Cart Configuration

The cart configuration determines how the shopping cart functions for your store customers, including when the customer is redirected to the cart page and which images are used for product thumbnails. You can also require an order to reach a minimum amount before the checkout process begins, specify the number of days quoted prices remain valid, and specify the order of items in the Order Totals section.

My Cart Link Configure this option to determine if the cart link/icon displays the number of different products (or SKUs) in the cart, or the total quantity of all items.
Cart Sidebar Configure this option to determine if the mini cart appears when a customer clicks the number of items in the cart icon at the top of a store page.
Redirect to Cart Configure this option to determine if the shopping cart page appears whenever an item is added to the cart, or only when a customer chooses to go to the page.
Quote Lifetime Configure this option to specify how long a price is valid.
Minimum Order Amount Configure these options to specify a minimum amount, after discounts are applied, that order subtotals are required to meet amd the messaging displayed in the shopping cart.
Cart Thumbnails Configure the Cart Thumbnail options to determine the thumbnails displayed in the cart for grouped or configurable products.
Gift Options Configure gift options to determine if customers can add a gift message or greeting card, and if gift wrapping options that are available.

For information about the configuring the checkout process, see Checkout Options.