Over the next couple of days, I’ve been tasked to recreate the look/theme of a Magento site, to osCommerce. In addition, I also will port as many of the features as I can (given the complexity of code and time frame).
One of the features on the Magento site is a “quick add to cart” box, where the buyer can insert the product model and quantity – this then reacts with the shopping cart to add the given product…
I don’t know Magento well enough to say if this is a core feature, or a commercial extension. But it looks like this (in my clients Magento cart);
With a bit of thought, I was able to make some -experimental- code to to do the same job, here is how it looks in osCommerce;
Note; I will obviously be re-styling this to look like the Magento example!
And here it is in action;
Note that in the example I inserted the product model “pc-twof” which in a base install of osCommerce is the product called “The Wheel of Time”. If you can read between the lines, this functionality requires every product to have a unique product model.
I guess it is good if you have a shop that has a printed catalog that carries the product models – the good news is that customer won’t have to search or drill down through the category structure to press the buy button.
Let me know what you think of this idea? Can you see any drawbacks or benefits?