I'm trying to add to cart programmatically from store 2, but it's adding products to store 1. How can I force it to add to the correct store?

This is the code I've got in my CMS page.

include_once "app/Mage.php";

$product_id = '1658';
$qty = '1';
$product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($product_id);
$cart = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session')->getQuote();
$cart->addProduct($product, $qty);
Mage::getSingleton('core/session')->addSuccess('Art Hanging System added to cart successfully. Enjoy!');

I've tried using Mage::app()->setCurrentStore(2), but this ends up adding the success message to the 1st store still and not adding the product to either site's cart.

I've tried every way I can find or think of, but as soon as I try to specify the 2nd store, then nothing happens.

How can I specify which site's cart I'm trying to work with?

  • In your script, Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session')->getQuote() creates a new quote with the current store scope. Try setting the store_id on the quote directly by doing $cart->setStoreId(2) before saving it.
    – laketuna
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 14:35
  • Please accept your answer if that's the solution to mark this question as solved :)
    – Moose
    Commented Aug 19, 2015 at 8:17

2 Answers 2


Try setting the store scope when declaring your $cart variable, as below:

$cart = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session')->setStoreId(2)->getQuote();

This forces Magento to load the quote object from store with ID 2 (or whatever you put between the brackets).


It appears this must have been an issue with how I was initiating my custom PHP page.

I found a way to make this work by creating a CMS page with a call to a template:

<p>{{block type="core/template" template="hanging/click-rail-configurator.phtml"}}</p>

Where my template file, 'hanging/click-rail-configurator.phtml' is pointing to the file in my template path, which for me is /app/design/frontend/rwd/default/template/hanging/click-rail-configurator.phtml.

Then, in my template file, I am using the following code:

try {
    $product_ids  = $_REQUEST['productsArray'];
    $qty = array('1','2','3');
    $n = 0;

    $cart = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session')->getQuote();
    foreach($product_ids as $product_id) {
        $product = Mage::getModel('catalog/product')->load($product_id);
        $cart->addProduct($product, $qty[$n]);
    Mage::getSingleton('core/session')->addSuccess('Art Hanging System added to cart successfully. Enjoy!');
} catch (Exception $e) {

$products_ids is an array being passed in by jQuery's post function and everything is working as expected.

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