Cart

Overview

Your Cart - also known as the 'trolley' or 'basket' - is where your customers' products are placed as they shop on your store. This allows them to review the items they intend to purchase, including adjusting the quantity.

Note: The Cart is not the same as the checkout. The checkout is where payment and delivery details are processed. This is handled by the Shopify platform, and is therefore outside the theme's control - click here to learn more.

Steps

  1. Within your Shopify admin, go to Sales Channels > Online Store > Themes.

  2. Click your theme, and select Customize.

  3. On the left-hand menu, select Theme settings.

  4. Scroll down to select Cart.

Theme settings > Cart

Viewing the Cart Page

To view the cart page, use the page template drop-down menu at the top of the page.

Steps

  1. Within your Shopify admin, go to Sales Channels > Online Store > Themes.

  2. Click your theme, and select Customize.

  3. Select page drop-down menu at the top of the page.

  4. Scroll down to select Cart.

Locating the cart page through the theme editor.

Cart Icon & Cart Number

The Cart icon and Cart number are held in your theme's header, and therefore can be edited through this section.

Edit the Cart icon settings through Sections > Header.

To learn more, please read our guide below:

Cart Type

By using the Cart type drop-down menu, you can choose to display your cart as either a Drawer or a Page.

Cart Drawer

By selecting Drawer, the cart will slide out of the right side of your page.

Example of a cart drawer being activated by clicking the cart icon.

This is a great option for merchants who wish to keep customers on the product page, rather than taking them to a separate page when showing them the contents of their cart.

Cart Page

By selecting Page from the Cart type drop-down menu, your customers will be taken to a separate page to view the contents of their cart.

Example of a customer clicking the cart icon and being taken to a seperate cart page.

Enable Dynamic Checkout Buttons

‚ÄčDynamic checkout buttons allow your customers to put their items in their baskets and head to the cart page all in one click.

If you would like dynamic checkout buttons to be displayed under your Add to cart buttons, select Enable dynamic checkout buttons.

Enabling dynamic checkout buttons on the product page.

To learn more about configuring dynamic checkout buttons, read our guide below:

Enable Cart Notes

If you would like to enable a note box where your customers can leave messages for you as the merchant, select Enable cart notes.

This can be useful and even essential when selling customizable products.

Enabling the cart notes box.

Changing the Cart Note Text

If you would like to change the text that appears above your cart note text box, you can do this through your Shopify admin settings.

Steps

  1. Within your Shopify admin, go to Sales Channels > Online Store > Themes.

  2. Click your theme, and select Actions.

  3. Scroll down to select Edit languages.

  4. In the search bar, type 'Add a note for the seller'.

  5. Under Note, type in your chosen text.

Themes > Actions > Edit languages > Add a note for the seller

Enable Continue Shopping

By selecting Enable continue shopping, a button will appear under your cart's option to Place your order to allow your customers to continue shopping on your site.

Enabling the Continue Shopping button.

Enable Terms & Conditions

By selecting Enable terms and conditions, your customers will be prompted to confirm that they agree with your terms and conditions at your cart.

Enabling the terms and conditions confirmation within the cart.

When you have enabled your terms and conditions at the cart, you also have the option to link the words 'terms and conditions' to another page.

A terms and conditions statement hyperlinked to another page.

Simply select the Link entry field and select one of the page options from the menu, or paste in a URL of your choice.

Adding a link to your terms and conditions section.

Adding a Terms and Conditions Page

If you would like to add a terms and conditions page in order to link it to your cart, you can do so through your Shopify admin settings.

  1. Within your Shopify admin, go to Online store > Pages.

  2. Select Add page.

To learn more about making pages, read Shopify's help documentation here.