The second section of the settings screen is the Commerce Settings section.
Commerce Settings Field Reference
Sales Tax State
Select your home state from the dropdown list. Then, enter your sales tax percent into the next field.
Sales Tax Percent
After selecting your home state, set your home state sales tax rat by entering it into this field. You must enter your tax percentage rate correctly. For example, if your state sales tax rate is 7 1/2 percent, it should be entered as 7.50. Do not enter a percent sign (%)
Multi-State Sales Tax Settings
If you must charge sales tax in more than one state, FIRST enter your home state sales tax in the field above. THEN click the Multi-State Sales Tax link. This will bring up the Multi-State Sales Tax editing screen:
Using this editor, you can setup sales tax charge percentages for all 50 States as well as all Canadian Provinces. Just click the "State" drop-down list to select which state you wish to add to your multi-state sales tax list. Then, enter the sales tax percentage for that state. For example, if the sales tax percentage for a state is 6 3/4 percent, enter that as 6.75. Do not enter a percent sign (%). Then click the "Add" button. You may also edit or delete a state's sales tax percentage setting.
Charge Tax on Shipping Charges
In some states, such as Florida, retailers must charge sales tax on shipping charges. If you need to charge sales tax on shipping charges, check this checkbox.
Confirmation Email Return Address
In order to send a confirmation email when a customer makes a purchase, you must enter a valid return address into this field. If this field is left blank or the email address is invalid, the confirmation email will not be sent.
Send Order Alert Email
If you want the cart system to send you an email when a customer makes a purchase, check this checkbox.
Offer Gift Wrap Options
I you want to offer your customers gift wrapping options (and setup charges for them), check this checkbox. Then, click the Gift Wrap Options icon in the left menu to setup your gift wrap options and charges.
Require Email Address Field
On the checkout page where the customer enters their name and address information, there is an email address field. If you want this field to be a required field on this page, check this checkbox.
Show Phone Field
On the checkout page where the customer enters their name and address information, you can optionally include a phone number field. If you want the phone number field included on the checkout page, check this checkbox.
Require Phone Field
If you want the phone number field to be a required field on the checkout page, check this checkbox.
Show Order Comments Field
On the checkout page, you can optionally include a comments field. This is handy for your customers to enter any additional shipping instructions or other information that they may wish to tell you about their order.
Show Tax ID Field
If you sell to tax-exempt customers, you may optionally include a Tax ID field.
Show "How did you hear about us?" Field
You can optionally include a field on the checkout form to gather information about how your customers found your site. If you would like to include this field on your checkout page, check this checkbox.
Show Email Address Collection Field
You can optionally include a checkbox on the checkout page to allow your customers to add their email address to your mailing list. These email addresses are maintained in the Mailing List Manager (included free with CommerceSuite). If you want to include this field on your checkout page, check this checkbox.
Minimum Order Amount
If you want to set a minimum amount for customer orders, you can enter the amount in this field. For example, if you want to set a minimm order size of $25.00, simply enter 25.00 into this field. Do not use a dollar sign ($).
Add to Cart Button Label
By default, the Add to Cart buttons on your catalog prodcut pages will be labeled "Add to Cart". But, if you would like to use something else such as "Add to Bag", change the text in this field.