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Dreamweaver Extension
May 22, 2021 (Version 5.0.1)
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Price: $0.00

A pre-built online store

PowerStore is a pre-built online store for you to download, customize and host. Sell physical or digital goods, using one of the many supported payment gateways. The code is accessible and customizable, offering you a head-start on creating a custom eCommerce website for your clients or your business.

Runs on: Your Windows or Linux server | System requirements
Licensed for: One domain
Compare with: All eCommerce solutions

Latest release: May 22, 2021 (Version 5.0.1)

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eCommerce store

Quickly set up your store

The PowerStore installation wizard helps you smoothly set up the website on your server and automatically creates your database tables. All the pages in your site are automatically generated, including:

  • home page with best selling product and a featured product displayed
  • product category/subcategory pages and advanced product search
  • paginated product results page (linked to from category and search pages); choose to display products in list or grid format
  • professional product detail page with add to cart buttons
  • placeholder pages that can be fully modified (about page, contact page with a Google map and directions for your store location, and more)
  • shopping cart and checkout pages
  • automatic emails: order receipt, registration confirmation, email verification
  • registration pages, fully validated with security options (full or simple)
  • login page with "remember me" and auto login options, plus password retrieval
  • user profile page, user order pages and download page for digital goods
  • full-featured administrative backend

Physical or digital goodsSell physical or digital goods

Sell physical or digital goods with any of the supported currencies:

  • US Dollar ($)
  • Australian Dollar ($)
  • Canadian Dollar ($)
  • Euro (€)
  • Great Britain Pound (£)

PowerStore includes full support for selling any type of downloadable file, such as software, music or movies. After your customer purchases a digital good, they get access to their Download Center, which lists all the products they have access to download. You can even specify a maximum number of downloads if you want to permit only a certain number of downloads per purchase.

Pre-built admin and CMS

Manage via pre-built admin / CMS

A complete back-end website is included to manage your store. Set up multiple administrator accounts to give your administrators the ability to manage the store. Once an administrator logs in, the dashboard displays with administrative charts and quick access to store details. Use the search-based charts to display user registration, product sales and processed orders. Fully manage products, users, orders, coupons, inventory, content, SEO, store design and store settings from the admin.

Content management is automatically built-in and the Live Edit mode allows logged in administrators to browse the site and modify any content directly on the page! Insert an image gallery into any CMS content area; optimize your pages' meta tags for SEO (including individual, dynamic product pages!); manage your Google Analytics and Google Map API codes; and more!

PowerStore theme customization

Customize the look and feel

PowerStore includes four professional designs for you to choose from. The designs are CSS-based and cross-browser compatible.

To cutomize, PowerStore offers a browser-based built-in Design Editor, allowing you to completely customize the look and feel with your own styles, images and color scheme.

All the HTML and CSS is entirely accessible so that web professionals can skin every last detail, if desired. We even offer tutorials to assist you in using your own custom template.


Control product settings & coupons

PowerStore offers great flexibility for managing your products. Add your own product categories and subcategories. Products can be added to multiple categories. Optionally include a text field option for your customers to enter a custom message; great for engraving or monogramming.

Create product options (such as colors and sizes) and allow for a product's details to vary across its options. For example, say you sell a photo on your site. When your customer selects the photo size they want, you can have the price, description and image change as they pick 4x6, 5x7, 8x10. You can even set conditional options. For example, when your customer selects the 8x10 photo, you can have them select their frame color next, but when they select the 5x7 photo, make only one frame color available. Set inventory per product, per product option or specify unlimited inventory.

Set up coupons to allow customers to enter a coupon code at checkout. Set up sales and coupons for all products, specific products, or specific product categories - and display retail price vs. sale price on product pages.


Supported payment gatewaysChoose your payment option

PowerStore allows you to accept credit and debit cards or to have your customers check out on your payment gateway's site. Payment gateways supported include:

You can set your store to secure sandbox/test mode for testing the checkout process.

Shipping and tax rules

Customize shipping & tax rules

For U.S. stores, you can specify the tax rate for the state in which you do business. Any customers outside of the state your business operates in do not have to pay taxes - this is accommodated for in PowerStore. You can also charge no sales tax or create your own custom tax rules.

Create your own custom shipping rate table or get real-time domestic or international shipping rate quotes from any of these shipping providers:

  • United States Postal Service (USPS)
  • UPS
  • FedEx
  • Canada Post
  • Australia Post
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Powerful options for web pros

PowerStore has many customization options available from the robust browser-based administrative interface that allow you to customize your site and manage your store, but all HTML, CSS and PHP code is completely accessible, should you want to modify any of the code. Use the editor of your choice, such as Dreamweaver, if you want to make modifications. There are no restrictions regarding the re-branding of PowerStore, including the administrative back-end.

If you're a web professional, save yourself the time it takes to build an eCommerce store from scratch and instead, quickly customize this pre-built store in any way you want to meet your client's needs. Then hand it off, complete with the admin site for your client to manage.

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Features new to Version 4.5

  • New currencies supported:
    • Australian Dollar ($)
    • Canadian Dollar ($)
    • Euro (€)
    • Great Britain Pound (£)
  • New payment gateways integrated:
    • SagePay
    • eWay
    • 3D Secure option added to PayPal WebSite Payments Pro
  • Canada Post and Australia Post shipping providers integrated
  • Custom shipping rules - create your own rate table
  • Custom tax rules - itemize taxes by country and state
  • Expanded SEO support: Dynamic product meta titles, keywords and descriptions

Features new to Version 4

  • Works with PayPal Payments Standard
  • Digital goods support (with download center)
  • Design editor with 4 different themes
  • Customizable main and footer navigation
  • Create new pages using PowerCMS 2 templates
  • Integrated image galleries
  • Flat rate shipping / per-item shipping
  • Enhanced product catalog creation
  • Display retail price vs. sale price to show savings
  • Easily upgrade from PowerStore 3
  • Google Analytics support
  • Optional grid catalog page layout
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When you purchase PowerStore, you receive a single license to set up PowerStore on one live domain. The serial number can be activated on a testing domain (i.e. localhost) in addition to your live domain allowing you to configure and customize your site prior to going live. 

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What can I expect to get started?

PowerStore is a set of pre-built pages, making up an entire retail website. We provide documentation every step of the way, but essentially, you upload the pages to your hosted account or web server and use PowerStore’s browser-based installation wizard to begin setting up your site. Once set up, PowerStore offers a robust browser-based admnistrative interface for managing your store and site.

What if I need further support?

First, visit the Powerstore support page to review the latest product documentation, tutorials and videos. If you still need help, visit our support forums, where we have over a decade of experience helping our customers be successful with our tools - for FREE!

System requirements

Any modern browser such as Firefox, Safari, Chrome or Internet Explorer 7

Windows or Mac

Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 required for admins to use the Design Editor interface

Hosting requirement: Linux or Windows web server that runs PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 4 or MySQL 5

No coding experience or tools needed

PowerStore is a fully functional, pre-built website with a browser-based administrative interface to manage your store so you can get your store up and running - as well as maintain it - without any coding knowledge and without any other WebAssist products.

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