How to configure USPS on UENI Shops

Last updated by UENI on 21st May 2020

Note: Using this service will require the insertion of weights for all products on your store catalog. USPS will base the price upon weight.


1- Create an account on https://www.usps.com/ (if you have an account already skip this step)

2- Go to Register on the top menu

3- Click on “Sign Up Now” and follow their instructions.

4- After the registration is finished, you will receive a confirmation email similar to this one:

Now let’s follow to the next step.
5- Go to: https://registration.shippingapis.com/

6- Fill this form up using your business information:

7- Select the option “I agree to the terms and conditions of use”
8- Press on “Submit”

9- You will receive your api number on your email in few minutes:

10 – Go to your Ueni Shop Dashboard and and access Extensions>Extensions>Shipping

11- Find in the list “United States Postal Service”


12 – Press install

13 – Press Edit









14- Copy the user ID received in the second email from USPS ( The API email as below)

Copy the code from the email (ctrl+c)

15- Paste (ctrl+v) your user ID here and type your zip code

16- Select the services you will offer to your customers from USPS:

17- Insert the default size of your packaging for orders:

18 – Select the weight class according to your shop configuration:

19- Press Save

20- Simulate and order and check if you see the shipping method correctly

How to create Taxes per Zone

Last updated by UENI on 21st May 2020

Go to System > Localisation> Geo Zones in the Menu.

Create a tax per zone

Don’t forget to save!

Add it to your products

Go to System > Localisation> Taxes> Taxes Rates in the Menu.

Go to System > Localisation> Taxes> Taxes Classes in the Menu.

Now it’s time to add it to your products:

Go to Catalog > Products> Data Storage tab

Always save!

You’re all set 🙂

How to add a Currency to my Shop

Last updated by UENI on 21st May 2020

The currency sections lets you select which currencies are available for use in store front. The default currency will display all the product prices in that currency. The currency preference can be changed by the customer in the header section of any page in the front office.

The following information is needed about a currency to add it to your store:

  • Currency Title
  • Code: The ISO code for the currency. Currency codes can be looked up at this currency converter.
  • Symbol Left: Adds a currency symbol to the left of the code.
  • Symbol Right: Adds a currency symbol to the right of the code.
  • Decimal Places: The amount of decimal places displayed in the price of the store front.
  • Value: The Default currency will be set to a value of 1. Every value of currency will be relative to this value. Since the US Dollar is 1.0 (the default), the Euro is tabulated to .81 for the value based on its worth.
  • Status: Enables or disables the currency in the store front.

How to change the Text in the Banner Image

Last updated by UENI on 21st May 2020

Go to Theme > Sliders Management in the Menu.

If you want to change the text that appears over the banner you must follow the format presented by default. DO NOT DELETE THE TEXT, otherwise you will lose the code that runs behind it. If you deleted it you can go to the last box shown as [    ] in the writing field and paste this:

<h5 class=”text1″>xxxxxxxxxx</h5>

<h3 class=”text2″>XXXXX <br>

XXXXX</h3>

<p class=”text3″>xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx</p>

Then, replace the ¨x¨ with your text.
For a better result, we suggest to use only capital letters where you see the capital Xs and to write your motto or slogan normally where you see the small xs.

Here is an example:

<h5 class=”text1″>Welcome to</h5>

<h3 class=”text2″>JOE´S <br>

SHOES</h3>

<p class=”text3″>The best online Shoes Store</p>

How to link the Banner to a Specific Product

Last updated by UENI on 21st May 2020

Go to Theme > Sliders Management in the Menu.

If you want to link the banner of your shop to a specific Product you must follow these simple steps:

  1. In Sliders Management, click on Home slideshow 1 Action Button
  2. Make sure you have the right Banner highlighted
  3. In the field Link add your shop’s URL followed by the name of the product

Example:

https://myshop.uenishops.com/product-name

How to link the Banner to a Specific Category

Last updated by UENI on 21st May 2020

Go to Theme > Sliders Management in the Menu.

If you want to link the banner of your shop to a specific Category you must follow these simple steps:

  1. In Sliders Management, click on Home slideshow 1 Action Button
  2. Make sure you have the right Banner highlighted
  3. In the field Link add your shop’s URL followed by the name of the category

Example: https://myshop.uenishops.com/category-name

How to activate your Blog

Last updated by UENI on 21st May 2020

Go to Theme > Blog > Posts in the Menu.

To create a new Blog you should click  +  in the upper right corner. You will be directed to the Blog Post’s information page. Post’s information can be filled such as Autor, Sort Order, Image, Post Name, Introduction Text, Description (which is the full text of your post), Meta Tag Title, Meta Tag Description, Meta Tag Keywords and SEO URL.

We will point out the main fields you must complete in order to have a functional Blog ready. 

  1. Complete all the fields on the Blog Post’s Page
  2. Save the post by clicking on the Save button on the upper right corner of the screen
  3. Go to Modules > Store 1 – Home Page
  4. On the second block of modules, click  +  in the lower part of the block
  5. Select Plaza Blog > Blog
  6. Save the changes by clicking on the Save button on the upper right corner of the screen
  7. Go to Blog > Categories and select the existing category by clicking the Action button
  8. At the field Posts, click inside the field and wait for a list with the name of your posts to show up
  9. Select the new pust you just published
  10. Save the changes by clicking on the Save button on the upper right corner of the screen

Notice that you only have to activate your Blog if you are a Lite User. You will only have to do steps 3, 4, 5 and 6 once, to activate your Blog Module. In case of having a full UENI E-Commerce Plan, you will already have your blog activated and with 3 example posts and you can edit them or create new posts without going through steps 3, 4, 5 and 6. 

After having your Blog module Activated you only have to do the steps 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 and 10 to publish new posts.

How to create Discount Code

Last updated by UENI on 21st May 2020

Go to Marketing > Coupons > in the menu.

You may create and designate coupons to specific products or product categories.

The Coupons page will display a list of all the coupons created in the administration.

Editing or inserting a coupon will lead the administrator to a form containing the following fields:

Coupon NameA descriptive name for the coupon.
CodeA code that the customer needs to enter in the shopping cart to use the coupon in the store front.
TypeThe discount can be a fixed amount off, or a percentage off from the total amount.
DiscountThe number taken off from the purchase total.
Total AmountThe amount a customer must reach before using the coupon.
Customer LoginSelecting ‘yes’ requires the customer to be logged into their store account to use the coupon. Selecting ‘no’ will let a customer use the coupon as a guest.
Free ShippingSelecting ‘yes’ gives the customer free shipping for using the discount code.
CategorySelecting a product category will apply the discount to all products within that category.
ProductsIndividual products can be selected by entering in the product name in the space provided. To remove a product from the discount, click the red minus button in the product list below it.
Date StartThe first day that the discount can be used.
Date EndThe last day the discount can be used.
Uses per CouponLimits how many times the coupon can be used by customers.
Uses per CustomerLimits how many times a specific customer can use the coupon.
StatusEnables or disables the coupon for use in the store front.

How to create Discounts

Last updated by UENI on 21st May 2020

Go to Catalog > Products in the Menu.

Choose the product you want to apply a discount on by clicking on the Action Button.

Go to the Discount Tab and fill the following information to include a discount for a product: 

  • Customer Group: A group of customers (made in Sales > Customers > Groups) that meet the criteria to use this discount.
  • Quantity: The limit for the number of products that can apply this discount.
  • Priority: Adding a priority number such as 1, 2, or 3, will determine when this discount will be used when other discounts are applied to a customer’s order. 1 will apply this discount first, while 2 will apply it second, and so on.
  • Price: The discounted price.
  • Date Start: The first date the discount will be applied.
  • Date End: The last date available for use of the discount; the date the discount will end.

Press “Add Discount” once the information has been filled in. Click “Remove” to remove the discount from the product.

How to setup Taxes

Last updated by UENI on 21st May 2020

Go to System > Localisation > Taxes in the Menu.

The Taxes section in Localisation allows the administrator to create the taxes that will be applied to specific products in the store.

The Tax Rate will be used to calculate the taxes from an order. The following information is needed to save a tax rate to the administration:

Tax NameA name for the tax that will be displayed in the storefront when taxes are added to order total.
Tax RateA number value for the tax.
TypeDetermines whether the number value in Tax Rate is a fixed amount or a percentage of the total amount of an order.
Customer GroupSelecting a customer group will add this tax to all the customers within this group. Multiple customer groups can be selected at once.
Geo ZoneSelecting a Geo Zone will apply the tax to the regions and countries within a Geo Zone.

Tax classes can store multiple tax rates into one category. The taxes can be customized to calculate the taxes based on the payment address (customer) or the store’s address. Tax classes require the following information:

Tax Class TitleDescription of the class in which the tax is applicable. E.g. “Downloadable Products”
DescriptionInformation about the tax
Tax RateSelecting “Add Rule” will add a tax rate that was created in Tax Rates. Base On requires either the payment address or the store address to be selected. This will determine the amount of tax added to the shopping cart total in the storefront. Priority determines the position of the tax rate if other tax rates are listed with it.

Notice:
Now you probably would like to set up taxes per zone. To understand how it works, follow this link to our guide.
How to create Taxes per Zone