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Old 29th June 2004, 12:42 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone ~

I've got a question on the different shopping carts that are out there. I am looking for a good shopping cart that has great shipping options. I would like one that can be set up for multiple ways for shipping (ie: USPS Priority Mail, UPS Ground, Fed Ex Ground) and that calculates shipping accurately. Right now, the shopping cart I am using processes shipping charges and then I go through each and manually figure out how much shipping should actually be (website 90% of the time calculates way too high) and I adjust the costs down to actual before manually processing the customer's payment.

I also would like to find one that will keep track of inventory...let a customer know if we only have one left in stock or if we are currently out of stock on an item.

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Old 29th June 2004, 01:32 AM   #2
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I haven't used a readymade shopping cart, but I think www.x-cart.com has some really cool features. You may have a look.

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Old 30th June 2004, 05:06 PM   #3
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I agree with Farhan, I've used X-cart and StoreFront shopping carts and x-cart beats StoreFront by far, simple to use, cheaper, easy to customize, can run on both platforms (Microsoft and Unix) I prefer the later because of stability and security, and as far as add-ons you can get some very good ones for almost nothing (compared to the ones for StoreFront which by the way only runs on a Windows server and if you want the full code you'll end up paying something on the neighborhood of $650.

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Old 30th June 2004, 11:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info...I will take a look at X-Cart soon. (uggg...too busy trying to get my newsletter written right now...can we say "PRO-CRAS-TIN-A-TION"?????)

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Old 4th July 2004, 08:44 PM   #7
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I use Mals Ecommerce free shopping cart, since I haven't had any sales it's suited me just fine -hehe! You can customize the shipping with a lot of different parameters, I haven't figured out shipping yet so i'm not sure how it all works. I'm not sure if it does the inventory tracking though. the website is www.mals-e.com

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Old 8th July 2004, 09:38 PM   #8
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Hi Lisa,

Here are a couple more options for you. The first I have not used, but seriously considered it when I was evaluating shopping carts for my own business. It is called 1shoppingcart and I have linked to their list of features. As far as I can tell, even the Starter package has a ton of shipping options.

I use PayPal myself, but since I do not offer any shipping, I have not used those features. I just checked and it is possible to set up variable shipping rates, but it doesn't look as robust as what 1shoppingcart offers. The one nice thing about PayPal is that their startup fees and overhead are pretty low (lower than most of the services that I compared) so that's nice if you want to get the highest dollar return on the products you offer.

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Thanks, Angela & Chris. I'll look into both of these as well.

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I haven't used this, but another to investigate is:

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http://www.applepiecart.com/

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