Change Big Commerce Quantity BoxBig Commerce stores come with a standard setting that only allows a quantity of 30 items on the quantity dropdown list or 99 items on the quantity text box before clicking “Add to Cart.”  This limits the number of items that may be added to cart.

This does not work for store owners who sell products in bulk who may need to allow customers to add 100’s, 1000’s or 10000’s to their cart.  The fix for this is really quite simple.

Please note that it is much easier to fix the quantity text box than it is the dropdown quantity box. I would not recommend using the dropdown box if your customer needs to add more than 50 items to their cart.  At that point, it’s usually easier for them to just type in the quantity.

How to Fix the Quantity Dropdown Box

  1. Login to your Big Commerce store admin area
  2. Click on… Store Design > Browse Template Files
  3. Under Other Template Files scroll down to the SNIPPETS area to “CartQtySelect.html” and click it to open
  4. Now select the entire line of code on Line 32, where it says, “<option %%GLOBAL_Quantity30%% value=”30″>30</option>”
  5. Copy this line and paste it directly below and in each spot on the the line of code where it says “30” change it to “31”
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5, changing the numbers to 32, 33, 34…and so on…till you get the desired maximum quantity you want to allow
  7. Then click “Save” in the upper left hand corner
  8. IMPORTANT:  Do not overwrite any code or characters or you could mess this up.  If you do mess it up, you can always change the code back to default by clicking “Revert to Original” in the upper right hand corner

How to Fix the Quantity Text Box

  1. Login to your Big Commerce store admin area
  2. Click on… Store Design > Browse Template Files
  3. Under Other Template Files scroll down to the SNIPPETS area to “CartQtyText.html” and click it to open
  4. You need to change the following values – input size=”2″ and maxlength=”2″.  These values refer to the size of the text box and number of digits allowed to be typed in to the text box
  5. In place of the number “2” enter the value you desire – a value of “3” allows up to 999 items to be added, a value of “4” allows up to 9,999 items added
  6. Then click “Save” in the upper left hand corner
  7. IMPORTANT:  Do not overwrite any code or characters or you could mess this up.  If you do mess it up, you can always change the code back to default by clicking “Revert to Original” in the upper right hand corner

Redhead Web Development is a Certified Design Partner for Big Commerce.  If you need help with this or any other Big Commerce customization, contact Redhead for more information.