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    Idea or Suggestion HOW TO set up Gift Wrapping for your store

    The following information will be of interest mostly to new Zencart shopowners who are trying to figure out the easiest way to add gift wrapping as a product option for their store.

    In your admin screen, do the following:

    1. Go to Catalog->Option Name Manager. Add the option name "Gift Wrapping" as a checkbox.
    2. Press the Option Values button. In the dropdown box, select option name "Gift Wrapping," which you just added. Use the value "Yes."
    3. Go to Catalog->Attributes Controller, and pull up the category you wish to do gift wrapping for. For each product in that category for which you wish to allow gift wrapping, scroll down to "Adding New Attributes" and select Option Name "Gift Wrapping" and Option Value "Yes." Then below on the left under "Price", enter the price of your wrapping (say 2.00 for two dollars).
    4. Repeat the previous step for every category for which gift wrapping is offered.



    Some Notes:

    * The strings "Gift Wrapping" and "Yes" have no particular significance; use other verbage if you prefer.
    * "Gift Wrapping" was specified as a checkbox rather than two radio buttons to save time. If you use a pair of radio buttons, then additional actions must be done in step three.
    * It would seem that using the "Add ALL Option Values to ONE Category of products for Option Name" command in the Options Name screen would be a timesaver - but it's not unless your giftwrapping is free. If it's not free, you will still need to go into the Attributes Controller and set the price for the attribute for every product which uses it. And remember that the "Add Option Values" functions only work with products that already have one option value.
    * Another common approach is to have a "Gift Wrap" product that can be added to the cart, with a text box in which the user specifies which items from the cart should be wrapped. While this is faster than the attribute approach, it suffers from two drawbacks. Firstly, instructions typed into a text field are often ambiguous or confusing. Secondly, this approach does not allow pricing to reflect the number of wrapped items.

    Best of luck with your business this holiday season,
    That Software Guy
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    Default Re: Gift Wrapping for your store

    Note: while this is a handy quick solution to gift wrapping on a per product basis ... this means all products now have at least 1 attribute and will not be able to be added to the cart except via the product _info pages ...

    Be sure to backup your database before trying this solution on your shop ... to ensure you like the results ...
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    Default Re: Gift Wrapping for your store

    Absolutely - step 0 should have been "Make a backup!" :)

    Scott
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    Default Re: Gift Wrapping for your store

    Hello,

    Can you tell me wher I can find this contribution? thanks a lot

    Jean-luc

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    Default Re: Gift Wrapping for your store

    You just found it. :)

    It's not a contribution that's in the downloads area, it's a contribution of a detailed set of instructions.

    Good luck,
    Scott
    That Software Guy, Plugin Moderator. Store: http://www.thatsoftwareguy.com/store/
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    Default Re: HOW TO set up Gift Wrapping for your store

    Strike that last. There's a contribution coming to a download area near you soon ...

    http://www.thatsoftwareguy.com/zencart_giftwrap.html

    This provides you with more giftwrapping pricing flexibility with less work.

    This will be available on the ZenCart Download page pending moderator approval
    sometime after midnight 12/10/06.

    Scott
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    Default Re: HOW TO set up Gift Wrapping for your store

    OK - it is now available in the downloads area. Support thread here:

    http://www.zen-cart.com/forum/showthread.php?p=302072

    Scott
    That Software Guy, Plugin Moderator. Store: http://www.thatsoftwareguy.com/store/
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    Default Re: Gift Wrapping for your store

    Quote Originally Posted by Ajeh View Post
    Note: while this is a handy quick solution to gift wrapping on a per product basis ... this means all products now have at least 1 attribute and will not be able to be added to the cart except via the product _info pages ...

    Be sure to backup your database before trying this solution on your shop ... to ensure you like the results ...
    What exactly are you referring to that can be implemented with ZC to add items to the cart outside the product_info pages?

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    Default Re: HOW TO set up Gift Wrapping for your store

    What Ajeh was referring to was the "listing" style pages - ALL items, Featured Items, etc. Sometimes these are links in the sidebar - or even search results. This sort of thing. If you try it without attributes, you'll see you can add to cart directly from one of these pages; if you have attributes, you must go to the product info page to add to cart.

    Scott
    That Software Guy, Plugin Moderator. Store: http://www.thatsoftwareguy.com/store/
    Contributions: Quantity Discounts, Better Together, SMS on Sale, Gift Wrap at Checkout, and more.

 

 

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