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 on the Cart page of your theme. Follow the steps below, or refer to your theme's documentation for more information about how to find this setting in your theme.


  1. Select Cart to load the template in the theme editor.

  2. Click the Subtotal block.

  3. Check Enable cart note.

  4. Click Save.

Edit your order notes label

You can edit the label that appears above or alongside the order notes box. By default, the label displays “Add a note to your order”:

Order notes label

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

  2. In the Filter translations box, enter Add a note to display the order notes translation:

    Order notes translation

  3. Enter a new order notes label.

  4. Click Save.

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