The shopping cart is a vital place in your online store where the moment of truth often happens — the customer either proceeds to checkout or abandons the purchase.
The situation can be changed in favor of option 1 if you increase shopping cart usability. Among the nice Drupal 8 shopping cart modules, we would like to discuss one today. Its name is the Commerce Cart Flyout module in Drupal 8. Let’s see what it does in the usability arena!
The importance of shopping cart usability
Why all this fuss about usability? According to Statista, the global shopping cart abandonment rate is 69.57%. This means that less than a third of customers finish their purchases and more than two-thirds leave at this stage.
The shopping cart abandonment reasons are varied and are not always linked to usability. They can be related to:
- Disagreeable terms. Users find the shipping costs too high or the estimated delivery time too long.
- Lack of the customer’s readiness. They may not be completely ready for purchase and need to think some more.
- Bugs in a shopping cart. Your customer may be annoyed with technical problems like discount coupons not working.
But “the moment of truth” in a purchase will also greatly depend on the shopping cart usability. Is your shopping basket easy to use, intuitively understandable, and enjoyable? To answer “yes,” you need to consider the aspects of shopping cart usability, some of which are as follows:
- the shopping basket should be easily accessible from the store pages
- its contents should be easy to edit and change
- loading speed should be high because performance goes hand-in-hand with usability
All this and more is an easy task for the Commerce Cart Flyout module in Drupal 8 that will suit Drupal Commerce 2 online stores. See next about its features in the area of shopping cart usability.
The Commerce Cart Flyout Drupal module
The Commerce Cart Flyout contributed Drupal 8 module replaces the default cart with one that flies out in the right sidebar. The flyout happens whenever a user adds a product to the cart or clicks on the cart icon. The user can then proceed with viewing or editing the contents, which is great for usability.
They can change the product quantity and immediately see the updated costs. The sidebar can be closed, or the user can click anywhere on the page and the cart will collapse.
Cart Flyout Drupal module’s benefits for cart usability
- Quick availability. A sidebar flyout is very easy to access and it looks very welcoming.
You can try the module in action on the demo website from the creators. Meanwhile, it’s time to take a little look under the hood of the module.
The progressive decoupling architecture
The module implements the “progressively decoupled” approach. This is different from full decoupling where the backend is fully separated from the presentation layer.
Improve your shopping cart usability
If you are interested in boosting your shopping cart usability with the Cart Flyout Drupal 8 module, contact us for the implementation. Or maybe a Drupal Commerce store is only in your plans — in this case, we are ready to build it from scratch.
In any case, you will benefit — e-commerce is meant to be profitable, and web development tricks can boost this!