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How to link to products "Add To Cart" in an email newsletter?


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Hi all, I have searched the forums and googled this, but no luck.

 

I wonder if anyone know how to link to a particular products "add to cart" button or script in an email?

 

I send out a newsletter once a week and rather than linking to the product page, I would much rather display the "Add To Cart" or "Buy Now" button directly under the product's picture in the email.

 

Anyone know how this can this be done?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Hi all, I have searched the forums and googled this, but no luck.

 

I wonder if anyone know how to link to a particular products "add to cart" button or script in an email?

 

I send out a newsletter once a week and rather than linking to the product page, I would much rather display the "Add To Cart" or "Buy Now" button directly under the product's picture in the email.

 

Anyone know how this can this be done?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Does no-one know how to do this?

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everyone knows, their just not saying.

 

Have you tried anything, even the obvious.

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HTML email works just about like web pages.

 

The required code would probably look something like this:

 

  <form name="cart_quantity" action="http://www.yourstore.com/product_info.php?products_id=63&action=add_product" method="post">


(You'd probably have the code to display the product image here)


  <td><input type="hidden" name="products_id" value="63"><input type="image" src="http://www.yourstore.com/includes/languages/english/images/buttons/button_in_cart.gif" border="0" alt="Add to Cart" title="Add to Cart">
  </td>
 </form>

I took this code off my site.

 

The code adds product ID number 63 to the cart.

 

Just replace 63 with your product number where ever it appears in my code.

 

I can't guarantee this will work, but if I was going to try something in an email, I'd start with this code.

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I took this code off my site.

 

The code adds product ID number 63 to the cart.

 

Just replace 63 with your product number where ever it appears in my code.

 

I can't guarantee this will work, but if I was going to try something in an email, I'd start with this code.

 

What about if I have a product that has an attribute set up for a download.??

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What about if I have a product that has an attribute set up for a download.??

 

you can use your browser to bring up the product page from your site. then, look at the generated html for the product in question. find all the <select> and <option> tags within the <form...> and </form> tags and that's what you would need to use. combine that with jim's code and it just might do it for you.

 

only problem is: if you change the attributes and then a customer looks at an old email and clicks through to your store, it may cause confusion.

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Hi all, I have searched the forums and googled this, but no luck.

 

I wonder if anyone know how to link to a particular products "add to cart" button or script in an email?

 

I send out a newsletter once a week and rather than linking to the product page, I would much rather display the "Add To Cart" or "Buy Now" button directly under the product's picture in the email.

 

Anyone know how this can this be done?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

Thanks

everyone, I'll give it a go and report back :-0

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