Finding the Best Shopping Cart Solution for Your Needs
The shopping cart is the program within your site that manages your store content: your products or services, the descriptions, price, graphics, etc. It is also the pgoram that allows people to choose to put your products in their "shopping cart" and "checkout" when they are ready to purchase.
Shopping cart solutions can be as simple as a cgi/perl script or as complicated as a robust solution that manages your products, your affilates, e-mail compaigns, banner ads and more.
Different Shopping Carts Offer Different Options
Determining which shopping cart solution is best for your needs requires you to:
- Identify your current and anticipate possible future needs
- Consider the issues surrounding open source or proprietary programs
- Determine ability of program to grow with you or go with you as you grow
- Choose a solution that is easy to install and execute
- Choose a solution that can calculate shipping costs and sales tax, if appropriate
There are numerous alternative solutions available for small to medium-sized businesses, some of which are software solutions and some of which are hosted solutions with a shopping cart program provided.
Some Shopping Cart Solutions to Consider
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