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Hi, I have been trying with no joy I am affraid, but here is a feature which I have searched for and tried other contribs and hacked to work in a similar way with no joy.

 

But what I think would be usefull is a way for people to add say ten items to an order, then checkout, then when this customer comes back and goes to account.php have available a reorder last or edit last and reorder, this would save a lot of hassle for customers who repeat orders, but have to go through adding each item 1 by 1 in the normal way.

 

What you think? good or bad I would love to have this feature.

 

Thx for listening. :thumbsup:

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dont know about this. do you see all the big stores doing this? i dont believe they do this at all, as the odds of a customer coming back to order the same thing time and time again is not worth the headache of administering a 'potential' sale where something is being stored in the database, and it clutters it up.

if the customer cant go back thru and click on the items, well, seems they are kind of lazy

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dont know about this. do you see all the big stores doing this? i dont believe they do this at all, as the odds of a customer coming back to order the same thing time and time again is not worth the headache of administering a 'potential' sale where something is being stored in the database, and it clutters it up.

if the customer cant go back thru and click on the items, well, seems they are kind of lazy

I disagree with this totally, if this was the case, why are many sites trying to minimize the amount of clicks to complete a purchase??

 

There is no major headache in adding in a few tables.....many contributions do this, and I do not hear others saying....but there are additional tables....

 

Some business models would benefit from this type of system, to make the shopping/ordering process both easier and less time consuming.....which is the point of shopping on line....less time to make purchases, heck 99% of the products sold on line can be purchased via standard brick and motar shops....but people want the ease and convienence of doing so on line....

 

I would say a restaurant, a grociery store, and stores which supply other consumable items would benefit from this functionality.... :P

 

Not all big stores are leading the way in inovation....many smaller stores lead the way and then the bigger stores follow....not the other way around.. :thumbsup:

 

cheers,

 

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I agree as well. I sell autoparts. Most of my customers only have one or two cars. If they are changing their oil regularly they need the same exact oil filter each time. :thumbsup:

 

Maybe instead of it showing the last full order, maybe give them a column of items they have purchased in the past that they can instantly add to their cart. Then the items aren't already in their cart to mistakenly order again.

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dont know about this.  do you see all the big stores doing this?  i dont believe they do this at all, as the odds of a customer coming back to order the same thing time and time again is not worth the headache of administering a 'potential' sale where something is being stored in the database, and it clutters it up.

if the customer cant go back thru and click on the items, well, seems they are kind of lazy

 

Who cares about the big stores John, I suggested this because most 99% of my clients order 10 or more items and 99% of these orders are pretty much a repeat order with minor changes to them take 1 item off or add a new item or quantity on 1 item thats it, I am glad others find this a possible help.

 

Glad to see some feedback.

 

Regards :thumbsup:

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I'd like to have this feature too... bit for a different reason. I have to make a lot of internal orders to correct stock amounts (I sell assortments)

 

Is there a solution?

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I'd like to have this feature too... bit for a different reason. I have to make a lot of internal orders to correct stock amounts (I sell assortments)

 

Is there a solution?

 

 

but is is so damn simpel,

you have the ordered items in the orders tables.

add a button to their order history (re-order this one) and put all those items back into the cart.

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One thing I noticed, when I login to my test account, the Order History box shws my past orders. If I click on the item link it brings me to the description witha an Add to Cart button, if I clibk on the cart.gif next to it it's added to my shopping cart and I can change the quantity if I want to.

 

Is this not what this discussion is all about?

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I have an account at uline.com for packaging supplies. When I look at my order history, there are check boxes next to every product and a submit button. I click the ones I want to reorder, hit submit and, Presto, they're in my cart. It is a godsend for me versus looking through the catalog each time. Once in my cart, I may still manipulate quantities as usual.

I'm no coder, but it doesn't seem too hard in concept.

My shop doesn't need this, but I see the value!

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hi i would be intrested in something like that but from index.php

something like would you like to order like last time

a link to go to login.php

come out in shoping_cart.php with order recreated

i would like to know where the guest cart is merged

i think that is a good place for it

and need a code to recreate the order

and an if statment to recreate the last order rather than merge if comming from the link

now a coder to do th code or put me in the right direction

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hi i would be intrested in something like that but from index.php

something like would you like to order like last time

a link to go to login.php

come out in shoping_cart.php with order recreated

i would like to know where the guest cart is merged

i think that is a good place for it

and need a code to recreate the order

and an if statment to recreate the last order rather than merge if comming from the link

now a coder to do th code or put me in the right direction

Hello! I haven't been able to find out how to do this yet; I'd like to be able to just have (as Uline.com has) a reorder checkbox next to all items they ordered in the past and then let them check the box and then "add all items to cart" and reorder that way. Im new at this oscommerce stuff so i have no clue, anyone else know how to do this?

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