Published On: August 18, 2015
Author: Eric Oliver

Shopify

shopify
While many of the features involve extra fees, Shopify is one of the most flexible shopping cart programs available, and is designed to grow with your business needs. It has excellent security, a good interface and strong features that, combined with the educational support for your business, make Shopify an excellent choice for shopping cart software.

Bigcommerce

bigcommerce
Bigcommerce earns our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award because of its great features, particularly the back office, customer support and consumer education. Its plans and shopping cart features are strong and flexible enough for online stores of any size. It’s a top choice for shopping cart software.

Volusion

volusion
Volusion shopping cart software is easy to use and designed to grow with your business. While the bandwidth is limited and the feature set depends on the plan you purchase, there are plenty of tools to create an effective online store, plus some extras that set it apart from the competition.

3d Cart

3dcart
3dcart’s high-quality and feature-rich shopping cart software has earned it the Top Ten Reviews Gold Award. It goes beyond the norm in several areas, such as with its community-based fraud alert program and technical support that doesn’t just touch on how-tos. Unless you require massive bandwidth for your online store, this is the best shopping cart solution for your business.

X-Cart

x-cart
X-Cart has some great features not found in other top shopping cart software, such as the ability to handle multiple languages and currencies, making it worth considering if you have an international online business. Since you can purchase the software without hosting, you also have some additional flexibility as to hosting and even altering the program. Nonetheless, it lacks several common features and charges extra for some features competitors offer as part of their packages.

Avactis
avactis

The cart is quite flexible and easy to customize for those who want something that’s more or less ‘plug and play’. Where it really shines is when you don’t mind getting a little more involved and want to bend the cart design to you, rather than the other way around.

1ShoppingCart, A Web.com Brand

1shoppingcart

1ShoppingCart represents a good value for what it offers, but it lacks a lot of the shopping cart and marketing extras some people expect in an online store. 1ShoppingCart lacks a few of the shopping cart and marketing extras we expect in the best eCommerce solutions. Nonetheless, its standout features such as the down-sell function and membership tools make it a good choice if you have a subscription business or need to manage recurring billing.

AmeriCommerce

americommerce
Your shopping cart provider forms the most important point of contact of your business. This is not an area for compromise. Even in this intense scrutiny, AmeriCommerce rises to the top as a strong contender, and it keeps evolving and becoming more intuitive and attractive. If you operate an eCommerce site, you’re maintaining an investment that takes time and money, and the depth of services offered by AmeriCommerce may save you both down the road.

Ashop Commerce

ashopcommerce
Ashop Commerce makes good shopping cart software for the entrepreneur interested in an online store exclusively. Although parts of its interface are tricky, it boasts a comprehensive setup wizard and has a wide range of inventory controls, design options and back-office functions that give you full control over your website. If you need a lot of bandwidth but not a lot of memory storage for your webshop, this is a good choice.

Corecommerce

corecommerce
CoreCommerce provides all the major tools for an effective online store in an easy-to-use package. As such, it’s great if you’re just starting out in online sales. The plans favor smaller stores in terms of products and memory space needed, but this company can grow with you. No matter what plan you choose, you get the benefit of all its shopping cart features.

IncomeShops
incomeshops

IncomeShops is a site that works on the affiliate marketing model. The customers are able to choose from a list of affiliate marketers and market their products online. The aim of the site is to build an online store or “shop” which earns money for the clients. The client goes on to customize the site according to his liking and chose which products he or she would like to market. IncomeShops monitors site traffic and sales from your site and determine your commission. Though this model sounds great on paper there are more than a few kinks in the armor. If you walk away, know that your site is not yours…just your domain name.

ShopFactory
shopfactory

ShopFactory is advantageous if you are familiar with Windows navigation. The software is patterned after their hierarchical type of navigation—different than browser–based software.

ShopFactory Pro is a good Shopping cart if you prefer the hierarchical type of navigation. If you like this type of structure, Actinic would be the better choice. There are many other great shopping carts that would be a better investment for your business.

Wazala

wazala
While Wazala can be a solid option for merchants selling any kind of product, it’s an especially appealing platform for creatives that are hoping to promote a project or supplement income via an online store. That’s because of Wazala’s ability to facilitate online sales with minimal eCommerce expertise required. This shopping cart is a viable contender for musicians looking to sell album downloads via Facebook, crafters hoping to sell homemade goods without using a service that charges a fee each time a sale is completed, small publishers offering e-books, and designers producing animated GIFs or stock photos.

Zepo
zepo

Using ZEPO, one can create an online shop without any technical knowledge in less than 5 minutes. It is one of the best solutions available to sell your product online and help small businesses in their eCommerce related activities.

Zepo has made setting up our e-commerce store as simple as connecting two dots to form a Line. No hassles whatsoever, they guide you thorough he whole process. With some basic computer knowledge you wouldn’t even need any guidance we would say. Below a few among the awesome services they have in store. -Easy product upload -One click shipment -Professional grade customer notification -Coupon creation -Facebook store -Customization -Mobile friendly themes goes on the list.

Bonus Review

Woocommerce

Woocommerce

Whether you want to start selling products on your existing WordPress website (or blog) or wish to launch a stand-alone online store, WooCommerce can help. This free WordPress shopping cart plugin has everything you need to get your e-commerce business up and running quickly and easily, and is fully supported by the WooCommerce team and community of users and business owners. It’s also completely customizable with different themes, extensions and plugins, offering numerous capabilities and options. With WooCommerce, you have an affordable, well-supported solution that lets you create an online store that looks, feels and works exactly the way you want it to.

The best part about WooCommerce is that it offers vast capabilities — without breaking the bank. Of the WordPress shopping cart plugins we reviewed, WooCommerce offers the most features at the best price.  Also, did we mention it is free to use and download.  They have paid addons, but not all are required to get your store online and working.  It has been expanded through paid and free addons since it was created…so you can get up and running in no time without spending a dime.

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About the Author

Eric Oliver

Director of Website Development

With over a decade of experience designing and developing websites, Eric has worked in every position of the agency ladder. He is fluent in multiple backend and front end programming languages and has written multiple international best selling plugins for WordPress. He has been part of or is still part of many startups. He is the Director of Website Development for Future Design Group and one of it's founding partners.