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#1 jrossmacleod

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:18 PM

I bought the entire exchange package.
Now what can I do with it??

I have only been using Wordpress for about 8 months and I know and understand it (????) maybe....

I am now at the point of attempting to implement a use for Exchange on my website.
The project is to sell Banner Ads......to encourage businesses to buy Banner Ads on my website.

I set up a meager attempt to do this on the site using the WP Simple Paypal Shopping cart.

I'd now like to try to "kick it up a notch".

I suppose that I could stumble through it, but I had a thought that maybe I should not attempt to "reinvent the wheel" when there is probably some very good guidance here that would really save me time and effort.
(I hope I'm right)

My objective is to only sell 3 to 4 ad sizes and use PayPal as the only payment method.

Can someone point me in the right direction....provide some guidance?
Maybe a sort of "cookbook" html and css that would be quick and dirty?
Perhaps a example or dummy webpage?
(Yes....I'm lazy!)

To honest with the myriad of add-ons that comes with the package...I have no idea where to start.

Thanks in advance.

Jim MacLeod

#2 Elise Alley

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:47 PM

Hi Jim,

It's a little difficult to give direction when I'm not exactly sure what you're wanting to accomplish.  :)  Are you wanting to know how to create products in Exchange?  How to set up PayPal in Exchange?  What exactly is it that we can help you with?

We have tutorials on Exchange and the Exchange add-ons here:  http://ithemes.com/tutorial/category/ithemes-exchange/

We also have a codex for Exchange and the Exchange add-ons:  http://ithemes.com/codex/page/Exchange

And we have a couple of demo sites where you can check out Exchange:

http://demos.ithemes.com/ithemes-exchange-membership/
http://demos.ithemes.com/exchange-variants/
http://demos.ithemes.com/madison/store/

To create a store with Exchange, you shouldn't need any HTML and the CSS would depend on what you're wanting to style and how you want it to look.  

If there is anything more specific we can help you with, just let us know.

Thanks,

Elise

#3 jrossmacleod

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:43 AM

Elise

Thanks....

I am a complete beginner when it comes to ecommerce.

I can illustrate what I have now at:

http://bradenton-food-delivery.com/advertise-bradenton-food-delivery-com/

Obviously, what I want to do is just improve on that by using Exchange.
I guess I should just dive in and go throught the tutorials.
Again, I'm lazy and was just looking for a shortcut.

Thanks....any pointers that you can offer will be appreciated.

I'm especially interested in giving visitors the ability to upload their images for their banners ads and then the option for recurring payments.
All incorporated in one (seamless?) process.
Right now.....they have to commit to buy first ....(PayPal does not automatically take them back to my website).....and then after purchase...they can upload their images.
(Several steps that I don't think are either smooth or professional)
There has to be a better way....that's what I'm looking for.

Jim MacLeod





View PostElise Alley, on 17 June 2014 - 12:47 PM, said:

Hi Jim,

It's a little difficult to give direction when I'm not exactly sure what you're wanting to accomplish.  :)  Are you wanting to know how to create products in Exchange?  How to set up PayPal in Exchange?  What exactly is it that we can help you with?

We have tutorials on Exchange and the Exchange add-ons here:  http://ithemes.com/tutorial/category/ithemes-exchange/

We also have a codex for Exchange and the Exchange add-ons:  http://ithemes.com/codex/page/Exchange

And we have a couple of demo sites where you can check out Exchange:

http://demos.ithemes.com/ithemes-exchange-membership/
http://demos.ithemes.com/exchange-variants/
http://demos.ithemes.com/madison/store/

To create a store with Exchange, you shouldn't need any HTML and the CSS would depend on what you're wanting to style and how you want it to look.  

If there is anything more specific we can help you with, just let us know.

Thanks,

Elise


#4 jrossmacleod

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:48 AM

There are so many options...between the tutorial videos and the add-ons....that it's really confusing for a first timer.


View PostElise Alley, on 17 June 2014 - 12:47 PM, said:

Hi Jim,

It's a little difficult to give direction when I'm not exactly sure what you're wanting to accomplish.  :)  Are you wanting to know how to create products in Exchange?  How to set up PayPal in Exchange?  What exactly is it that we can help you with?

We have tutorials on Exchange and the Exchange add-ons here:  http://ithemes.com/tutorial/category/ithemes-exchange/

We also have a codex for Exchange and the Exchange add-ons:  http://ithemes.com/codex/page/Exchange

And we have a couple of demo sites where you can check out Exchange:

http://demos.ithemes.com/ithemes-exchange-membership/
http://demos.ithemes.com/exchange-variants/
http://demos.ithemes.com/madison/store/

To create a store with Exchange, you shouldn't need any HTML and the CSS would depend on what you're wanting to style and how you want it to look.  

If there is anything more specific we can help you with, just let us know.

Thanks,

Elise


#5 Elise Alley

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:01 AM

Hi Jim,

There is not an option in Exchange for customers to upload files as part of the purchase process.  With Exchange, you can create a product such as your banner ad and, with the Recurring Payments add-on, set it recur monthly or yearly.  You can use one of the PayPal add-ons in Exchange for them to make their payment, but you will still have to have them upload an image some other way.

In regards to the add-ons, you still haven't asked a specific question, so it's difficult for me to help you out.  If you go into the Exchange Codex which I linked to previously, you will see all of the Exchange add-ons in the Add-ons section, divided by Free/Core add-ons (those included in Exchange) and Premium add-ons (those that you have to purchase and are part of the Pro Pack).  There you can read about what they do and how to work with them.  

Thanks,

Elise



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