Your Store on Facebook with CS-Cart Facebook App


Today we’d like to present our latest product, which introduces a whole new expansion area for the CS-Cart software—CS-Cart Facebook App.

CS-Cart Facebook App allows you to build your existing CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor storefront right into a Facebook page with a simple copy and paste.

The app works similarly to the CS-Cart Widget Mode; you just copy a few lines of code, paste them on the app page, and specify the Facebook page where you want the store embedded. Easy as pie!

Your store will immediately appear on the specified Facebook page as a new app, ready to serve customers:

Your Store on Facebook with CS-Cart Facebook App - CS-Cart

Check out the CS-Cart demo store on Facebook.

Your Unique Facebook Storefront

Your Facebook storefront look is entirely in your hands. Use the layout editor in your CS-Cart admin panel to arrange blocks of your storefront, and use the theme editor to change its visual style.

CS-Cart and Multi-Vendor 4.1.1 ships with a built-in Facebook style for the storefront theme that will let your store perfectly blend in with the social network’s design:

Your Store on Facebook with CS-Cart Facebook App: photo 2 - CS-Cart Blog

Get it

CS-Care Facebook App is available on a annual subscription basis for $90 / year per storefront. You can also get a free 14-day trial right on the app page on Facebook.

You can find a detailed startup guide and purchase a license on our site.

Important! Only CS-Cart / Multi-Vendor 4.1.1 and above can work with CS-Cart Facebook App. Also, your storefront must be accessible via HTTPS due to the Facebook regulations.

We’ll be happy to answer any questions about CS-Cart Facebook App here in the comments.

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10 thoughts on “Your Store on Facebook with CS-Cart Facebook App

  • February 4, 2014 at 02:30

    Interesting, but I’m just not sure why it matters. How is there any benefit to the user to shop “on Facebook” versus just clicking over to my site?

    • February 10, 2014 at 17:20

      Dear Brandon,

      The key benefit of shopping directly on Facebook for a customer is that they don’t leave the trusted environment of Facebook.

      Creating a Facebook page for your business can improve social engagement and attract more visitors, and by embedding a store directly in the page, the chances of a visitor to become a paying customer increase.

  • February 5, 2014 at 01:51

    Can I use different layouts for one online store?
    For example: I want to use for the store layout “Main” and use layout “Widget Mode” for “Facebook”.

    • February 5, 2014 at 11:16

      Hi Katrin,

      Yes, definitely, you can use any available layout for your Facebook store.

      This is exactly how it works – you choose any available layout(or create a new one) for you Facebook store. And for this layout you can set a different theme and configure blocks if necessary.

      Just switch to the layout you want to use(e.g. Widget mode), and apply its widget code to your Facebook application.

      • February 5, 2014 at 11:36

        Thanks for the quick reply.
        Sorry, I’m not explained. You did not understand me.
        I want to use for Facebook store a layout “Widget Mode”.
        And for the online store, which opens on the own domain name, use a different layout, for example “Main”.
        Is it possible?

        • February 5, 2014 at 12:49

          Yes, this is possible.

          Your standalone store always uses the layout which is set as Default in its Properties(refer to the corresponding checkbox there).

          And for Facebook you can use any of the existent layouts – Main, Widget mode or create a new one and use it instead.

          So your can have your classic store using the Main layout and the Facebook one working with the Widget mode at the same time.

  • February 10, 2014 at 12:59

    I can’t see the demo store when I click the link. It goes to facebook but just sits there with a working working ……. display but no shop. Is it just me.

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