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Editing the Cart Page

A detailed description with instructions on how to edit information displayed on the cart page of your free online store.
Here you can find all the things you can edit on the cart page with explanations to exactly what you are editing.

How do I get to the "Edit Cart Page"?

To get to this section in your freewebstore control panel:
  1. 1.
    Log in.
  2. 2.
    Go to Manage > Pages.
  3. 3.
    Select the Cart page that should be located in your Navigation/Menu.
OR
  1. 1.
    Go to Settings > Cart.

Side by Side Cart Options

Assuming you have followed the instructions above to reach this page. We will be working our way through this panel to explain what each toggle or selector does.

Cart Theme

Here you can select whether the cart section is displayed in light or dark mode. Depending on the colors and theme of your store, you may prefer one over the other. The default option is the light mode.

Primary Button Color

This is the color used for the buttons and important information in your checkout process. You may also like to keep it in line with the colors and theme of your store.
If you choose a light color here and the light mode as your Cart Theme. Your customers may not be able to see important text and buttons during the checkout process. Make sure you provide sufficient contrast to ensure your customers are not left confused.

Allow Additional Instructions

When enabled this allows the shopper to leave additional instructions with their order. This is a free type textbox and these details will appear on the View Order page when the order lands in your control panel.

Show Store Telephone Number

This is a proven tactic to increase sales conversions. This option allows you to display your store contact telephone number on the checkout for shoppers who have any last-minute questions.

EU VAT Submission

This option allows EU VAT registered businesses to automatically remove VAT from orders to other EU VAT registered businesses. The shopper can provide a valid EU VAT number and this will be validated automatically in real-time. The VAT element will be removed from the order for valid VAT registered companies and the invoice will be updated accordingly.

Customer Accounts

Assuming you have followed the instructions above to reach this page. We will be working our way through this panel to explain what each toggle or selector does. Use this section to customize the customer accounts feature.

Customer Accounts

Customers can create Accounts to save their address details, view previous orders and speed up the checkout process. Disable this option if you wish your customers to enter their address details each time they buy from your store.

Guest Checkout

This feature allows shoppers to have the option to Checkout as a Guest (where they are required to enter their address details each time they buy from your store). If this option is disabled, shoppers must create or log in to an account in order to checkout.

Default Checkout Country

Assuming you have followed the instructions above to reach this page. We will be working our way through this panel to explain what each toggle or selector does. The Default Checkout Country allows you to set which country will be initially selected during checkout.

Default Country

This option allows you to select the default country you want your customers to checkout using. If you have set up custom tax rules, this will also determine which tax rules are applied to your customer cart during the checkout process.

Shipping/Tax Estimator

Assuming you have followed the instructions above to reach this page. We will be working our way through this panel to explain what each toggle or selector does.

Cart Estimator Status

Use this section to enable/disable the Shipping and Tax Estimator that appears on the first page of the cart. The shipping and tax estimates are calculated assuming the shopper is located in your Default Checkout Country/State as set in the above Default Checkout Country panel.

Required Fields

Assuming you have followed the instructions above to reach this page. We will be working our way through this panel to explain what each toggle or selector does. Use the options below to customize which fields are shown during checkout and also set whether they are optional or required.
Some checkouts such as PayPal Express bypass required fields.

Company Name

This allows you to hide/show the company name field meaning your customers do not see or enter a company name into the details section during the checkout process.
If you opt to show this field during the checkout process, you can then select whether this field is optional or required. By setting this field as required, it means your customers can not check out without filling this field with their company name.

Telephone

This allows you to hide/show the telephone field meaning your customers do not see or enter a telephone number into the details section during the checkout process.
If you opt to show this field during the checkout process, you can then select whether this field is optional or required. By setting this field as required, it means your customers can not check out without filling this field with their telephone number.

Mobile

This allows you to hide/show the mobile field meaning your customers do not see or enter a mobile number into the details section during the checkout process.
If you opt to show this field during the checkout process, you can then select whether this field is optional or required. By setting this field as required, it means your customers can not check out without filling this field with their mobile number.

Minimum Order Value

Assuming you have followed the instructions above to reach this page. We will be working our way through this panel to explain what each toggle or selector does.
If you would like to set a Minimum Order Value on your store, you can enter it below. The order SubTotal (before Tax and Postage) must exceed this value before the customer is allowed to checkout.
For example, if you have a minimum order set to $100. If your customer attempts to check out with anything less, the checkout will kindly let your customers know that their current cart total is not enough for them to complete the checkout process.

Terms and Conditions Acceptance

Assuming you have followed the instructions above to reach this page. We will be working our way through this panel to explain what each toggle or selector does.
Use this section to set whether your customers must take action to actively accept your Terms and Conditions while checking out. With "No" selected, a message will be shown to your customers explaining that they are accepting your Terms and Conditions simply by proceeding with their purchase. With "Yes" selected, customers will not be able to proceed with their order unless they actively tick a box, confirming that they agree to your Terms and Conditions.

Where Did You Hear About Us?

Assuming you have followed the instructions above to reach this page. We will be working our way through this panel to explain what each toggle or selector does.
You can use this section to set whether you would like the "Where did you hear about us" question to be shown during checkout on your store. If enabled, a dropdown menu will be shown in the final stage of the checkout process containing any options you specify below. This is entirely optional and your customers will not be forced to make a selection.
If a customer does select an option, the information will be shown in the Orders > List All Orders section when viewing the details of their order.