I am new to magento, using Magento 1.9. with custom theme. I succesfully created buy now button on addtocart.phtml by the following codes:

<button type="button" title="Buy Now" class="button btn-cart" onclick="setcheckoutLocation('<?php echo $this->getAddToCartUrl($_product) ?>')">
    <span><span>Buy Now</span></span>
<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('', true, true) ?>

But am confused in where to paste below javascripts on my view.phtml? can any one say exactly next to which function or step number, I should paste these scripts?

        type: "GET",
        url: location,
        success: function (data) {
            window.location.href = "http://www.your-site.com/checkout/onepage/";

I planned to have 2 buttons,without disturbing eachothers:When someone clicks:

  1. Buynow button which should redirect to checkout/onepage
  2. Add to cart button should do its default checkout/cart

Thanks in advance. Any suggestions are very welcome! :)

  • 1
    Can you please explain what you are trying to do Aug 3, 2015 at 11:19
  • I need 'Buynow' button along with Add to cart button for each product Aug 3, 2015 at 13:24

2 Answers 2


The add to cart request is a GET request that among other params, it can contain a uenc param with can hold a base64 encoded return URL. The user is redirected to that URL upon return from add to cart.

You can simply create a new button that you add anywhere on the page, that on click will do a GET request to a URL like https://example.com/checkout/cart/add/product/XYZ/uenc/aHR0cHM6Ly9leGFtcGxlLmNvbS9jaGVja291dC9vbmVwYWdlCg==/ where aHR0cHM6Ly9leGFtcGxlLmNvbS9jaGVja291dC9vbmVwYWdlCg== is base64 encoded https://example.com/checkout/onepage

  • What code did you use?
    – Adi
    Aug 3, 2015 at 16:10
  • edited my question,above is my codes Aug 14, 2015 at 12:16
        window.location.href = “http://www.your-site.com/checkout/onepage/”;

Put this code in your view.phtml after the closing tag.

  • This doesn't make sense. It makes a random AJAX request right after you open the page and then redirects to the checkout. Jun 28, 2016 at 6:19

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