I would like to ask about the way to track the last item added on the cart. I don't want to switch the product I just want to track it and display it on the error handling of the Cart. How would I do it?

Note: I only allow a single product on cart and disregard the last item added if not same with the product on the cart.

2 Answers 2


Just two line code for that

$collection = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session')->getQuote()->getItemsCollection();

echo $collection->getLastItem()->getName();

  • Thanks for the reply. The code works on an empty cart only.
    – Alen
    Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 5:28
  • Above code will display last added product name. If cart is empty then it will display nothing actually. Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 5:36
  • but when I got an item on the cart same product is being showed not the last added product.
    – Alen
    Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 5:38
  • Don't know why, but it should work in each case. Check once in private window. You could use that code in any phtml Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 5:55
  • I did use it and it is working but not just I wanted it to be,.
    – Alen
    Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 7:08

you can get the last item in the cart with below code

$items = Mage::getSingleton('checkout/session')->getQuote()->getAllItems();
            $last = 0;
            $lastItem = null;
            foreach ($items as $item){
                if ($item->getId() > $last) {
                    $last = $item->getId();
                    $lastItem = $item; 
$_product = $lastItem->getProduct();
                echo $xproductsku = $_product->getName();

            if ($lastItem){
                $_product = $lastItem->getProduct();
                echo $xproductsku = $_product->getName();

  • Can this be put on the .phtml code? I do think the product last added is being rejected by the Observer or Something. Sorry but I am new with Magento.
    – Alen
    Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 5:11
  • yes you can put in phtml. Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 5:12
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    I see. I will try is first. I will mark it solve when it is working on my site.
    – Alen
    Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 5:17
  • It is correct on the empty cart but not when I add a different product.
    – Alen
    Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 5:27
  • i test it is working on adding the product too. last product i added it's shows Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 5:35

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