One of the final pieces of your online store that your customers use is the shopping cart. If this process is easy for them and easy for you, it will keep your customers coming back to your website, so everyone wins. What follows are shopping cart software reviews of some of the popular retail management software options.
BigCommerce is a very well reviewed product. Across the board it makes shopping carts easy for customers and for the online store users. Website design is easy and it looks great. You can manage your inventory simply and easily, without limits on the number of products you can offer. Marketing is a snap with an address book that converts to Excel easily, as well as easy integration into social media pages. Mobile access is also allowed for you and your customers. Finally, like many companies, BigCommerce has available SSL certificates for an extra charge. All in all, there are many desirable features for not a lot of money.
Pinnacle Cart is a massive software package with probably more features than anything else available. Everything from website design straight through customer management and business analytics is included. The amount of features are literally too long to list, but suffice it to say that you can do basically anything you want to with your shopping cart with Pinnacle Cart. The upfront licensing fee is large, but well worth it if you are serious about having a quality online store. There are so many features, people new to shopping carts might get a bit overwhelmed. However, if they can handle the initial onslaught of feature overload, they will have a superb product to create their shopping cart.
Volusion is one company that has been around for a long time, at least in the world of online shopping carts. This decade of quality work is a good indicator that you can trust the software. It is a very strong offering with a large feature set that is sure to impress anyone lucky enough to use it. It is secure, and sets up very quickly. The only real drawbacks are the lack of integration with some of the software you may be using, but the other features make up for this. These are drawbacks you can work with and still have a terrific online store and shopping cart.
Website design with Network Solutions CommerceSpace (formerly Network Solutions Pro) is relatively easy. It can handle different methods of payment, and keeps your site secure. However, it does not have a good SEO capability, which is a drawback. CommerceSpace is secure once you purchase the additional SSL certificate and it also provides the ability to do marketing by creating different groups.
VP-ASP is a good server-based shopping cart. If you have the proper server to host your information and the shopping cart, you will be okay, but if not, you will need to do some updates to your software. One significant benefit is that the software can design your website store very easily, and handle the basic ordering functions. Security is strong with VP-ASP, and the marketing functions incorporate social networks. One major problem is that it currently does not have any mobile access.