Zen cart is PHP based shopping cart software, specially built to develop small and medium size online stores or e-Commerce sites to sell products online. It requires MySQL database to store data. Zen cart is designed to cater specifically to the requirements of the store owners and shoppers. Zen Cart is user friendly, open source software which is freely available on the web under GNU or General public license. It is developed by a community of like minded programmers, shop owners, designers and consultants who wanted to develop a simple and easy to maintain e-Commerce solution.
Zen Cart has a wide user base and is currently deployed across many live sites around the world. Zen Cart has numerous great features which make it most popular shopping cart development software. Have a look on these features:
Manage and control stock level.
Product customization (color, size and much more) through attributes.
Supports multiple payments options like credit cards, cash on delivery, Pay Pal and other payment options. Payment options can also be enabled for customers based on their locations.
Has a number of marketing tools.
Multiple Shipping options: like flat rate, free shipping, per item. Shipping option can also be enabled for customers based on their locations.
Freely available number of add-ons.
Supports creation of special and featured products.
Good forum and community support.
Freely available and customizable templates.
Now we can say that starting an online business and managing it is not a big deal. Anyone can handle it with an ease when it is based on Zen Cart as it automatically calculate the tax rate, applied in different countries and supply the appropriate accounting details to accounting department. It also manages the inventory level and automatically informs the purchasing department for resupplying.