[ic] multiple carts on one checkout transaction

Rick Bragg lists at gmnet.net
Fri Oct 5 12:34:10 EDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-10-05 at 10:57 -0400, Shambho wrote:
> On 10/5/07, Rick Bragg <lists at gmnet.net> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I know how to set up multiple carts within one catalog, I have done that
> > many times, however, each cart requires a separate checkout.  I would
> > like to allow the customers to have more than one cart, yet run only one
> > transaction with their credit card.  My problem is getting all the carts
> > to sum together and checkout at the same time with only one transaction.
> > Is there a way to do this?
> >
> > thanks
> > Rick
> >
> related to this, whats the difference between a recurring order and a saved cart
> when I have several recurring orders and click on them, they just keep
> adding the contents to the cart. I can click on them several times,
> and they would be added so many times to the cart. wonder how I can
> change this behavior and perhaps give a warning to the visitor that
> the contents would be added to the cart if the cart already has
> something in it
> thanks

You could set a variable when they click on the saved or recurring cart
and test for that variable when ever you show the cart.  something like

[if !scratch recurringcartalreadyadded]
  show the recurring cart and a link to add it


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