Controlling Shopping Cart Item Quantities

Controlling Controlling Shopping Cart Item Quantities

The information below shows you how to control the display of the item quantities in both the Product Ads and Shopping Cart.

Show Quantity
The Show Quantity variable setting only functions with the Mal's Ecommerce Shopping Cart. The results of this variable are displayed in the image of the Shopping Cart as shown below. This Show Quantity variable setting is accessible via the Product Design sheet.

You can choose either of the following three variable setting options:

  • Editable = 0, Displays the quantity in an edit box in which the shopper can modify the value. To remove the item from the cart, the user would have to enter a zero (0) value into the edit box.
  • Locked = 1, Displays the quantity as text (no edit box). The shopper cannot modify the quantity value or remove the item from the cart.
  • Check Box = 2, Displays a check box in the quantity field so the user has the option to remove the item from the Shopping Cart. No quantity value is displayed.

Overriding the Show Quantity Values for the individual Product Ads
You can override the Show Quantity values during Publishing of your website for the individual Product Ads by using the Product Ad Display Override Options for Publishing. You can access the Product Ad Display Override Options feature from either the Site Setup or Publish function. The Product Ad Display Override Options for Publishing feature is shown in the dialog box image below.

Force use of HTML Form type Add-to-Cart buttons
By checking the "Force use of HTML Form type Add-to-Cart buttons" box, you can override the Automatic Add-to-Cart Button Type Detection setting by  "Forcing" the program to publish all of your Add-to-Cart buttons as HTML Form type buttons and not publish any as Hyperlink type buttons. This is useful if you want the Item Quantity edit boxes to be appear on each of your Product Ads.

Note: You also have the option to suppress (turn off) publishing of the Item Quantity edit boxes displayed on the Product Ads. This setting can be set using the "Ad Design" Utility or checking the appropiate check box on the Product Design sheet. See Figures 1 and 3 in the image below.

Sam Raheb
XLEcom Program Developer