Published: Feb 4, 2014 Last updated: Feb 4, 2014 Yan Kulakov

If you are the one willing to know how to build an e-commerce website with minimal investments and hassles involved in the process, yet ensuring the successful end result, you've definitely come to the right place! CS-Cart is an established, well-known developer of multifunctional e-commerce site builder solutions offering everything you may need for effective and fast website launch, yet without costing you a fortune.

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How to build an e-commerce website with CS-Cart

Software Editions

At the moment, there are two our primary online shopping cart tools – CS-Cart Software and Multi-Vendor Software. Both of them are designed using the most advanced, industry-leading technologies (PHP scripting language, MySQL databases, Smarty template engine, AJAX-based web interface, etc.) and come fully packaged with lots of turnkey features and options. Below is the brief overview of each particular Edition that may help you make the most deliberate choice.

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Online shopping website designed with CS-Cart software

CS-Cart Software is an all-in-one shopping cart for a wide range of e-commerce projects - from start-ups and small web shops to large online marketplaces and even multi-store projects. All you need for instant start, effective management and stable growth is available right out-of-the-box: ready-made storefront and checkout systems, built-in powerful CMS, highly-flexible product management, advanced visual block manager, smart affiliate system and marketing tools, 70+ popular Internet payment gateways, numerous shipping options and exclusive Twigmo mobile to name a few.

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Webstore for multiple independent vendors

For those businesses planning to launch sophisticated e-commerce projects, where multiple independent vendors can manage their online sales through a single common web store, our Multi-Vendor Software is the perfect choice. With its unique multi-vendor functionality, unmatched flexibility and wide toolkit, this solution actually hardly has any viable alternative on the modern market.

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor ships with extra features for managing sellers on your marketplace. Among the most important features are:

  • Split payments: you can automatically distribute money among vendors and get commissions on your account
  • Vendor payment plans: offer your sellers plans with periodic payments for using your marketplace
  • Category commissions: attract vendors selling low-margin products by setting low commissions on their product categories
  • Vendor micro-store: give your vendors access to their very own storefront and backend panel
  • Vendor geolocation: show vendors on the map with the distance and other properties
  • Import and export for vendors: allow your vendors to instantly import thousands of products to their catalogs
  • Promotions created by vendors: this feature can greatly boost sales of your vendors, boosting your marketplace popularity

Both CS-Cart Software and Multi-Vendor Software ensure ultimate performance and blazing speed for your e-commerce website, irrespective of its size. Due to the full support of the Searchanise cloud-powered search service and Amazon CloudFront CDN as well as AJAX technologies integrated, you can provide your customers with smooth, rocket-fast and seamless online shopping experience.

What CS-Cart customers think about our eCommerce solutions

What I truly like best about my experience with CS-Cart though, is the customer experience. Always helpful and absolutely professional. Be it the sales team or the technical support team, you can be sure that you get swift replies to your concerns and questions and they will make sure to find a solution that suits your needs. — Paul C. CS-Cart perfectly combines a ready to use solution for a business user that does not want to code with full options for customization. As a small to medium business I can custom develop, buy add-ons to expand the flexibility, change the design or just set-up a ready shop in a very short timeframe. — Tobias H..
I had been looking for a solution for my store for a very long time, and when I saw and became better acquainted with CS-Cart Multi-Vendor, I immediately bought it without thinking. Absolutely finished product. I just paid for CS-Cart Multi-Vendor and got a ready-made platform! I just need to connect payment systems and start working. Convenient control from the panel, now I do not need to search, wait and ask the programmer to fix something. I can do everything myself! Friendly support. There is a forum where you can discuss some issues and find solutions for improvement. — Ruslan from G2 I've been working with CS-cart for a long time and I'm using CS-Cart Multi-vendor version for a year. In comparison with other E-commerce platforms, I can say CS-cart is so easy to use and work with! It is user-friendly software with no complexity for users. Everything is defined well and straightforward but with powerful functionality. — Armita R.

What rating do our eCommerce solutions have?

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor marketplace platform has an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 on the most popular user review platforms: Capterra, GetApp, SourceForge, G2, Software Advice, Software Suggest, and Finances Online.

On Software Suggest, CS-Cart Multi-Vendor is #1 marketplace platform in the category:

On, CS-Cart Multi-Vendor has become the category leader 2020: