We’ve already reviewed Magento 2 AJAX Cart Pro by AheadWorks, and now it is time to say a few words about its closest competitor – Magento 2 AJAX Shopping Cart extension by Amasty. The module adds important usability improvement to the default functionality of Magento. The tool completely revamps the way the default shopping cart works, making the shopping process simple and flawless. Thus, by providing comfortable shopping experience, you motivate your clients to buy more and return to the store. Below, we describe the Magento 2 AJAX add to cart extension in more detail.
Table of contents
- Customer-oriented shopping;
- Magento 2 AJAX cart popup;
- AJAX confirmation windows;
- Configurable products support;
- Custom options support;
- The section with related items.
Having installed the Magento 2 AJAX shopping cart extension by Amasty, you provide customers with the ability to select configurable options and edit items without wasting time on page reloads. In addition to the rebuilt user-friendly shopping process, the extension also adds a stylish AJAX cart popup, two confirmation windows to choose from, and a new way to promote related items. It is necessary to mention that the Magento 2 AJAX add to cart module supports various custom options and configurable products.
To reach appealing shopping experience, Amasty AJAX Shopping Cart for Magento 2 and 1 introduces several important features. First of all, it is an AJAX ‘Add to cart’ window – a purchase confirmation popup that provides the ability to select, add to cart, and edit products right on the category page. As a result, it is no longer necessary to load product or cart pages.
The Magento 2 AJAX Shopping Cart extension supports several catchy visual effects, so another stunning feature is related to flying product images. When a customer adds an item to the cart, its product image scuds towards the shopping cart link.
Handy cart overview is another vital improvement that is used as a part of the appealing shopping experience. This feature enables customers to review purchases most conveniently. Buyers can see the following information: number of products in the cart; subtotal; product names; and related products.
As for flexible Magento 2 AJAX shopping cart extension options, they include a customizable block with related products, various display options, and other features. Amasty AJAX Shopping Cart lets you promote products related to an item added to the cart. For instance, if a smartphone is the main purchase, suggest a case for it. Chances are, a customer will buy both.
You can also hide the Magento 2 AJAX add to cart module from product detail pages and decide whether the Continue button should lead customers to a category page or leave them on a product page. Besides, it is possible to set a position for the add to cart popup. Try different placement to choose which one suits your store the most. The available display options are: Left and top left; Right and top right; Center; and Top.
It is necessary to say a few words about configurable products and custom options. The Amasty Magento 2 AJAX Shopping Cart extension allows editing configurable products as well as selecting custom options on category pages. The Magento 2 AJAX add to cart module adds a handy dialog window with all necessary options, so there is no need to load new pages.
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To configure the Magento 2 AJAX shopping cart extension, go to Stores -> Settings -> Configuration ->Amasty Extensions -> Ajax Shopping Cart. You will see 4 sections of settings: General, Display Settings, Selling Options, and Visual Options.
In General settings, you enable/disable the module, specify dialog close delay length, enable/disable Ajax Shopping Cart for product pages, choose an action for the Continue button on product view pages (Go to Category Page, Stay on Product View Page), and set a custom options display mode (choose between Only Required Options and All Custom Options).
In Display Settings of the Magento 2 AJAX add to cart module, you enable/disable the aforementioned flying image effect, specify dialog box align (center, top, top left, top right, left, right), and activate displaying product image in dialog, as well as select which image to show for configurable products (parent or child product image). Here you also enable such parameters like Display Total Count of Products in Cart; Display Total Amount in Cart; Display ‘Go to Checkout’ Button; Display the Product Qty Added to the Cart on the Product Listing.
As for Selling Options of the Magento 2 AJAX shopping cart extension, they let you choose which type of products to display in the confirmation dialog window.
The Visual Options section contains various color options: Background Color; Header Color; Text Color; Button Text Color; Left Button Color; and Right Button Color. Here, you can fully customize the frontend appearance of the extension according to your brand requirements.
Hover over a product image and hit the Add to Cart button to see how the Magento 2 AJAX add to cart extension works.
The image will fly to the cart section from the top menu.
In a new popup window, choose color, size, and quantity and hit the Add To Cart button.
Another new popup appears. It contains the following information: the name of the added product, the number of items in the cart, and subtotal. Below, there is a section with related products. The Magento 2 AJAX add to cart extension allows you to view cart or continue shopping (the window disappears after 10 seconds – the interval can be changed in settings).
Magento 2 AJAX Shopping Cart 1.4.10
Adding relevant products to the cart without loading a product page is supported on mobile as well now.
Ability to specify a title of related products displayed in the popup was added.
Magento 2 AJAX Shopping Cart 1.4.7
- Information section is added to the Configuration interface in the backend.
Magento 2 AJAX Shopping Cart 1.3.0
- Now it’s possible to show cross-sell products in the popup window.
Magento 2 AJAX Shopping Cart 1.2.2
- Now you can display prices in related products block in the shopping cart popup.
- New feature: Ability to show images of configurable’s child products in the popup window.
The default Magento shopping cart is far from being perfect, so it is extremely important to use third-party Magento 2 cart extensions like Amasty AJAX Shopping Cart to improve the shopping experience. The module works well and adds some vital features that are missing out of the box. As for price, it depends on the platform version: $199 for M2 and $119 for M1 (now you can purchase it with the 10% discount for $99!).