What is OpenCart?
OpenCart is a powerful open source shopping cart system that is designed to be feature rich and user friendly at an affordable cost with a wide range of OpenCart features. OpenCart is an online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for different languages and currencies. It is freely available under the GNU General Public License. As of May 2016, 342,000 websites were using OpenCart.
OpenCart is an ‘out of the box’ pre-developed shopping cart solution that can be utilized to produce a fully featured e-commerce solution at the fraction of the price of a ecommerce website, allowing you to trade on-line simply and effectively. This solution however does not suit all as some businesses require functionality that may sit outside of the framework of an off the shelf package and do require a fully solution.
Features of OpenCart
OpenCart offers ample features to get you started. However, if you are looking to add additional features and functionality, you will need custom development and add-ons. Here’s a look at some essential features of OpenCart.
• You can add any number of products, categories, and manufacturers.
• You can manage and operate multiple stores from one admin panel.
• OpenCart features restore and backup tools to keep your information secure.
• It supports multiple languages and currencies.
• You can easily view sales reports; reports of products viewed and purchase reports among others.
• All the popular search engines index OpenCart pages. You can customize your category and product Meta tags.
• It supports 20+ payment gateways and 8+ shipping methods.
• It’s a PCI compliant platform.
• It offers the ability to apply discount coupons either by flat rate or percentage.
• Automatic Image Resizing
• Printable Invoices.
Benefits of OpenCart
Low Cost – The fact that OpenCart is open source means that the platform is completely free. There’s no cost to install and use this platform. Simply hire a reliable web design agency and you can have a robust eCommerce website at low cost. Even the running costs are quite low as Opencart does not call for any ongoing development work. This makes OpenCart the perfect solution for small and medium-sized businesses who are working with a limited budget.
Feature Packed – OpenCart is known for the kind of functionality it offers. It comes packed with a variety of features and additional features can be easily added using extensions. With more than 20+ payment gateways by default and an advanced reporting system, this is an all-in-one eCommerce solution.
Manage Multiple Stores– With OpenCart managing multiple stores is a breeze. You can manage all your different online stores under one admin panel. This means that you can localize each store for each different country with its own set of default language, currency and taxation class. Moreover, you can manage a single inventory for all your different stores.
Complete Control – Control and flexibility are important ingredients of an eCommerce website. This helps in successfully managing and operating your online store. OpenCart excels in both these aspects with a flourish. It gives you access to a wide array of functionalities that you can use to your advantage and grow your business.
SEO Friendly – OpenCart is a search engine friendly platform. You can optimize your products as well as categories for your target keywords and improve your chances of ranking in the top results of all the popular search engines.
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