Embedded Commerce Overview

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Overview/What is it?

Embedded Commerce is simply embedding your catalog onto remote websites that run other platforms or email or social media channels just like you would a YouTube video.  Create a product, make the link, paste the snippet anywhere you want it to show up.  ANYWHERE.  This maximizes your selling capabilities and channels that your catalog shows on.  Using our Embed Tools, your customer can add products to their cart from anywhere on the web, display the cart contents on any website or interact with the catalog or customer information in easy ways. 

 You will find this under Catalog > Embed Tools

Example Output

The Link option creates a basic link for a website, email or social feed like Twitter/Facebook.  You would just place the link/code where you wanted it to be. 

See How to Sell Anywhere with Product Links for more info.

 

 

How to Place It

Finish the step by step wizard and you will be presented with the options for posting your embed code!


 

 

Which one do I need?

Use these to Add Items to our Cart!

 

Link Format


This option is great for simple product selling on facebook, twitter, etc. It works best for products without variants (although it does support them!) because each link represents one combination of variants. Not sure how to approach that last bit, if at all. Personally, I think links are best w/o variants because then each option has to be posted which is going to annoy users on facebook.

See How to Sell Anywhere with Product Links

Form Format


This option suites mostly static sites that do not utilize dynamic pages or are limited in what type of content they can post such as on a blog. It also allows for easy customization of the product through variants on the product. The form can be displayed with drop downs, radio buttons, check boxes or any other common form element.

JavaScript Format


For sites with extensive functionality requirements, the JavaScript implementation of the API is the way to go. It has advanced features that allow you to manipulate the items in the cart, show its contents, and retrieve basic customer information such as their name. Please note, using the javascript api outside of the code generator requires technical programming experience.

 

Use these options to display information from our system!

 

 

Requirements

Our embedded commerce tools have a few requirements depending on which option you plan to use. These requirements assume that the standard output of the builder is used. Customization and advanced functionality will require html knowledge, and if you choose the JavaScript option, a knowledge of javascript and/or its frame, jQuery, is needed.

 

Link Format


Required

  • Ability to post a link or url.

Form Format


Required

  • Ability to use html without it being removed.

Preferred

  • Understanding of html and its structure.
  • Understanding of forms and form posts.

JavaScript Format


Required

  • Ability to use html without it being removed.
  • Ability to use JavaScript without it being removed

Preferred

  • Understanding of html and its structure
  • Understanding of Javascript
  • Understanding of the JavaScript framework, jQuery.



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