The developers of Zen Cart describe it as the ‘art of e-commerce’, the software is free, user-friendly, and the code is open source.
Zen Cart is developed by a group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants who think ecommerce web design should be done differently.
Some shopping cart solutions seem to be overly complicated programming exercises instead of responding to the needs of the end user.
Zen Cart puts the merchants and shoppers requirements first. Also other shopping cart software programs are nearly impossible to install and use without an IT degree.
Zen Cart can be installed and set-up by anyone with the most basic web site building and computer skills.
The service I offer is for installation and hosting of this software together with any additional modules you wish to have installed to enhance both the user experience via the template override system or to provide further admin tools to better understand the customers visiting your site.
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. Even the commercial programs have a hard time competing.
Details on some of the more popular ‘must have’ modules is available Here.
Further details on Zen Cart can be found on there website at www.zencart.com
A base Zen Cart install can be seen Here before any templates or modules are added.