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Faster Checkout in CS-Cart 4.3.1

With CS-Cart 4.3.1 customers spend less time on checkout


After adding a product to the cart the customer proceeds to checkout to pay for the order. During checkout, the customer completes four steps:

  1. Signs in to an existing account or registers a new one
  2. Enters the billing and shipping addresses
  3. Chooses the shipping method
  4. Chooses the payment methods

CS-Cart 4.2.4 and earlier have two checkout styles. The store admin switches between them on the Settings → General page in the admin panel:

One-page checkout works on the AJAX technology. AJAX allows data exchange between browser and server without the full reloading of the web page.

In CS-Cart 4.3.1 we have removed the multi-page checkout style. From now on, CS-Cart uses one-page checkout by default.

Checkout Settings

The checkout settings have been relocated from Setting → General to Settings → Checkout. You will find a description of each checkout setting on the Documentation → CS-Cart → Settings → Checkout page.

Three of these settings let you hide checkout steps:

If you want your customers to choose shipping and payment methods themselves, leave the checkboxes ticked:

By hiding all three steps, you let unlogged customers complete only one checkout step instead of four. Registered customers who indicated addresses in their profiles, place orders in one click. Handy!

What checkout style have you been using in your store? What do you think about the refined checkout in CS-Cart 4.3.1? We would appreciate any comments!

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