Zen Cart is an online store management system that is a branch-off from the osCommerce platform. It is a free e-commerce open source solution that is based on PHP, MySQL database, and HTML components.
Zen Cart provides a robust and feature-rich engine to power online stores. Its key differentiator from osCommerce is the template system, which is cascading style sheet (CSS) based rather than the table based layout.
Zen Cart development is a popular choice for developers, setting up online stores.
Here are some features which puts Zen Cart ahead of its competitors:
Free – As an open source solution, Zen Cart can be downloaded and installed for free, thereby reducing costs for the business.
Easy to use – The software can be installed easily using a built in tool and comes with optional demo products that serve as a guide.
Multiple customer modes – There are options for different modes for customer interaction such as unrestricted shopping, register to view prices, and register to view merchandise and prices.
Customizable template – Zen Cart comes with templates that can be customized to the user’s specific requirements.
Global sales enabled – The software has several features that help a business get ready to handle international customers. This includes multi language support, multiple tax support, multiple payment and shipping options, and multiple currency support.
Customer retention tools – There are various in built tools such as newsletters, email updates of order status, gift certificates and points for referrals, which help in retaining customers.
Easy administration – With powerful tools, the software helps in managing the back end of the store easily through the use of content management tools and control tools for banners, pricing, products and reviews.
At TechAhead, we excel in providing custom Zen Cart development, integration solutions and maintenance support.
Our expert developers have experience in working for global clients on various Zen Cart projects to meet specific requirements for:
Whether you are a large, medium or small business looking to set up an online store, write to us with a brief of your requirements at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can assist you in getting your e-commerce site functional within your budget and time frame requirements.