Store Settings

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The Advanced Settings & Configuration section lets you manage additional system settings. These settings provide flexible system configuration options for your needs.

Admin session duration

- Here you can configure the admin session duration.

Use this setting to define the admin session duration, in hours. The following choices are available: 1, 2, 4, 6, 12, 24, or 48 hours. For example, if you’ve set 1 hour, then after an hour expires without any activity in the Admin Area, then you will have to log in to the Admin Area again (and enter your password).

Affiliate Settings

- Affiliate Tracking Settings

On this page you can define the settings of the affiliate tracking feature.

It is possible to add an Affiliate ID to the Avactis links using the "aid=" Get parameter in the URL. The Affiliate ID will be recorded during order creation.

You can find all orders with this affiliate ID using the Orders tab in the administration zone.

You can add the Affiliate ID to any .php file of the store. Example of an URL with an affiliate ID: www.mystore.com/index.php?aid=MyTestID

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You can define the following settings on this page:

First Order Only option You can track as affiliate orders either all customer orders or only the customer’s first order. You can pay your affiliates by unique user or by orders amount.
Update Affiliate ID option This option controls what is done with the Affiliate ID if a customer has a new Affiliate ID. You can update it or replace it with the new Affiliate ID.

Bulk Product Updater Settings

for Bulk Product Updater form On this page you can define the settings of the Bulk product updater feature. You can find more information about the Bulk product updater in the Edit Products article.

Catalog Navigation

Storefront Catalog Navigation Settings

On this page you can define the catalog navigation settings. For example you can hide non-applicable manufacturers or filter products from whole products catalog of the store or current category only.


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Checkout Process settings

- Checkout settings and options
Do not show the State text field if the selected country has none If the country selected has no states defined for it, the customer is offered to enter the state name in the provided text field. Use this option to disable showing a text field in this scenario.

Coupons and promo codes

- Configure the dialog window for entering coupons and promo codes
Display the coupon and promo code entry dialog when there are no active coupons or promo codes in the system? YES – The coupon field will display at checkout even if there are no active coupons.

NO – If there are no active coupons, then the coupon field will not display at checkout.

Customer Account Settings

- Configure settings related to the customer account in the storefront


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On this page you can define the following settings:

Customer session duration Configures customer session duration in the storefront.

For example, suppose this setting is set to 30 days (1 month). The following options are possible:

  • The customer selected the Remember me checkbox in the log-in form (requires that the Enable 'Remember me' feature setting be set to YES by a shopping cart system administrator). This means that if the customer did not Sign Out of their account, then they can to log in automatically within 30 days after the last login.
  • The customer did NOT select the Remember me checkbox in the log-in form (requires that the Enable 'Remember me' feature setting be set to YES by a shopping cart administrator). In this case, after closing the browser the customer will have to log in by entering their username and password next time they access the store.
  • A shopping cart system administrator set the Enable 'Remember me' feature setting to NO. In this case, after closing the browser the customer will have to log in by entering their username and password to access the store next time.
Enable 'Remember me' feature If the Enable 'Remember me' feature is set to Yes, then the customer will be presented with a form for selecting to remember their session and automatically log them in to their customer account without entering a username and password. The session duration is defined by the Customer session duration setting.

If the Enable 'Remember me' feature is set to NO, then the form for remembering the customer session will not appear. After closing their browser, the customer will have to enter their username and password next time they access the store.

Customer Reviews

- Customer Reviews settings

This page allows you to configure the Customer Reviews settings. On this page you can activate or deactivate the Customer Reviews module, and set the order in which customer reviews will be sorted.

You can also define the following settings:

Approve before posting Choose which reviews require approval before posting: anonymous reviews, all reviews, or none (i.e. disable the "approve" mode for all reviews).
Enable multiple reviews from the same IP Allow or disallow posting multiple reviews for the same product from the same IP address.
Write and read review settings Allow or disallow unregistered customers to write or read reviews.

Customer Reviews: List of Rates

- Configure the list of rates for Customer Reviews

Here you can configure the list of rating categories for customers to use in their reviews. You can define any rating categories, for example: Quality, Ease of Use, Value for Money and so on:


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Your customers will be able to rate each option in the storefront.

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File Upload Settings for Product Options

- Set permitted file types for product options

This page allows you to define the types of uploadable files if the product option type is set as File Upload. If a file type is not listed, it will be impossible to upload it for security reasons.


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Gift Certificates

- Gift certificate options

This page lets you configure additional settings for gift certificates.

Specify the following settings:

Need Shipping If set to YES, gift certificate products will need to be shipped.
Free Shipping If set to YES, gift certificate products will have free shipping.
Per Item Shipping Cost Per item shipping cost of gift certificate products.
Per Item Handling Cost Per item handling cost of gift certificate products.
Weight Weight of gift certificate products.
Note: The Gift certificate email templates are located in the avactis-themes/system/wishlist/send-wishlist/default folder.

Interface Settings

- User Interface Appearance Tweaks You can change the Date Selection Start Year option in this section. The earliest year will be shown in Year drop-down menus. Be careful when adjusting this setting, because some historical information may become unavailable.

Order Statuses for Reports

- On this page you can select which order statuses and payment statuses will be taken into account when generating reports and
  processing statistics.

The available settings are described on the picture below :

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Quantity Discount

- Quantity Discount settings and options

Specify the following setting:

Apply Quantity Discount to all products regardless of options selected? If set to Yes, Quantity Discount will apply to all products in the cart regardless of its product options.

If set to No, Quantity Discount will apply to specific groups of products based on their product options.

Example: The cart contains the following items with different product options: o T-Shirt, Qty=2, Option: Red. o T-Shirt, Qty=3, Option: Green.

If this setting is set to YES, then Quantity Discount will apply to five (2+3) T-Shirt items – the Red and Green items will be counted together.

If this setting is set to NO, then Quantity Discount will apply separately for each type of T-Shirt item, that is, once for "T-Shirt, Qty=2, Option: Red" and once for "T-Shirt, Qty=3, Option: Green."

Reports and Statistics

- Statistics and Reports configuration settings

This page lets you configure additional settings for generating reports and calculating statistics.

Specify the following settings:

Export to Excel file format Any report can be exported to Excel, however, there are several ways to do that. They include generating a binary Excel file, generating an HTML table, or creating a CSV file. Select the method you prefer.
First day of the week The day the week starts with (Sunday or Monday).
Number of scanned/viewed pages shown in tooltip menu. The Recent Visitors and Crawler Visits reports have a Click Path field which shows the number of human-visited or crawler-scanned pages. If you hover the mouse over this number, a tooltip will appear to show a list of the visited pages. This setting lets you define the size of the list – the number of pages shown in the tooltip.
Product Info Page If set to YES, collects product viewing statistics if the product was displayed on the Product Info page.
Product List Page If set to YES, collects product viewing statistics for each product if the list of products was displayed on the Product List page.
Product Sales Statistics If set to YES, collects product sales statistics based on quantities sold.
Session duration (Visits) Determines the customer storefront session duration.

If the customer is inactive for the specified amount of time, their next visit will generate a new statistics entry.

Suppose the parameter is set to 1 hour. If a visitor leaves your online store and comes back within 50 minutes, this will be considered as 1 visit. If the visitor comes back in 1 hour and 2 minutes, that will count as a second visit.

Shopping cart: occurrences of product addition/deletion If set to YES, collects statistics of product additions to cart/product deletions from cart, without tracking the quantity of product added/deleted.
Shopping cart: quantity of product added/deleted If set to YES, collects statistics of product additions to cart/product deletions from cart based on quantity of product added/deleted. Also tracks when the product quantity changes in the cart.

Store block debug info

- Enable or Disable displaying store block debug info

This allows displaying debug information for developers.

Specify the following settings:

Display store block debug info If set to Enabled, store block debug info will contain the generation block time and the numbers of SQL queries executed.
Where store block debug info should be displayed. Specifies the zone where store block debug info should be displayed (Storefront, Admin Area, All Areas).

Subscriptions

- Newsletter subscriptions settings

This allows to your customers to unsubscribe from your mailing list. You can activate or disable this possibility for your customers.

System Log Settings

- Define application events should be logged

On this page you can define the system events that will be included in event logs. System logs can be used to track down error events caused by incorrect system configuration.


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Tax settings

- Tax calculation and applicability parameters

The Tax Settings page provides additional ways to configure taxes according to the tax system of your jurisdiction:


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Allow full tax exemption If this is set to Yes, the customer will be able to use full tax exemption during checkout (which means that all taxes, including taxes built into product prices, will be calculated as null).
Display product prices including taxes Display product prices including taxes in Product List, Product Info, Shopping Cart, and Checkout pages of storefront.
Note: This option only affects taxes included in the product prices.