eCommerce is an evergrowing industry, and the need for a website is as important as ever. Arnie Kuenn offered his top five in an article here at SmallBusinessNewz before, but Sean P. Aune at Mashable has put together a nice list of over 35 shopping cart solutions for you to choose from. He’s got them broken down into categories: Hosted Carts, Free Self-Hosted Carts, Purchasable Self-Hosted Carts, and WordPress Shopping Carts.
Gas prices are enough to make people want to shop online, and if you’re not selling your product online now, what are you waiting for?
If you are looking to break into ecommerce or are still in the early stages, Aune’s list might be just what the doctor ordered to help you compare solutions and decide which is right for you.
Once you get a shopping cart up and running, you just have to figure out how to keep customers from abandoning it, well that and get people to use it in the first place. Joost de Valk offered some shopping cart optimizing tips in this article we ran last year. You also need to lead your customers to the checkout once they’re at your site.
For another great shopping cart comparison tool, check out "Shopping Cart Software Review" at Top Ten Reviews. You can also peruse the eCommerce Shopping Carts category of the WebProNews eBusiness Directory (there’s currently 91 listings there).
What shopping cart solution do you use? Are you happy with it? Why would you suggest it to others?