Add Multiple products into cart simultaneously in Magento

Here, I am going to explain how to add multiple products into cart simultaneously.
Step 1: Create namespace
First thing’s first, we have to create our namespace XML. In app/etc/modules, create a file called Namespace_AddMultipleProducts.xml, and put this inside of it:

<?xml version=”1.0″?>

Step 2: Create directory structure
Now we create the directories where our code will sit. Under app/code/local, create this directory structure:


Step 3: Create our module’s configuration

Step 1 we told Magento that we made a module, and where it is. Now we have to tell it what to do. In app/code/local/Namespace/AddMultipleProducts/etc, create a file called config.xml, and put this inside of it:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>

Step 4: Create the controller that will handle our request

Finally, we have to put the PHP code in a controller which contains the logic of systematically adding multiple products to the cart at the same time. In app/code/local/Namespace/AddMultipleProducts/controllers, create a file called AddController.php (watch the CaSe here!), and put this inside of it:

class Namespace_AddMultipleProducts_AddController extends Mage_Core_Controller_Front_Action {
public function indexAction() {
$products = $this->getRequest()->getParam(‘products’);
$cart = Mage::getModel(‘checkout/cart’);
/* @var $pModel Mage_Catalog_Model_Product */
foreach ($products as $product_id) {
if ($product_id == ”) {
$pModel = Mage::getModel(‘catalog/product’)->load($product_id);
if ($pModel->getTypeId() == Mage_Catalog_Model_Product_Type::TYPE_SIMPLE) {
try {
$cart->addProduct($pModel, array(‘qty’ => ‘1’));
catch (Exception $e) {
if ($this->getRequest()->isXmlHttpRequest()) {


Step 5: Add checkbox and submit button in list file
In app/design/frontend/[your_package]/[your_theme]/template/catalog/product/list.phtml, add form tag at starting of file and close form tag at end of file.

For example,

<form name=”multiadd” action=”<?php echo Mage::getBaseUrl().’multiadd/add/’?>”>
Your List File Code….

Now, add checkbox just after add to cart button in list as well as grid mode in List file.

<input type=”checkbox” value=”<?php echo $_product->getId()?>” name=”products[]” id=”products-<?php echo $_product->getId()?>” onclick=”SetButtonStatus(‘products-<?php echo $_product->getId()?>’)”/>

Now, add submit button just before close form tag </form> in List file..

<button type=”submit” title=”<?php echo $this->__(‘Multiple Add to Cart’) ?>” id=”btnButton” disabled=”disabled”><span><span><?php echo $this->__(‘Multiple Add to Cart’) ?></span></span></button>

At last, add following code at bottom of List file.

<script type=”text/javascript”>
function SetButtonStatus(sender)
var list, index, item, checkedCount;

checkedCount = 0;
list = document.getElementsByTagName(‘input’);
for (index = 0; index < list.length; ++index)
item = list[index];
if (item.getAttribute(‘type’) === “checkbox”
&& item.checked
&& === “products[]”)

if(document.getElementById(sender).checked == 1)
if(checkedCount > 0)
document.getElementById(‘btnButton’).setAttribute(‘disabled’, ‘disabled’);


Note: This will only work with Simple Products, as there is no real way of knowing what the options are for other products type.

Thats it!!!

  1. Amazing!!!! very nice.
    Thanks for sharing this useful stuff.

  2. Can you tell me how I might be able to add qty txt boxes with this solution. I would like it to also add qty simultaneously. Any help would be mush appreciated.

    • magentotalk
    • October 25th, 2013

    Thanks a lot and a lot….
    Its awesome….

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