Add order notes on your cart page

You can use order notes to collect special instructions from customers about how to prepare and deliver an order. You can enable a text box for order notes on your cart page in any free Shopify theme.

Adding order notes

Order notes can be enabled in the Cart theme settings. Follow the steps below, or refer to your theme's documentation for more information about how to find this setting in your theme.


  1. From your Shopify admin, click Settings > Apps and sales channels.

  2. From the Apps and sales channels page, click Online store.

  3. Click Open sales channel.

  4. Click Themes.

  5. Find the theme that you want to edit, and then click Customize.

  6. Click Theme settings > Cart.

  7. Check Enable cart note.

  8. Click Save.

Edit your order notes label

You can edit the label that appears above or alongside the order notes box.

  1. Find the theme that you want to edit, and then click Actions > Edit default theme content.

  2. Click on Sections. If you don't see the Sections label, click the three dots (...) and choose Sections from the drop-down menu.

  3. Scroll down to the Cart section. Enter the new order notes message in the Note field.

  4. Click Save.

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