In the eCommerce series, you will learn about using eCart to create a responsive shopping cart for selling your products online. There are three steps to this process, each with a dedicated tutorial. This tutorial shows you how to create an eCart object which defines the structure of your cart. The second shopping cart tutorial shows you how to place an Add to Cart button on a product catalog which your customers can use to select items to purchase and add them to their shopping cart. The third shopping cart tutorial shows you how to design a responsive cart page that holds informational details about the products a customer is purchasing.
You'll find a linked index including an overview of each tutorial belonging to the eCommerce series at the bottom of this page.
Your first step in building a shopping cart is to create an eCart Object for your Dreamweaver site or edit an existing one. An eCart Object is the backbone of your shopping cart functionality. It defines important settings such as the currency your store will use, as well as discounts, shipping, or tax rules. All pages that contain shopping cart functionality must have an eCart Object applied to the page.
The eCart Object panel consists of 7 tabs for configuring various settings for your cart. At this point, you only need to configure the General tab. Although we review the other tabs, you can leave the options at their default settings and come back later to edit them if you wish.
Now that you are finished creating the eCart object, proceed to the next shopping cart tutorial: Add a shopping cart II (eCommerce Series) where you will place an Add to Cart button on a product catalog which your customers can use to select items to purchase and add them to their shopping cart.
With eCart technology as the cornerstone of the WebAssist eCommerce series, these in-depth tutorials will walk you through the steps of building an eCommerce site: product catalogs, shopping carts, product options (both static and dynamic), and checkout including payments. Completing the eCart portion of the series is help for setting up a back-end administration to manage your eCommerce business. Additionally, to be used with or without eCart, you will learn about payment gateway providers, hosting solutions, and online shipping accounts.