Using ArtFireís Rapid Cart: Remote Checkout Technology
Rapid Cart is a special feature here on ArtFire.com which allows shoppers to buy items from your ArtFire studio without ever having to actually visit your studio! Rather, buyers can shop and make purchases straight from your Shop Window, posted on your blog or website.
To use your Rapid Cart, first click the Promote/Learn button at the top of your My ArtFire. Under Help Guides, click Rapid Cart.
This will open up your Rapid Cart Setup page. Here, you can fully customize your Rapid Cart.
First, decide whether you wish to hand pick items from your studio for your Rapid Cart or whether youíd rather just set the content to random. Selecting the random option will show different items from your studio for every visitor.
Next, decide how you wish your Rapid Cart to be shaped and how many of your items you want to show. Thereís lots of room for customization here, as you can make your rapid cart long and skinny, short and wide, rectangular, square, whatever you want! Using these features, you can display up to 25 items from your studio within your Rapid Cart. Use the Show Rapid Cart Preview button to decide on the best layout for your blog or website.
Once youíre satisfied with the look of your Rapid Cart, copy the code on the right hand side of the screen. Make sure you copy the entire code or else your Rapid Cart wonít display properly. Next, just post the copied code into the side bar of your blog or website. Since the window is written in Flash, it should work on most sites.
If you edit a product displayed on your Rapid Cart, donít worry! Your Rapid Cart will update automatically. Rapid Cart will not select an item that has been sold, so if you have an item listed in your rapid cart, whether by selection or randomization; it will be replaced with another item in your Rapid Cart. If you sell all items in your studio (yippee!), your Rapid Cart will refresh with random items from the site.
Shoppers viewing your blog or website will be able to see your item screen shot, price, name, and your studio name. Should they wish to learn more about a particular product, they can click the thumbnail for more detailed view in a small pop up window.
All transactions on Rapid Cart are secured by 256 bit high grade encryption to keep information entered private and safe between the buyer and the seller.
When using Rapid Cart, buyers have the option to purchase items directly from your blog. With our No Account Checkout feature, they can choose to buy from your studio without ever having to sign up on ArtFire. If a fellow ArtFire member wishes to make a purchase from your Rapid Cart, their information will be transferred from ArtFire so long as they are logged in.
Checking out on Rapid Cart is very much the same as checking out on the site. Itís a simple three step process, and at the end buyers can choose to pay using one of the sellerís accepted payment services.
Shoppers also have the option to contact you through the ArtFire message center if they have a question or comment on the item. They can also view your studio or the item listing page if they so choose.
Rapid Cart is easy to use for both buyers and sellers, and allows you to run your shop directly off your blog or website. So give it a try and watch your sales increase!