This tutorial is going to introduce you to the Prestashop shopping cart module and checkout settings.
To add a shopping cart module:
- Log in to your PrestaShop admin panel and click the Modules menu.
- Scroll down till you see the Cart block module in the list under the Front Office Features.
- Click on the Install button.
- Click on Configure.
- This will give you an option to select an Ajax cart or not. Ajax provides a floating effect of your product when “Add to Cart” button is clicked.
- Click Save when you’re ready.
- Check the front view of your site where you should see the Cart block.
The Cart block displays the products added by your customers their basket. They can then see their basket to change the amount of product they’re ordering.
By clicking on "Check Out", they see the "Summary Order" page that gives a complete view of the items that are in the cart: thumbnail, name, features, availability, price and ability to change the quantity of each product.
Detailed pricing is then displayed below, including the order’s total cost with tax and shipping, and if applicable, a description of the voucher that was used. Further below, the available addresses are displayed. Clicking "Next" starts the check-out process that involves five steps, or a standart method.
You can also use the One Page Checkout feature in Prestashop to allow your customers to place orders quickly in one single step.
In order to determine which of the two methods you are going to let your customers use, in your admin panel go to Preferences
and under General scroll down to Checkout process type:
Click on the drop-down menu to select either "One Page Checkout" or "Standard (account creation and address creation)" click Save. "One Page Checkout" allows your customers to input their addresses at a later date or as may be required after purchasing a product, thus making the registration process much quicker.
If you have products that are selling at a low price with a low security, that is to order without registering, you may use a Guest Checkout option. In order to set it up, in your Prestashop admin go to Preferences -> Orders and check Yes next to Enable guest checkout. Click Save.
When your customer is already registered to your site, he simply chooses the delivery mode, accepts the Terms, and click on “Proceed to Checkout”, which displays the list of accepted payment methods. From this step the customer chooses the payment method and will be directed to the payment step.
You as the site administrator can see the products that customers are adding to their carts if you go to the Customers -> Chopping Carts tab.
You will see all of the shopping carts that have items in them. For instance, you can filter your results by the date that they were added.
You can see the profile of the customers who check your site out, and, if you wish, use this information to improve your commercial performance.You can also see what products the customer purchased, the price of each item, the quantity they desire, and the total value of their cart.
Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below: