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Zen Cart truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. The ecommerce web site design program is developed by a group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think ecommerce web design could be, and should be, done differently.
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•Freely Customizable •Easily Integrate with your Payment Gateway •Works with any hosting company •Use own domain name •Ready immediately
Small (<50 employees), Medium (50 to 1000 Enterprise (>1001 employees)
•Freely Customizable •Easily Integrate with your Payment Gateway •Works with any hosting company •Use own domain name
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Some shopping cart solutions seem to be complicated programming exercises instead of responding to users' needs, Zen Cart puts the merchants and shoppers requirements first. Similarly, other shopping cart software programs are nearly impossible to install and use without an IT degree
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Zen Cart is Free Open Source shopping cart software.It is licensed under GPL2, meaning users are free to modify the source code in whatever ways their application requires. Zen Cart can be installed and set-up by anyone with the most basic web site building and computer skills. Works on the popular combination of PHP and MySQL technologies.
With many popular payment gateways built-in, users can start accepting payment immediately. Moreover, if they need to integrate a custom module, there are hundreds of community-contributed payment modules to select from, or from which to build their own. Easily keeps the products/catalog updated - no HTML coding required to add, delete, or modify products. Sale options include percentage-off, fixed amount off, new price, etc. Sales can include or exclude product attributes. User can add or exclude a discount from a special.
User can put a whole category or the entire store on sale. Product attributes can be added, either as radio buttons, checkboxes, text boxes, drop-down lists, file downloads, file uploads, and more. Attribute options can upcharge the price of an item, and an item can have its price completely controlled by attributes.
Meta tags keywords and descriptions can be controlled at the per-product level, all from the administrative interface. Shipping estimator allows the customer to get an idea of their shipping costs prior to checkout. Coupons and gift certificates are easily handled both by customers and administrators. Customer group pricing allows groups of users to receive a set discount amount at checkout.
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