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Accepted Payment Types   Choose from one to four options based on your merchant account:
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover

Tax State - Tax is assessed only for customers in your state.  This is not a logical field - it is a matching field.  If your customer puts KA instead of KS for Kansas, then tax will not be charged.


Tax Rate determines the tax rate on a percentage basis in decimal terms.  If your state tax is 5.5% then you would put in .055.  If you entered 5.5 for 5.5%, then your item will be multiplied by 5.5.  Your customer would pay $55 dollars in shipping for a $10 item rather than 55 cents.


There are seven different shipping models available.   

  1. None - No shipping at all.  This would be useful if you are selling e-books or downloadable software.  No shipping will be charged.

  2. Flat Rate - One rate for any order.  For example, you charge $15 for shipping regardless of where a customer resides.  You would fill in "Shipping Flat Rate." This is a currency figure.

  1. Per Item - Shipping is charged as a combination of flat rate and item rates.  The number of total items will be multiplied by the shipping rate, which you will enter in "Shipping Rate" as a currency figure.  This amount is then added to a base fee, which is entered under "Shipping Flat Rate." 

  2. By Weight - Shipping will be charged based on the weight of items sold.  When choosing this option, it is important to put the weights of all items in the Item Maintenance form.  The Cart will compute the shipping by multiplying the Shipping Rate by the Weight. This is a currency number.

  3. Percentage - Shipping is computed based on a certain percentage of the total bill.  Put the value in "Shipping Rate."  If you had 8% shipping you would enter .08 as the percentage number.

  4. By Items - Each item has a flat rate for the shipping fee and is a currency.  There is no base fee charged and this entered in the Item Maintenance menu. 

  5. Layered - Although this is the most complex shipping model, it is the favored model of many catalogs and online stores.  The customer knows how much shipping is charged based on how much they purchase.  In the example below, customers who spend $19 will pay $8.00 in shipping.  It is important in this model to cover all prices.  It would be easy to say shipping ranges from 1 - 10, 11-20 and 20-30.  What if somebody's order comes to 20.51?  (Shipping is computed after tax.)  Therefore, you need to enter the ranges 0-10, 10.01 - 20, and 20.01-30.

Shipping Flat Rate is a flat rate to be charged for shipping.


Shipping Rate is used in more than one instance.  This field is a variable number and can be either a percentage or a currency amount.  Either way, this figure will be multiplied to achieve a final shipping amount.  This field is used in three different shipping models:  By Weight, Percentage, and Per Item. 


Shipping Minimum Charge - This is the smallest rate that will be charged for shipping.


Shipping Maximum Charge -  This is the highest rate that will be charged for shipping.


Layer Ranges - Enter the value ranges and shipping rate for each value range.  For example, shipping for orders $0-$50 would be $3.50, $50.01 - 200 would be $7.50 and orders $200.01 and up would be $12.50.  It is very important to cover all contingencies.  In the ranges above, you can see that the lower range ends at $50 and the next higher range starts at $50.01.   If the next range started at $51, then an item costing $50.25 would not have been charged tax.

Authorize.Net ADC URL is the code necessary for Authorize.Net to return to your cart during order processing.  The value is

Authorize.Net Login is your account ID from Authorize.Net.  You will need to set up a cooperating bank merchant account to get this number.

Authorize.Net Test Mode enable this if you are just testing the cart.  No information will be sent to Authorize.Net.