The platform's shopping carts add to the usual features of e-commerce carts a few features of wishlists. This allows your library buyers not only to prepare and place orders, but to customize the organization and maintenance of multiple shopping lists.

Typical use example

  1. Different buyers in your organization create and share multiple shopping carts; over time they add and remove titles, adjust quantities, etc.
  2. Each cart adjusts its subtotal, applicable taxes and grand total each time its contents change.
  3. When the contents of a shopping cart are ready to be ordered, an administrator validates the cart.
  4. The validated cart is archived and remains accessible for consultation.
  5. With each order or monthly, depending on your library's preference, the platform issues an invoice, downloadable as a PDF from your account.

Multiple carts

  • Each buyer in your organization can create and use as many shopping carts as they wish. 
  • Multiple carts make it easy to plan your purchases according to custom themes, seasons or events.
  • All carts are grouped under the My carts tab in the cart consultation screen.
  • The Add to cart button is shown with a list of available carts. This list also includes a My carts section. Clicking on Add to cart adds the desired publications to the selected cart.

Sharing carts

  • The carts were designed with team collaboration in mind.
  • Each buyer has access, in addition to the carts they have created themselves, to all the carts created by other users in their library. 
  • It is straightforward to move one or more publications, along with their assigned quantities, from one cart to another.
  • In addition, each cart allows you to keep an eye on the contents of the other carts in your library, by indicating for each item it contains:
    • if it is already in other carts;
    • if it has been ordered (i.e. if it is already in validated carts).

Carts and roles

The platform offers two permission levels, or roles: User and Administrator.

  • User is the default role for any account created on the platform. It allows you to add, modify and delete any shopping cart.
  • Administrator is the only role that has permission to validate a shopping cart (and thus place a new order with one or more booksellers).

Cart statuses

By default any new cart is open and editable by all authorised users of a library.

When an administrator validates the contents of a cart, its status changes to Validated, and it is no longer possible to modify it.

A cart that is In error has been validated but contains at least one publication that could not complete the validation process. This is the case, for example, of a publication whose price changed between the time it was added to the cart and the time it was validated. An administrator can remove a publication in error from a validated cart.