Archive for the ‘Shopping Cart’ Category

30May

The key problem for web designers and site owners is creating a profitable online store that will uplift the business conversion. The choice of the self-sufficient shopping cart is of the far importance here, but it’s not really easy to stop on the one.

All of you have certain requirements when it goes about choosing a shopping cart, and while checking out its features, you can come to the right conclusion which one you need. Besides the general info about each one, it would be useful to analyze its:

merchant interface
customer features
customer reward features & marketing tools
SEO features
payments
shipping
security

Checking out all these features that a shopping cart can provide, you can easily make the decision. All the mentioned above points you can find in the following table – the cheat sheet for those who are looking for the perfect eCommerce solution. Following it attentively, you’ll find the answers for the questions:

Which shopping cart you need to start a powerful store and thus increase your sales?
Which one will be secure?
Which one can allow you to speed up the purchase process and offer your clients pleasant shopping experience?

The list that you see below compiles the answers for all these questions. Being aware of all, you can stop on the one you need and make use of all its advantages.

Try not to overlook the short descriptions and advices in the sheet below. You can see them while hovering over the exclamation marks. Now you’re ready, please welcome the cheat sheet of eCommerce platforms: osCommerce, Zen Cart, Magento, Prestashop and OpenCart.

* exclamation-mark Mouse over this icon to read the hints and advice.

 
General Info
Release date (year) 2000 2003 2007 2007 2009
Language PHP PHP PHP PHP PHP
Source Code provided Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Administration Area Features (Merchant Interface)
Product Import/Export No Free addon Yes Yes Yes
Inventory management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Statistics / Sales Reports Yes Free addon Yes Yes Yes
Stock Control Yes Free addon Yes Yes Yes
WYSIWYG Editor No Free addon Yes Yes Yes
Free/Paid store templates Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multiple store management No Free addon Yes Yes Yes
Backup & Restore Tools Yes Free addon Yes Yes Yes
Error Logging Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Customer Features
4Dec

Nowadays, eCommerce continues to pick up steam and the shopping cart optimization becomes the key point in the formation of professional and flourishing online store.

How to keep your shoppers happy and satisfied with the purchase? How to provide them with the user-friendly shopping experience and get them back? Many different questions appear before merchants and developers while creating, running or managing online stores. The main goal of the shopping cart system is to maximize and advance usability, functionality and design of the entire online store. But what specific usability tips we need to follow for achieving the best result? To shed some light on this issue, we’ve selected for you the most interesting informative articles about shopping cart usability which will come in handy when creating or developing an eCommerce website.

Have a look and use these usability tips to be a topper in the online business.

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Usability Best Practices for eCommerce Websites
In this article you’ll find a lot of helpful information about online store website usability practices as well as practices for shopping carts and ordering process.

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8 Ways to Boost eCommerce Shopping Cart Conversions
Looking through this blog post you’ll get to know how you can optimize shopping cart conversion rates and what changes you should do to prevent shopping cart abandonment.

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