Persistent Shopping Cart
A persistent shopping cart keeps track of unpurchased items which are left in the cart, and
saves the information for the customer’s next visit. Customers who are “remembered” can have
the contents of their shopping carts restored the next time they visit your store.
Using a persistent shopping cart can help reduce the number of abandoned shopping carts and
increase sales. It is important to understand that the persistent shopping cart does not expose
sensitive account information at any time. While the persistent shopping cart is use, both
registered customers and guest shoppers are required to either log in to an existing account, or
create a new account before going through checkout. For guest shoppers, a persistent shopping
cart is the only way to retrieve information from a previous session.
Types of Cookies
To use the persistent shopping cart, the customer’s browser must be set to allow cookies.
During operation, the following cookies are used: