What Is Zen Cart?
Zen Cart truly is the art of e-commerce!
Zen Cart is a free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. There are hundreds of shopping cart programs available, but none come close to offering the level of options, features and support available with Zen Cart.
Why Use Zen Cart For Small Business Ecommerce?
Zen Cart will deliver the ultimate online shopping experience to your customers! Navigating through your merchandise offerings is a breeze with Zen Cart!
Once a product is added to the shopping cart, secure checkout is a simple 3-step process. After providing the billing information, your customer chooses the shipping method (multiple shipping methods including real-time internet shipping quotes are built-in).
Next, a payment type is chosen from one of the popular payment modules (PayPal™ and AuthorizeNet™ are just 2 of the included modules).
Last, the customer reviews the order, shipping and payment choices, and confirms the order. You are immediately notified of the order and your customer automatically receives an e-mail confirmation.
Zen Cart can be installed and set-up by anyone with the most basic computer skills. Others are so expensive … not Zen Cart, it’s FREE!
Zen Cart Ecommere Features
- Allows customers to shop your store 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365+ days a year!
- Easily keep your product/catalog updated — no HTML coding required to add, delete, or modify products.
- Switch the style of your store at any time!
- Merchandise Pricing options — Single and Multiple items can be put on Sale. Sale options include Percentage-off, Fixed Amount off, New Price, etc. You can put a whole category or the entire store on sale!
- Products can be marked as Free, or “Call for Price”
- Products can be marked as “Featured” for specific highlighting/attention.
- Attributes can show image/color swatches
- Multiple items can be added to the shopping cart by simply entering quantities and then clicking Add
- You can add multiple images to your products, in small/medium/large format.
- Showcase – You can set your store up to be simply a product showcase, without pricing at all.
- Search options allow you to search for products based on name, description, metatags, price, and more!
- Coupons and Gift Certificates are easily handled both by customers and administrators
- Includes a built in Newsletter system and Product Notification system
- Tax rates, tax zones, etc easily configured in the admin area
- PayPal IPN and many other popular Merchant Services supported
- Customers can write product reviews (approvals can be required by an Administrator)
- Supports multiple language and currencies