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11 Nov, 2013

E-commerce integration: Part 5 – Selling access to media content

By | 2016-12-01T16:37:45+00:00 November 11th, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

[May 16, 2016 – This post was updated to be accurate for Gallery Server 4.] This is a series of blog posts covering the e-commerce features of Gallery Server. Part 1: Add ‘Add to cart’ and ‘View cart’ buttons to your gallery Part 2: Dealing with the PayPal nested form problem Part 3: Working with multiple prices and options Part 4: Using multiple ‘Add to cart’ buttons on a page Part 5: Selling access to media content Selling access to media content So far we’ve looked at setting up an e-commerce gallery to sell physical objects like tee shirts and coffee mugs. In this post we’ll look at configuring a gallery to sell access to media content like video or audio files. There are a number of ways to do this. Which one is best depends on your business requirements and skills set. We’ll look at two approaches. Technique #1: [...]

8 Nov, 2013

E-commerce integration: Part 4 -Using multiple ‘Add to cart’ buttons on a page

By | 2016-12-01T16:37:45+00:00 November 8th, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

[May 16, 2016 – This post was updated to be accurate for Gallery Server 4.] This is a series of blog posts covering the e-commerce features of Gallery Server. Part 1: Add ‘Add to cart’ and ‘View cart’ buttons to your gallery Part 2: Dealing with the PayPal nested form problem Part 3: Working with multiple prices and options Part 4: Using multiple ‘Add to cart’ buttons on a page Part 5: Selling access to media content Working with multiple ‘Add to cart’ buttons on a page As we move toward more complicated scenarios, you may find you want multiple ‘add to cart’ buttons in your gallery. The Gallery Server E-Commerce demo shows this scenario: This requires setting up two buttons in PayPal, each with the desired prices and options. Then you copy the embed code for each button into the UI template, tweaking it to work around the forms [...]

7 Nov, 2013

E-commerce integration: Part 3 – Working with multiple prices and options

By | 2016-12-01T16:37:45+00:00 November 7th, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

[May 16, 2016 – This post was updated to be accurate for Gallery Server 4.] This is a series of blog posts covering the e-commerce features of Gallery Server. Part 1: Add ‘Add to cart’ and ‘View cart’ buttons to your gallery Part 2: Dealing with the PayPal nested form problem Part 3: Working with multiple prices and options Part 4: Using multiple ‘Add to cart’ buttons on a page Part 5: Selling access to media content Working with multiple prices and options Different prices for different items So far we’ve assumed all your items are a single price. But what if you have different prices for each item? Ultimately, the details depend on your payment provider. Here I’ll focus on PayPal. PayPal requires a set price for each button. If you have a bunch of tee shirts at $20 and coffee mugs at $10, you must create two buttons [...]

6 Nov, 2013

E-commerce integration: Part 2 – Dealing with the PayPal nested form problem

By | 2016-12-01T16:37:45+00:00 November 6th, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

[May 16, 2016 – This post was updated to be accurate for Gallery Server 4.] This is a series of blog posts covering the e-commerce features of Gallery Server. Part 1: Add ‘Add to cart’ and ‘View cart’ buttons to your gallery Part 2: Dealing with the PayPal nested form problem Part 3: Working with multiple prices and options Part 4: Using multiple ‘Add to cart’ buttons on a page Part 5: Selling access to media content Dealing with the PayPal nested form problem In Part 1 we used the UI templates included in Gallery Server to enable shopping cart functionality in a gallery. In that post we didn’t look too closely at the structure of the PayPal code in the templates. If we did, we would have noticed that the HTML button code provided by PayPal differs in a few key respects from the button code used in the [...]

5 Nov, 2013

E-commerce integration: Part 1 – Add ‘Add to cart’ and ‘View cart’ buttons to your gallery

By | 2016-12-01T16:37:45+00:00 November 5th, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

[May 16, 2016 - This post was updated to be accurate for Gallery Server 4] Last month we looked at how easy it is to integrate social media into your gallery. Today we’ll start a series of blog posts that discuss converting a gallery into an e-commerce site where you can sell physical items or access to media content. Part 1: Add ‘Add to cart’ and ‘View cart’ buttons to your gallery Part 2: Dealing with the PayPal nested form problem Part 3: Working with multiple prices and options Part 4: Using multiple ‘Add to cart’ buttons on a page Part 5: Selling access to media content In Part 1, let’s look at how you can monetize the items in your gallery by adding e-commerce integration. Users can add items to a cart, view the cart, and check out through a secure payment provider such as PayPal. You get notified [...]

1 Apr, 2013

Add a PayPal shopping cart and Facebook to your gallery in 10 minutes

By | 2016-12-01T16:37:47+00:00 April 1st, 2013|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

Probably the most exciting feature in 3.0 is the template engine that generates the UI from jsRender templates. They are easy to modify and don’t require .NET or C# programming experience. This feature gives you the power and flexibility to mold the gallery experience to fit your website requirements and UI style guidelines. There is a lot to write on this topic, but let’s start with a demonstration to show how easy it is. We’ll customize a default installation of the 3.0 beta to add these features: Add a Facebook ‘Like’ button for every gallery item. Add the Facebook comment widget to allow discussions for each gallery item. Add PayPal ‘Add to cart’ and ‘View cart’ widgets to let users add gallery items to a shopping cart and manage them. When users are ready to complete their purchase, they use the secure payment process provided by PayPal. PayPal notifies the [...]