Online Store: Advanced Settings

Advanced Settings  in the Online Store tool allow you to customize shipping and sales tax collection,  and add custom fields, waivers to each item type in your store. 

To edit Advanced Settings, go to Campaigns > Edit This Campaign. Here you'll find the Tool Settings tab where you can select Add or Edit for the Online Store tool. 

Next, click Add Item (or click into an item you have already published) and scroll down to the item types.  Then click on the blue text for Show Advanced Online Store Type Settings. 

Below, you’ll find details about each of the Advanced Settings you can set up in your Online Store. 

Sales Tax Collection

Within Advanced Settings, you can now automatically calculate and collect Sales Tax:

For example, when adding a new item to your Online Store within a campaign, you can configure the amount of Sales Tax that you will collect on each of these item types purchased. By configuring Sales Tax within Advanced Settings, you can make sure that Sales Tax is applied only to the purchase of a particular item type. 


You can also define and add shipping costs within Advanced Settings: 

Shipping costs can be set as a percentage of the item type price or by entering a dollar amount. 

You have the option of setting a single, flat shipping fee or creating multiple levels. Setting more than one shipping option creates a dropdown menu within each item type in your campaign and allows supporters to choose their desired shipping method. 

Keep in mind: If you anticipate people purchasing multiple items, shipping costs can quickly add up. Once you set the individual item type shipping within Advanced Settings, you may also want to put a Maximum Shipping Cost in place using Order Settings.

Custom Fields and Waivers  

You can collect specific information from supporters based on what item they purchase in your online store by adding Custom Fields. 

By toggling to "Yes," you can select from the dropdown menus and add custom fields to an individual item type. You can also select "Create a New Custom Field" or "Create a New Waiver" from the dropdown menu and create one on the spot. It's possible to add multiple custom fields to each item type, but only one waiver. With the shopping cart activated, these fields will display at the end of the checkout process (after your supporter has entered their personal information and before the transaction is submitted).

Adding Custom Fields and Waivers within Advanced Settings ensures that they only display when a supporter selects that particular item type in your Online Store. You can also add Custom Fields and Waivers to an entire order (regardless of what item the supporter purchases) under the Order Settings tab.

Note on Information Collection Settings:

In order to add custom fields and waivers to an item type in your online store, you'll have to choose how you want to collect the information.

 From the dropdown menu, choose to either:

  1. Collect data for each individual quantity of this item type added by my supporter
    Selecting this option means that your supporter will need to fill out the custom fields you add for each individual quantity of an item type in their purchase.

    For example: your Online Store item type could be a yellow Summer Camp t-shirt. Other item types might be white t-shirts and pink t-shirts. You'll want to add a custom field so that your supporter can enter their t-shirt size during checkout. Choosing this first option will require your supporter to enter the size they need for each individual t-shirt they purchase. If they purchase 2 yellow t-shirts, they will have to enter a size for each single item (each individual quantity of the item type).

  2. Collect information only ONCE per type
    Select this second option if you want to collect responses to custom field questions only once for a particular item type in your Online Store (and not for each individual quantity of that item).