Get started with outgoing e-mails and notifications

You insert your outgoing email address* under [Email & Notifications], this is the address used for order notifications and similar communication with your customers. Under the [ShowMessages] button you can view the latest sent e-mails. It is also in here you can review your outgoing email in the "Email Templates" list. *You need to use a mail provider to set-up the address, PandaCommerce does not provide this service. Advanced settings - Use your e-mail provider By inserting your SMTP settings, you can send e-mails through your e-mail provider. By doing so, it ensures your email to be delivered more robustly. You will also receive information about bounced emails from you e-mail provider. If you don't insert your SMTP - server settings the mail delivery service from PandaCommerce is used. This server is shared with many other stores, which means that you will have less control over the status of the IP, and that your emails are tagged as spam more often. SMTP settings from different e-mail providers: Glesys Loopia One Gmail

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Add in Refund policy, Privacy policy and Terms of Service

At your e-commerce site you need to provide information about refunds, terms and conditions and the privacy of your customers information. In PandaCommerce admin you can add your information under [Preferences] and [Checkout & Payments]. It is also possible to generate a sample policy by hitting the button to the right. However, you should note that the terms of your service might be different to what is written in these samples, due to the nature of your business. These texts are used in the checkout to provide information to your customers. Here is an example of what it looks like for the warehouse theme, where there is three links in the bottom of the checkout page.

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Connect your shop with Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a tool for gathering valuable information about users visiting your website. For example you can know what the most common entrances are, how long the visitors stays and what kind of user buys your products. Here we describe, in a few steps, how to connect your store to a google analytics account. 1. Set up a Google Analytics account for your site. Fill in "Account Name", "Website Name" and "Website URL", for the first two, there is no need to be accurate, this is more for your reference while using google analytics. But for the third you need to make sure that you use the primary URL you use for your shop. Not sure which your primary domain is? Go to your shop admin pages for DNS & Domains. 2. Paste the code from google analytics to your [General Settings] page When you hit "Get Tracking ID" you will get redirected to a page where a code is shown for your google analytics account. Copy this code: Paste the code into the page under [Preferences] and [General Settings]. NOTE, it can take a while until the page is verified in google analytics.

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How to add Discount Codes to your PandaCommerce store

When you have an online store on PandaCommerce, there are several ways to create discounts for your promotions. This a guide to how a discount code is set up. 1. Create new promotion In the left-side menu go to the item [Promotions] and once there press the button (top, right corner) "Create new promotion". 2. Add your settings Choose the type of discount, in this example, we use the first one "Discount Code". Give a name for your discount; this is what your customers will use in the checkout. Choose how many times the discount is valid. In our example, it is set to infinite. If you uncheck the box next to the infinity symbol you can choose the number of times instead. Next step is to select the type of discount; you can set a percentage, a fixed amount of the price, or free shipping. Choose what the discount should apply for; here you have a number of options. For example, you can choose to create a discount for a specific group of products or customers. There is also a possibility to generate the discount for orders over a particular sum. In this case we choose to give a site-wide discount by selecting the first option "All orders". Choose the dates when the code should be valid and hit save. 3. Spread your code Your Discount Code is now ready to be used. You can at any time go back to the [Promotions] page and view the settings for the code.

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Add Stripe as a Payment Provider in PandaCommerce

Stripe is one of the fastest and easiest Payment Providers to connect to ecommerce platform PandaCommerce. Their verification process is fast and straightforward and after this setting upp in PandaCommerce is simple. Step 1 - Create an Stripe account Follow the link: Click here to go to Stripe and create a new account In Stripe you need to add in information about you and your company, such as company name, and VAT number, IBAN number to your bank, and your contact information. You also need to add an image of a document such as passport to verifiy your identity. Step 2 - Go to Checkout & Payment Go to [Checkout & Payment] and choose [Stripe Direct] under [On-site payments] and press add. When you do this a popup will appear where you are supposted to add "Publishable key" and "Secret Key" which can be found here: https://dashboard. stripe. com/account/apikeys When you have added these keys it is done! Note that in Panda admin they are called "Public Key" and "Private Key" respectively, but it is the same. Do you have problems adding Stripe? Or other questions? Write to us on support@pandacommerce. net

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