Zen Cart is an online store management system. It is a user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. Instead of responding to users’ needs, some shopping cart solutions are complicated programming exercises. Zen Cart puts the merchant’s and shopper’s requirements first.
Many shopping cart software programs are nearly impossible to install and use without an IT degree, Zen Cart can be installed and set-up by anyone with the most basic web site building and computer skills. Zen Cart is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components.
Zen Cart provides everything needed to maintain a shopping cart web site. Products, pricing, shipping, newsletters, sales etc are managed by the store owner through the administration area. The shopping cart is set up to receive payments from major credit cards via the merchant’s choice of numerous available payment gateway services, some are built-in or easily added with free add-ons.