Ok, this topic seems to have been done to death in various guises and a lot of the solutions seem a bit hit and miss as to whether or not they work.
Just Briefly my setup is as follows:
1 - I have a single Main Website with one SSL
2 - I have created multiple stores in this website with their own design
3 - Each store has it’s own root category - although selected products are populated in similar category name across more than one store
4 - The stores are in sub-directories are in the root magento folder and contain copies of the Index.php and htaccess files, with changes to point them at the root files of the Main store.
5 - The url for the main website is www.mainwebsite.co.uk, the url for a store is www.mainwebsite.co.uk/store
6 - in ‘Customer configuration’ i have set Share Customers to Global
What I now have is a website where you can log into any one store and the customer information shows in each store.
The problem is that when I add a product from one store, it can only be seen in the cart for that store which means a customer can select 3 products from 3 different stores, but would have to go through the checkout process in each of those stores separately in order to buy them.
- Can the back-end options be configured to allow a single cart checkout for multiple stores without any additional coding? If so how?
- If additional coding is required, is there a step by step guide that explains how for the store setup I have above?
- Are there any modules that deal with this effectively and reliably?