The Advantage of ZenCart
Zen Cart® truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. The ecommerce web site design program is being developed by a group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think ecommerce web design could be and should be done differently.
Some shopping cart solutions seem to be complicated programming exercises instead of responding to users' needs, Zen Cart® puts the merchants and shoppers requirements first. Similarly, other shopping cart software programs are nearly impossible to install and use without an IT degree, Zen Cart® can be installed and set-up by anyone with the most basic web site building and computer skills.
Customers can locate products by category, new products, bestsellers or search by keyword. Products can be listed by Product Name, Manufacturer, Price, Model or Date Added. Music can be listed by Labels or genre. All those options can be set on and off from the Tools / Layout Boxes section in administration module. Language and currency can be changed Ad-Hoc, which option also can be set on / off. Who is online option will show only how many registered customers and guests are using the site at the moment. Tell a friend option allows send the page link by email. Registered customers are able to write reviews which must be approved by administrator before they appear online, email a product page to friend and purchase the product.
Returning customers can sign in by email address and password, otherwise the registration will ask postal address, telephone number and age verification. Those options can be setup using Configuration/Customer details in administration module and several other options (fax number, US state list, and referral) can be added. After the products have been selected to shopping cart, users are able to estimate shipping or proceed to checkout. During the shopping process addition shortcuts to visit shopping cart and direct link to checkout will be shown on upper menu bar. After selecting the shipping method and altering the shipping address if necessary, customer is able to use coupons and redemptions, alter the billing address, select payment method, enter special instructions and by doing the final confirmation on next page the deal has been done.
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