Comparison Shopping For Free Shopping Carts
Shopping carts online are very common, but if you have never set one up they can seem daunting. There are more choices then you can shake a stick at and that can be the first hurdle you come to. To simplify the matter let's break them down a bit into simple categories. There are hosted or non-hosted carts. Hosted means that the cart provider hosts the carts and does all the technical stuff to make it all go. If you host the cart yourself (un-hosted) then you take on the job of dealing with technical issues or you have to hire someone to deal with them. So why not go with hosted? Your cart is on someone else's domain and so is all your traffic.
Free or paid: there many free solutions out there and a huge amount of paid solutions. Other categories to consider are open source or closed source and simple to full featured. In this article we will be focusing on our favorite carts which are free (un-hosted) open source shopping carts that we will install on our own domain. Even though we narrowed down the field to "free (un-hosted) open source shopping carts that we will install on our own domain" there are still a number of categories to continue to drill down though.
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