Small Business Ecommerce: 5 hosted Shopping Carts

by Vangie Beal

Thinking about adding ecommerce to your small business website? Hosted shopping carts can help simplify the task. We look at five suitable for smaller shops.

If you're thinking about adding an ecommerce component to your blog or small business website, a hosted shopping cart lets you stick your toe in the online selling water without having to invest an arm or a leg on technology. Since it's a hosted cart, you don’t have to buy or maintain a server -- that's done for you, and it eliminates a lot of hassle and expense.

This article by our sister site, Ecommerce-Guide.com gives a brief overview of five hosted ecommerce shopping cart options -- Cashie, DesignCart, E-Commerce Express, E-junkie and GoEmerchant -- designed to integrate with an existing website or blog.

A shopping cart is an extremely important part of any online store. The cart is the software that works as your online product catalog and facilitates the online ordering process. Shopping cart software can be purchased independently and integrated into your website and ecommerce platform.

Read the complete article: 5 Easy Hosted Shopping Carts for Entrepreneurs

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This article was originally published on Monday Mar 14th 2011
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