What is the cart drawer?
The Cart drawer is a convenient additional cart experience that allows customers to view and manage their shopping cart without leaving the current page. When activated, it slides out and displays key cart information such as the selected products, quantities, discounts and total price among other items.
This allows customers to quickly review and make changes to their cart, enhancing the overall shopping experience.
The cart drawer in Enterprise also provides upselling and conversion focused features like a Free shipping bar, a promotional image or video, and the ability to show both products related to those already in the cart and also hand-picked promoted products.
How to set up the cart drawer
The Cart drawer section can be found in the Overlay group area of the Theme editor.
The cart drawer has settings in Theme settings > Cart. Refer to the Cart page guide for more.
The Cart drawer has a number of controls for the cart summary. The cart summary shows the subtotal and the cart or checkout buttons plus options to show the order note, shipping/tax notice, terms and conditions link and shipping costs calculator.
The cart summary can either be positioned at the Top or the Bottom of the cart drawer. The drawer also offers some unique settings such as the Stick cart summary on scroll setting. The two main use cases for this setting are:
- Enabled: The main button(s) remains fixed so that the customer always the option to view cart/checkout/use additional checkout options regardless of scrolling the list of products in the cart drawer.
- Disabled: The main button(s) move with the content as you scroll. This option can be preferable if additional checkout buttons are shown, particularly if customers are using a number of different direct payment methods (Google pay, Apple pay, Shop pay etc.)
Related products are a great tool for cross-selling. These product recommendations change dynamically based on cart content. They can be shown in the Cart drawer and Cart page. Switch them on or off, and set the layout in Theme settings > Cart. Refer to the Cart page guide for more.
Promoted products are useful for cross-store promotions and where there is a desire to highlight a specific product or push a specific range of products. Promoted products are different to related products in that the selection of products shown is fixed and does not change based on the specific items already in the cart.
Enterprise provides some choices both on the presentation of Promoted products. Choose to display in an Empty cart, a Cart with items or Always. The Layout setting controls how the products will be displayed (carousel or list).
The ability to show products in an Empty cart drawer is another key difference when compared to related products. While it's possible to show both related products and promoted products in the cart drawer at the same time, this could take up a lot of space; consider using only one or using promoted products in the empty cart drawer.
Publicity is important, which is why this theme includes the option to add an image or video and text to the bottom the cart drawer using Enterprise's Media promotion. Choose to Always show the advert or restrict it to an Empty cart, or a Cart with items. The theme includes a variety of settings to allow control of the Text size and Text alignment, Image height, Button style and more.
How do I change my cart icon?
This is in Theme settings > Cart.
Why is the cart drawer not opening when I add something to cart?
Check the settings in Theme settings > Cart. Cart type should be set to Drawer and After adding to cart should be set to Show cart drawer.
How do I turn off related products in the cart drawer?
Go to Theme settings > Cart > Related products. There is one setting to manage the behavior and layout of these product recommendations in both the cart page and cart drawer. The selection of Related products is managed in the Shopify Search & Discovery App.