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Shopping Cart (Formerly Menu Order System 2.0)
Shopping Cart (Formerly Menu Order System 2.0)

Customize the way your products are organized and sold.

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Written by Tim Tietz
Updated over a week ago

Introduction: Welcome to the BuildFire Shopping Cart Plugin guide. Formerly known as the Menu Order System 2.0, this feature-rich tool is here to simplify and streamline your eCommerce efforts within the app.

1. Organizing Products with Categories and Subcategories

The Shopping Cart Plugin enhances product management by grouping items under categories and subcategories.

  • Creating a New Category:

    • Navigate to the "Content" menu on your app development dashboard.

    • Click on the “+ New category” button.

    • Provide a name for your category. For instance, if you name a category “Jerseys”, subcategories can be “Football” and “Basketball.”

  • Managing and Adding Subcategories:

    • To modify a category or introduce subcategories, tap on the pencil icon.

    • Then, hit the “+ New subcategory” button. You can incorporate images to enrich the representation of these subcategories. This stratified approach ensures a seamless product search experience for your customers.

2. Product Management

  • Adding Products:

    • Select the pencil icon associated with the desired subcategory.

    • Click on the “+ New product” button.

    • Populate the fields with the product's title, description, and options such as variants, pricing, and stock levels.

    Note: Items will display as 'sold out' if their quantity is zero or unspecified.

    • By default, products adhere to a global tax rate. However, deselecting this option allows custom tax rates to be set for individual products.

3. Settings Overview

Let's dive into the specifics of the settings you can manipulate for your Shopping Cart Plugin:

  • Employee tag: Assign this tag to grant users the authority to view orders, introduce products, and gain entry to other administrative features within the app.

  • Reseller tag: Tailored for users who aim to resell items, granting them unique feature access.

  • Global tax rate: Establish a tax rate for all products. If individual products have their tax rates, they will supersede this global setting.

  • Currency Preferences:

    • Set the currency code and determine its display style.

  • Sale Time Limit: If activated, this allows you to specify the duration of particular sales.

  • Product Visibility: The "Remove Sold Items" option lets you decide if "sold out" items remain visible or get deleted from your app.

  • Price Display: The "Currency Symbol Precedes Amount" and "Space separator" options control the format of your pricing. The former places the currency symbol before the amount, while the latter introduces a gap between the symbol and price.

  • Payment and Tipping:

    • "Allow charging" toggles the payment functionalities.

    • "Allow tipping" activates the option for tips. For this feature to work, charging must be enabled.

Your Shopping Cart Plugin offers a myriad of settings to cater to a diverse range of e-commerce requirements. Explore and adjust to create an optimized shopping experience for your users.

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