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IP.Nexus 1.1 Dev Update: Guest Checkout

In IP.Nexus 1.0, when a user visits the store and tries to make a purchase, they are redirected to the login screen where they can register or log in. Once logged in, they are redirected back to the checkout screen.

While this works well, it can be confusing to some users to be removed from the checkout process. In IP.Nexus 1.1, we've made this process a little smoother.


First of all, if a guest attempts to make a donation, they will not be prompted to log in - guests will be able to make donations without registering an account first.
You can disable this in the Admin CP so users must be logged in to make a donation if you prefer.


For normal purchases, when a user attempts to make a purchase when not logged in, rather than being redirected to the login screen they will simply see a few extra fields on the personal information screen:

By simply filling in those details, IP.Nexus will create an account, log them in, and the checkout process will continue as normal.
They can also click the login link, which will take them to the login screen, and will be immediately returned to checkout after logging in.


Some notes on this:

  • You will notice the screenshot is not prompting for a username. IP.Nexus will automatically set their username based on their real name. You can choose to prompt the user for a username if you prefer.
  • The setting specifying whether or not a user should enter personal information when registering is still honoured. If that is not enabled, and they are not purchasing a physical item, Nexus won't ask them for their address.
  • You can enable Captcha on this screen.
  • Validation settings are still honoured. If you have Email or Admin validation enabled, Nexus will put the user in the "Validating" group and send out the validation Email and/or admin notification Email.
  • If you have disabled registrations, users can still register through this method - this allows you to only allow users who are purchasing items to create accounts. You can of course disable guest access to the store if you do not want this.
  • The Spam Monitoring Service settings are honoured.
  • If COPPA is enabled, they must use the normal registration process since they will need to fill in the COPPA form before the account can be created. Nexus will continue to function as it does in 1.0 if COPPA is enabled.
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This is great news, TY! I don't know if you had a chance to read up on my comments in this thread, but I think you're moving in the right direction in simplifying purchases made by guests. One thing I (and I'm sure many others) would like is the ability for guests to purchase advertising space. I know I can set this up as a "product", but the Advertising part of IP.Nexus is already built and would look great in the store. Maybe setup "Advertising" as another category rather than in a user(s) profile..
http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/327270-streamlining-the-advertising-process/

Thanks!

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[quote name='θεός' timestamp='1292260065']
THIS IS AWESOME!!!I love how you're streamlining the checkout process. Also, don't you think some guests would be disrupted with an email verification prior to their purchase?


They don't have to validate to complete the purchase, they'll just be in the Validating group.

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[quote name='Mark' timestamp='1292261541']
[quote name='θεός' timestamp='1292260065']THIS IS AWESOME!!!I love how you're streamlining the checkout process. Also, don't you think some guests would be disrupted with an email verification prior to their purchase?


I have put auto delete users from my validation group after 2 weeks. So, if the user is deleted from validation group, will the purchase of user will stay in Nexus? or the history of user will be also deleted since user is no more?

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[quote name='Mark' timestamp='1292261541']
[quote name='θεός' timestamp='1292260065']
THIS IS AWESOME!!!I love how you're streamlining the checkout process. Also, don't you think some guests would be disrupted with an email verification prior to their purchase?


They don't have to validate to complete the purchase, they'll just be in the Validating group.


I think it would be great if you can specify which group the guest will be moved to upon completing a transaction.

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[quote name='3DKiwi' timestamp='1292268107']
It's an improvement but if they are buying a digital download we don't need there address or country. Is there any way to remove these entries?



It shouldn't ask for address if shipping isn't required.

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On the screen where the buyer can enter in information or click a link to go to a sign-in screen, couldn't a couple of log-in options be provided on that screen already? Some sites have a split page, where on the left is one option and the right has the other. For this, on the right, there could be text saying something like "If you already have an account" to sign in there with the userID/password boxes available.

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uhm.. from http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/338858-premium-members/

but I wish nexus also can do customization with numbers allowed registration a day and more than that, you need to pay. It's like premium forum.

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