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Adding Flash Elements to Shopping Cart Creator

Follow these step-by-step instructions to add a Flash element created with one of our Flash programs (Web Form Builder, Web Calendar, Web Video Player, etc.) to a product description or custom...

Advanced Tax Configuration Methods

Note : This article is for illustrative purposes only. Although we have attempted to present this information as accurately as possible, it is your responsibility to verify these rates and...

What are the Limitations of the Trial Version of Shopping Cart Creator?

The trial version of Shopping Cart Creator has the same functionality as the registered version with two exceptions: You cannot remove the "Shopping Cart Software by CoffeeCup Software"...

Is CoffeeCup Software Compatible With Windows 64-Bit?

The short answer is: yes, 99.9% of the time.  The long answer is this: All of our software is designed to work on Windows 8, 7, XP, and Vista 32-bit and 64-bit systems. However, we...

What is a Merchant Account?

Plastic, Not Paper If you own or run a business — especially an online business — you know that it's imperative that you be able to accept credit cards. To do this,...

How Do I Install Theme Packs?

Shopping Cart Creator themes are now grouped by dimensions. We currently offer themes in either 800px width or 1024px width. The following step-by-step instructions will show you how to install...

When I Published My Shop, it Overwrote My index.html Page!

Shopping Cart Creator saves its shops with the filename index.php . This won’t present a problem if your shop has its own unique domain name, such as shop.mydomain.com , but it may be...

Do Customers Need to Register With PayPal to Make a Purchase?

Regardless of whether you are using PayPal Express Checkout or Website Payments Standard, your customers do not need to register with PayPal before they make a purchase. Website Payments...

What Currencies Do You Support?

The following is a list of currencies supported by each merchant. This information could change at any time, so for the most complete, up-to-date list, visit each merchant's website.  ...

Can I Use Shopping Cart Creator on an Existing Website?

Shopping Cart Creator generates all the files you need to run your online shop, which means it can be used as a standalone website. Additionally, the Pages Tool gives you the option to add up to...

How Do You Configure Shipping Within the Software?

CoffeeCup Shopping Cart Creator gives you control over all the elements of your online store. This includes all aspects of shipping, including setting a description and price. At this...

I Am Unable to Update the Quantity of Products in My Cart.

When I am at the checkout page for my shop, I see the quantity is set to 1 for a product that I just added to my cart. When I try to change the value to another number and click update...

When I Try to Add a Product to My Cart, Nothing Happens.

This issue is caused when your web server isn't properly configured to handle sessions. Sessions are how PHP remembers things like what a customer puts in their cart, subtotals, totals, and...

I Receive a PHP Error When I Try to Check Out in My Cart.

When selecting a payment type in my web shop, I receive the following error message: Warning: array_search(): Wrong datatype for second argument in...

What are the Server Requirements to Use This Software?

To use Shopping Cart Creator (Basic or Pro) on your Windows (IIS/7.5) or Linux server, you must have PHP 4.4.7   or higher, cURL extensions , and PHP sessions enabled . If...

Is This Software SEO- and Web Standards-Friendly?

Yes. Everything is made with web standards and search engines in mind. Every page created with our software follows W3C markup standards. In addition, with the new Pages tool , you can add...

When I Check Out Using PayPal, I Get an Error.

When I click Checkout using the PayPal payment option in my online shop, I receive this error message: PayPal has returned an error! Ack: Failure Correlation ID: 81f242f06f3ec...

When I Check Out Using Google Checkout, I Get an Error.

Possible Error #1: When I click Checkout using the Google Checkout payment option, I receive this error message: Google Checkout has returned an error! Ack: error Message:...

What Does the Globe Icon Do?

Selecting the globe icon in a product or category marks it as hidden. This means it won't be published when you upload your shop, or if the product or category has already been published,...

How Do I Move My Cart to Another Computer?

If you work on your shop on multiple systems, you will need to copy the data to each computer you work on. To do this, open your existing shop and go to File > Save Shop As . Create a new...

How Do I Disable Checkout So I Can Work on My Shop?

To take your shopping cart offline, open your shop in Shopping Cart Creator, click the Payment button in the Toolbar , and uncheck the box enabling whichever payment provider(s) you are...

How Do I Install Shopping Cart Creator?

If you are installing the registered version of the software, it is highly recommended that you uninstall the trial version before installing the registered version, and then restart your...

What is the Difference Between a Product and a Category?

A product is an item that you sell in your online shop. Each product belongs to a Category . A category is a group used to organize your products. For example, you can set up a category...

What is the Maximum Price I Can Charge for Something?

There is a maximum price limit of 999,999.99 for any currencies. Also keep in mind that PayPal has an $8,000 limit on transactions, so make sure your items are priced at no more than $8,000 if...

What Does the Star Icon Do?

The star icon flags the selected product by placing a star next to it. Flagged products are automatically moved to the front page of your online shop.

What HTML Tags Can I Use in the Long Description?

Most HTML tags can be used in the long description. Just be careful when adding scripts, as they could conflict with the cart itself. If you run into a problem, simply remove the scripts and/or...

How Do I Configure PayPal Express Checkout for Use With Shopping Cart Creator?

To use PayPal Express Checkout, you will need to sign up for a PayPal business account and provide an API username and password, as well as a signature. Here’s how to obtain this...

Can I Edit a Theme in Shopping Cart Creator?

You cannot edit themes from inside Shopping Cart Creator, but you can with Shopping Cart Designer Pro . These equally intuitive applications allow you to modify your shop theme with such options...

Which Merchant Accounts Do You Support?

At this time, Shopping Cart Creator supports PayPal  (Website Standard and Express). We chose to support this option in particular because of its reliability. With more then 164 million user...