An easy-to-use shopping cart for Laravel

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This is a simple shopping cart implementation for Laravel 6/7/8. It automatically serializes your cart to the database and loads the related product models.


To get started, add the Buyable interface to your model.

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;
use Treestoneit\ShoppingCart\Buyable;
use Treestoneit\ShoppingCart\BuyableTrait;

class Product extends Model implements Buyable
    use BuyableTrait;

Make sure you implement the getBuyableDescription and getBuyablePrice methods with the respective product description and product price.

Now you can add products to the cart.

use Treestoneit\ShoppingCart\Facades\Cart;

$product = Product::create(['name' => 'Pizza Slice', 'price' => 1.99]);
$quantity = 2;

Cart::add($product, $quantity);

To retrieve the cart contents:

// or

To retrieve the total:


You can update the quantity of an item in the cart. The first argument is the primary id of the related CartItem.

$item = Cart:content()->first();

Cart::update($item->id, $item->quantity + 5);

Or remove the item completely.



To add item-specific options (such as size or color) to an item in the cart, first register available options in your Buyable instance.

class Product extends Model implements Buyable
    // ...
    public function getOptions(): array
        return [
            'size' => ['18 inch', '36 inch'],
            'color' => ['white', 'blue', 'black'],

Then you just pass an associative array as the third parameter of Cart::add.

Cart::add($product, 3, ['color' => 'white']);

Any invalid options will be silently removed from the array.

You can also add or change options of an item currently in the cart by calling Cart::updateOption.

$item = Cart:content()->first();

// Update a single option
Cart::updateOption($item->id, 'color', 'black');

// Update multiple options at once
Cart::updateOptions($item->id, [
    'color' => 'black',
    'size' => '36 inch',

The options array will be available on the CartItem instance as $item->options.

Attaching to Users

You can attach a cart instance to a user, so that their cart from a previous session can be retrieved. Attaching a cart to a user is acheived by calling the attachTo method, passing in an instance of Illuminate\Contracts\Auth\Authenticatable.

class RegisterController
     * The user has been registered.
     * @param  \Illuminate\Http\Request  $request
     * @param  mixed  $user
     * @return mixed
    protected function registered(Request $request, $user)

Then when the user logs in, you can call the loadUserCart method, again passing the user instance.

class LoginController
     * The user has been authenticated.
     * @param  \Illuminate\Http\Request  $request
     * @param  mixed  $user
     * @return mixed
    protected function authenticated(Request $request, $user)

Dependency Injection

If you're not a facade person, you can use the container to inject the shopping cart instance by type-hinting the Treestoneit\ShoppingCart\CartManager class, or the Treestoneit\ShoppingCart\CartContract interface.


The shopping cart can calculate the total tax of the items in the cart. Just call

$rate = 13; // The tax rate as a percentage


You can also set a default tax rate in the included config file.

// config/shopping-cart.php

    'tax' => [
        'rate' => 6,

Then just call Cart::tax without a parameter.


If some of your items have different tax rates applicable to them, or are tax-free, no problem. First modify the config file:

// config/shopping-cart.php

    'tax' => [
        'mode' => 'per-item',

Then, set the tax rate per item by implementing the Taxable interface and defining a getTaxRate method.

use Treestoneit\ShoppingCart\Taxable;

class Product extends Model implements Buyable, Taxable
     * Calculate the tax here based on a database column, or whatever you will.
     * @return int|float
    public function getTaxRate()
        if ($this->tax_rate) {
            return $this->tax_rate;

        if (! $this->taxable) {
            return 0;

        return 8;

Now your items will have their custom tax rate applied to them when calling Cart::tax.


You can install the package via composer:

composer require treestoneit/shopping-cart

To publish the config file and migrations, run

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Treestoneit\ShoppingCart\CartServiceProvider"

And run the included database migrations.

php artisan migrate


composer test

Starter (demo) Repository

If you would like to see a starter/demo implementation using this shopping cart please check out our laravel-commerce repository


Some things I didn't get around to yet:

  • Clear cart instance which has not been attached to a user when session is destroyed.
  • Add an Artisan command that will clear any unattached carts (these two might be mutually exclusive)
  • Add ability to configure cart merging strategy when loadUserCart is called



The MIT License (MIT). Please see the License File for more information.

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