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7. E-commerce
Need to sell your products or services online? Netfirms hosting works with virtually every major e-commerce and payment gateway and includes tools that can get your online store up and running with just a few clicks.
7.1 How to Create an E-store with Netfirms Commerce Pro
Netfirms Commerce Pro allows you to set up an online store including a shopping cart. You can either integrate it into your website or use it by itself. You can add Commerce Pro to your domain from the Site Tools menu tab.
  1. Click the Site Tools menu tab.
  2. Click the Commerce Pro icon.
  3. Click the Add New button.
  4. Enter the directory name.
  5. Select the domain name from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click the Add button.
  7. Onscreen you will see a listing for your new E-store, with the web address you can use to access it. Typically you would link to this address from your website homepage.

    Once you have added an E-store you will want to configure it for your needs, e.g., adding products, your company name.

  8. Click the Admin button adjacent to the Commerce Pro E-store you just installed.
  9. The Commerce Pro admin interface will open in a new window. Click the Configuration link and edit your store name and contact e-mail address values.
  10. Click the Catalog link and remove the sample product categories. You can add your own products and categories. For each product you will need a picture and a description.
  11. To accept credit cards refer to section 7.2
Tips: To restrict certain portions of your website, perhaps to registered users, place the restricted files in a common folder and then password protect that folder.
Notes: A user can only access a file or directory if their username and password matches the information you entered on this feature. Netfirms provides you with a list of the usernames and passwords you created so you can securely keep track of them.


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