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View Cart Button Necessary?

Posts: 14

Why must I have this button where there are "Add to cart" buttons.

In all likelyhood,
if customers buy these bundles Im making on this particular page,
they aren't making another purchase that day. Just checking out

So, can you answer for me,

why "You need one View Cart on ALL pages which have add to cart??




I am trying to find a suitable place for the View button,
but if I can Avoid it altogether I would rather do that.

NOTE: ALL my single products (each on their own pages) have BOTH Add & View buttons.

POSTED ON: June 3, 2010 @ 14:35 GMT -7

E-Junkie Crew
Posts: 5455

Our View Cart code calls some programming into your page which operates the nice, overlay-style cart that appears "inside" your page. Without that code in your page, the cart would appear in a popup window/tab. If you want to use our overlay-style cart, you must have at least one block of View Cart code on every page which has any number of Add to Cart buttons (you don't need a View Cart for every Add to Cart appearing on the same page together).

If you don't want to give the buyer any way to view their cart without adding an item to it, you can just delete the actual button-link portion of the View Cart code (the first half, from <a href=... to </a>) while keeping the scripting portion of the code (the last half, from the first <script... to the last </script>) in your pages' source code.

However, we do not recommend removing the View Cart button, as it may adversely affect your conversion rate. A buyer may have added some item(s) to their cart and continued shopping around your site, then at some point they may be ready to place their order but cannot find a way to get back to their cart without adding an item they don't want to buy. You can't expect everyone to be smart enough to realize they can add an item and then remove it, so in this situation they will often just leave your site without placing any order at all. This is why online shopping sites typically have a View Cart button or link placed in an easy-to-find location that is consistent from page to page throughout the same site.

POSTED ON: June 3, 2010 @ 14:52 GMT -7

Posts: 14

Cool, thanks Guru,

Now that im setting this up, I will just find a good spot for the View Cart on that Bundle Page..

POSTED ON: June 3, 2010 @ 15:03 GMT -7

Posts: 1

I am OK with putting the View Cart button in every page, but it is not suitable for me to have the Add to Cart in every page i.e. Homepage. since there are no items to buy.

I am also using Dreamweaver templates and so any changes I make will affect all the pages.

So, in order to have a "Add to Cart" button in all the pages. Can I created just put a white pixel hidden in a corner so no one will see it?

This means that the hidden "Add to Cart" button will be in EVERY page. But the real Add to Cart button will only show on the pages with items for sale.

Would this become a problem for the code?

POSTED ON: June 4, 2010 @ 05:02 GMT -7

E-Junkie Crew
Posts: 850

You do not need to have the Add to Cart button on every page. You just need to have the View Cart code on each page that you do have at least one Add to Cart button on.

POSTED ON: June 4, 2010 @ 12:47 GMT -7

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