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Mastering Magento by Bret Williams

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Chapter 5. Configuring to Sell

If you've been following the instructions in this book, chapter by chapter, then by now you will have created a working, accessible online store front. Ready to take orders now?

Not just yet. There's still more to do before you can swing open the virtual doors to your new Magento store. Specifically, we need to:

  • Understand the Magento sales process
  • Configure payment gateways to allow you to take online credit card payments
  • Set up how your products will be shipped
  • Configure sales tax rules
  • Create customized outgoing e-mails

If you're the developer or designer of a Magento-powered site, this is usually the time when you consult with your client — the store owner — to learn how they want to take payments, charge for shipping, ...

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