Denver Web Design – How To Choose An Online Cart?
Choosing an online shopping cart is a big decision.
The first thing you must decide is whether you want a hosted or open source cart. Being a proponent of the 80/20 principle, we never use open source carts. Here's why…
- Paid carts are quick to setup
- Paid carts require little technical skill
- Security and backups are included with paid carts
- And paid carts often include a robust set of features.
Still, there are many open source carts like Magento, OSCommerce, and Zencart that people love, so you should check them out.
Denver Web Design – Shopping Cart Feature Requirements
Regardless of whether you purchase hosted services or download an open source cart, here are some features that are important to us…
- Search engine friendly
- PCI compliant hosting and security
- Up-sells and cross-sells
- Product review feature
- Flexible pricing management
- Easy catalog management
- Analytics and reporting
- Integrated shipping
- Product feed support
- Gift certificates
Denver Web Design – Conclusion
Denver Web Design recommends that you purchase slowly. If your website is your primary method of customer acquisition, this decision needs to be right! Take your time and of research.