Add to Cart

Nosto supports a quick-buy function straight from within its recommendations.

Note 1: The function definition is a part of the app and is automatically added to all pages. You do not need to define the function or include any additional scripts.

Note 2: BigCommerce variants are mapped to SKUs in Nosto. References to variantId below require the Nosto SKU id to be set.

In order to do this, you two arguments must be passed to the Nosto.addProductToCart method.

The first argument is a javascript object containing the id of the configurable product and the variant id, and the second one being the element where the product was added to the cart. If configurable product's id is 123 and the id of the variant is 124 the method call in recommendations template would look like this

Nosto.addProductToCart({productId: '123', variantId: '124'}, this)

Leveraging Quantities

It is possible to specify the quantity when adding products to cart.

Nosto.addProductToCart({productId: '425', variantId: '310'}, this, 5)

Adding Multiple Products

It is also possible to add multiple products to the cart by using an array of objects containing the productId and the variantId. The product id is the parent product that holds the variations, and the variantId is the id of the BigCommerce variation (or Nosto SKU id). The parent id is needed in order to recognize which product was added and improve the recommendations.

    {productId: '123', variantId: '124'}, 
    {productId: '425', variantId: '310'}
], this);

Use Cases

A common way to implement the functionality to add a variation directly to cart is to implement drop down of available variations for recommended products. The selected variation id is then picked up from the drop down and passed to the Nosto.addProductToCart method. An example implementation can be found below.

#if($product.skus.size() > 0)
  <div class="nosto-sku-select-wrapper">
    <label class="nosto-sku-select">
      <select onChange="document.getElementById('selected_sku').value = this.value">
        <option value="">Choose</option>
          #foreach($sku in $product.skus)
            <option value="$!">
              #foreach($attr in $sku.customFields)
                $!attr.key: $!attr.value
  <button onclick="Nosto.addProductToCart({productId: '$!product.productId', variantId: document.getElementById('selected_sku').value}, this);return false;" class="nosto-btn">
    <img src="$!props.display.buyButtonIcon.url" width="15" height="15">

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