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Integration Hub for Bold Checkout

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Bold Checkout integrates with many third-party apps to help your store reach its fullest potential. All of the integrations listed within this article are fully supported and built in to Bold Checkout.

Alert: If your store currently uses an automated email flow, we recommend testing this with Bold Checkout before enabling an integration for your customers. This is because we are not able to guarantee that the emails for actions performed by your customers within Bold Checkout will be accurately sent through the automated email provider. Please visit Create a Test Order with Bold Checkout for more information.

 


 

Analytics & reporting

Facebook Pixel

Bold Checkout uses Facebook Pixel to track how your customers interact with your store. You can use this data to plan ad campaigns, acquire new customers, and more.

In order for this integration to work, you will need a Facebook ads account. You will also need to set up a pixel in Facebook Ads Manager.

For more information along with setup instructions, please visit Facebook Pixel & Checkout Integration.

 

Google Analytics

Bold Checkout integrates with Google Analytics to help you track your customer's journey through your store. These analytics help you understand your customers activity, where you need to make improvements for conversion, and more.

For more information and setup instructions, please visit Google Analytics Bold & Checkout Integration.

 

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager allows you to use tracking scripts on your store without having to modify your site code to provide you with expanded analytics on your checkout process.

For more information and setup instructions, please visit Google Tag Manager & Bold Checkout Integration.

 


 

Tax integrations

TaxJar

Bold Checkout integrates with TaxJar to simplify how your store's taxes get calculated, as it allows TaxJar to calculate your customer's tax rates directly through their service.

TaxJar will otherwise collect all of your customer's tax information and file it on your behalf, on a pre-determined basis.

  1. From within Bold Checkout, select Payments Tax Settings.
  2. Beside the TaxJar option, select Connect.
  3. Enter your API Token.

    Note: This is located within your TaxJar account under Account > SmartCalcs API.

  4. Select Save.

    Note: This section will change to indicate that your account has been connected.

  5. Select Create Custom Zone.
  6. Enter a Zone name.
  7. Under Choose a tax provider, select TaxJar.
  8. Select the zone's countries.
  9. Select Save.

Please contact TaxJar for more information on setting up a TaxJar account.

 


 

Features & benefits

Google Autocomplete

Bold Checkout integrates with Google Autocomplete to allow your customers to checkout faster than ever. Autocomplete uses Google's API technology to find addresses relevant to what your customers are typing in the checkout.

  1. Log into the Google API Console.
  2. Click Select a project.
  3. Select your project. If you do not have a project yet, create one using the following instructions:
    1. Select Create Project.
    2. Enter a Project name.
    3. Select Browse to choose a location.
    4. Select the location, then choose Select.
    5. Select Create.
  4. Look for the Google Places API Web Service and Google Maps Javascript API. If the APIs are not listed, use the following instructions:
    1. Select Enable API's and Services.
    2. Search for Places API, and select it.
    3. Select Enable.
  5. Search for Google Maps Javascript API.
  6. Select the Google Maps Javascript API, and Enable.
  7. Select Credentials. If there are no credentials, you must create one.
  8. Select API Key.
  9. Select the API Key Name.
  10. Under Key restriction, review what is selected. If HTTP referrers (websites) is selected, enter checkout.boldcommerce.com in the Accept requests from these HTTP referrers (websites) field.
  11. Select Save.
  12. Select the API key, and copy it.
  13. In Bold Checkout, navigate to Settings > General Settings.
  14. Scroll down to the Google Autocomplete section.
  15. Enter the API key, and select Save.

 

Troubleshooting

If you're seeing errors within Google Autocomplete, please ensure that billing is enabled within the Google Cloud Developer Console.

Note: Google provides a $300 credit when using their Google Cloud APIs and services. In order for this credit to be applied, you will need to enter a credit card / payment method into your Google account.

On the Google Cloud developer console, you will have a banner that says, "Your free trial is waiting [...]". Simply select activate, then follow the remaining steps to enable billing.

 

Loqate

Bold Checkout integrates with Loqate to allow your customers to checkout way faster than before. Loqate works similarly to Google Autocomplete. 

  1. Sign in to Loqate.
  2. From your dashboard, select Add service +.
  3. Select API Key.
  4. Write down or take note of your API key. You will be inputting this key in Step 7.
  5. From within the Bold Checkout app, select Settings General Settings.
  6. Under the Address Autocomplete section, select Connect next to Loqate.
  7. Enter your Loqate API key from Step 4.
  8. Select Save.

 

Limitations

  • You cannot use Google Autocomplete and Loqate in the same checkout.
  • Loqate doesn't validate addresses - it allows your customer's fields to automatically be filled in. Customers can otherwise manually edit their address after selecting it.
  • We only support Loqate's address autocomplete for the shipping and billing address. We do not support phone number validation or email validation.