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Once you have built your product catalog the way you want it to be, it's time to move on to some of the main settings of your store - payments, shipping, set up taxes and more.
In order to receive payments for the goods purchased by your customers, you must configure at least one payment method. Go to Settings > Payments and select the payment method you want to configure.
To enable cash on delivery, for example, click the Configure button. The name and logo of each payment method can be changed. Another payment method you can activate is Bank Transfer. With this payment method, after the customer completes his order, he receives your bank details so that he can order the corresponding amount he owes. In addition to cash on delivery and bank transfer, you can integrate dozens of virtual POS terminals, well-known payment services such as Braintree, Stripe, PayPal, Everypay, Mollie, and others.
Learn more about how to set up each payment method in your store in the Payments section of our Help Center.
Another important part of setting up your store is configuring shipping method (s). In the section Settings > Shipping, you can add three types of custom delivery - depending on the weight of the order, depending on the price of the order, and depending on the weight and price and set different price conditions. In addition, you can take advantage of the already built integrations that CloudCart has with various courier companies and create bills of lading for your shipments with just a few clicks directly from the admin panel of your store. To do this, you need to install the appropriate applications in your store.
Find out more about all of the shipping methods that you can configure in your store in the Shipping section of our Help Center.
Understanding taxes is an essential part of running your business. As an online merchant, you are required to collect sales tax on orders where it is applicable. Therefore, you need to know when to include an additional tax on the products you are selling and when not. In your CloudCart store, you can create different taxes and apply them when needed. Taxes vary from country to country, so it is important to familiarize yourself with local laws.
When you set your tax rates, make sure that they are current and correct for the circumstances you apply them. When it is requisite, you can override or exempt taxes.
From the Settings > Taxes section you can set different fees and taxes. You can enable or disable the option "Prices include taxes" depending on the price of your products includes or does not include tax. You can set different taxes and fees depending on the region and choose when to calculate tax - before or after shipping costs. You can also set exceptions by product categories and many more.
See all about the taxes in our Help Center.
Adding an existing domain
Adding your own domain or buying one if you still don't have, can be done in the Settings section > Domains. There, you will see the CloudCart subdomain with which you registered your store and with which it loads both the customer part of your store and your control panel. You have two options (buttons located at the top right of your screen) - to buy a new domain or add an existing one.
More information about the two options can be found in the following articles - How can I add an existing domain to my online store? and How to purchase a Domain name from CloudCart?