I’m looking for an eCommerce stack that will keep track of the number of items sold (30 spots in a camp), and not sell more. A store, a cart and a Paypal checkout. I’m hoping not be tied into a subscription service, with the stack.
I’m trying to implement Paysnap (Yabdab), which works very well, but does not seem to allow for keeping track of the number of items sold.
The website is for math camps, where people purchase camp slots for their kids. In the past we done this with just the PayPal button, and PayPal’s inventory tracking. But then we had to check PayPal constantly to see when we updated our website. Hoping to automate a tad.
Rapid Cart Pro would do what you require and very quickly too. I had it up and running live in a day and a half with Paypal as the payment mechanism. The emails you get from the cart when an order is placed is very clear and great for me to use as a picking list.
30 spots in a camp. I guess you could have 30 individual items or one item with 30 in stock. Rapid Cart will work both ways and with stock control enabled, you get access to stock levels over a web browser login so no need to update stock levels via RW once you have built the store.
Thank you so much for the advice, Roberto And Nick. I did some reading on your suggestions, and will give it a try. It is very thoughtful that there is a ‘try’ option with RapidCart.
PaySnap was straight forward, but does not do the inventory tracking. I received a timely response from them, concerning that.
I turned on inventory tracking in Rapid Cart today. Took all of ten minutes and that included creating the mySQL database.
I am encouraged, Nick. Going through the manual and test site now. I imagine for a beginner, it will take me a bit more than 10 minutes
Initial setup of the cart was straightforward. The addition of the stock was the slowest even though I had all stock in a CSV file it needed rearranging into a format that I could use to import. Test, test and test with the payments side. Took me a while to sort out PayPal as the payment option was missing due to the fact I had locked out too many countries from allowing payments.
The mysql was in my case simple as my hosting provider provided tools for making an empty DB and DB user account. Then insert those details into Rapid Cart and Voila! Instant stock control.
What I know need to do is work on layouts and building a tidier page with proper colours but mine was a very rush job to cater for the UK lockdown that came into force at Xmas.
Setting up mySQL was super quick, and worked right away. I’m not super familiar with how to test, and edit the database, but Rapidcart worked very well. I’ll have to play a bit more to see our best implementation.
The RapidCart interface took a bit to get my head around, that the ‘store’ is really an embedded stack in your design (demo’s home page), and all the parts (catalogue, product pages,and cart) appear in that initial store stack. That was not clear… until it clicked.
Thanks again for your input. It helped me find what I was searching for as I read the manual.
The are ways to theme the carts and you can bring the products out to your own pages using the product stack. That’s my next stage to make the cart more integrated into my own web pages.
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