Saving and retrieving a Shopify POS cart

If your customer needs to leave before completing their purchase, but they want to come back, then you can save the cart to be completed later. Saving the cart enables you to continue with other orders without losing the details of the current order. When they return, you can retrieve the order on Shopify POS.

Save the cart for later retrieval

Saving a cart is useful when your customer is at checkout but needs to leave briefly, such as if they want to purchase another item, need to make a phone call, or need to visit an ATM. While that customer is away, you can take other orders. When the customer returns, you can open their saved cart and finish the sale.

A saved cart is available only on the iPad it was saved on. Every staff member has access to all the saved carts on an iPad.

Carts are saved until they are retrieved, or until you log out of the Shopify POS app.

Steps:

  1. From the products and cart screen, tap More actions.

  2. In the CART section, tap Save cart

You can retrieve this cart when you're ready to continue with the order.

You can begin a new transaction in the meantime.

Retrieve a saved cart

  1. From the products and cart screen, tap More actions.

  2. In the CART section, tap View saved carts.

  3. Tap the cart that you want to retrieve.

Add save cart to your Smart grid

If you need to save carts often, then you can add a Save cart button to your smart grid on Shopify POS.

Steps:

  1. From your Shopify POS, tap Add tile.

  2. Tap Action.

  3. In the CART section, find View saved carts and tap the Add + button next to it.

  4. Tap Done.

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