Detailed examples showing you how to setup a shopping cart. Make sure you check the FAQs, your question has probably been answered before.

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Shopping cart support




There will be no further development on the Mobile front end! Version 2 of the main cart is a responsive design and works with all devices including smartphones and tablets. Since the main cart doesn't have any of the limitations of the mobile front end, it is now the prefered solution if you wish to target mobile devices.

If you are using the cart's Modern (v2) version then you can have your links to the mobile cart automatically redirected to the main cart instead. This is an option on the Switch version page in the cart setup.

There is now a version of the shopping cart specifically designed for use with Smartphones and Tablet PCs. It uses the popular JQuery Mobile framework:

The nature of mobiles, the fact that they have a very small screen and that there is no keyboard means that the shopping cart has been deliberately slimmed down to make it simpler and easier for the customer to navigate. In practice this means that most payment methods are implemented with a single page checkout whereby the customer provides their shipping address and card details on the same page.

Using the mobile shopping cart

The mobile cart uses the same methods of creating Buy Now buttons as the standard shopping cart except that the URLs are different.

Adding an item to the cart:

Reviewing the current cart contents:

where # matches the number of the server your account is set up on.

Note: the addmulti.cfm method of adding multiple items to the cart has not been implemented!

Features not supported

Most features of the standard shopping cart are in fact supported. However many third party payment processors do not have an interface suitable for integration into a mobile website and at this stage only these payment methods are supported:

PayPal Express Checkout
PayPal Pro
Standard card payment (manual card processing)

Although this may seem quite a reduced set it is actually by far the most common methods used by both merchants and customers! If you use PayPal Standard in the standard shopping cart, the mobile cart will still try to use PayPal Express checkout.

Other features which are not supported include:

Option 6 to 8 sales tax (based on the shipping address)
Additional customer info fields in PayPal Express checkout


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