In Magento 2 store, a persistent cart is one of the relatively effective features to decrease the abandonment cart. The persistent cart allows storing the product in the shopping cart the customers have not completed yet even when they sign out your site.
Almost of online customers will never have a final decision to buy although they are interested in your products. At that time, they will select the way to keep those items in their shopping cart. That is defined as the persistent shopping cart. With the persistent shopping cart, the incomplete checkout will continue without searching and interruption when the buyer come back.
Especially, don’t care about what device is used to checkout, the persistent shopping cart follows the user id and update exactly their carts. Therefore, regardless of the device as tablet or mobile, the transactions are always on hold to enhance their shopping experience with this continuance.
To enable the persistent shopping cart in Magento 2 store, you need to do the following:
Login to Magento 2 Admin, go to menu
Stores -> Configuration -> Customers -> Persistent Shopping Cart.
Leave the check box
Use system value empty
Choose “Yes” option for this field.
Set the time for the updating of the persistent cookie in the
Persistence Lifetime field. The used default value is 31,536,000 seconds.
Enable Remember Me to show a checkbox on Login page that allows saving the shopping cart information.
It is optional if you want to set default option “Remember Me” once they login to your site.
Set “No” option for
Clear Persistence on Sign Out to ensure that all shopping cart information is saved.
Then, click on
Save to enable the persistent shopping cart function on the storefront.
Persist Shopping Cart field, select “Yes” if you want to keep the persistent cookie when the session cookie expires.