Published: May 12, 2010 Last updated: Jun 6, 2024 Yan Anderson

Is launching an online store the logical next step to developing your offline business? This is a great idea, however, building an ecommerce website can be rather costly - especially if you don't have extensive experience in this field and have no idea of what is involved in this process or how much you should invest. For easy and quick web store creation, we suggest you to use the power of an online shopping cart system such as CS-Cart.

What is a shopping cart? In the most basic definition, it's the heart of any ecommerce website. Running on the web server where your online store is located, this advanced application allows customers to find and buy products and services on the Internet without any hassles. We have developed our PHP shopping cart system to suit businesses of any size looking to join wide international markets.

A webstore built on a ready-made eCommerce platfortm—CS-Cart shopping cart system. Actually, it is the biggest online shop for mobile spare parts in India and one of the oldest.

Basic Features and Advantages

As one of the premiere shopping cart systems available on the market, CS-Cart provides you with features, resources and services you won't be able to find anywhere else. This full-featured online shopping cart system allows you to create a unique look and feel for your ecommerce store, regardless of whether you are using CS-Cart as a part of your existing project or for building a brand new web store. With our powerful ecommerce solution, you can host an unlimited number of products and categories within your online store providing your customers with a variety of payment options and secure transactions with SSL encryption. And our web-based administration panel empowers you with the ability to configure every aspect of your online business in real-time - even with limited technical expertise.

CS-Cart software has over 500 eCommerce features out of the box, plus hundreds of third-party add-ons and themes on the CS-Cart app marketplace. Here are some of the highlights of CS-Cart shopping cart creator:

  • Convenient Admin Panel: CS-Cart features a straightforward admin panel. All the menus are conveniently placed and any setting is maximum of 3 clicks away.
  • Promotions: In the Promotions section of the CS-Cart admin panel, you can construct promotions with lots of different conditions. Set the conditions a customer must meet to get a bonus, and the promotion is ready.
  • Reward Points and VIP User Groups: It’s important to keep your customers by your side. CS-Cart has a built-in loyalty system—Reward points. Give your customers points for purchases and they will return to your store again to spend them.
  • Visual Layout Editor: What if you want to rearrange information blocks on your store pages: move product filters to the right, add banners to the top, or show product reviews at the bottom? In most cases, you’ll have to pay a coder for this work. Not with CS-Cart. Its visual layout editor allows you to build page layouts by simple drag and drop. Experiment with layouts and save money.
  • Multiple Storefronts: With the CS-Cart’s multi-store feature, you can open more web stores without too much trouble. Add extra storefronts and manage them all as separate shops from a single admin panel.
  • All the Payment and Shipping Services You’ll Ever Need: CS-Cart features 70 popular payment services such as PayPal, Authorize.Net, First Data, 2Checkout, SagePay, and eWay. Eight world’s most trusted carriers, such as USPS, DHL, FedEx, and UPS with dozens of shipping variants are present in CS-Cart out of the box, too.
  • SEO Tools: CS-Cart has all the SEO stuff that Google loves: SEO-friendly URLs, canonical URLs, 301 redirects, Google rich snippets, and more.
  • Super Adaptable: CS-Cart has an open-source code. It means you can adapt our shopping cart software to any needs: develop more features, your own storefront theme, integrate with new payment and shipping services, and more.
  • Supported and Frequently Updated: We release 6 upgrades per year in average. Patch releases fix issues and minor (or major) releases both fix issues and add new features. We keep CS-Cart up to date, protected from hackers, and compatible with the latest server technologies. We guarantee that your CS-Cart ecommerce store won’t ever be left behind.
  • Fully Controlled by You, the Owner: Once you buy CS-Cart—it’s all yours. You own it like you own a house and a car. No monthly payments. You have access to all the functionality: turn it off and on when you need it, add more features, and decide when to upgrade. CS-Cart is yours, unlike SaaS solutions.

Designed to ensure stable performance of any web store, CS-Cart makes it easy to create dynamic web pages with all necessary optimization steps needed for indexing by popular search engines. Our engineers are working constantly on extending CS-Cart shopping cart system features to meet even the most advanced requirements of our clients.

We can also ensure that you won't be confused with complicated configuration and settings - setup and maintenance of CS-Cart is as easy as 1-2-3. In addition, our experienced technical support team will be glad to assist you with quick and easy web store creation and further maintenance. Order our full-featured PHP shopping cart system and take your business to the next level of success.

We understand you still have concerns. Before trying a demo or buying the license, we recommend you reading some real user reviews on popular review platforms. Here are some user reviews from there:

This is a great and secure platform with great support in an affordable price. — Ioannis P. CS-Cart rocks! You don't need anything else! — Isa A.
I have tried other eCommerce programs, but none compare to CS Cart for ease of use, value for money and support. Excellent. — Patrick B. Overall I would completely recommend CS cart to anyone trying to start a web business. I highly recommend simtech to handle all your server requirements. — Verified anonymous reviewer.