How do I create a store in MIVA Merchant?

The following article explains how to create a store in MIVA Merchant. During the creation of the store you are required to assign the store a code and name as well as enter your contact information and configure a few settings in a simple and straightforward process..

To create a store in MIVA Merchant, please follow these steps:

  1. Log into the MIVA Merchant Admin section located at If this address does not work, you may need to use Older MIVA Merchant stores were configured with this address.
  2. If you are in the simple administration, click Switch to Advanced Administration.
  3. Expand Stores from the menu.
  4. Click Add Store from the menu.
  5. Click Identification from the top menu.
  6. Enter the necessary information:
    • Manager: enter a username that will be the manager of the store
    • Store Code: enter a code for the store
    • Store Name: enter the name of the store
  7. Click Owner and review the information entered.
  8. Click Settings from the top menu.
  9. Enter the necessary information:
    • Units of Measurement (weight): enter the unit of measurement to use for the weight of your products
    • Basket Timeout (minutes): enter the number of minutes before a basket times out
    • Price Group Overlap Resolution: select how to handle price group overlaps
    • First Order #: enter the number that orders should begin at
    • Sales Tax Calculation: select the type of sales tax your store will be using (required)
    • Current Formatting: select a currency to use for your site (required)
    • Require Shipping: check the box to require a shipping option to be selected when completing the checkout
    • Require Tax: check the box to require sales tax to be added to orders
    • Require Shipping for Free Orders: check the box to require a shipping option be selected for free orders
  10. Click Layout from the top menu.
  11. Select MIVA Merchant Merchant Look & Feel.
  12. Click Add.

The above steps create a basic MIVA Merchant storefront. To view your storefront you can go to http://ipaddress/merchant2/merchant.mvc.


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