[intro]In this Guide you’ll learn how to create a Paint Calculator on an existing Product on your EKM online shop. Before you begin, you will need to have installed the Product Calculators feature. [/intro]

1. In the Add/Edit Product window, click More Options:

2. This will reveal the Calculator tab - click this:

3. First, you need to tick the box to display the Calculator on your Product Page:

4. From the drop-down menu, ensure that you have Paint Calculator selected:

5. Tick the box to Allow Wastage, if applicable. Allowing Wastage means that when calculating the total amount of paint required, the system can round up, so that the customer can choose to have slightly more than what they need to allow for mistakes and spillages:

6. Now you need to add a figure into the Paint Coverage field. This is the size of the area that a single pot of this paint can cover with a single coat. When you have completed this field, click the Save & Close button on the bottom right-hand side:

7. On the Product Page, you’ll see a drop-down menu for your Product Calculator. Click it:

8. This will reveal the Product Calculator. The customer must add the Width and Height of their walls in metres. When they have added in the dimensions of the first wall, they simply need to click Add Another Area to add in the dimensions of any additional walls:

9. When the customer has added in the dimensions for each of the walls they want to paint, they can then tick the Wastage box if they want the system to round up, to ensure that they have enough paint for their project:

10. The customer can then click Add To Cart, and all of the paint they require - according to their wall dimensions - will have been added into the Cart:

[remember]If you have a lot of Products you would like to add Product Calculators to, you can always use spreadsheets and the Import/Export System. Read more in this Guide. [/remember]



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