Setting Up Zone Rate Shipping in osCommerce

In this article we will walk you through the installation and configuration of the Zone Rates shipping module, which charges a specific price per weight for a specific Tax Zone. As an example, you can create a zone for Australia, and charge $5.00 for up to 4.99lbs, $10.00 for 5.00lbs-9.99lbs, and $15.00 shipping for anything Read More >

Setting Up with osCommerce

In order to make payments on your products within your store your customers will need to have a way to use their credit cards. Credit cards are typically processed through payment gateways. One of the payment gateways that you can use is The following article explains how to set it up in the osCommerce Read More >

Setting Up USPS Shipping in osCommerce

One of the popular methods for shipping used in the United States is the Postal Service. It is typically cost effective and may have an option that works best with your customers. The following article shows how to enable the USPS shipping module in the osCommerce. Note that you will need to have the a Read More >

How to setup table rate shipping in osCommerce

Setting up table rate shipping lets you determine shipping cost either by weight or price. Typically this is done with a table by sight, but osCommerce can calculate the cost for you. By default, this module option is not already loaded, but it is available in the interface and easy to activate. The following article Read More >

osCommerce 404 base href Googlebot error

This article explains how to correct the Googlebot error below on your osCommerce site: 404 – (found at You will need to fix your osCommerce site to remove the <base href=””> from the code in the head section. See the snapshot to the right. Removing the <base href=””> from your osCommerce Login into Read More >

Viewing the Best Viewed Report in osCommerce

In order to assess how your products are being seen by visitors to your site, you will need to review the data of your website visitors. The following article explains how to find and read this report within the osCommerce dashboard. Using the Best Viewed Report Login to the osCommerce Dashboard. Look at the vertical Read More >

Managing Customer Information in osCommerce

Customers that register into the osCommerce system may sometimes need to have their data modified by an admin in the osCommerce dashboard. This feature of osCommerce is different from managing Customer Details in that you are modifying the actual customer information as opposed to the form fields. The following article explains how to find and Read More >

Administrator View of Sales Order in osCommerce

This article explain the order process from the perspective of the Administrator. We will show an order being processed through the administrator dashboard in osCommerce. Tracking a Sales Order in the Administrator Dashboard of osCommerce Login to the osCommerce Admin dashboard. Click on Customers, then Orders when the menu expands. When you select the order, Read More >

Managing Customer Details in OsCommerce

Adding new customers in osCommerce is typically done through the new customer registration interface that the customer can see when viewing your osComemrce storefront. Some of these details can be controlled and edited within the osCommerce administrator. The following tutorial explains how to make changes to the Customer Details in the osCommerce administrator dashboard. Modifying Read More >

Understanding Customer Registration in osCommerce

When customers arrive at your osCommerce site, they may often have a question about your registration process. To become familiar with the perspective of a potential new customer, you should know the process they follow to login. The following article explains how new users register into the osCommerce site. How New Customers Register in osCommerce Read More >

Adding Google Analytics to osCommerce

You can track your osCommerce website statistics with Google analytics. osCommerce has a built in function that allows you to add Google Analytics code to your site. The image to the right shows what the code looks like before adding the Google Analytics code. Below are the steps to add your Google Analytics to your Read More >

Adding and Removing Administrators in osCommerce

Not all e-commerce shops have only one manager, so it is sometimes necessary to have multiple logins. Fortunately, osCommerce does provide this option. This article will explain how to add or delete Administrators in osCommerce. Creating or Deleting Administrators in osCommerce Creating an Administrator NOTE! On your first login to the Administrator section you will Read More >

Setting Up Per Item Shipping in osCommerce

In this guide, we will walk you through setting up the per item shipping module in your osCommerce estore. This creates a standard shipping price for a an item, that is added to the total for each item you purchase. As an example, if an item has a shipping price of $5.00, and you purchase Read More >

Setting Up Flat Rate Shipping in osCommerce

In this guide we will walk you through the installation and setup of the Flat Rate shipping module in osCommerce. This lets you provide one standard shipping price for customers in a specific tax zone that purchase products from your osCommerce powered store. For example, you can charge a flat $3.00 rate for anyone in Read More >

Changing the background image in osCommerce

Once you have the theme changed to your satisfaction, you can add a background image, footer image, and more. In this article, we will learn how to change the background in your osCommerce website. Create a background image Take a snapshot of your osCommerce site and open it with a Photo editor. In this tutorial Read More >

Adding Paypal to osCommerce

In this guide we will walk you through installing and configuring the Paypal module in osCommerce, which lets you accept Paypal payments. Paypal is one of the most common tools for accepting money, with millions of users. This module does not require users to have a paypal account to check out, and it will allow Read More >

Rearranging products and categories in osCommerce

After creating categories and products in your osCommerce, you will want to have them organized. You do not have to worry about the order or where they were originally created as you have the ability to transfer them around from within the admin area. Follow the instructions below to learn how to move categories and Read More >