Zen Cart® truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. The ecommerce web site design program is 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.
There are hundreds of shopping cart programs available, but none come close to offering the level of options, features and support available with Zen Cart®. Even the commercial programs have a hard time competing.
Zen Cart® is Free Open Source software. It is licensed under GPL2, meaning you are free to modify the source code in whatever ways your application requires.
Easily Integrate with your Payment Gateway
With many popular payment gateways built-in, you can start accepting payment immediately. And if you need to integrate a custom module, there are hundreds of community-contributed payment modules to select from, or from which to build your own.
Works with any* hosting company
You may install the software on any hosting service you prefer &emdash; Zen Cart® will run on servers with relatively simple requirements of PHP, Apache, MySQL.
*Keep in mind the Server Requirements for Zen Cart®
Use your own domain name
Your website will be at whatever domain you choose. You will create and configure your domain with your hosting company.
Zen Cart® is ready to run immediately. You can start accepting payments immediately.
Just create your products and go!
Looking for Video-based Training?
Take a fast-paced journey into the world of Zen Cart and e-commerce with Ten Ton Zen Cart Training
Delving into e-commerce can be a murky, complicated (and even scary!) undertaking, but with Ten Ton Zen Cart Training videos as your guide, you’ll be up and running in no time. Join award-winning trainer and presenter Geoff Blake as you gain a big picture understanding of Zen Cart and e-Commerce.
In his casual and fun style, Geoff will guide you through topics such as:
- get your Zen Cart store running smoothly
- take a tour though the various screens and admin consoles
- how to efficiently work with the application
- learn how to set up products and test customers to ensure your store is running smoothly
- learn how to configure and test built-in shipping and payment methods
- get answers to the most common Zen Cart customization questions
- and more!
All this and more awaits in Ten Ton Zen Cart: E-Commerce Quick Start, so let’s get started!