Facebook

This page describes how to create a Facebook page with your store content. If you want to add social media buttons to your catalog, please visit our social media integration documentation for step-by-step instructions.

Introduction

UltraCart provides a facebook app that displays product on your fan pages. You control what product is displayed, and how that product is organized. The page provides links to your product pages and a means of 'Adding to Cart'.

The easiest way to create a store is to follow the steps below. If you need to edit or delete a store, navigate to:

Main Menu ā†’ Configuration ā†’ [Social Marketing Section] ā†’ Facebook

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I make my store the default landing page for my Facebook site?

A. You must have 10,000+ 'likes' for your page before you can use an unauthenticated (non-Facebook) app as the default page.

Q. Is there a way to make my UltraCart store app authenticated so I can use it as the default page.

A. Yes. Get 10,000 'likes'. (sad)

Q: Can I host my entire store via this Facebook store integration?

A: Possibly, if your merchant count is low (dozen or less), then you can list all your items. However, if you have a larger item count storefront, you'll want to list your most popular/relevant products for display in the facebook store and lead them to your primary store front for the rest of the items. The primary purpose of the facebook store is to get people to visit your store more so than to be the entire store itself.

Creating an Online Store for your fan page.

Steps:
1. Login to facebook.
2. Navigate to this URL: http://apps.facebook.com/ultracart/.
3. Click the 'Install App' link in the middle of the first paragraph.
4. When the pop up window appears, install the app.



4. Navigate to your fan page. There will be a new link on the left side of your page. It will say "Online Store".



5. Click on the Online Store. You should be presented with a 'Congratulations' message. Within this page will be a link to configure your store on the UltraCart side. Click it, log in, and then configure your page.



6. Complete the configuration and click the save button. Your store is now active!

Configuration Options

The screen looks like this:

Page Configuration

Required

Description

Example

Page ID

Required

The unique Facebook ID for your fan page. This should be filled in for you if you followed a link from Facebook to the configuration page.

200811906645059

Page Name

Required

Any text you desire. This is for your internal use only to help you know which page is which within the UltraCart Facebook configuration section

My Product's Fan Page

Header

Optional

Any html you wish to appear on the page. This html appears in the body tag above the product listing.

<img src='mylogo'><h1>My Store!</h1>

Footer

Optional

Any html you wish to appear on the page. This html appears in the body tag below the product listing.

<strong>Order today!</strong>, etc..

Template

Required

Select a template. They determine how your product is displayed on the page.

3 column layout / 80x80 thumbnails

Item IDs

Required

You must provide either 1) a list of items or 2) an item folder. For items, enter them one per line in the text field.

Item Folder

Required

If you wish to use an Item Folder to contain your items, select it from the list

Each product displayed within the Facebook store page will have an 'Add to Cart' link. The following options may be used to customize that link. All of the following configuration fields are optional.

Checkout Configuration

Description

Example

Secure Checkout

determines whether the buy link begins with http:// or https://

Clear Cart

if checked, a customer's cart will be cleared before the item chosen is added.

Coupon

A coupon code

See Coupons

5OFF_CODE_5245

Currency Code

Select a currency code if you wish the cart to display in something other than USD

Custom Field 1

Any custom value you wish passed to the cart. Perhaps 'facebook' so you can track the purchase?

Custom Field 2

Custom Field 3

Custom Field 4

Custom Field 5

Custom Field 6

Custom Field 7

Custom SSL

If your store uses a custom SSL, select it here.

Screen Brand

If your store uses a custom theme, select it here.

The Final Result

Here's an awesome example.