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E-Commerce Shopping carts review

Review of the most popular Free Open Source eCommerce applications

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Shopping cart definition: Shopping cart is software application used to help you build an online store easily. In general a shopping cart offers a catalogue of all your items with one or multiple pictures and order functionality. It allows your customers to preview or search for a product in your store catalog; add a selected product to a basket, and place an order for it. The cart uses promo codes or discounts and also calculates taxes and shipping rates depending on the client's location. Your customers can pay on your website with a credit card or PayPal.

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PrestaShop is an ecommerce solution which is free to use and with a constantly growing community that contributes to making PrestaShop better every day. In 2010 PrestaShop won the Open Source award in the E-Commerce category.

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OpenCart is a free e-commerce platform for building online stores. It is feature rich, easy to use, search engine friendly with professional outlook. Important out of the box features of OpenCart are the order management and multiple payment gateways functionalities. Essential advantage of OpenCart e-commerce solution is that it has multi-store abilities which allow you to manage multiple stores from one admin interface. If

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TomatoCart is an ecommerce application which is free to download and use. It offers an easy-to-use administration area and a rich set of features for building powerful online shops. Some of the advantages of TomatoCart are that it offers more than 20 already built in payment options; it is multi-lingual and has a growing community that constantly contributes for making the shopping cart application better.

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Magento is a powerful solution for building online shops. It is scalable, flexible and provides all the features that one would ever need in order to build a successful online store. Magento shopping cart is available in 3 editions: Community (Free); Professional and Enterprise Editions which are paid.

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Zen Cart

Zen Cart is based on osCommerce application and offers a wide array of features: product attributes managers, template system, html editor for regular web page contents, built in coupon code system, ability to select what credit cards you accept, and more. Zen Cart is Free to use and easy to customize and manage. It can be used by everyone with the most basic web site building and computer skills.

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osCommerce is a free, open source online shop software. It is used as a basis for developing other two very popular shopping carts – ZenCart and CRE Loaded. osCommerce is simple to manage and customize and offers more than 6.100 addons to enable functionality extending of your website.

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VirtueMart (previously known as phpShop) is the free shopping cart solution for Joomla and Mambo based websites. If you have a Joomla or Mambo powered website, VirtueMart is the shopping cart solution that will add the store functionality to your website.

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We also support: X-Cart, Avactis, CS-Cart, CRE Loaded, CubeCart, AgoraCart , Freeway, Actinic, Eclime, osCSS, Ubercart, OXID eShop and other PHP, MySQL based shopping cart applications.

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