If you’ve got more than a handful of products, chances are, you’ll want a shopping cart for your site. A cart or online store program gives you the ability to work with your product offerings, present them to your visitors and manage transactions.
Basic Shopping Cart Functions
- a database to contain your product information
- the ability to add and remove items to a virtual cart
- a secure checkout process that includes sending e- mail to you and your customer
- an admin utility to manage your products and orders
- the ability to work with your credit card processor or gateway
- easy to operate, so you can manage it yourself
Some shopping cart systems: X-Cart, ClickCartPro, Miva Merchant, ShopSite, ZenCart, osCommerce, Yahoo Stores, there are literally hundreds of softwares and services to choose from.