. I am told that web-yep
loop items will not work for Mal’s as the ‘add to cart’ button would
just repeat the same item.

I want to be able to set this up for him, and allow him to be able
to add his own items, with a picture or graphic of each (and being
able to link those thumbnail pictures to larger picures), and allow
him to be able to add items to this list at will.

So, I turn to you for a suggestion. For Freeway, Web Yep is all I
am aware of for customer-editable items. Would Expression Engine
help me be able to do this ??

Need advice.

Thanks,

Rich


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Yes - cause it is with a few lines of code integrated into a FW-doc :slight_smile:

You can either put the whole shop system on a page or you can put single products (for those who do not really have a lot) on single pages (even in a WY-richtext element).

But as far as I remember David Owen did a lot of successful work as well with Mal’s and WebYep.

Both are playing actually my personal heads-up with tend to higher stack for Ecwid.

Give it a try.

Cheers

Thomas


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I’ve just been taking a serious look at this - it really does look very straightforward and simple to set up and use. Integration involved pasting code into html markup items, and leaving sufficient room for their display. It should work with table based, relative page layout or manual box model sites.

There are three version levels as far as I can make out:

Free, but limited to 100 products.
Silver level - 20,000 product limit, no ‘Powered by Ecwid’ attribution and a few more advanced features at $17 per month.
Custom level – customisation features where you contact Ecwid and discuss your requirements, from $950 per year.

I’ll probably try it out on a live store and let everyone know how I get on.

PS I have no association with Ecwid whatsoever.


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Yes you can coax WebYep into creating a shopping cart using Mals, its best suited for small numbers of products under 50 product I would say and fairly uniform pricing structures as you need to work with the WebYep loop.

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On 18 Feb 2011, at 14:13, Thomas Kimmich wrote:

But as far as I remember David Owen did a lot of successful work as well with Mal’s and WebYep.


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I have test site running at http://espressosmith.com/test/shop/

Using the shopping cart script from http://www.phpjabbers.com/stiva-shopping-cart/

The client can add/update products with the admin interface.
You can integrate it in your FW page as an include or iframe.
The css is editable so you can tweak it to match your site


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Nice looking cart Marcel. Personally, I would make the price larger and position it next to product, but that’s just me.


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One other thing… On my Macbook the category links jump back to the top of the page forcing me to scroll down again to see product choices.


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Thanks Chuck. I’m still tweaking the CSS. Not sure how I can fix the categories jumping back to the top. I suppose I can hunt through the php and see if there is an anchor sitting somewhere. This is when I wish I had some php skills.


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Yes I thought this might have been the empty link issue

http://www.softpress.com/kb/questions/121/Prevent+Rollovers+with+no+Links+from+Jumping+to+the+Top+of+the+Page

But it certainly isn’t because your categories have clearly defined links.

The only thing I can think of is you are getting this because the category linked to is hidden on the page until clicked. So jumping to the top before the category appears.

No idea how to fix it though.

David


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