Interactive Shopping Cart Plugin For jQuery - SmartCart

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Interactive Shopping Cart Plugin For jQuery - SmartCart

SmartCart is a simple, flexible, customizable jQuery plugin that helps you integrate an interactive shopping cart into your e-commerce website.

Key features:

  • Ajax enabled.
  • Allows you to add as many items to your shopping cart and auto updates your total for the items.
  • Allows to combine similar products on the shopping cart.
  • Highlight effect on adding/updating products.
  • Custom templates.
  • Support PayPal Website Payment.
  • Lots of customization options and useful API.
  • Compatible with Bootstrap framework.

Install the SmartCart plugin:

$ npm install jquery-smartcart

# Bower
$ bower install jquery-smartcart

How to use it:

1. Import the jQuery SmartCart plugin's JavaScript and CSS files into the html page. Don't forget to load the latest jQuery.

<!-- Include SmartCart CSS -->
<link href="smart_cart.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
<!-- Include jQuery -->
<script src="//"></script>
<!-- Include SmartCart -->
<script src="jquery.smartCart.min.js"></script>

2. Add the product list and shopping cart to your webpage following the html markup like this:

<div class="col-md-4 col-sm-6">
  <div class="sc-product-item thumbnail">
    <img data-name="product_image" src="product image" alt="...">
    <div class="caption">
      <h4 data-name="product_name">Product 1</h4>
      <p data-name="product_desc">Product details</p>
      <hr class="line">
        <div class="form-group">
          <label>Size: </label>
          <select name="product_size" class="form-control input-sm">
        <div class="form-group">
          <label>Color: </label>
          <br />
          <label class="radio-inline">
            <input type="radio" name="product_color" value="red">
            red </label>
          <label class="radio-inline">
            <input type="radio" name="product_color" value="blue">
            blue </label>
          <label class="radio-inline">
            <input type="radio" name="product_color" value="green">
            green </label>
        <div class="form-group2">
          <input class="sc-cart-item-qty" name="product_quantity" min="1" value="1" type="number">
        <strong class="price pull-left">$2,990.50</strong>
        <input name="product_price" value="2990.50" type="hidden" />
        <input name="product_id" value="12" type="hidden" />
        <button class="sc-add-to-cart btn btn-success btn-sm pull-right">Add to cart</button>

<aside class="col-md-4"> 
  <!-- Paypal Submit URL : --> 
  <!-- Paypal Sandbox Submit URL: --> 
  <!-- Paypal Cart submit form -->
  <form action="" method="POST">
    <!-- SmartCart element -->
    <div id="smartcart"></div>
    <!-- Paypal required info, Please update based on your details -->
    <input name="business" value="[email protected]" type="hidden">
    <input name="currency_code" value="USD" type="hidden">
    <input name="return" value="" type="hidden">
    <input name="cancel_return" value="" type="hidden">
    <input name="cmd" value="_cart" type="hidden">
    <input name="upload" value="1" type="hidden">

3. Call the function to initialize the shopping cart. Done.


4. Config the shopping cart by passing the following options as an object to the smartCart() method.


  // initial products on cart
  cart: [], 

  // Submit name of the cart parameter
  resultName: 'cart_list', 

  // theme for the cart, related css need to include for other than default theme
  theme: 'default', 

  // combine similar products on cart
  combineProducts: true, 

  // highlight effect on adding/updating product in cart
  highlightEffect: true, 

  // custom templates
  cartItemTemplate: '<img class="img-responsive pull-left" src="{product_image}" /><h4 class="list-group-item-heading">{product_name}</h4><p class="list-group-item-text">{product_desc}</p>',
  cartItemQtyTemplate: '{display_price} × {display_quantity} = {display_amount}',

  // selectors
  productContainerSelector: '.sc-product-item',
  productElementSelector: '*', // input, textarea, select, div, p
  addCartSelector: '.sc-add-to-cart',

  // Map the paramters
  paramSettings : { 
    productPrice: 'product_price',
    productQuantity: 'product_quantity',
    productName: 'product_name',
    productId: 'product_id',

  // Language variables
  lang: {  
    cartTitle: "Shopping Cart",
    checkout: 'Checkout',
    clear: 'Clear',
    subtotal: 'Subtotal:',
    cartEmpty: 'Cart is Empty!<br />Choose your products'

  // Submit settings
  submitSettings: {
    submitType: 'form', // form, paypal, ajax
    ajaxURL: '', // Ajax submit URL
    ajaxSettings: {} // Ajax extra settings for submit call

  // currency settings
  currencySettings: {
    locales: 'en-US', // A string with a BCP 47 language tag, or an array of such strings
    currencyOptions:  {
        style: 'currency', 
        currency: 'USD', 
        currencyDisplay: 'symbol'
      } // extra settings for the currency formatter. Refer:

  // toolbar settings
  toolbarSettings: {
    showToolbar: true,
    showCheckoutButton: true,
    showClearButton: true,
    checkoutButtonStyle: 'default', // default, paypal, image
    checkoutButtonImage: '', // image for the checkout button
    toolbarExtraButtons: [] // Extra buttons to show on toolbar, array of jQuery input/buttons elements

  // debug mode
  debug: false

5. Events.

$("#smartcart").on("cartEmpty", function(e) {
  // when the cart is empty

$("#smartcart").on("itemAdded", function(e) {
  // when an item is added on the cart
  // Parameter: object of the product.

$("#smartcart").on("itemUpdated", function(e) {
  // when an item is updated on the cart
  // Parameter: object of the product.

$("#smartcart").on("itemRemoved", function(e) {
  // when an item is removed from the cart
  // Parameter: object of the product.

$("#smartcart").on("quantityUpdated ", function(e) {
  // when an item quantity is updated on the cart
  // Parameter: object of the product.
  // Parameter: Integer: new quantity value.

$("#smartcart").on("cartSubmitted", function(e) {
  // when the cart is submit
  // Parameter: object of the product.

$("#smartcart").on("cartCleared", function(e) {
  // when the cart is cleared

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by techlab. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.