Friday, December 21, 2007

Shopping Cart Software

Shopping cart software is software used in e-commerce to assist people making purchases online, analogous to the American English term 'shopping cart'. In British English it is generally known as a shopping basket, almost exclusively shortened on websites to 'basket'.

The software allows online shopping customers to place items in the cart. Upon checkout, the software typically calculates a total for the order, including shipping and handling (i.e. postage and packing) charges and the associated taxes, as applicable.


Shopping cart software typically consists of two components:

Storefront: The area of the Web store that is accessed by visitors to the online shop. Category, product, and other pages (e.g. search, best sellers, etc.) are dynamically generated by the software based on the information saved in the store database.

Administration: The area of the Web store that is accessed by the merchant to manage the online shop. The amount of store management features changes depending on the sophistication of the shopping cart software, but in general a store manager is able to add and edit products, categories, discounts, shipping and payment settings, etc. Order management features are also included in many shopping cart programs.

One such online shopping cart software is Ashop.

Ashop Commerce is a leading US provider of hosted shopping cart software.
It offers a complete solution for merchants to sell online.

It is a very useful software.

Though there are many Online shopping carts only Ashop is user friendly.
All must give it a try(I mean the free trial version).