Checkout Settings allow you to customize the checkout experience for your store. Your options include:

    • Using styles to format the order form and the customer receipt emails.
    • Choosing to show offers (up-sells and cross-sells) in the sidebar or inline below your product details.
    • Selecting the payment options that you want to make available to your customers.

This is also the place for selecting notifications that you want to receive for events such as orders and refunds/chargebacks.

Information on how to configure Checkout Settings follows.

Display

Order Form Settings

  • Default Desktop Style: Your order pages for the desktop experience can use the default style, or some other style that you have created. Make your selection from the Default Desktop Style list.
  • Default Mobile Style: Your order pages for the mobile experience can use the default style, or some other style that you have created. Make your selection from the Default Mobile Style list.
  • Shopping URL: This field sets the URL for "Continue Shopping" links in your store. If you leave this field blank, the Website specified in your General Account Settings will be used. Otherwise, you can enter the URL that you want to use for the "Continue Shopping" links. (Enter the full URL, including "http://".)
  • Display Order Progress Bar: The order form can show a progress bar near the top of the page so that customers can see where they are in the order process, and what they have left to complete.
  • Display Locale Selectors: Your order pages will automatically detect the customer's locale, and use that information to set the currency used for pricing, and the language used for all localized content. If you want your customers to be able to change the selected currency and language on the order pages, select Yes for Display Locale Options. If you select No here, the order pages will still try to set the appropriate currency and locale, but your customers will not be able to change those settings.
  • Display "Phone Number" field: If you want your customers to be able to input a phone number during the ordering process for the desktop experience, select Yes for Display "Phone Number" field. If you select No here, the customer will not be given the option to enter a phone number during the ordering process.
  • "Company" field Attribute: This setting determines whether or not the "Company" field is displayed on the order form, and whether that field is required or optional. Your choices are as follows:
    • Optional (the default setting) – The field is displayed in the customer billing and shipping information, and it is an optional field.
    • Required – The field is displayed in the customer billing and shipping information, and it is a required field.
    • Hidden – The field is hidden in the customer billing and shipping information, and it is an optional field (since no input will be collected for it).

      When the payment type is Purchase Order, the "Company" field is always displayed and required. This is true regardless of the value set here in Checkout Settings.

Marketing

  • Show Accept Offers: This setting controls how your store allows customers to opt-in to receive future offers from the following parties: "DR MyCommerce, Inc. and its corporate affiliates, and the publisher of each product I am purchasing through this store". Yes, Checked shows the opt-in choice and checks it by default. Yes, Unchecked shows the opt-in choice but leaves it unchecked by default. No turns off the opt-in choice so that it does not appear in your store.
  • Data Ownership: This setting determines who owns the customer information from the "Accept Offers" opt-in. See also Accept Offers.

Cart Promotions

  • Cross-Sell Layout: This setting controls how your store shows cross-sell and up-sell discount offers. With Side selected, the offers will appear on the side of the cart, and include images and descriptions. With Inline selected, the offers will appear as lines below your product information, without showing images or descriptions. (Note: This setting does not affect styles built using the Theme Gallery.) 
  • Offer Extended Download Service: Do you want to offer Extended Download Service to customers who have placed your products in the cart?
  • Offer Registration Backup Service: Do you want to offer Registration Backup Service to customers who have placed your products in the cart?

Payment & Pricing

  • Accepted Payment Types: There are a number of payment options that you can make available in your shopping cart. All the payment options are enabled by default.
  • Rounding Decimal Rule: Here you can set rules for rounding your products' pricing after currency conversion to make the amounts more pleasing to the customer. For example, if the direct conversion was 16.41, you could use rounding to show more polished amounts such as 16.00, or 16.49. You can round the decimal point up (Highest), down (Lowest), or closest (Closest) to a specified value. The possible values for rounding towards are 0, 25, 49, 50, 95, and 99. This option is set to Highest and 0 by default, which rounds the decimal point up to ".00" as needed.
  • VAT Handling: When orders involve value added tax (VAT), MyCommerce can separate VAT from the product price (and list it as a separate tax line) or include VAT in the product price. These VAT Handling settings affect the total amount customers pay for your product when VAT is required. For example, assume that you price a product at $20 and VAT is $4. If you separate VAT, the customer pays $20 for the product and $4 for VAT for a total of $24. If you include VAT, the customer pays $16 for the product and $4 for VAT for a total of $20.

Post-Checkout

  • Customer Receipt Emails: This determines the format of email receipts that MyCommerce sends to your customers on your behalf. Choose either HTML or Text.
  • Email Order Notices: Would you like to receive order notifications by email? If this option is turned on, the emails will be sent to the Automated Email specified in your General Account Settings.
  • Email Receipt Style: MyCommerce sends email receipts to your customers on your behalf. Your email receipts can use the default style, or some other style that you have created. Make your selection from the Email Receipt Style list.
  • HTTP Order Notices: Here you have the option to receive order notifications via HTTP posts to your server. If you turn this option on, you will need to provide a URL for MyCommerce to use when sending the posts. Also, if you would prefer to not receive these notices for subscription order renewals, select the Suppress Call on Order Renewal check box. See also HTTP Order Notices.
  • HTTP Refund/Chargeback Notices: Here you have the option to receive refund and chargeback notifications via HTTP posts to your server. If you turn this option on, you will need to provide a URL for MyCommerce to use when sending the posts. Also, if you would prefer to not receive these notices for subscription order renewals, select the Suppress Call on Order Renewal check box.
  • Order Notification Level: If you want to receive notifications for failed orders, select Extended - add order failure notifications from the Order Notification Level list. The Standard setting excludes notifications for failed orders. Your selection here will affect all of the automated order notices that you are receiving.
  • Remote Algorithm Failure Email: With this option enabled, you will receive an email if your custom algorithm fails to generate a license code for a customer. These emails will be sent to the Automated Email specified in your General Account Settings.