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Checkout without Password = profit?

gougeawaygougeaway Member
in General edited January 2009
If anyone out there is still contemplating their votes at FoxyCart Requests this article, The $300 Million Button should be good incentive to vote for "Checkout without Password".

It's currently ranked third, but not yet marked PLANNED, so maybe a few more votes, along with the article, can give it the bump it needs.

It's a good article on how important usability is, at the very least.
  • lukeluke FoxyCart Team
    Yeah, we were really interested in that article as well. Thanks for posting.
  • brettbrett FoxyCart Team
    We definitely saw that article. Perhaps worth noting is that you can "fake it" currently by passing in an empty customer_phone field (or any other field). Just pointing that out in case you hadn't noticed.
  • How would you use this method below - inside of Foxybox Cart?
  • brettbrett FoxyCart Team
    Hi clefevre.
    Can you rephrase that perhaps? Are you looking to add an additional "checkout" link in the cart itself that'd send the user to checkout without password?
  • Just edit the Checkout button inside of the cart, if it is possible to - instead of adding another button for Checkout. Or would it be possible to add another and hide the original (display: none;) one?
  • brettbrett FoxyCart Team
    You should definitely be able to hide the normal checkout link and replace it with a cart=checkout link (which you'd manually add in your template).

    The only potential issue would be with passing the session from the cart to the checkout, so when you build your custom link you should grab the session value from the JSON and append it to your link. Take a look at how the normal button is done, or create a cart=checkout link on your site and see how the foxycart_includes.js adds the session. That's what you'd want to replicate.
  • lukeluke FoxyCart Team
    Also worth noting, I think once customer info is passed in and the "checkout without password" is triggered on the user session, I think it doesn't go back to the "normal" checkout until the session is over. You'd have to play with that a bit to make sure it functions as you expect if you're trying to let customers go back and forth between the two options.

    Also, please vote for this:

    We'd like to do it "right" eventually. :)
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