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Getting Started with nopCommerce

Book Description

You don’t have to be a techie to use the power of nopCommerce to sell your products online. This guide walks you through the many features of the engine to create a complete working store in easy steps.

  • Learn to install and configure nopCommerce in order to start selling products online

  • Discover the key areas and features to get up and running fast

  • Learn how to create and manage products, shipping, and payment methods

  • In Detail

    nopCommerce is a powerful e-commerce engine that gives you the tools to build an online store and start making money. Starting your own e-commerce store can seem like a daunting task. However, with nopCommerce you can easily start selling products online in no time. nopCommerce comes loaded with everything you need to run a first class e-commerce storefront.

    Getting Started with nopCommerce walks you through all the steps to get your storefront up and running. You will learn how to download and install nopCommerce, as well as how to configure all the main components of the storefront. From learning about the public facing storefront to managing orders in the backend, you will have all the skills needed to run a successful store.

    Getting Started with nopCommerce is a step-by-step guide for creating your online store with nopCommerce, allowing you to build a feature-rich and customizable store to sell your products online. It guides you through installation, the public facing storefront, configuration, adding products, accepting payments, and processing orders. As you work through each chapter, your online store will grow in scope and functionality. By the time you finish this book, you will have a complete and working store.

    Table of Contents

    1. Getting Started with nopCommerce
      1. Table of Contents
      2. Getting Started with nopCommerce
      3. Credits
      4. About the Author
      5. About the Reviewers
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
          1. Why Subscribe?
          2. Free Access for Packt account holders
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      8. 1. Downloading and Installing nopCommerce
        1. Prerequisites and requirements
        2. Hosting providers
        3. Setting up a basic development environment
          1. Installing Internet Information Services (IIS)
          2. Installing SQL Server and Visual Studio
        4. Downloading nopCommerce
        5. Uploading and installing
          1. Web (no source)
          2. Source code
          3. Installation
        6. Setting up file permissions
        7. Summary
      9. 2. The Public-facing Storefront
        1. General site layout and overview
          1. Category and manufacturer pages
          2. Product pages
          3. Searching for products
          4. Shopping cart
          5. Checkout and order details
        2. Summary
      10. 3. The Administration Site
        1. How to access and overview
        2. Creating and managing categories
        3. Creating and managing manufacturers
        4. Creating and managing products
        5. Creating and managing attributes
        6. Summary
      11. 4. Configuring the Store
        1. General store settings
        2. Payment methods
        3. Shipping
          1. Shipping Methods
          2. Shipping method restrictions
          3. Shipping rate computation methods
          4. Shipping by weight
          5. Fixed rate shipping
        4. Taxes
          1. Tax categories
          2. Tax providers
        5. Content management
          1. Topics (Pages)
          2. Email accounts
          3. Message templates
        6. Plugins
        7. Security (SSL)
        8. Summary
      12. 5. Processing Orders
        1. Processing orders
          1. Viewing and editing order information
          2. Viewing and editing order billing information
          3. Viewing and editing order shipping information
          4. Viewing and editing ordered products
          5. Adding and deleting order notes
        2. Processing returns
        3. Viewing current shopping carts and wishlists
        4. Impersonating a customer
        5. Summary
      13. Index