Online Shopping Cart

Online Shopping Cart
What is a Shopping Cart?
A shopping cart is a piece of e-commerce software that allows visitors to your website to select items for eventual purchase. The software allows online shopping customers to accumulate a list of items for purchase, placing items in the shopping cart or add to cart. Upon checkout, the software typically calculates a total for the order, including shipping and handling (i.e., postage and packing) charges and the associated taxes, as applicable.

Why You Need It?
In most cases, you don’t need an online shopping cart if you are just lunching your business. Many businesses are able to operate with just a PayPal account, especially if you’re in a service based business. Shopping carts can be a significant investment that you don’t need. If you are selling a wide variety of products through your website then you may want to consider investing in a good shopping cart program.

Information on Some of the Top Providers

Provider Business Started(source Alexa U.S. Rank BBB Accredited Visit Website
Bigcommerce 2003 1374 Yes
Woo commerce 2007 61,553 No
Magento Owned by eBay 3522 Yes (eBay)
Shopify 2005 430 Yes