Shopping Cart Types
Main features,
advantages and disadvantages

Prepared by Cart2Cart Team
November, 2012
http://www.shop...
Plan

1. Shopping Cart Types
● Open Source Shopping Carts
● Hosted Shopping Carts
● CMS + eCommerce Plug-in

2. Shopping C...
Shopping Cart Types
Shopping Cart Types
Shopping cart is software used in e-commerce to
assist people making purchases online.
Shopping Cart T...
Open Source Shopping Carts
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Full access to source code

+ Customizable and flexible
- Difficult to manage without progr...
Hosted Shopping Carts
Turnkey solution
+ No hosting and installation issues
+ Easy to use
+ Flexible design opportunities
...
CMS + eCommerce Plugin
Content Management System (CMS) is the application that
allows to manage, add and modify the websit...
Shopping Cart Pros and Cons
- Founded in 2008 by Varien (USA)
- Powers over 125 000 stores
- Open source (free and paid ed...
Shopping Cart Pros and Cons
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Initial release 2007 (France)
Downloaded more than 2 000 000 times
Powers 125 000 Int...
Shopping Cart Pros and Cons
● Launched in 2001 (Russia)
● 25 000 online stores are using X-Cart
● Open source solution, of...
Shopping Cart Pros and Cons
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Started in 2004 (Russia)
30 000 users
30 days free trial
Open source (only paid)

Adv...
Shopping Cart Pros and Cons
● First released in 1999 (Germany)
● Joomla native
● Open source (free)

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Shopping Cart Pros and Cons
● Founded in 1999 (USA)
● Powers 40 000 stores
● Hosted paid solution (14 days free trial)

Ad...
Shopping Cart Pros and Cons
● Date of inception 2006
● More than 30 000 stores
● Hosted paid solution 30 days free trial

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Shopping Cart Pros and Cons
● Started in 2009 (USA)
● Serves 25 000 shops in 65 countries
● Hosted paid solution (15 days ...
Cart2Cart Migration Service
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Automated shopping cart migration service
Launched in 2009 (Ukraine)
More than 11 000...
Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_shopping_cart_software
http://www.shopping-cart-migration.com/
http://w...
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  1. 1. Shopping Cart Types Main features, advantages and disadvantages Prepared by Cart2Cart Team November, 2012 http://www.shopping-cart-migration.com/
  2. 2. Plan 1. Shopping Cart Types ● Open Source Shopping Carts ● Hosted Shopping Carts ● CMS + eCommerce Plug-in 2. Shopping Cart Pros and Cons 3. Cart2Cart Migration Service
  3. 3. Shopping Cart Types
  4. 4. Shopping Cart Types Shopping cart is software used in e-commerce to assist people making purchases online. Shopping Cart Types: 1. Open Source ○ Free ○ Paid 2. Hosted 3. CMS + eCommerce Plugin
  5. 5. Open Source Shopping Carts 1. Full access to source code + Customizable and flexible - Difficult to manage without programming skills 2. Free + Low or even zero costs + Big variety of extensions, modules, templates - Support is often available for extra money - Known for issues with upgrades, bugs and data security 3. Paid + Support charges are already included + High data security - Paid solutions may cost up to several thousands of US dollars - Lack of extensions
  6. 6. Hosted Shopping Carts Turnkey solution + No hosting and installation issues + Easy to use + Flexible design opportunities + Simple upgrade process, high stability + High data security + Professional Support - Paid - Less customizable - Small number of extensions (most of them are paid)
  7. 7. CMS + eCommerce Plugin Content Management System (CMS) is the application that allows to manage, add and modify the website content. + Open Source + eCommerce plugin inherits all the advantages of CMS (integration with templates, SEO, admin panel, integration with other extensions) - Lack of top end features (multistore, separate admin zone for vendors, affiliate programs, Social Media Marketing tools, etc.)
  8. 8. Shopping Cart Pros and Cons - Founded in 2008 by Varien (USA) - Powers over 125 000 stores - Open source (free and paid editions) - Recently released own hosted solution Magento GO Advantages Disadvantages ● ● ● ● ● Flexible and customizable Fully loaded with features (product management, inventory, marketing,SEO,etc) Multiple storefronts, languages, currencies, taxes Numerous payment and shipment options Big community, huge number of extensions ● Difficult to use (even for programmers) ● Resource consuming (slow) Buggy, full of errors ● ● Official support and some features are available only with paid editions
  9. 9. Shopping Cart Pros and Cons ● ● ● ● Initial release 2007 (France) Downloaded more than 2 000 000 times Powers 125 000 Internet shops Open source (totally free) Advantages ● Has all the same features as Magento but much easier to use ● Less resource consuming and faster than Magento ● Large number of extensions, modules and addons ● Support available Disadvantages ● Not stable after major upgrades, buggy ● Some important extensions available only for additional costs (social media, mCommerce)
  10. 10. Shopping Cart Pros and Cons ● Launched in 2001 (Russia) ● 25 000 online stores are using X-Cart ● Open source solution, offers both hosted and self-hosted solutions (unlimited trial period) Advantages ● ● ● ● ● Customizable (PHP and WYSIWYG) Fits any type of business Security, shipment, payment CMS capabilities Almost no bugs, new editions are stable Disadvantages ● Advanced features available with highly priced plans (MailChimp, Google Analytics, SMM) ● Lack of top end features (multi-store, multi-vendor, etc.) ● Requires some technical expertize to set up
  11. 11. Shopping Cart Pros and Cons ● ● ● ● Started in 2004 (Russia) 30 000 users 30 days free trial Open source (only paid) Advantages ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Fast due to use of AJAX technology Mobile commerce Multi-Vendor Store Multiple storefronts Block management Support main payment and shipment gateways Reasonably priced, support and data security Disadvantages ● Lack of extensions ● No SMM options ● Closed Community Edition
  12. 12. Shopping Cart Pros and Cons ● First released in 1999 (Germany) ● Joomla native ● Open source (free) Advantages ● ● ● ● ● ● ● All the benefits of Joomla (advanced CMS, user-friendly, SEO, etc.) Customizable Great localization options Feature-rich Big number of extensions Payment/Shipment Coupons and discounts Disadvantages ● Lack of advanced eCommerce features ● No support ● May not meet all the demands of middle-large scale business
  13. 13. Shopping Cart Pros and Cons ● Founded in 1999 (USA) ● Powers 40 000 stores ● Hosted paid solution (14 days free trial) Advantages ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Easy to use, intuitive Feature rich (cross-sells, discounts, SEO, etc.) eBay and Facebook integration Free templates (120) Security and support Reasonable pricing No extra fees Disadvantages ● Has less customization options than OS ● No user-friendly template editor (only HTML and CSS) ● Small number of extensions
  14. 14. Shopping Cart Pros and Cons ● Date of inception 2006 ● More than 30 000 stores ● Hosted paid solution 30 days free trial Advantages ● ● ● ● ● ● 100+ free templates Themes can be customized via user-friendly editor and CSS/HTML files Feature rich CMS capabilities Mobile commerce Security and support Disadvantages ● 1-2% extra fee for each transaction ● Lack of free extensions ● Less customizable than OS
  15. 15. Shopping Cart Pros and Cons ● Started in 2009 (USA) ● Serves 25 000 shops in 65 countries ● Hosted paid solution (15 days free trial) Advantages ● ● ● ● ● Intuitive and user-friendly One of the most feature-rich hosted carts (SEO, marketing, product management, SMM, mobile commerce, design, save abandoned carts, etc.) Security, support, extensions Stable, no bugs Built-in business analytics + integration with Google Analytics Disadvantages ● Pricing ● Some advanced features are absent ● Less customizable
  16. 16. Cart2Cart Migration Service ● ● ● ● Automated shopping cart migration service Launched in 2009 (Ukraine) More than 11 000 of successful migrations http://www.shopping-cart-migration.com Advantages ● ● ● ● ● ● ● User-friendly (no software to download, no programming skills) Allows products, orders and clients data transfer from and to 40+ shopping carts Sell even during the migration Numerous additional options Reasonable pricing Free Demo Migration Total data security and free support Disadvantages ● Do not migrate website design ● Do not migrate customer testemonials, news and other site content
  17. 17. Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_shopping_cart_software http://www.shopping-cart-migration.com/ http://www.shopping-cart-migration.com/useful-articles/49-volusion/5365volusion-or-big-commerce-whats-the-right-way-to-successhttp://zippycart.com/ http://shopping-cart-review.toptenreviews.com/ http://andrewbleakley.com/blog/ http://www.ecommerce-platforms.com/ http://www.shopping-cart-migration.com/useful-articles/43-prestashop/5361battle-of-the-year-prestashop-vs-magento
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