TinyCart and History Helper allows you to create a template-based mini-basket and/or recently viewed items display. The templates can be be shown above or below the category tree header or footer, above the tree sign-in link, and embedded within our Category/Product Page Template modules or any header/footer/etc. using OpenUI Tokens.
The TinyCart and History Helper displays are configurable independent of one another. Rather than being stuck with a default layout, the display of either can be entirely customized using a wide range of tokens such as thumbnail, product code, name, price, subtotal, basket/checkout URLs, etc. For advanced users, additional variable tokens are included which allow access to all global, system, and database variables available in Merchant. The recently viewed items can also be embedded as a token within the basket viewer itself.
TinyCart also has an optional token-based shipping rate component that allows customers to check shipping rates from the mini-basket. The admin allows configuring which, if any, ship-to fields must be filled in before shipping is calculated the first time. Tokens are also available for displaying basket discounts from modules such as our Subtotal Discount Manager.
To illustrate the display control offered, the default template for the recently viewed items displays as a drop-n-go drop down list. The drop down list is nice as it takes up a small amount of screen real estate, but you can change the template to something similar to the mini-cart. Or, use your imagination and come up with an entirely new template.
Both viewers optionally allow alternate text/html to be used if there are no basket/recent items to show. Additional settings for recently viewed items include the maximum number of items to display (1-99) and the number of minutes before recently viewed items expire (1-9999).
TinyCart and History Helper can also be embedded into static HTML (or otherwise non-Merchant) pages.