The Basic Veracart Integration Guide
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The Basic Veracart Integration Guide

April 17th, 2014 admin

This is the basic guide to setting up Veracart on your existing website.

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Veracart requires and existing website. If you don’t have an existing site, please let us know and we can setup hosting for you and get you a site.

INTRODUCTION

Veracart uses snippets of code to display various things like, catalog, cart, mini cart, search, etc.

A snippet of code looks like this:

<!– Veracart Code Copyright (c) 2014 –>
<!– Veracart Catalog Items – Do not modify this code –>
<!– Place this code where you want the Catalog Items to appear –>
<script language=”Javascript1.2″ type=”text/javascript”>document.write(vcjCtlgCode);</script>
<!– End of Code –>

Setting up Veracart requires simply copying and pasting the code into sections of your site. If you’re not familiar with how to copy and paste into your website, let us know and we’ll help you.

STEP 1 – BASIC INTEGRATION – Create 2 pages on your site

Navigate to Veracart Admin(http://admin.veracart.com) > CODE found in the MAIN navigation bar near the top of the site.

The basic integration requires two pages to be created on your existing site.

1. catalog.html – used for displaying categories and items and adding items to the cart

2. cart.html – used to display items added to the cart.

(note: catalog.html and cart.html can be renamed to different page names. For the purpose of this tutorial, i wont be changing them. By default they are set to catalog.html/cart.html)

STEP 2 – CATALOG PAGE

On the catalog.html page, copy and past the required HEADER CODE – STANDARD found under:

CODE > Header Code – Standard

into your <head></head> tags. If you don’t know how to do this, fear not, you can past the code into the content area. This “header code” must appear before the next snippet of code. It doesn’t have to be in the <head></head> tags, just anywhere before the below catalog display snippet.

Next copy and paste required CATALOG CODE found under:

CODE > Catalog Codes > Required

into the page where you want the catalog to appear. Usually the “content” area of the site.

STEP 3CART PAGE

On the cart.html page, copy and past the required HEADER CODE – STANDARD found under:

CODE > Header Code – Standard

into your <head></head> tags. If you don’t know how to do this, fear not, you can past the code into the content area. This “header code” must appear before the next snippet of code. It doesn’t have to be in the <head></head> tags, just anywhere before the below cart display snippet.

Next copy and paste the required CART CODE found under:

CODE > Cart Codes > Required

into the page where you want the cart to appear. Usually the “content” area of your site.

CONCLUSION AND VIEWING THE VERACART CATALOG

So now you should have two pages created with the Veracart code on them to display the catalog and cart pages.

Veracart will display nothing if you have not created any categories or items. If you have not created a Category in the Veracart admin please do so now.

Navigate to PRODUCTS > Create New Category

Once you’ve created a category, visit your site at:

yourdomain.com/catalog.html?reload=1

If you do not see the category you just setup, please add ?reload=1 to the end of the URL, as in the example above. This forces the Veracart session to refresh.

If you see the category/categories/items you’ve setup in the Veracart admin, you’ve successfully integrated your site.

Please contact us with any additional questions, or reply to this email with specific questions.

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Veracart Data Security Guidelines

August 22nd, 2013 admin

Veracart takes data security very seriously and employs all the latest security precautions to safe guard cardholder data.

We recommend users, store owners and website owners follow the data security recommendations outlined below.

Credit Card Holder/Cart User Data Security Responsibilities

1. Credit Card holder must have anti-virus/anti-malware installed, that is up-to-date, and functioning properly on the computer from which the order is being placed.
2. Card Holder should watch for any security messages displayed by the browser such as untrusted certificates which would indicate non-encrypted data transfer.

Merchant / Store Owner Responsibilities

1. Access to the Veracart admin is limited to responsible trustworthy persons.
2. A secure password is used for accessing the Veracart admin. We recommend passwords with at least:

At least one upper case letter
At least one symbol or character such as !@#$%^&*?
At least one number between 0-9.
Never using common dictionary based words such as “password”
Never using common patterns such as “qwerty1234″

3. Regularly changing the Veracart admin password.
4. Credit Card data is never written or printed and thrown away without being destroyed first.
5. All computers used to access the Veracart admin have anti-virus/anti-malware installed, is up-to-date, and functioning properly. We recommend never accessing the Veracart admin without first making sure the computer has anti-virus / anti-malware software installed and is up-to-date and functioning properly.
6. If credit card order data is ever exported to a file or stored in a file, the file(s) are destroyed/deleted and do not sit on a non-password protected machine. Credit card data is NEVER emailed or transferred insecurely to co-workers, etc.
7. Adequate measures are taken to ensure access to the Veracart admin is limited.

Securing your website

1. A secure password is used for accessing your website

At least one upper case letter
At least one symbol or character such as !@#$%^&*?
At least one number between 0-9.
Never using common dictionary based words such as “password”
Never using common patterns such as “qwerty1234″, “asdf”, etc.

2. Creating a separate ftp password for each person who is given access to the website.
3. Creating a separate “admin” password for each person who is given access to the website.
4. Regularly changing the passwords set up for each person with access to FTP or “admin.”
5. Running up-to-date anti-virus on the computer used to FTP files up to the website.

Veracart Shopping Cart Data Security Responsibilities

1. All sensitive card data is encrypted before/during/after transmission between cardholders computer and Veracart servers.
2. We use a trusted SSL provider to ensure that all data passes over an HTTPS (secure connection).
3. Veracart is PCI/DSS compliant.
4. Veracart is regularly scanned by a 3rd party service who analyzes and recommends any needed upgrades or potential programmatic security issues. These are taken care of immediately.
5. Veracart regularly scans sites for rogue code including malware and spamware. We are notified immediately if any such code is found. This is dealt with immediately.
6. Credit card data is stored encrypted in our database. If anyone were to access the database all they would see is an encrypted string that is meaningless and unusable. We do not store credit card data in non-encrypted form.

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Authorize.net Logo in checkout (secure.veracart.com)

October 16th, 2012 admin

Many of our user use authorize.net as their payment gateway (credit card/payment processor).

Authorize.net has a “Verified Merchant Seal” that you can use in our checkout so when a user goes through the checkout, they can click on the Seal and it will dynamically check. A window pops up saying whether they are or are not a Verified user.

In order for this seal to work in our checkout, secure.veracart.com must be added to the list of secured sites.

Here is how you add secure.veracart.com to that list:

Authorize.net Admin Merchant Login > Account > Verified Merchant Seal — (see image below)

If you haven’t added the auth.net logo to the Veracart checkout pages, you can do so in the Veracart admin.

All checkout code can be customized here in the Veracart admin:

Settings > Secure Checkout

Simply add the code from the Auth.net admin to Veracarts secure checkout.

Please call support if you don’t know how to do this. A little HTML knowledge is required in order to be able to place the auth.net logo.

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