Most of the people think to use a shopping cart for their online store will run their business. But it is far from truth. Using an shopping cart for your e-commerce site (Online Store) is just a beginning of amount of work that needs to be done for getting the business up and running. Choose the framework that is necessary for building up your online store and make sure of that. Focus on the basic feature of the shopping cart. There are many shopping cart that are overloaded with unnecessary features, so you should aware of that and focus on the basic tools of the shopping cart. The basic features of shopping cart such as social bookmarking, discount voucher, News letter broadcast, bulk upload , SEO tools, wholesale feature etc should be customized and completely flexible.
The shopping cart must be able to easily integrate with application. I mean to say that the shopping cart must work well other application component and the third party service provider. The idea is to implement in shopping cart that, get every thing at a main point without opening the multiple pages on the browser. Check out and make sure that you should easily pull the product images and detail from your site to online store, so you should have a central point to work across the multiple platforms.
The cart must have the feature to collect the feedback from online customer to check whether your range of services meets their requirements or not, so that you can improve your service by making an important changes to your store. Having a live chart facility into your shopping cart is improve your service better. With the help of this they can get an information about the product.
Therefore it is very important to consider whether you current version of shopping cart is able to meet the requirement of your online store, if not then you have to identify the need of improve your your bussiness.