Features of an E-Commerce Cart
Shopping carts are a complete eCommerce storefront solution for your business website. Shopping carts allow people to accumulate a list of products for purchase, when they decide to checkout, the shopping cart software calculates the total of the order including charges such as shipping and handling as well as taxes in some cases
Features of a standard shopping cart include but are not limited to the following:
- Search Engine Friendliness
A well-built shopping cart collaborates with search engines easily and effectively to bring more and more relevant DesGate to specific products and services.
- Customizable E-store
With the ease of a few clicks, customization features of a shopping cart allow you to enter products, set shipping, taxes and pricing etc
- Template Creation
Shopping carts feature click-easy template creation and any website design can be incorporated with the shopping cart software to give the whole site a harmonious look.
A successful shopping cart allows you to program your ecommerce website the way you want and doesn’t restrict the site’s design, layout and functionality.
- Integrated Store Search
One of the most important features, integrated store search allows your customers to search specific items available in your e-store.
- Thumbnails and Large Image Views
With thumbnails, your customers get a cursory idea of the items offered on your site. The benefit of thumbnails is that they take little time toad and many thumbnails can be placed together for instant browsing. User can click on a thumbnail for its larger version that opens in a separate page.
- Easy Data Import
With this feature, the merchant can upload all products simultaneously instead of adding them one by one. The feature saves the merchant a great deal of time and trouble.
- Powerful Editing
High-end shopping carts allow the merchant to edit multiple products simultaneously saving them time and trouble and making the updating process fast and easy.
- Unlimited Products
Well built shopping carts don’t restrict the merchant to selling a limited number of products. Instead, they feature ultimate flexibility for product additions and sales.
- Unlimited Categories
Likewise, high-end shopping carts don’t limit your product categories. You can add as many product categories as you want as per your business requirements.
- Catalog Manager
By means of an online product catalog, the catalog manager feature of a shopping cart helps you easily manage your inventory and
ctively organize your merchandise.
- Inventory Control
unique feature helps a merchant to keep a strong check on the availability and stock levels of the inventory. It helps you monitor which items are moving, which are ample in stock, which are out of stock and need replenishment etc.
- Hard Products
All types of tangible products can be made available to the customers via an ecommerce site.
- Soft Products
Soft products include downloadable goods and services. These products can also be made available to the customers on an ecommerce website.
- On-sale, Up-sell, Cross sell
This feature allows the merchant to set prices against each product and revise the price list at any point of time. Merchant can also offer special discounted prices using the feature.
- Gift certificates, E-coupons etc
This feature allows merchants to use coupons and gift certificates on their store to give a boost to the product sales. Merchant can also create his own coupon using this feature
- Address Book
This feature stores complete information of your customers. This information is stored in a separate place with easy accessibility.
- Shopping History
With this feature of shopping cart, the entire shopping history of a customer is maintained which he can access anytime.
- Order Tracking
Merchant can keep full live track of the customer orders with this feature. It also helps merchant indicate what level of shipping process an order is at.
A shopping card also features automated email confirmation. By this feature, a confirmation email is automatically sent to the customer after the purchase has been made.