This will help you better understand the widget settings options when using the Store Donation on Purchase campaign.
With using the Change Commerce app, you have the ability to customize your donation experience, including how and where you choose to set up the donation widget on site. These customization options allow you to create a donation experience that best fits your brand’s needs.
With the Change Commerce app, you have three options for widget placement for your product, cart, and checkout pages— theme section, automatic placement, and manual placement. For additional help using the theme section option, you can read more about this here. To navigate to the widget placement section:
- Open the Change Commerce app
- Click on the Campaigns drop-down button
- Select Store Donation on Purchase
- Click on the Widget Settings tab
With using the Change Commerce app, you also have the ability to select the location and style of widget that you would like to use on your website to best fit your brand’s theme and style. For widget style, your options include Compact, Contained, and Full. To see a preview of each widget style, you can click through the different options to see what each style of widget looks like.
Product Page Widget Location
This widget will be placed on the product display page and will calculate the donation total of specific products. Depending on which widget placement option you choose will determine your options for how to place the donation widget on your product page. By default, the product page widget will be turned on and set to be placed above the Add to Cart button, but you have the option to turn this off if you would not like to display the donation widget on your product page.
Cart and Checkout Page Widget Location
While the Store Donation on Purchase donation widget will automatically appear on your product pages, we also recommend that you place the donation widget on your cart page as well to increase your customers’ exposure to the donation widget, which can increase the chance that they will select a cause before placing their order.
In this section, you have access to the script for each style of the donation widget, which you will need to place in your cart template file. You can read more about placing the donation widget on your cart page here.
Please note that while our donation widgets can be placed on the Checkout page as well, only merchants who are on the Shopify Plus platform can access their Checkout template file to place the widget there.
With using the Change Commerce app, you as the merchant can choose how you would like to confirm a creation of donation with your customers after they’ve placed an order. You can choose to set up either a donation confirmation email, window, or both. The reason that your customers must receive a confirmation of a donation is to remain compliant with cause marketing regulation by ensuring that as the merchant, you are being transparent with your customers on how much was donated and which cause(s) that donation is going to support. You can read more about donation confirmation here.
The Donation Confirmation section can also be embedded on the purchase confirmation page by defining a CSS selector to target. For more information, visit the Embedded Confirmation knowledge base.
The settings within this section are activated by default to provide your customers with the most complete giving experience possible. Here, you can determine whether you would like to enable your customers to search and select a cause of their choice, or if you would only like them to be able to support your set featured causes. Please note that this option will only be available to adjust if you are using the Let Customers Choose giving experience.
To ensure that donations from your store are captured properly, we recommend that you place the script from this section into your store’s Checkout Settings. You can also access this script from the top banner within your Global Settings under Manager. You can read more about the Additional Script here.