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Stores & Reps > Stores

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The Stores section of Multifront is single, central place where you can conveniently manage global-level webstore settings.

Admins will primarily use this interface for creating new Stores, managing global-level and display settings, and eventually Publishing a Store so it's visible to Customers once you've got everything the way you want. And that's not even the half of it.

If you are creating a store for the first time, check out the Merchant Quickstart Guide to get yourself up and running.

Publish Stores

Stores & Reps > Stores > "Publish" action

Note: A Store must be published before it will be visible to Customers.

  1. Page will reload with action confirmation.
  2. Store is now published

Add Store

Stores & Reps > "Add New" button

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Note: After store details are completed, you may need to associate other areas of Multifront to your new store.

  1. First, add Store Details. Then, "Save" button.
  2. Details can be updated using the "Edit" action.

  3. Store is saved with initial information. Page will now refresh and display additional store settings.
  4. New Store is now added
  5. Next, configure additional Store Settings via the "Manage Store" tabs.

Create Store Based on Copy Content

Creating a copy of a Store using “Copy Content Based On” field from “Stores & Reps >> Stores >> Add New”:

During the Add new Store workflow, using “Copy Content Based On” field below Store Alert Setting, admin users can create a Store Based on copied content from the selected store. In the following screen we can observe that below Store Alert Setting, there is an option provided to copy the contents based on store name. solid black circle

When a Store is created with the copied content, the following Store elements, associated are duplicated to the new Store:

  1. Content Blocks
  2. Content Pages with SEO
  3. Associated Countries
  4. Email Templates

Manage Stores

  1. Navigate to Stores & Reps > '''Stores''' > Manage action
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  2. Navigate to the appropriate tab Admin wishes to manage
  3. Edit or manage details as needed.
  4. Save progress using the "Save" action. Page will reload with action confirmation.
  5. Store is now managed

Copy Store

Creating a copy of Store using the copy action button from “Stores & Reps >> Stores”:
Copying Store copies all the existing Store Details except the Brand name & Store Name. A prefix text “Copy of” would be added to the store name and would default as the new store name for the recently copied store (For e.g. if Bookstore is the existing store which the user wants to copy then its copy store would have a named copy of Bookstore, if the user decides not to edit it).

From the Store’s Landing page, administrators can copy an existing store using below steps:

  1. Click the Copy Copy icon.png icon.
  2. Copy Store popup opens

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  1. Specify the Store Name & Brand Name. Click Save.
  2. The new store is added to the listing.
  3. The Copy action duplicates all the contents of the following sections to the new Store:
a. Store Information
b. Units
c. Locale
d. Profile
e. Shipping Origin
f. Countries
g. SMTP
h. Image Display Settings
i. Content Blocks
j. Content Pages with SEO
k. Associated Countries
l. Email Templates

Delete Stores

Stores & Reps > Stores > "Delete" action
  1. Page will reload with action confirmation.
  2. Store is now deleted.

Store Details

To start, Stores must be saved using General information before additional tabs for Store configuration will be displayed. After a Store is saved, all remaining store details can be managed via the "Manage" action.

General Tab

Store Detail Description
Brand Name Indicates Stores Name
Store Name Internal Multifront Store Name
Catalog Select an existing Catalogs to associate to Store. References PIM > Catalogs.
Theme Select an existing Site Themes to associate to Store. References CMS > Site Themes.
CSS Select CSS assocaited with Site Themes
Enable SSL Webstore is relaunched using SSL protection. Adds "https://" before URL.
Administrator's Email Enter email address for Store Administrator displayed to Customers via Store
Sales Department Email Enter Sales Department email address displayed to Customers via Store
Customer Service Email Enter Customer Service email address displayed to Customers via Store
Sales Department Phone Number Enter Sales Department phone number displayed to Customers via Store
Customer Service Phone Number Enter Customer Service phone number displayed to Customers via Store
Default Customer Review status Indicates Customers Review Status for Store. If status is "Published" then Review is displayed in Store.
Default Order Status Select Default Order Status for Customers. After checkout, Default Order Status will be displayed to Customers.
In Stock Message Message can be customize for the particular stores about the availability of the product.
Out of Stock Message Message can be customize for any particular stores if the product is not available in the inventory.
Back Order Message Message can be customize for when the product is again available in Inventory.
Copy content Based on copy content page and manage messages of selected stores.

URL Tab

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The URL Tab, as you may have guessed by the name, is where Administrators can manage the URL(s) associated with a Store.

Each Store must be associated with a URL, "Is Active" detail set as "Enabled", and Published before it will be visible publically.

Associate URL with Store

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Your store will need a domain before customers can access

  1. Use the "Add New" button and complete the following details
    URL Name The unique domain name for Store, Ex: http://www.znode.com
    Application Define the type of Store you're creating as API, Admin, or Webstore.
    "Enable this URL" box Check box to enable URL
  2. Save progress using the "Save" button. The page will reload with action confirmation and redirect to the URL Landing Page.
  3. (Optional) Admins can now use Actions to manage URLs from the URL Landing Page, seen below.
    "Edit" action Edit URL Name & change Application Type
    "Clear Cache" action Clears cache for entire application.
    Enable/Disable Enable or Disable a URL for specified Store
    Delete" action Delete a domain
  4. URL has successfully been added

Profiles Tab

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  • A User Profile must be created first in the User Profiles section of CMS before it can be associated with a Store.
  • Existing User Profiles can be associated with Store(s) from the Profiles Tab, under Stores and Reps > Stores.

Administrators can also do some exceptionally helpful things by associating User Profiles to a Store, like creating Profile-specific Catalogs or User-based Pricing.

Generally speaking, the Profiles tab references User Profiles, which are profiles used to associate special attributes with groups of Customers. User Profiles can be associated with unique Promotions and Coupons, Shipping, and/or Payment Methods which are available only to Customers associated with the User Profile.

Associate Profile to Store:

Stores and Reps > Stores > "Manage" action > Profile tab
  1. Click the "Associate Profile" button and select which User Profile to associate.
  2. Indicate if "Default Anonymous" and/or "Default Registered"
  3. Save progress using the "Save" button. The screen will refresh with action confirmation.
  4. User Profile is now associated with the managed Store

Price Lists Tab

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Product Prices that appear in your Store come from a Pricing List, which can be associated at the User-Profile or at the Store level:

  • Store Based: The same Pricing is displayed to all Customers visiting the Store
  • Profiles Based: Profile-specific pricing is only shown to Customers

Note: If a Customers could be shown multiple Pricing Lists, the List with the highest Precedent value would be displayed--It's like golf, the lowest score beats the higher score.

Associate Price List with Store

Stores and Reps > Stores > "Manage" action > Price List tab
  1. The Price List tab landing page has two tabs; "Store Based" and "Profile Based". Select a tab based on how prices should be displayed to Customers.
  2. For "Profile Based" pricing, please specify the User Profile to associate a Pricing List with using the "Select Profile" drop-down.
  3. Use the "Associate Price" button to browse unassigned Pricing Lists. Activate the elements you wish to associate and "Save". The page will reload with confirmation of your progress.
  4. Pricing is now associated.

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|User Profiles must be created before associating to a pricing list.

Note: To disassociate an associated Pricing list, use the "Delete" actions. Don't worry, you're won't permanently delete it.

Inventory Tab

Products must be associated to a Warehouses before inventory can be tracked.

On the Inventory tab, Administrators can associate unassigned Warehouses with a Webstore Order fulfillment and Inventory tracking purposes. A Default Warehouse must be associated with your Store. Product Inventory levels can be monitored if Multifront knows which Warehouse an Order is being fulfilled from.

You might be wondering, up late at night, "how does Multifront know where my inventory levels are?". Rest assured, Jeff, we're totally not spying on you.

After Inventory is added to a Warehouse, Multifront will subtract the appropriate Inventory Quantity from Stores based on each Orders details. Stores must be associated with a Default Warehouse for Inventory to be tracked.

Multi front tracks remaining Inventory quantity, at the SKU level, for each Warehouse associated with Stores. In this section, Administrators can choose a Default Warehouse for Store Order fulfillment.

Associating a Warehouse with a Store

Stores and Reps > Stores > "Manage" action > Inventory Tab

Before starting these steps, you will need an unassigned Warehouse with Products associated.

  1. Select an unassigned Warehouse from the "Unassociated Warehouse" table
  2. Use the "Right" arrow button to associate the desired Warehouse with Store
  3. Use the "Save" button to save progress. The page will reload with action confirmation.
  4. Warehouse is now associated with Store

Shipping Origin Tab

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The Shipping tab is primarily used to manage the originating shipping address and UPS/FedEx account credentials for a Store.

If your Shipping Origin address is a Warehouse, select the "Use Warehouse Address" checkbox to pass through the Default Warehouse Address.

Also, a Store's Shipping Address is used to determine shipping origin for calculating shipping rates.

Shipping Origin Address Details Enter the address your inventory will ship from.
FedEx and UPS settings Configure your respective account information before enabling FedEx or UPS shipping methods.

Shipping Methods Tab

Only unassigned Shipping Methods can be seen here


The Shipping Methods tab is where Administrators can associate unassigned Shipping Methods with a Store. The Shipping Options are created in another section of Multifront, Shipping.


Once a Shipping Method is associated with a Store, Customers can select the Shipping Method at checkout.


By default, Multifront has FedEx, UPS, and USPS Shipping Types baked in but Administrators can also create their own.


Associating a Shipping Method with a Store

Stores and Reps > Stores > "Manage" action > Shipping Methods Tab

Before starting these steps, you will need an unassigned Shipping Class

  1. Use the "Associate Shipping Method" button to associate an unassociated Shipping Method with a Store.
  2. Select an unassigned Shipping Method and "Save" progress. The page with reload with action confirmation.
  3. Shipping Method is now associated with Store

Payment Methods Tab

Only unassigned Payment Methods can be seen here.

The Payment Methods tab is where Administrators can associate unassigned Payment Methods with a Store. The Payment Options are created in another section of Multifront, Shipping.


Once a Payment Method is associated with a Store, Customers can select the Payment Method at checkout.


By default, Multifront has four Payment Types: Credit Card, Purchase Order, Paypal Express, and COD. Administrators can manage Merchant Gateway Settings from the Payment Methods section.

Associating a Payment Method with a Store

Stores and Reps > Stores > "Manage" action > Payment Methods Tab Before starting these steps, you will need an unassigned Payment Method

  1. Use the "Associate Shipping Method" button to associate an unassociated Shipping Method with a Store.
  2. Select an unassigned Shipping Method and "Save" progress. The page with reload with action confirmation.
  3. Shipping Method is now associated with Store

Tax Details

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To set up different types of taxes Admin needs to enter the required details for every tax.

Taxes Tab

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Taxes created with Admin > Taxes can be associated with Stores via the Taxes tab.

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Using the "Delete" action, Administrators can remove Taxes from a Store.]]

Note: Only unassociated Taxes can be associated with Stores.

Countries Tab

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Shipping and Billing are enabled only for Countries associated with Stores. Multiple Countries can be associated with a Store.

On this tab, Administrators can manage which Countries are associated with.

Use the "Associate Country" button to enable Countries for international shipping and billing. AssociateCountry.PNG Using the "Delete" action, Administrators can remove Countries associated with a Store.

Locale Tab

Stores supports up to four Locales: English, French, German, and Spanish. Administrators can activate/deactivate the locale values for their store and set a default locale using Tools from this tab.

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SMTP Tab

Simple Mail Transfer Protocols must be configured before email notifications can be sent. All email notifications from this store will come from this single server.

SMTP Port: Port number for server
SMTP Server: Ex. smtp.gmail.com
SMTP Server User Name: Server user name
SMTP Server Password: Password for email server
Enable SSL for SMTP: Checkbox to enable SSL for SMTP

Units Tab

Administrators set Store preference for units and currency. All currency and units will appear based on these preferences.

Weight Unit Product weight in either kilograms or pounds.
Dimension Unit Product can be either inches or centimeters.
Active Currency Select active currency for your store. Prices are displayed to Customers according to the store-level currency.
Currency Suffix Admins can include a suffix which is displayed with currency values.
Preview See a preview of Active Currency and Currency Suffix

Analytics Tab

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Container ID: This field needs to include the container ID received from the created Google Analytics account.
Analytics ID: This field needs to include the Analytics ID received from the created Google Analytics account
Tracking Pixel: A tracking pixel field needs to include the HTML code snippet used for tracking purposes.

Robots.TXT Tab

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Display Settings

Stores & Reps> Stores > "Display Settings" action

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The Display Settings of a Store correspond to a Stores Theme and.CSHTML Pages containing Widgets. In this section, Administrators can customize Store-specific visuals and configure Widgets for their Stores.

Out-of-the-box, Multifront uses a default Theme for Stores. The default Theme includes several Content Pages which can assist Administrators establishing a Store. Administrators can download the default Theme, which can act as a template for a firm to create custom Themes, and can also add/modify Pages, CSS, or Widgets based on the Admins requirements. After a new Theme has been created, Themes can be added to Multifront via CMS > Site Themes.


Detail Description
Website Logo Select a Website Logo, Favicon, and Website Title
Image setting Administrators can set the default Product Image and Auto Image Resize Settings. Ex: PDP uses Large Image and "Add to Cart" page uses Small Thumbnail Image.
Product Page Administrators can set the Product Size based on the Product Type Detail. By default, Administrators can choose "Big", "Medium", and "Small".

Configurable Widgets

Multifront comes standard with several configurable and nonconfigurable Widgets for Stores. Widgets are configurable reusable code that is configurable by Administrators to Developers can create/develop new Widgets based off the defaults. Widgets can be used multiple times throughout a Store, each with a different configuration.

Ex: A single Widget, such as "Home Page Special" is configurable and will display any Products the Widget is associated with. A Developer could create a "Best Sellers" Widget based on "Home Page Special" which could then be used throughout a Store.

Slider Details

Stores > "Display Settings" action > Home Page tab > Slider Widget "Configure" button
Detail Description
Select Slider Select existing Banner Sliders from drop-down to display with Slider Widget.
Select Type Select Slider type
Select Navigation Select Navigation element for Slider
Auto Play "Yes/No" toggle to enable/disable Slider autoplay
Auto Play Timeout Time (in msec)
Autoplay Hover Pause "Yes/No" toggle to enable/disable Slider pause on Customer mouse hover
Select Transition Style Select Transition Style from drop-down list

Configure Slider

Stores > "Display Settings" action > Slider Widget > "Configure" action
  1. Add Widget Details
  2. Save progress using "Save" button. The Page will reload with action confirmation.
  3. Slider Widget is now configured.

Configure Advertisement Banner

Stores > "Display Settings" action > Advertisement Banner Widget > "Configure" action
  1. Add Widget Details
  2. Save progress using "Save" button. The Page will reload with action confirmation.
  3. Advertisement Banner is now configured.

Associate New Arrivals

Stores > "Display Settings" action > New Arrivals Widget "Configure" button
  1. Select Products to associate with New Arrivals Widget
  2. Save progress using the "Save" button. Page will reload with action confirmation
  3. New Arrivals have now been associated.

Associate Home Page Specials

Stores > "Display Settings" action > Home Page Specials Widget "Configure" button
  1. Select Products to associate with Home Page Specials Widget
  2. Save progress using the "Save" button. Page will reload with action confirmation
  3. Home Page Specials have now been associated.

Associate Category List

Stores > "Display Settings" action > Category List Widget "Configure" button
  1. Select Category(ies) to associate with Category List Widget
  2. Save progress using the "Save" button. Page will reload with action confirmation
  3. Category List have now been associated.

Associate Brand List

Stores > "Display Settings" action > Brand List Widget "Configure" button
  1. Select Brand(s) to associate with Brands List Widget
  2. Save progress using the "Save" button. Page will reload with action confirmation
  3. Brands List have now been associated.

Add Social Media

Stores > "Display Settings" action > Social Media Widget > "Configure" action > "Add New" button
  1. Add Social Media Details
  2. Save progress using the "Save" action. Page will reload with action confirmation.
  3. Social Media has now been added.

Add Help Section

Stores > "Display Settings" action > Help Section Widget > "Configure" action > "Add New" button
  1. Add Help Section Details
  2. Save progress using the "Save" action. Page will reload with action confirmation.
  3. Help Section has now been added.

Add Payment Gateway

Stores > "Display Settings" action > Payment Gateway Widget > "Configure" action > "Add New" button
  1. Add Payment Gateway Details
  2. Save progress using the "Save" action. Page will reload with action confirmation.
  3. Payment Gateways has now been added.

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