This guide will take you through everything you need to know to about:
Making sure it's easy for your visitors to shop from your catalog is pivotal! So make sure it's set up exactly right and start adding it to your Flipbooks.
What is a shop configuration?
A shop configuration is a predefined setup of how you want visitors to be able to shop, and check out from your digital catalog. For example, if you'd like customers to check out by sending a list of their chosen products to a sales rep via email, or WhatsApp, you can set this up as a shop configuration.
💡 Shop configurations, once set up, can be used across any and all the Flipbooks you create. This means you only need to create a new shop configuration for different shopping experiences. For example:
If your business offers catalogs for multiple brands, markets, or geographical regions, that would result in a different checkout URL, or checkout method.
Setting up your first Shop Configuration
Setting up your Shop Configuration is done from the Modules pane, so you can easily apply it on Account, Folder, or Flipbook level afterwards.
To start configuring, simply navigate to the Shop configuration in the Modules menu pane:
From here, you can add new configurations or edit existing ones:
To create a new shop configuration, start by clicking on the Create button in the lower right-hand corner. We go into further detail about configuring a new one further on in this article.
To edit an existing configuration, click on the pencil icon ✏️ to the side of the shop configuration you want to edit.
You also have some extra options available for existing configurations:
By clicking on the '…' icon, you can also duplicate existing shop configurations by selecting Copy.
Why would you want to do that, you ask? Well, imagine a use case of having two markets on the same account, they both have the same checkout function, only the currency and language is different. Instead of creating a new one, simply copy the existing one and edit the copy.
You can also bid farewell to shop configurations you no longer need by selecting Delete. Obviously, make sure that you're okay with deleting anything before you commit to this option. 😰
Creating a configuration 🛠️
Let's go ahead and create a new configuration. As mentioned above, to start, simply click Create.
This pane presents you with several options:
Name your configuration: This field has no effect on the Shop, but it's simply an easy way for you to keep track of your different configurations.
💡 Pro Tip: If you're planning on creating many shop configurations, consider naming them after what Market it's for and/or what Checkout option it is.
Shop title: This field decides the name of the basket inside your Flipbook:
3. Currency: Define what currency your prices will be displayed in. In most cases, this defines the symbol or text next to the amount in the basket.
4. Checkout options: This is where you decide which checkout option(s) you want to use for your configuration.
Primary checkout options
Primary checkout options are, in essence, the preferred way you'd like your customers to check out, and we support a number of different solutions available to you. These are covered in separate help articles:
Secondary checkout options
We also support a number of secondary checkout options. These are not direct checkout solutions, but can facilitate the checkout process for your customers.
💡 An example of this could be allowing them to email their baskets to themselves or a friend to be used as an in-store shopping list.
To access the secondary checkout options, simply click the cogwheel icon, beside Checkout options:
From here, you can toggle on, or off:
Print: The print checkout option simply adds a button to print the contents of the cart.
Email sharing: This enables the option to share the contents of your cart via email. Unlike Email checkout, which sends an order to a fixed email.
Allow adding custom items: This allows your visitors to add custom items to the shopping cart.
💡 For example, if a customer has added items from your Flipbook to a shopping list, but would also like to include products that you sell, but aren't necessarily advertised in your Flipbook. With this feature, they can manually enter an item's name, quantity etc.
⚠️ Please note: any changes you make in a Shop configuration will affect all Flipbooks using the configuration.
Enabling the Shop
So, you've created your first Shop configuration! Now it's time to get it on your Flipbook! The general idea behind the Shop Module is that you'll create one configuration to rule them all!
In other words, you shouldn't need to create a new Shop configuration for every Flipbook.
💡 Inherited Settings: Consider adding the configuration on folder level to make use of inherited settings. You can read up on how you do that, here:
Now that you know everything about Inherited Settings, let's go ahead and apply a configuration to a folder:
Navigate to the settings of a Folder by selecting the '...' button, and then Edit settings.
Under the Modules pane, select Shop configuration, and toggle the option to ON. This will in turn enable this configuration on the Flipbooks in the folder.
Select which shop configuration you want to use by clicking on the little shopping cart icon.
That's it! Your shopping configuration is now ready to be used on all the Flipbooks within that folder. ✌️ 🛒