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In this section we are going to discuss the Features of shopping cart.

Features of shopping cart

In this section we will learn the features of good shopping cart applications. There are shopping cart application on the Internet which you can use for setting up your shopping e-commerce website. Based on requirement and you can select best shopping cart application for your shopping web store.

Features of a good shopping cart application

A good shopping cart application or e-commerce application provides many useful features for easy and fast management. A good shopping cart application also provides fast performance and can handle thousands of users.

  • Store front
    Well designed storefront the most important requirement of the shopping cart application. It should also support templates, so that store front can be easily modified to accommodate new design.
     
  • Backoffice
    It should provide good interface for managing day to day work of adding, updating, disabling and changing product pricing. It should also help the users to bulk export and bulk import of data in various formats.
     
  • Shipping module
    The shipping module should enable the admin users to take the data from store easily and update the shipping status.
     
  • Database
    Database must be well optimized to handle thousand of products and lots of daily transactions.
     
  • Security
    Shopping cart application must be hacker's proof and should support for SSL security.
     
  • Internalization
    It should support internationalization and localization.
     

Other essential features of shopping cart

  • Single page checkout feature must present in the application
  • It should be based on web 2.0 design principals
  • It should provide support for SEO friendly URLs
  • Admin module for providing SEO meta tags for each product
  • RSS feed support
  • Proper use of H1 ... H6 tags for better search engine ranking
  • Different types of W3C validated templates support
  • Multi currency support
  • Shipping tracking features
  • Discount and coupons module
  • Marketing module for easy marketing of the products
  • Affiliate tracking support
  • Affiliate login and affiliate earnings module
  • Support for SKUs or custom codes
  • Support for promotional banners
  • Support discount rules in the system
  • Export and import of products and orders

With the help of above features you can identify best shopping cart software for running your storefront.

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Posted on: February 22, 2011

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