Zen Cart

Zen Carthttp://www.zencart.com

Why should you choose Zen Cart™ to power your e-commerce site? Let's face it, there are 1000's of shopping cart programs around, all with different strengths and weaknesses.  Parent Technology feels that  Zen Cart™ is superior to most in ease-of-use, features and price.

Zen Cart™ is built for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. Like Parent Technology, Zen Cart's™ developers understand the online selling process from start to finish. Zen Cart™ has included all the necessary tools required to build a successful online store and they are constantly improving and upgrading the software based on their users requirements.

Below is a list of the major features included in Zen Cart™.

Easy Installation
  • checks the database and server for requirements before installing
  • installs using a built-in installation tool
  • prepopulates the basic store information
  • optional demo products
Global E-Commerce Ready
  • multiple language support
  • multiple tax support
  • multiple shipping methods
  • multiple currency support
  • multiple payment methods
Customer Status Modes
  • unrestricted shopping
  • must register to view prices
  • must register to view prices and merchandise
  • showroom only
Catalog Status Modes
  • showcase mode without prices
  • showcase mode with prices
  • normal shopping mode
  • down for maintenance mode
Categories and Products
  • unlimited category depth
  • physical merchandise
  • downloadable virtual products
  • products can reside in multiple categories
  • product options as dropdowns, radio buttons, checkboxes, and text input
Customer Retention Tools
  • periodic newsletter in plain text or HTML
  • order status emails and records in the customer account
  • referral tools
  • gift certificates
Promotions, Sales and Discounts
  • individual special prices
  • global sale reductions
  • category-wide sale prices
  • discount coupons
  • customer group discounts
  • quantity discounts
  • one-time charges
  • minimum and maximum purchases per product
  • prices by attributes
Powerful Administration Tool
  • configure your minimum and maximum values, image sizes and customer details
  • choose which layout settings to use for the spotlight listings
  • pick which details to show on your product details page
  • edit your policies pages with HTML (if desired)
  • add, delete, move, link or copy your products
  • create and manage your product attributes
  • manage product reviews, featured products, specials and storewide sales
  • shipping and payment module installation and management
  • price and taxation control
  • banner advertising controls
  • newsletter creation and sending
  • content management tool, easily add new content pages
Fully Customizable Catalog Templates
  • XHTML 1.0 compliant - nearly table-less layout
  • change the colors, fonts and many graphics using Cascading Stylesheets
  • add, move, remove sideboxes via the Admin Tool
  • template overrides that do not get overwritten during upgrades
  • override functionality without having to learn PHP
  • create as many different looks as you would like and choose them from the admin

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