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Add to cart confirmation message

Thread began 3/19/2012 6:06 am by bill3786 | Last modified 3/19/2012 6:58 pm by Jason Byrnes | 2542 views | 9 replies |

bill3786

Add to cart confirmation message

Is it possible to add a popup message to confirm that a customer has clicked the "add to cart" button.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

do you mean a message to confirm that they want to ad the item to the cart?

please provide more details on the purpose of this message.

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bill3786

Sorry, I havn't explained my question very well.

I would like a popup that confirms that the customer has added an item to the cart. This could be a popup that the customer has then to click OK to carry on shopping or a popup with a timeout.

Its a visual confirmation that the item has definetly been added to the cart.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Rather than a popup message or an alert message, it would probably be better to add a Quirk Cart display manager to the page with the add to cart button on it, this will show a running total and number of items that are in the cart. each time the add to cart button is pressed, it will increase the quantity and the Total giving an indication that the item was added to the cart.

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bill3786

I do have a quick cart displayed in the header of each page.

When a customer is scolled down the results page it is not always visible.

Its a request from the client to add a confirmation at the point of clicking the "add to cart" button.

Have seen some jquery popups but so far they display too much information, just need a simple "your item has been added to the cart" type message which is clickable to remove or on a timeout.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the reality is that a javascript alert when the add to cart button is pressed really doesn't tell the user anything that they dont already know

what would happen is that the user would press the add to cart button, the alert would be shown, then the information is sent to the server to add the item to the cart. it's not really possible to show an alert after the info is sent to the server to add it to the cart. you could set the add to cart behavior to redirect to the cart display page, that would show them if the item is added to the cart or not, but showing an alert on clicking the add to cart button does not really address the issue.

but if you want to do it any way, add an onClick event to the add to cart button:

onClick="alert('Item Added to cart'); return true;"

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bill3786

I understand your explanations. The client's site is a trade site so that when a customer is adding many, many individual items to the cart in one session the alert just provides definite confirmation of the correct use of the mouse i.e. "did I click the add to cart button properly".

Ultimately saves time by not having to periodically check the contents of the cart when ordering a large number of items.

Adding the onclick event was quick and easy to implement and works well. Many thanks.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

ok, glad to hear the onclick works for you. i just wanted to make sure you understood that the alert box ultimately is misleading because it cannot tell that the item was successfully added to the cart or not, it can only tell you that the submit was clicked

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bill3786

I really appreciate your detailed answers on this.

I feel that the alert box should satisfy the client, so thanks again.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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