PushCoin platform allows account administrators to enroll products in online sales. This is accomplished in two steps described below.
Step 1: Configuration of the web store menu
Your web store visitors will appreciate an intuitive menu when browsing your online catalog. To begin creating your online menu, login to your PushCoin account as an administrator and click on the Web Store (see pic). On the next page, click New Filter then fill out filter properties. A filter is a navigation widget that your visitors use to narrow down the list of products. To start, please enter the following filter properties:
Title: Filter by Category
Default Caption: Any
Next, click Add Choice and fill out the first Choice Name and Tags. Click Submit. Repeat this step until you add all your filter choices. For example, a common filter choices are:
Choice Name: Field Trip
Choice Name: Picture Day
Choice Name: PTO
What are Tags? Every product is tagged with a category it belongs to, for example food or registration_fee. When a visitor filters products by category in the online store, only products with matching tags are shown. Use of product categories makes shopping easy since visitors can quickly find products they are looking for.
Below is an example of a finished filter-menu together with configured choices on the right:
Step 2: Enrolling a product in online sales
Once you have defined your web store navigation (Step 1) you are ready to publish your first online product! To begin, visit the Products page under your PushCoin account and either add a new product or click on the existing product that you wish to enroll in online sales. When filling out the product properties, make sure to toggle the For Online Sale checkbox and fill out the Short Description field.
At the bottom, upload a high-resolution product image but keep the total file size below 2MB. Crop the image to remove irrelevant areas.
Before you upload an image, make sure that the image falls in one of these categories:
- Owned: You own rights to the image, usually meaning that you purchased the image for commercial use or created it entirely yourself.
- Freely licensed: You can prove that the copyright holder has released the image under an acceptable free license. Note that images that are licensed for use only for non-commercial or educational use, or under a license that doesn’t allow for the creation of modified/derived works, are unsuitable.
- Public domain: You can prove that the image is in the public domain, i.e. free of all copyrights.