Choosing the Right Shopping Cart for Your Online Business

Choosing the Right Shopping Cart for Your Online Business

If you run an online store, you need a shopping cart that you can count on to integrate seamlessly with your payment gateway. Instabill’s payment gateway can integrate with virtually any open source shopping cart, and there are many options out there.

So how do you choose? The answers to these questions will help you determine the right shopping cart for your online business.

1. What are the specifications of your website hosting provider?

Most shopping carts require that your web server runs PHP/MySQL. All the shopping carts that Instabill provides modules for have this requirement, but there are other open source shopping cart applications that are coded in ASP or other languages. If you have a hosting account, make sure that the shopping cart can be installed on it.

2. Which shopping cart is your web developer familiar with or comfortable working with?

Instabill provides full technical support to help connect your shopping cart with our payment gateway. Your own web developer will probably want to set up the shopping cart itself, to allow you to customize the look and feel to match your website. Instabill is here to help you and your developer with questions regarding transactions and integration of your shopping cart with our gateway, and it will make your life a lot easier if you choose a shopping cart your web developer knows how to work with.

3. Does your business require a specific shopping cart feature?

Not all shopping cart applications offer the same features. For example, you may need a shopping cart that offers your customers USPS for shipping, or one that can calculate shipping fees based on volume.

4. Does your payment processor offer modules for specific shopping carts?

To facilitate integration, Instabill offers modules for the most popular Open Source carts, including:

  • Authorize.net
  • Magento
  • 3D Cart
  • Zen Cart
  • X-Cart
  • OS Commerce
  • 1ShoppingCart.com
  • 3dCart
  • 800 Cart
  • A-Shop Software
  • AbleCommerce
  • Americommerce
  • Ashop Commerce
  • Avactis
  • Cart 7 Technologies
  • Click Cart Pro
  • CRE Loaded
  • CubeCart
  • Ecommerce Templates
  • eStore Advanced
  • H-Sphere
  • King Cart
  • Lite Commerce
  • Mal’s e-commerce Magento
  • Miva
  • Modern Bill
  • MonsterCommerce
  • NetIDNow
  • NetzCat
  • osCommerce
  • Pinnacle Cart
  • SecureNetShop
  • SmartWin Technology
  • Smith-Cart.
  • UberCart
  • UltraCart
  • VirtueMart
  • Volusion
  • VP-ASP
  • X-Cart
  • xAuthorize
  • Zen Cart

 

5. Do you need a custom shopping cart?

Do you want a shopping cart custom-built for your business’ needs? Instabill offers shopping cart design services for our payment processing customers.

For more guidance about choosing the perfect shopping cart for your business, call 1-800-318-2713 or contact us online.

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