Zen Cart® is a e-commerce shopping cart program. Built on a foundation of osCommerce GPL code, Zen Cart is an easy-to-setup and run online store. It is for selling online and completely customizable ecommerce. Zen Cart runs from your own webserver, which means you are fully in control of all its features and capabilities.
Zen Cart® truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. The ecommerce web site design program is developed by a group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think ecommerce web design could be, and should be, done differently.
Some shopping cart solutions seem to be complicated programming exercises instead of responding to users' needs, Zen Cart® puts the merchants and shoppers requirements first. Similarly, other 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.
There are hundreds of shopping cart programs available, but none come close to offering the level of options, features and support available with Zen Cart®. Even the commercial programs have a hard time competing.
Zen Cart® is Free Open Source software. It is licensed under GPL2, meaning you are free to modify the source code in whatever ways your application requires.
Easily Integrate with your Payment Gateway With many popular payment gateways built-in, you can start accepting payment immediately. And if you need to integrate a custom module, there are hundreds of community-contributed payment modules to select from, or from which to build your own.
Works with any hosting company You may install the software on any hosting service you prefer &emdash; Zen Cart® will run on servers with relatively simple requirements of PHP, Apache, MySQL.
Keep in mind the Server Requirements for Zen Cart® Use your own domain nameYour website will be at whatever domain you choose. You will create and configure your domain with your hosting company.