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Which Shopping Cart System Is Best?
There are roughly 300 ecommerce shopping carts from which to choose, including:
* full-feature, web-based providers such as Volusion, BigCommerce, Business Catalyst, NetSuite, etc., where the merchant pays a one-time, up-front fee + a small monthly fee for the cart & hosting
* open source software such as Magento, Zen Cart, osCommerce, etc.
* licensed shopping cart software where the merchant pays one lump sum to buy software outright
Which type and which brand is best should be determined on a number of factors, such as
* Does the business have access to a web developer for on-going site maintenance and development?
* How important are reports, like coupon usage, specific customers who purchased specific products a year ago?
* To what degree is customization of the site design needed?
* Are there a lot of product options (size, quantity, color, personalization)?
* Will there be multiple drop-shippers requiring the system to calculate shipping rates from multiple ship-from zip codes?
* Does the product require numerous, different photos be displayed to the site visitor?
* To what degree will customization of the product page and / or checkout page be needed?
* In the future, will additional ecommerce sites be needed, such as micro sites, which would require a cart system that can feed multiple stores from one database?
* Is there a need for the ecommerce system to be able to handle recurring orders?
No one wants to spend time and money getting set-up, only to discover 6 months later that the system chosen can not do what you need it to do. But, we’ve seen it happen to many businesses.
DiPietro Marketing Group LLC eliminates the headache and uncertainty of this decision. DMG will set the criteria for shopping cart selection based on your input, perform the due diligence, present findings to you in spreadsheet form, and make a recommendation.
This way, you can be sure your time and money is invested wisely, and that the potential for bad decisions is greatly reduced.