My client has gift wrapping services but they apply to the entire order, not one single line item.

How would I add notes or custom fields to the entire order, at the shipping stage of checkout? is this possible without a plugin?

I tried to apply notes and giftwrapping options to the first line item by using the commerce/cart/updateLineItem form, on the cart.lineItems.first() but it didn't work. I presume that after the user proceeds to checkout the line Items no longer exist?

3 Answers 3


You could create a special product for the gift wrapping and offer to add it to the cart during the checkout process with a separate updateCart form.

As for the notes, you can add a custom field to your order as described in the following: How can I update custom order fields in the frontend

  • Two very good answers here! I like the idea of it being a product especially as it makes more of a feature and could show what gift wrapping looks like. (This is for luxury products) Commented Nov 11, 2017 at 12:52
  • Yep, lets you add variations and options for different gift wrapping too. :)
    – foamcow
    Commented Nov 13, 2017 at 10:16

First, add a custom field to your orders, let's call it orderNotes.

Then, in any updateCart form, you can use an input with name="fields[orderNotes]" to set the value of that field.

(Line items persist on the cart until the end of checkout. At that point they become a saved snapshot of those line items on the completed order.)

<form method="POST" >
       {{ getCsrfInput() }}
       <input type="hidden" name="action" value="commerce/cart/updateCart">
       <input type="text" name="fields[orderNotes]">

You can also add it to the cart.lineItems[].options:

<form method="POST" >
    {{ getCsrfInput() }}
    <input type="hidden" name="action" value="commerce/cart/updateCart">
    <input type="hidden" name="purchasables[{{ purchasable.id }}][id]" value="{{ purchasable.id }}">
    <input type="number" name="purchasables[{{ purchasable.id }}][qty]">

    // custom option
    <input name="purchasables[{{ purchasable.id }}][options][giftWrapping]" value="YES!">


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