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My question is iPage domain name+ iPage website tonight enough to get the website hosted? Thanks for any comment. Second question.. Who knows how I can add multiple shopping carts in my store? osCommerce 2.2 ms2..

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That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I got an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could answer your iPage question..

Comment #1

I also need something like this functionality....

What I am needing is the ability for someone to compile a shopping cart and then "save it as a quote"... This would basically be just an exact copy of the shopping cart, possibly in a different database table..

I would then like to have this quote be able to be moved into anybody's cart and edited.....

I don't think this is currently possible with currently available contributions, but it would sure be an awesome feature.....

Comment #2

Hello,.

I have been looking at shopping carts and I believe a company called www.searchfit.com does what you want to do already. they are a php based cart. the trick is to figure out how they do it...

Comment #3

Multiple shopping carts IMO wouldn't be as usefull as the ability to save quotes... I guess multiple shopping carts would be equivilent to "private" quotes (ie, the quote is only available to one user, not globally). More usefull is the ability to be able to create quotes and save them in the database for any customer to be able to retireve just by typing in the quote number, viewing it, and clicking "add to cart" to purchase it. This would allow customers to save unlimited amounts of quotes anonomyously or with their name listed, and go back later and retrieve them into their shopping cart, and check out. Any business who deals with customers who "need approval" before making a purchase should be able to dramatically cut down on tedious work with a proper quote system. I work in a university environment so quotes are very common, and currently we do them by hand in a spreadsheet..

Just out of speculation, this is what I would think would be the simplest way to do it: (Though I don't program PHP and don't know much about MySQL, so I don't have all the details listed here ).

First, create a new table in the database "Quotes".

Next to the "checkout" button while viewing the cart, there can be a button called "Save Quote". Each time a customer saves a quote, the shopping cart is copied to a new record in this table and is assigned a quote#. It would have the same format as the shopping cart..

Then create html pages which will allow for searching these quotes by quote # (and/or name of person who created it, email address, etc..) and allow displaying these quotes, printing the quote in a nice printout (use same template as the "packing slip" printout page), or emailing the quote to a person, possibly in PDF, HTML, or plaintext, whichever is easier/better. While viewing the quote, there would be an option to add the quote to your cart. Then in the backend, just copy those items from the quote table into the user's shopping cart....

It would be nice for all customers to be able to view all other quotes, and for them to expire (be removed from the DB) in ~30 days. And any user should be able to add that quote to their shopping cart. Privacy is not a concern because people should be able to pass around quote#'s to their friends/co-workers when advising them what to purchase from my store. So quotes should not be bound to any particular user account, but be available globally to all users (even guests).

Another thing that would be nice is the ability to add things to the shopping cart (and then quotes) which do not exist in the catalog. I am not sure if this is currently possible or not but it would make it possible to handle "special orders" for the customer using the shopping cart/quote system much easier..

The problem for me is I know how to describe this but I don't know where to start with the database or the PHP. But I would be happy help in any way I can with HTML, testing, etc...

Just my thoughts on the matter.....

Comment #4

Who knows how I can add multiple shopping carts in my store? osCommerce 2.2 ms2..

Comment #5

I need some thing like this as well..

I have stores in 3 differnt countrys. At the moment whenever I want to update the description for one store I have to do it again for the other 3 stores..

In each country I want to put down my own price instead of relying on the currency converter. The only part of the all stores I want to link is the product information and nothing else..

Any one know how I can do this?.

Here are my stores:.

Http://www.batteryguru.co.uk.

Http://www.akkuguru.com.

Http://new.interbatteries.com.

- interbatteries is for the USA market but not setup the prices just yet...

Comment #6


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.