[intro]When you have completed this Guide, you will have learned all about the different Product Calculators available and selected which you’d like to add to Products on your EKM online shop.[/intro]

[caution]Before you begin, you need to ensure that you have turned on the Product Calculators feature within EKM Labs, or this will not be visible to you. [/caution]

Product Calculators are an ideal choice for your Product Pages if you have items such as paint, fabric, flooring or wallpaper in range as they allow customers to calculate how much they need according to the area they would like to cover. There are five different Product Calculators available on the EKM online shop platform, each for a different product type:

Paint Calculator

This calculates the total area in metres that a specified single tin of paint can cover. Customers can enter the dimensions of their walls (or other areas) in metres on the Product Page, and the Paint Calculator will work out the total number of tins required. This Calculator also offers an Allow Wastage option, which when ticked, the system can round up, so that the customer can choose to have slightly more than what they need to allow for mistakes.

Wallpaper Calculator

The Wallpaper Calculator can use metres, feet, centimetres or millimetres and needs to know the height and width of the paper per roll to work. On the Product Page, the customer can add the dimensions of one or more walls in metres, feet, centimetres or millimetres, and the Wallpaper Calculator will let them know how many rolls of wallpaper they need to purchase. This Calculator also offers an Allow Wastage option, which when ticked, the system can round up, so that the customer can choose to have slightly more than what they need to allow for mistakes.

Tile Calculator

Here you need to add the measurement of the individual tiles in metres, feet, centimetres or millimetres, as well as the total number of tiles available in each pack (that is, if you don’t sell them individually). This Calculator also offers an Allow Wastage option, which when ticked, the system can round up, so that the customer can choose to have slightly more than what they need to allow for mistakes. On the Product Page, the customer can add the dimensions of one or more walls in metres, feet, centimetres or millimetres, and the Tile Calculator will let them know how many boxes of tiles they need to purchase.

Flooring Calculator

This Calculator can use metres, feet, centimetres or millimetres, and you need to input the Width and Height of each flooring panel, along with the number of flooring panels in each pack. This Calculator also offers an Allow Wastage option, which when ticked, the system can round up, so that the customer can choose to have slightly more than what they need to allow for mistakes. On the Product Page, the customer can add the dimensions of one or more floor areas in metres, feet, centimetres or millimetres, and the Flooring Calculator will let them know how many boxes of panels they need to purchase to complete their project.

Fabric Calculator

The Fabric Calculator uses metres, feet, centimetres or millimetres and you just need to input the width of the fabric and length/height of the fabric roll. This Calculator also offers an Allow Wastage option, which when ticked, the system can round up, so that the customer can choose to have slightly more than what they need to allow for mistakes. On the Product Page, the customer can add dimensions in metres, feet, centimetres or millimetres and the Calculators will let them know the total cost of the fabric they need.

Installing the Feature

1. From the Dashboard, click the Features tab:

[remember]You need to turn on Product Calculators within EKM Labs, or this will not be visible on your list of Installed Features.[/remember]

2. On the Features Page, scroll down and you'll see that Product Calculators is already installed on your EKM online shop:3. Now you need to go to the Add/Edit Product window of an existing Product you would like to add a Product Calculator onto - the easiest way to do this is via the Advanced Inventory Manager:

4. Select the appropriate Guide from the list below:

Paint

Paint Calculator - Single Products

Paint Calculator - Products with Variants

Wallpaper

Wallpaper Calculator - Single Products

Wallpaper Calculator - Products with Variants

Tile

Tile Calculator - Single Products

Tile Calculator - Products with Variants

Flooring

Flooring Calculator - Single Products

Flooring Calculator - Products with Variants

Fabric

Fabric Calculator - Single Products

Fabric Calculator - Products with Variants

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[contact] If you need our help with your EKM online shop, contact your Account Manager or Customer Support, who will be able to point you in the right direction. We're open from 8am-6pm weekdays and 9am-5.30pm on the weekends. If you'd like to suggest a feature or an upgrade on any of the EKM platforms, please let us know on the EKM Suggestions board. If you have a non-account specific question ask the EKM Team, join us in EKM Community.  [/contact]