NetStores E-Commerce Extensions
Setting up your online Web store
If you have not already done so, open a site in Adobe GoLive. From Adobe GoLive you can set up an online Web store that uses NetStores E-Commerce Extensions.
Step 1: Signing-Up (top)
If you have not already Signed-Up for an account at NetStores, you must do so before you can continue to set up your store. To sign up at NetStores from within Adobe GoLive, choose NetStores > Sign Up (see picture).
You will be taken to the NetStores Web page where you start the sign-up process, called NetStores' Terms of Service. If you agree to the terms of service, press the I Agree Button, and fill in the Set-Up-Your-Account form (see picture), following the instructions on the form.
After filling in the form, click Create Your Store and NetStores will take you to the Merchant Administration Area. We will come back to this area in Step 6. Go back to Adobe GoLive for Step 2.
Step 2: Enter your Merchant ID and Password (top)
Back in Adobe GoLive, open the NetStores Configuration dialog box by selecting NetStores > Configure your store from the menu bar (picture below).
This box displays parameters that are important for using your online store with NetStores and helps you complete Steps 1-7 (picture below).
Merchant ID entry - Very Important! (top)
Of ultimate importance in the NetStores Configuration dialog box is the Merchant ID entry box. You must type in the Merchant ID you chose when you signed-up at NetStores. If you do not remember what you chose, check your e-mail. By inputting the right Merchant ID in this dialog box, you provide all the NetStores HTML elements (such as the Add-to-Cart button) information they need to operate correctly. The correct Merchant ID is critical for proper performance.
Type in the password you used when you signed-up at NetStores. If you do not remember what you chose, check your e-mail.
Each site can have its own merchant ID, password and configuration, simplifying the process for professional Web designers of creating multiple E-Commerce-enabled Web sites.
Continue to Steps 3, 4, 5 - Item File (top)
The NetStores item file holds a list of all the items or services offered on your company's Web site. In the dialog box shown above, many of the remaining buttons and entries involve the item file. Follow the instructions for downloading, editing and uploading the item file at this link.