302: How to get Magento to use both regular and secure connections

Many site owners want customers to be able to access their Magento catalog via normal http protocol, but switch over to https (secure) protocol for checkouts. This helps secure the data and prevent snooping or insecure data collection that can result in identity theft or other malicious activities. To enable Magento to function with both Read More >

Configuring UPS Shipping in Magento 1.6

Magento 1.6 by default, has shipping for multiple shipping providers already available in the Magento Admin. This makes things easy is you use any of the major shippers such as UPS, USPS, FedEx, or DHL. To configure UPS shipping, you’ll need to log into the Magento Admin Backend. Log into your Magento Admin Panel Go Read More >

Configuring Free Shipping in Magento 1.6

Magento 1.6 gives the admin the capability to easily configure free shipping. Free shipping can be a great selling point to convince your website visitors to make a purchase from your website. Enabling and configuring free shipping is accomplished in the Magento Admin Panel. Log into your Magento Admin Panel Go to System -> Configuration Read More >

Set up Flat Rate Shipping for a Specific Country in Magento 1.6

Magento 1.6 has a lot of different configurable shipping options. You can easily set up falt rate shipping for the country you are located in. Setting up flat rate shipping for a specific coountry is done in the magento backend. Log into your Magento Admin Panel Go to System -> Configuration Select “Shipping Methods” from Read More >

Labeling a Product Out of Stock in Magento 1.6

At any time, you can mark a product out of stock even if you have quanitities of the product. One instance where you may use this technique is if you have a brick and mortar location. If your inventory is shared amongst the online and physical locations, you may want to mark a product out Read More >

Allowing Backorders for Specifc Products in Magento 1.6

Depending on how your configuration is set for Magento 1.6 you may not be able to allow backorders. You can configure each individual product to allow backorders. This is easily accomplished in the Magento 1.6 Admin Backend. Log into your Magento Admin Panel Go to Catalog -> Manage Products Select the product you wish to Read More >

Disabling or Enabling gift messages on Products in Magento 1.6

Since you have the ability to add gift messages to the entire order or individual items in the order in Magento 1.6, you also have the abiity enable and disable gift messages for individual products from the Magento 1.6 Admin Dashboard. This allows your customer to further customize their order and add a personalized message Read More >