Link Help For eTerminal

Before you begin setting up and linking your eTerminal it is important that you understand what the eTerminal is, and what it is not. Please take a few moments to read these brief, but very important paragraphs.

What eTerminal IS     What eTerminal Is NOT

Remote Linking to eTerminal
There are many different methods for remote linking to eTerminal from your website. The method you choose will depend on your needs, your programming abilities, and the number and type of products you have. As different as the available linking methods are however, there is one thing they all have in common...only ONE total figure, along with the customer's credit card information, can be submitted to eTerminal for processing.

These instructions are for those of you with little or no programming knowledge who have only one or two products, and wish to place one or two simple Order Now buttons on your web pages for online ordering.

If you have several products, or you have an existing order form and/or shopping cart setup on your website, you will want to refer to our Gateway Linking  instructions. These methods require some programming knowledge to implement. If you do not have the necessary knowledge for that type of setup, you will need to hire a web master or programmer to implement your ordering setup for you.

You will find instructions below to create basic Order Now buttons, as well as Customize Your Order Now Button, and Customer Input Form Fields.

eTerminal Order Now!
The simplest method of remote linking to eTerminal is to use the HTML button code generator in your eTerminal control panel to create the linking code. You then simply copy the code, and paste it into your web page. Each button you create will be capable of sending your web site customer to your eTerminal order form with the Total and Description fields already filled in for them. All they need to do is enter their name and credit card information.

Here's how:
1. From your eTerminal main page select Generate Order Now HTML Tags from the Configuration and Setup section drop-down menu and click the Go button. You will get a page with four fields for you to fill in.

2. Enter the information for one of your products into the fields. Remember to include all shipping and tax charges in the total you enter into the Price field.

3. Once you have filled in the fields, click the View Code button at the bottom of the page. You will see now see a page that contains a box filled with HTML code. This code was just created using the information you entered into the fields on the previous page. The code will look something like this:

<!-- --------( "Order Now" Button HTML CODE )------------ -->
<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="f_desc" VALUE="My Product">
<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="amount" VALUE="10.00">
<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="remoteurl" VALUE="">
<INPUT TYPE="submit" NAME="action" VALUE="Order Now">
<!-- ----------------------------------------------------------------- -->

Use your mouse to highlight all of the code within the box, then Copy it. You can Copy in one of three ways:
  • Right click your mouse and select Copy from the menu, or...

  • Go to the top of your screen and select Edit, then select Copy from the menu, or...

  •  Press the Ctrl key on your keyboard and the letter C key on your keyboard at the same time.

4.Open one of your web pages in the FrontPage program on your computer. At the bottom of your FrontPage screen you will see three tabs labeled Normal, HTML and Preview. You should be in Preview mode. Select a spot on your page for your Order Now button and click on it to place your cursor there. This will act as a marker.

5.Click on the HTML tab at the bottom of your screen to go into HTML view. Scroll through the page until you find your blinking cursor. That is the place you marked for your Order Now Button.

6.You can now Paste the code you copied from your eTerminal code generator into the marked spot in FrontPage. You can Paste in one of three ways:
  • Right click your mouse and select Paste from the menu, or...

  • Go to the top of your screen and select Edit, then select Paste from the menu, or...

  •  Press the Ctrl key on your keyboard and the letter V key on your keyboard at the same time.

7.Once you have pasted the code in, go back to the bottom of your screen and click the Normal tab to take you back to normal web page view. You will now see a single button labeled Order Now! (or whatever label you used) on your web page.

8.Save your changes and upload your web page to your host server to test the button. When you click on the button, it will take you to your eTerminal order form. The product Description and Total fields will be auto-filled with the information you specified. All you (or your customer) needs to do is fill in the payment information and click the button at the bottom of the page to process the order.

Customer Input Form Fields
If you want to allow your customers to enter their own total, invoice number, description, or other information, you can use the code set below. You may modify the form field labels, such as "Enter Description" or "Submit Transaction Now!" as you like. Remember to include your account code in the URL and to enter your return URL where indicated.

Enter Description:
<INPUT TYPE="text" NAME="f_desc" VALUE="" Size=35 Maxlength=35>
Enter Amount (NO $ sign!):
<INPUT TYPE="Text" NAME="amount" VALUE="" Size=10 Maxlength=10>
<INPUT TYPE="submit" NAME="action" VALUE="Submit Transaction Now!"> </FORM>

Customize Your Order Now! Button
If you want to use a graphic for your Order Now? button on your Form, use the following code set. NOTE: Description, amount and image size need to be changed so they match the item being ordered and the image being used.

<FORM ACTION=" nk.htm?chargeit" METHOD="POST">
<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="f_desc" VALUE="Product Description Goes Here">
<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="amount" VALUE="19.94">
<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="remoteurl" VALUE="">

Want More Buttons?
If you want more buttons for more products or different price amounts, you can create them exactly the same way you created the first one. The HTML code generator in your eTerminal does not store or save the information you enter. It simply uses the product and price information to create a code set for you to copy. Once you leave the page, the generated code is erased. The generator is then cleared and ready for you to create new code for new buttons.

Price Changes?
If you want to change your product price or description you will need to change the code in your web page. Remember, it's the code in your web page that sends the price and product information to the order form. The simplest way to change your buttons is to go into your eTerminal and, following the above directions, create new button code. Copy the new code and paste it into your web page, replacing the old button code.

What eTerminal IS
eTerminal is a credit card processing terminal. Much like a manual credit card swiping machine, eTerminal takes the credit card information, submits it to the bank for processing, and returns either a Authorization number, or declines the transaction. eTerminal is much more powerful than a basic card swiper though. It stores all of the customer information for each authorized transaction in it's database permanently. It allows you to perform Voids and Credits with a few button clicks, without manually reentering the customer information. And it will accept the transaction information for processing either directly from you while logged into your eTerminal, or from a web page that your customers can access and submit themselves. The latter method is called "remote linking" because the credit card information and total are submitted to eTerminal from a remote location, such as a web page.

What eTerminal Is NOT
eTerminal is not a shopping cart. It does not contain a product database, which means it will not "store" your products for you. It does not perform calculations of any kind, such as tax or shipping. Nor will it accept multiple products and add them up for a final total. It will accept ONE total figure and submit that to the bank processor for approval, along with the customer ccard information. It does not process or store any payment method other than credit cards, such as check or cash payments. It is a credit card processing terminal only.
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