Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

API Login

Stands for Application Programming Interface. Along with the Transaction Key, this is required to set up an Internet connection between your e-commerce site and payment gateway.

Authorize.net

Online payment systems provider.

B

Batching Orders

Grouping different/multiple orders into one batch.

Bing Ads

Ads that are purchased from Bing and displayed in Bing search results.

C

Capturing Payments

Authorized money is transferred from the customer's account to a merchant's account.

Cart/List

Where consumers create a list of the items they wnat to buy. Cart is used for sites enabled for e-commerce. List is used for sites that do not have e-commerce enabled.

CenPOS

Online payment systems and gateway provider.

Control Panel

SimplePart's built-in order management and reporting system.

Core Tax

Core charges are a form of deposit paid until and old part is returned. In Settings, it is possible to allocate sales tax towards the core charges if the dealership requires it.

Coupons

Customizable codes you can give to your customers to unlock a discount or promotional offer.

D

Dashboard

The homepage of your Control Panel.

Domain

A domain is a website address, owned, purchased, and registered by your dealership.

F

Fixed Shipping

An additional flat cost, displayed separately from standards shipping rates, intended for items that are considered overweight or over-sized. Dealers have the ability to edit this cost.

Flags

Used to designate orders which require review, such as suspicious orders.

G

Google Ads

An ad program in which you buy ads that are displayed in Google search results or products.

Google AdWords

An ad program in which you buy ads that are displayed in Google search results or products. Now known as Google Ads.

Google My Business

An online business listing that appears in Google search results. Displays your business's phone number, website, address, and photos.

I

IP Address

Internet Protocol address. Every computer is assigned a numerical value as a form of identification.

L

Local Pickup

An optional setting that allows your customers to pick up their orders at your business instead of having them shipped.

N

Notes

For internal use only. Customers cannot see these. They can be added to an order at any time. They also include transaction details from the Payment Gateway.

Notifications

These come in three colors: Red, Orange, and Green. Red indicates a warning notification, while Green means the order is clear of issues.

P

Payment Gateway

A service that authorizes credit card or direct payments processing for online businesses.

PayPal

Online payment systems provider.

Policy Page

Contains your privacy policy in regards to how personal customer information and cookies are stored on the site. All Policy Page changes must be submitted to SimplePart before they will be implemented on the site.

R

Reports

Analyses of your store's performance based on certain metrics.

S

SEM

Search Engine Marketing.Internet marketing that involves the promotion of websites through visibility in search engine results pages through paid advertising.

SEO

Search Engine Optimization. The process of affecting a website's online visibility in a search engine's unpaid results. Also known as as "natural", "organic", or "earned" results.

Shipping Carrier

Typically USPS, UPS, or FedEx; this is the company you use to ship your products to consumers.

ShipStation

Shipping software that lets you import orders from all your selling channels, create shipping labels, and ship with 30+ carriers. Integration available.

Snapshot

The area on your Dashboard featuring colored infographics populated from reports data.

Sub-domain

A domain that is part of a primary domain.

T

Tax Rates

Percentage at which your customers are taxed. You are required to set a primary tax rate, but can add additional state's tax rates in Settings.

Transaction Key

A 16-character alphanumeric value randomly generated. Along with the API Login, this is required to set up an Internet connection between your e-commerce site and payment gateway.

U

URL

Stands for Uniform Resource Locator, this is the address for a webpage

V

VIN Message

This message - included in the checkout process - ensures the customer is purchasing parts for the correct vehicle.

W

Wholesale Module

An optional add-on which allows individual customer pricing matrices by log-in.