For E-commerce solutions our company is mainly utilizing the Zen Cart system. It is truly a powerful, user-friendly, and open source shopping cart software. Support is provided for numerous languages and currencies, and is freely available under the GNU General Public License. Zen Cart comes loaded with great administration tools. These tools allow you to easily maintain your online store. All products, pricing and shipping information, newsletters, sales, etc. are all managed by the store owner through the administration area. The shopping cart is set up to receive payments from major credit cards via the merchant's choice of numerous available payment gateway services, some built-in or easily added with free ad-dons.
The built-in functionality, combined with dozens of freely available add-on modules enables the following features:
- unlimited extra pages;
- multiple ad banner controller;
- multiple shipping options: multiple carriers are supported, including Hold for Pickup, Free Delivery in an area, and most major couriers and postal services;
- website security - Zen Cart works well with all kinds of SSL certificates in order to secure the credit card transactions made on your website;
- built in Search Engine Optimization tools;
- multiple payment options are available via PayPal, Linkpoint, Authorize.net. Zen Cart also allows you to accept checks and money orders.
The list of features available in Zen Cart also include a newsletter manager, discount coupons, gift certificates, featured products, quantity discounts, and much more!