After a couple all-nighters and a lot of modifying/troubleshooting, I have the new shopping cart system on my website ready to run. You can see it here: www.vulpine-studios.com/store/
Here are some of its features:
-The shopping cart system allows you to browse the store and add multiple things to a cart that remembers your session
-Your current cart is presented in a "mini-cart" on the left column of the store's screen and automatically updates when you add a product to it.
-Item quantities can be updated in the cart (or increased by clicking "add the cart" again)
-Items can be removed from the cart.
-Store automatically recognizes bundle savings and applies them to a section called "Instant Savings" which factors into the total price. The code "understands" multiple variations of the same type of product (IE two kinds of 11x17 prints) when calculating.
-Quantities, prices, titles, and descriptions of every product can be modified easily by me via simply logging into my website.
-Thumbnails and images are automatically resized and uploaded thanks to this as well.
-Shipping addresses are filled out on the website.
-Paypal or Money Order/Cash/Check options are available.
-E-mails are automatically generated and sent to both the buyer and seller. They contain the order number, the shipping address where the product will be sent to, and a copy of the receipt. Buyers are also mailed either the paypal address or the mailing address to send the money to, depending on the payment method chosen.
-Orders have statuses that can be updated by me. When an order's status is changed to "shipped", another automatically-generated email will be sent to let the buyer know the order is on its way.
The main limitation is the lack of direct Paypal payment. I was able to get it partially working, but I was too worried about it to take it live right now. I'll work on it and hopefully get that working. For now it isn't a huge inconvenience since you're automatically given all the info you need to pay.
I'm going to go sleep for a loooong time now.
COMMISSIONS: Currently CLOSED; TRADES/REQUESTS: Never