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Popup Storefronts on Your Website

Overview

This article provides an overview of Popup Storefronts.

The Popup Storefront is an excellent way for your customers to complete a purchase without ever leaving your website. Your website prepares the order contents using the Store Builder Library. Then, a checkout window appears in a LightBox popup right on top of any page of your website, providing an uninterrupted and fully controllable user experience.

Here's an example of how your checkout window might look:

Here is a short video illustrating an integration that uses the Store Builder Library to initiate the checkout. The integration featured here relies on the FastSpring API to validate the order following completion of the purchase, to enable seamless activation of the purchased software.

 

 

Using the Popup Storefront improves conversions. When you combine it with Store Builder Library, you can customize almost every aspect of the checkout flow without the usual limitations of the hosted "carts." The Store Builder Library allows you to create and customize various checkout scenarios by providing you with direct, client-side access to ecommerce data.

Popup Storefronts are immediately available to be used in your Store. To get started, learn more about adding a Popup Storefront to your website.

 Tutorial Video

Check out our tutorial video on adding a Popup Storefront to your website.

 Tip

When using a Popup Storefront, we recommend that you deploy a security certificate and use the https: protocol for your website. Otherwise, most web browsers do not display a closed padlock icon for your page, and some may display warning messages about non-secure pages. For more information, please see Popup Storefronts and Browser Security Features.

 Note

Even if you exclusively use Popup Storefronts to process live transactions, every Store has a default Web Storefront that controls the appearance and styling of the Account Management site. All of your customers can view and manage their orders via the Account Management site, including customers who purchased via a Popup Storefront. No Popup Storefront can be the default Storefront for your Store. Your default Web Storefront must be online to affect the appearance and styling of the Account Management site.

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