Post by megiddo » Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:13 am

Check out the order checkout at mcmaster.com. They have a simple one-page layout designed to accomodate the "nuts and bolts" crowd -- which is basically the lowest common denominator in a customer base you can encounter.

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Post by daydreamer » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:51 pm

Hi is this being released as a contrib or for the next version?

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Post by johnhao » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:49 pm

just add a paypal button ,guest can pay direct with paypal ,no need register.

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Post by Qphoria » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:58 pm

You mean paypal express... but that only works with paypal.

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Post by johnhao » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:24 pm

Qphoria wrote:You mean paypal express... but that only works with paypal.
paypal also use credit cart check out ,and no need a paypal acount
and I think paypal is the most people use it

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Post by seths » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:42 am

I know Daniel is working on a Guest Checkout, but I just did a quick one... It doesn't cut down on the process at all yet, but keep your eyes peeled for my upcoming Quick Checkout contrib which will be the best of both worlds. In the meantime, check out my Guest Checkout and let me know what you think:

http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route ... ion_id=258

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Post by Qphoria » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:19 am

Link doesn't work

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Post by seths » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:48 am

That's pretty weird... I don't know why it was removed, but I've reposted it:
http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route ... ion_id=257

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Post by sand007 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:16 am

Hello, is there any way I can ONLY use guest account?
Right now user can choose as guest, new or returning customer on Account Login page.
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Post by seths » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:48 am

Yes, the easiest way would be to remove those blocks of HTML from your login.tpl and header.tpl that referred to new accounts and logging in. You could also change all of your "Checkout" buttons (I think there are only two of them actually) to route straight to checkout/address/shipping.

I will also release a version of guest checkout that works better with that paradigm in the near future (it's actually how I originally developed it).

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Post by paulsvang » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:26 am

How would this work for downloadable products? Doesn't the user have to have an account to be able to go into his/her download page to download the item?

How would a guess get their download product without an account? Just curious

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Post by seths » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:03 am

This is a good question... I think you have two options here. Either force a downloadable product cart to create an account, or alter the downloadable product code to work with some sort of unique link generation. As of now, Guest Checkout isn't directly compatible with downloadable items, but I don't think it would be difficult to modify it in some way to work with that.

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Post by paulsvang » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:30 am

Yes. Both option would be good. Force an account or email a unique one time link.

I hope it gets worked out with the download feature.

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Post by Daniel » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:37 am

you have to create an account if you have a downloadable product.

this is my dev site:

http://dev.opencart.com/index.php?route=common/home

just a have a look don't start making orders.

you need to add something to the cart to get guest checkout to work.

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Post by paulsvang » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:20 am

looks very promising. Cant wait

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Post by Qphoria » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:57 am

Daniel wrote: this is my dev site:

http://dev.opencart.com/index.php?route=common/home
Not bad.
A few tips:
- Spacing it out makes it hard to follow.. the Left-right-down is unintuitive. Something tighter, and following top-down would be better IMO. Tighter than the current account page even. less space between fields looks like there is less to fill out, more space makes people go "uhh.... i have to fill all this out?.. meh.. maybe later" and they leave.
- move country directly above zone since it needs to be changed first. It's currently off to the side and without knowing you might change zone first, then country.. then have to go fix zone.
- disable shipping & payment until zone and country are chosen. I tend to go straight for the shipping options and choose one before entering my details.. only to find i had to choose again later.
- group the common fields. Fields all spaced out makes you feel like you missed something..keep address in one block, shipping and payment in another

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Post by paulsvang » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:11 am

I agree with qphoria. Keeping everything uniform (straight down) would be fine. Tab sequence seemed off as well.

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Post by and7 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:28 pm

very very nice :)

when You expect to launch the module?


I think that first published the basic version and then make some upgrades

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Post by montanaflynn » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:10 am

If I was a programmer this is how my guest checkout form would look. First, it is smaller than the current top-down approach and it has the option to change the shipping address from the billing address, which is quite common in the states. Also it has the options to create an account and register for the newsletter as optional check boxes. Also I like your payment and shipping dropdown menu more than the radio select boxes I have.

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Post by seths » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:16 am

Folks should realize that the actual layout doesn't matter a whole lot since this is so easily editable. It's really the workflow that should be discussed (i.e. how many pages until order confirm? what fields belong together on the same page? etc...)

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