How to implement guest checkout feature in Angular 5 in e-commerce site?
Hmm, actually its one of the most complex task in systems based on custom solution like Laravel and Angular 5.
Recently we saw that lots of clients were running their online shops on various type of CMSs like Magento, Opencart, Shopify, X-cart and Woocomerce etc. But the main problem with these CMSs was CUSTOMIZATION. Customizing a CMS is a bit complex task and if developer is not much aware of CMS structure then customization will fail in any case.
So to make customization easy they planned to move in some custom solutions like core PHP or any open source framework like Laravel or Code Igniter etc.
Benefit of these technologies are that if you are excellent in Php then you can do anything in this. You can customize any feature in this. Also there was one plus point that you can use any front-end framework like Angular or React to boost your website speed. With Angular and React the speed can be 5 times better in comparison to CMSs.
But in these front-end frameworks, we saw that peoples are struggling in Guest checkout feature. Reason behind this was “No session”. As these are API based technologies so they will not use Session basically and they directly communicate and depends upon API call. And as we know Angular and React both works with Rest API to fetch records from database.
For this issue we figure out some solution recently when we were working on a online shop project for one of my client. Laravel was back-end and Angular 5 was front-end of that project. And i struggled same issue that “How i can get user(s) data on our website without session?”. As in Angular there is no provision for Session. So I worked a lot, took 10-15 cup of coffee, a smooth walk and then i have created a plan Or you can say that figured out a way to achieve this.
STEP 1: For this, at first i have created a table to create an entry with random unique key (I used JWT auth to create unique key) with unique ID for the same.
STEP 2: And in next step, I have stored current user data (browser data, user IP address, coming time etc.) of those users who will visit website. We are using this through Laravel API call involved with Angular service. So the unique will be stored with a unique id for specific user into different table.
We will return that unique key and its associated ID to Angular. And we are storing that unique ID and key as Token key for that particular user into browser local storage or cookie.
So when user visited our website so at the same time we are sending ID and token key to the Laravel controller by Angular service. Once that record matched in my database then i can easily pick that which user API hit is requesting and what data we need to show.
If there is any mismatch for sent ID or token key then we create new one and return it to Angular.
So with this you can save data according to your requirements.
So hope above mentioned points may help you. If you still think that there are any issues or you can’t implement this then just drop us a line, we are just a email away. We are providing world class services in Angular and Laravel and we have expert peoples in our team.