E-Commerce Cart Comparison: The Basics

Filed in by Ashleigh Davis | February 23, 2011 10:52 am

We recently published a cross-comparison of four popular e-commerce carts: Magento, OSCommerce, XCart and Volusion. Most shopping carts have similar features: shipping modules, coupons and gift certificates, inventory tracking and numerous other admin and marketing functions. Selecting the best option, though, isn’t simply picking a name out of a hat.

The biggest factor to consider when selecting a cart is the level of technical expertise required. If you have a team of system administrators and developers, their combined skill set can likely work with any of the above mentioned carts. However, if your team is not robust and you want to launch immediately, a SaaS e-commerce solution might be the perfect fit.

For more information about how the carts cross-compare on scalability and security, read the entire e-commerce cart comparison[1].

Endnotes:
  1. e-commerce cart comparison: http://www.rackspace.com/hosting_knowledge/e-commerce/shopping-cart-software-the-basics

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