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EZCart™ Installation

With a bit of practice, you have the opportunity to be very creative - suggestive selling add-ons, altering the look & feel of each page to reflect your site theme, collecting additional demographic information, etc. Anything that can be done in html using absolute URL's of graphics ( i.e. <img src="http://www.yoursite.com/yourgraphic.gif>) can be done in these EZCart pages! If you are familiar with the code necessary, you can even create your own page in your usual manner with all the whistles and bells and upload it to our server for EZCart to use, just remember to place the [table] command on its own line where you want the table containing the contents of their cart to appear!

It's as easy as 1-2-3!
To install your EZCart, you will first complete the Wizard with the product information and customize the shopping cart pages to taste if so desired. There are five (5) files, stored on our server, that you will use to customize your cart. Completing the ORDER DATABASE is manditory to make your site work, almost everything else is optional.

It is strongly recommended that you keep back-up copies of each original and edited server file in the event you need to refer to them in the future. Please print this page before you begin.


CALL (877) PLUG-N-PAYStep 1 - Select Server File:

  1. Order Database - this is the file that tells EZCart your pricing, tax and product information.
  2. Item Add Web Page - this is the page your customers see immediately after they click an 'order' button on your site.
  3. Item Delete Web Page - this is the page your customers see after they click a 'delete item' button on the 'view cart' screen.
  4. View Cart Web Page - this is the page your customers see after they click the 'view cart' button and before the 'checkout' screen. Here they can have the option of 'Return To Site' (Keep Shopping), 'Delete Everything' (Start Over), and 'Proceed to Check-Out'. You must replace the URL of the 'Return To Site' button with your desired URL.
  5. Checkout Web Page - this is the page your customers see just before they are prompted for their payment information. Here you can collect other, non-payment related information, prompt them to add accessory items to their order, etc.

Step 2 - Select Operation: You are given three choices to accomplish the customizing of the appropriate files:

  1. Edit - Selecting this field and clicking the 'Perform Operation' button will result in the presentation of an editable text field to make your desired changes directly online. Clicking the 'Submit Changes" button results in an immediate site update.
  2. Download - Selecting this field and clicking the 'Perform Operation' button will result in the downloading of the selected server file to your hard drive for editing.
  3. Upload - Selecting this field, entering the appropriate file on your desktop system (by inserting the DOS path or by using the browse feature) and clicking the 'Perform Operation' button results in the instant replacement of the server file with the one selected on your hard drive.

We strongly recommend using the edit feature, as it contains all necessary code for the EZCart to recognize your site. Please alter with care - if you do not know what a field is for - LEAVE IT ALONE!

Step 3 - Add code to your existing web pages:


If you are familiar with HTML forms code, feel free to customize to your heart's content, otherwise just cut the code from the colored fields below, paste into your pages and add the merchant ID and SKU's exactly as you entered it in Step 1 & 2 above. They are case-sensitive! Your EZCart Product Database (Step 1 & 2) will do the rest!

This goes at the top of each page: (hidden from view)
"Please select all items desired and click any button to order."<BR>
<form name="ezcart" action="http://easycart.plugnpay.com/easycart.cgi" method="post"><input type="hidden" name="username" value="your merchant ID here"><input type="hidden" name="function" value="add">

Since you have already completed the EZCart Product Database and have kept a printed record of the Product ID's (aka. SKU's) begin adding the code to your product pages.

You have several options, depending on the nature of your products:

  1. Add this code near each product description on your site when you want each customer to have the option of selecting a quantity of each item you offer:
    <input type="hidden" name="item1" value="Product SKU">QUAN:<input type="text" name="quantity1" size="2">@$0.00
    This is what it looks like:
    "Please select all items desired and click any button to order."
    Your product description goes here QUAN: @$0.00

  2. Add this code near each product description on your site when you want each customer to have the option of selecting only one of any number item you offer:
    <input type="hidden" name="item1" value="Product SKU"><input type="checkbox" value="1" name="quantity1">Check to order @ $0.00
    This is what it looks like:
    Your product description goes here Check to order @ $0.00

  3. Add this code near each product description on your site when you want each customer to have the option of selecting either one product or the other(s): this will work for as many products as you wish, as logn as the radios are all named identically {name="the same"}. Only the value of the SKU's will vary.
    <input type="hidden" name="quantity1" value="1">Please select either prooduct desired and click to order. <input type="radio" value="Product One SKU Here" name="item1">Item One <input type="radio" value="Product Two SKU Here" name="item1">Item Two <input type="submit" value="Add To Order" name="order">
    This is what it looks like:
    Please select either product desired and click to order. Item One Item Two

Your order button(s) can appear anywhere on the page, any number of times or just once.

Finally, include a button and end-of-form tag {<input type="reset"> </form>} at the bottom of the page.

Be sure to test your site thoroughly!