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I work for an artist who sells "limited edition" artwork on the Yahoo Store. Basically, she makes one piece of art a total of 3 times and then stops making that piece forever.
For Example: Da Vinci paints the Mona Lisa in a limited series, when he sells the first one he recreates it again. When he sells the second, he recreates it a third and final time. 3 total Mona Lisas.
The pricing rises as the piece is sold, starting with the cheapest price and ending with the most expensive. So, for example, the first piece would sell for $1,000, the second for $1,500, and the third for $2,000.
Is there a built in way to incorporate this kind of pricing in the Yahoo Store? Say, add an inventory of 3 total pieces and when the first sells it automatically displays the second price and says the first piece is sold out.
If not, what would be the best way to achieve this? I thought about adding an incremental pricing
option on each piece (Base Price: $1,000; 2nd piece: +$500; 3rd piece: +$1,000), but it needs to display that the first piece is sold out and that you only have the option for the second. I run the store externally, so it's a bit of a pain for me to have to go into the catalog manager and change the price every time something sells.
Any suggestions on the easiest way to achieve this?
Best Answer: Hi, Chris.
The feature you describe is not available in our software. Your site would require custom coding to automatically update the catalog in this way.
If you'd like to engage a third party to implement this feature, please visit the Yahoo Merchant Solutions Developer Network at ysbdevelopers.com/.
And we're here any time you need assistance. Just visit smallbusiness.yahoo.com/contactus/ to get in touch 24/7.
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I work with a non-profit that uses Yahoo stores as their merchant site. We are trying to figure out how (or if we can) do the following:
We are advertising a 5-class series for wine education.
Each class is available for purchase at $70.00 per class.
When someone visits the site, they see the 5 classes as items, each with its own date and description.
What we want to do is this:
If someone buys 3 - 4 classes, they get a 10% discount off those classes.
If someone picks all 5, they get a 15% discount.
I see there are ways for multiple quantities of a single item, but how to apply to 1 quantity each of multiple items?
I am Yahoo store owner and I would like to export the minimum quantity I have set for products. I would like the minimum quantity to show on a csv so I can update from there and import the updated minimum quantities.
Best Answer: Hello Jessica, the only way you can set a minimum-quantity variable for individual items would be to use an override variable but you wouldn't be... Read More »
I have a Yahoo store with a lot of products. I have to set varying minimum quantity values to almost 75% of them. Is there a better way to set these values than to override the minimum-quantity variable on the edit object property page of each product one at a time? Thank you for your help!
Best Answer: Hello BeeGee,
To change the minimum-quantity variable globally or for multiple products at a time (i.e. using a table or CSV file)... Read More »
I have a Yahoo store. If I want to add the availability date of only one item, I must upload a CSV file, How can the drop down menu for the availability variable be removed? Thank you for your help.
Best Answer: Hello BeeGee,
If you're referring to the shipping availability in the Variables menu of the Store Editor, this is a global settin... Read More »
I live in a not small but not big city and I was wondering how fast they were going to sell out. The problem is that my mother is going out of town and won't be back until next week and to make things worse i can't walk to the mall because I strained a muscle in my calf and the doctor gave me a boot. Also I wear a size 13 so will there be less if any shoe in my size?
Best Answer: every retro jordan release is gonna go fast! im getting black grapes ima 5.5 and that size sells out quick too. so im going to mall 2 hours earli... Read More »
I sold my website and i added the new owner as an admin so she can get in there and learn the store. but how do i officially change ownership of it and esp. the billing since it's attached to my wallet? i need it to be her wallet and her CC that gets billed.
Best Answer: Hi Stephanie,
Congratulations on selling your store, changing ownership of a Yahoo! store account is not something a customer can... Read More »
In my yahoo store editor, there is a category missing from the sidebar page navigation. how do i get it back?
the category is still in inventory and you can still browse to the page if you type the whole thing into the address bar, it's still there, but i don't know how to get the category to show back up in the side navigation!
the website is www.snapaholics.com there is supposed to be a page called "ballies & bands" if you browse directly there it's there www.snapaholics.com/ballies-and-bands.
Thank you for responding. however when i click on "EDIT" from the home page in store editor, I see "contents-elements" and "contents-format" but no just plain "Contents"
I haven't been able to find anyplace that lists out that nav that's on the left side!
Best Answer: Hello Stephanie, sorry to hear you are having issues getting the section of your choice on your left navigation bar. To start, you are correct, ... Read More »
I am seeking for a new lock (key) for my Easiscan (Sheer Pride Limited) 4 drawer metal filing cabinet?
I have been searching on the net without any results, therefore I was wondering if maybe someone could help out in finding a new lock set (lock & keys) for my Easiscan (Sheer Pride Limited) 4 drawer metal filing cabinet (color: cabinet is brown and drawer is cream).
Best Answer: a] Contact a locksmith in your area, maybe she/he can help w/replacing the lock.
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We are in Pakistan and we don't have Paypal in the country. We need a site that accepts a visa card directly with a 3 digit VIN code, its something that amazon has taught me as it takes payments through visa card but not with the cards that has 3 digits Vin no.(what ever it is) The sites should be selling apparels, electronic equipments and all category stuff. Please give us links!
Your Help Will Be Appreciated. Thanks
Best Answer: Hi there!
Thanks for your interest in Yahoo!'s Merchant Solutions products. At this time, our ecommerce offerings are geared towar... Read More »
For example we offer 30 different colors for a T shirt so we want to show 30 colors in the Color option drop down box. Right now Yahoo! Store limit the Options Field at 10.
Best Answer: Hey Mimi, sorry to hear you are having issues adding more than 10 color options to your item. We want to let you know that you should not be lim... Read More »
I had a yahoo store and let it close. Now I clicked reactivate cancelled acct and it won't find it!?
I defo used the yahoo id for sign in that was associated with my domain name. it is saying it finds no small biz account associated with it. I NEED the analytics stats from my store!!! help!
Best Answer: Hi Stephanie,
If you continue to have trouble reactivating your service please contact us at 866-781-9246 Mon-Fri, 7:00 AM to 5:00... Read More »
am stating up a bussiness site here in Cyprus where I hope the Mechant profesioanl ecommerce package Merchant Starter can help. A basic question is how customisable are the pages. For example will a visitor be able to see its yahoo ecommerce site they been redirected to?
Best Answer: Hi Mario,
We are happy to hear you are interested in opening a Merchant Solutions account with Yahoo! By default all store built i... Read More »
I order lens from them and it has been 2mo still have not got them email after email nothing and they give me a phone number that don't work what the hell man ? 2921 2211 this is the number they gave me help plz!!
Best Answer: Dem email them.. try and research u might.find info about.them or.u just been scamed... Read More »
I can import my catalog manager to yahoo store editor's section. it appears on the page for a while, but when i go to another page and then go back again to my section, i cant find it.
the problem is i can't save my catalog manager in yahoo store editor views.
anybody know how to save it?
Best Answer: Changes made in Catalog Manager can by pushed live by using the Publish option in Catalog Manager. To publish, click on the Publish tab inside Ca... Read More »
I'm trying to sell these handmade wooden bowls, but not sure what price to sell at. Any ideas what they might fetch?
Sorry they are not finished yet. Once a wax/seal is placed it will be a bit more shiny.
Best Answer: Looks like you picked these out of the trash.... Read More »
I just sold an item, and the buyer says he wants a tracking number from UPS. I also want UPS to require a signature once my package gets there, that way he doesn't attempt to file for reimbursement from paypal. What's the name of the shipping service?
Is it UPS ground? UPS priority mail?
Best Answer: UPS doesn't have Priority Mail, it is called next day, 2 day or 3 day service, or ground service. I think you can get signature with any of these... Read More »
I bought something from a seller using store.yahoo.net AKA smallbusiness.yahoo.com and that guy is a crook, how do I report him ? I can't find a report form or any true contact form.
Best Answer: If you have had a bad experience with a merchant that uses Yahoo! Small Business and believe that they are in violation of our site guidelines fo... Read More »
I have an ecommerce store with yahoo. Is there any way I can widen the body part where the text goes? I don't like all the black space on the sides.
Best Answer: AJ,
The store width can be modified through a CSS or template edit. If you are using a customized template, we recommend contactin... Read More »
Or....have a big "OUT OF STOCK" appear on the main product page so that customers are not continually clicking from the main page into the item detail page only to see it is out of stock. Ideally the items out of stock could disappear from the site till the inventory count is put back up, but failing that, a big OUT OF STOCK appearing on the main page would really help customer service. why isn't this already possible?
Best Answer: Thanks for the recommendation Stephanie, we are always looking for ways to improve our service. We will take this request into consideration for ... Read More »
Best Answer: That's a great question and we do have a step by step help page on how to set up the registration option on your store. Check out:
... Read More »
I know what's OID CODING, but not sure what's OID CODE, is that the same meaning? For talking pens, that's a magic printing technology. I need to know more about it!
Best Answer: I find the answer in the internet as below:
OID is the abbreviation of Optical Identification, the cutting edge technology of opti... Read More »
How can my Yahoo Store automatically display an "Out of Stock" message for items with zero inventory?
I want the "Out of Stock" message to display automatically on the product page without manually toggling the "Availability" variable. As it is now, the "Add to Cart" button always appears whether or not the inventory for that product is zeroed out. I want the "Add to Cart" button to only display if there's inventory available. Any help, Y! Small Biz?
Best Answer: Hi Dan,
At this time, the best way to remove the "Add to Cart" button altogether and simply have it say "This item... Read More »
im finding the yahoo merchant annoying in that i can only list one item at a time, when i called they told me to take a class, i was just wondering if anyone knew the code to list more than one item at a time for yahoo merchant
Best Answer: Hi, Christian. Looks like there may have been a little bit of misunderstanding with regard to your question--sorry about that. In reality, you ca... Read More »
you have to go into the "ITEMS" tab in yahoo store to make it unorderable which is a separate place from setting the inventory to zero. this is VERY cumbersome. Why can't those two things be in the same place such as can't you put the "orderable?" drop down menu on the SAME page as the inventory editing page? Better yet can't you just make an option for your items to be marked OUT OF STOCK under the price whenever the inventory drops to zero? my customers have to click on the thumbnail and go to the item's page to find out its out of stock which is kind of a bummer.
Best Answer: Stephanie,
You can control whether an Item is orderable or not through the Catalog Manager (the same tool you use to manage your i... Read More »
I'm presently doing SEO for a client who uses the Yahoo Stores platform for his business and maintains a blog through Blogspot. The problem with this whole setup is that the blog is not on the same domain as his commerce site, so it's really not helping it much in terms of SEO. I've read that Wordpress is the default blogging application used for Yahoo Stores, but is there any way to get a Blogspot blog onto the domain name of a site built in Yahoo Stores?
Best Answer: We recommend consulting with one of our professional Yahoo! Store developers on this issue. They have quite a bit of experience integrating third... Read More »
I recently opened a Yahoo Merchant Solution Online Store, but i have to charge in mexican pesos because the store is for Mexico and latin america, and the default currency is US Dollars, how can I change the currency, it is kind of urgent because I already press the open for business button and I can't be charging Dollars instead of Pesos. If you don't have the answer to question 1 and you know how to close temporarily the store, i would love to know that too, so the store is close until i fix the problem.
Best Answer: Yahoo! Merchant Solutions is not set up at present to serve merchants outside the U.S. While international merchants may use Yahoo! Merchant Solu... Read More »
I need to accept credit cards, and all the carts that I've seen don't work with international payments. I want something simple, that doesen't require programming skills.
Best Answer: How about Yahoo! Merchant Solutions... Read More »
I've finished all of the tasks needed to open my yahoo store for business, I even placed a test order. At the bottom it says, "All steps completed you're ready to open for business." When I click on the open for business button all seems fine. Everything seems to be loading, but then it diverts me to the store manager where it says my store is not yet open for business and that I need to go to the store control panel and click the open for business button WTF?! I've tried contacting Yahoo customer service several times but apperantly they've fallen off of the face of the Earth. I'm starting to wonder if Yahoo was the way to go or not. If someone has got any idea what to do please help.
Best Answer: When did you create this merchant account? Maybe it's still to early and your account is propogating.... Read More »
I am using the Yahoo! Store Editor. I am selling wine. I created the custom field 'year' in my product table. Now I need that custom field to display in my item page. I can control the required fields (e.g., Caption, Headline, Abstract, etc.), but cannot find where to force 'year' (or any other custom field) to display.
Note: This is different than having the custom field display in Catalog Manager Table view, which I can do.
Best Answer: Best thing to do is call yahoo Merchant Solutions! 18668008092 Options 1-2-1... Read More »
I have 20 to 30 products in several different sections on my yahoo store. I would like to just have say 10 items per page but can't find a way to make multiple pages.
Best Answer: There should be a add page option. If not just call yahoo. 18668008092 options 1 2 1 i think... Read More »
I need to set up my website to calculate sales tax for specific counties, which do not necessarily correspond to the purchaser's zip code. Any ideas? This is NOT my day job!
Best Answer: After you go through the tax set up Wizard on Yahoo Store and set your State Sales tax, you can add a row for each county.... Read More »
I recently opened an online store with Yahoo! Merchant Solutions, I'm new at this so bear with me. Is there an easier way to upload products into your catalog? I am wiped out. I've been getting product info and images from my wholesalers websites and manually entering them through the store editor but it takes FOREVER!! There has to be another way to go about this. Has anyone ever used a CVS (I think thats what its called) file? Is that simple? I did a little research into it but I'm afraid to use it becuase I don't want to lose any info I've already put on the website. Any help would be great.
Best Answer: First go to catalog manager. Then go to upload products. Then Download your products. This will give you a CSV file that is formatted correctly w... Read More »
I have IP addresses that show up 10 or more times in a row in my click trails, but no corresponding page is given that the customer was visiting. Could this be click fraud or pages that did not load up quickly enough for the visitor?
Best Answer: Is your site crawled by the search engines or shopping sites? That could be it.... Read More »
Best Answer: Put the word New in the name for all your new products and then upload the data with the ids and names of the new products. You only need the id ... Read More »
I am seriously close to signing up for a full e-commerce solution provided by Yahoo. However, every link I've found and used directs me to a sign-up page for the US. One of the reasons I want a UK sign-up is the option to obtain a free domain name. However, I want a .co.uk name and not a .com (I already own 2 variations of the name I want ending in .com).
I'm wondering if there is a specific setup for UK based customers?
Best Answer: Sorry but Yahoo! does not have the ability to register .co.uk domains because we are a United States based company.... Read More »
Best Answer: I like Beyond The Rack, they carry brand name clothing for a low price. All the items I've bought from them are legit brand name items and are pr... Read More »
what do i do after selling something on etsy shop or online?? how do i know how much it cost before i post it.. am i supposed to print out an invoice? please help me i want to start selling asap thank you
Best Answer: Go to the usps.gov website or FedEx and UPS and read their complete lists. Buy a scale so you can measure the packages at your house. You can ea... Read More »
Has anyone every used efunctional.com?? I can't get in contact with them through email and they're the only site without a number which doesn't make sense because they're a trusted site of amazon and yahoo. I ordered the same thing twice because it was cancelled the first time.
Can someone please help me contact them so i can get my item already?!?!?!
Best Answer: In response to your query my research has drawn a blank. They appear to be hiding behind a proxy which is not showing their street address or pho... Read More »
Can't access my orders again. Same problem as a few weeks ago...
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I am doing SEO work for a website that was programmed using Yahoo Stores. One of the things I really want to add to this website is a weekly poll for the homepage, but I am unsure as to how to do this. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Best Answer: try on google... Read More »
want to add custom options.
Best Answer: its a trap!... Read More »