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The Best Shopping Cart

Discussion in 'E-Commerce' started by AleXanDr., Apr 23, 2013.

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    AleXanDr.

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    What's the best shopping cart you have used on your sites? I'm looking into some recommendations, I mean I have seen many out there, and I'm looking for the safest, most efficient cart possible.
     
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    Mark

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    Has to be PayPal, no?
     
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    AleXanDr.

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    Yes paypal is good enough and best suited to my needs. I can let users select multiple items on my website and pay for them with a single payment.
     
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    What's 'the best' totally depends on so many factors it's impossible to name 1.
    What have you tried so far?
    What's your server set up?
    How many items/ how are these being imported?
    What payment gateways do you require?
    etc ...
     
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    Edge

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    I like the Aldi shopping cart as it's easy to get the £1 out. The Asda shopping carts need pliers.
     
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    TonyB

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    woohoo ecommerce
     
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    peggyp

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    There is nothing like best shopping cart, everything is depending upon volume of transactions, commissions, deposits etc.

    You should also check authorize.net
     
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    Edge

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    I told you, Aldi has the best shopping cart.
     
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    Paul Norman

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    this.

    Talk to your website provider, who will be willing to chat through options, and will take the time to understand your requirements.

    If they are not, talk to another website provider who is.
     
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    Paul Norman

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    An ecommerce system will usually be able to cope with any online payment provider of the customer's choice.

    It is not unusual to offer paypal alongside other options, although for the merchant paypal has some material challenges.
     
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    Sagepay/streamline works for me, you get very good rates if you are a member of the FSB and you can integrate paypal on it too.
     
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    Edge

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    That's certainly an achievement - can you talk us through how you managed to integrate a physical shopping trolley with your website? Did you use some of the technology that was used in Tron? I sense a sea change in the e-commerce sector.
     
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    We use WHMCS but that's just because its aimed at our industry and works really well for support also.

    I like the look of opencart.
     
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    I don't know about other, but I use PayPal and I am comfotable with it. So according to me PayPal is the best.
     
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    hostsurfuk

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    I love using Wordpress with Woocommerce plugin. Verynice!
     
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    Lol, your post reminds me of the good old days, when "shopping cart" had only one meaning :)
     
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    james murphy

    james murphy Sarcasm in bucketloads - Say hi though!

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    We built our own. It took a bit but it works perfectly for us and it doesn't cost! You get the freedom to make it exactly how you want!
     
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    Maybe but I can't see how a solution built by one team can compete with a system developed and improved over years by a large and experienced development team and debugged by a global developer community. It will also be sadly lacking in extensions/plugins so every time you want to add functionality you have to build from scratch - kind of smacks of re-inventing the wheel.
     
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    I am in the same boat looking at potentially 2 systems for 2 sites I am helping on...

    I am looking for something as easy as wordpress but obviously different in so much as its a store and so I'd need to be able to add products rather than pages and posts and would need some different (but standard for web shops) functions:

    1) ebook products - browse, basket, paypal payments and offer to join mailing list at payment, then once user pays get sent book automatically

    2) typical buy item, sell item store, once order placed email sent to me / customer so that I can process.

    Which would you go for, is there a better one for both or am I best keeping on different things as they will be operated separately anyway. I only favour 1 system as it'd allow me to help on both a lot more easily.
     
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