OpenCart is free open source ecommerce platform for online merchants. OpenCart provides a professional and reliable foundation from which to build a successful online store. This foundation appeals to a wide variety of users; ranging from seasoned web developers looking for a user-friendly interface to use, to shop owners just launching their business online for the first time. OpenCart has an extensive amount of features that gives you a strong hold over the customization of your store. With OpenCart’s tools, you can help your online shop live up to its fullest potential.
OpenCart has a template system built in so you can easily switch between different templates or migrate the current look of your site into OpenCart
Having a high search engine ranking for your the keywords related to your products can mean the difference if your store takes high number of sales or not.
OpenCart is search optimised allowing pages to be indexed by all major search engines and includes support for custom product and category META tags.
OpenCart currently has 3 different types of reports.
Calculate the total amount of sales by day, week or month.
View which products have been viewed the most or had the most interest from your visitors.
View which products have been sold the most so you can better plan marketing campaigns to boost sales
OpenCart has a guest checkout feature so that customers don’t have to sign up for an account and can simply just enter the minimum amount of details required to process their order.
OpenCart has multi-store abilites which allow you to manage multiple stores from one admin interface. There are many advantages in being able to set up multiple stores:
- Theme each store differently to match the products that are being sold.
- Set products to a appear on specific stores.
- Localise each store by setting a different default language, currency and tax class.
- You can set different prices for each store you have setup.
- Setup a default customer group for each store allowing you to have some stores setup for retail customers and others as wholesale.
OpenCart is a turn-key ready “out of the box” shopping cart solution. You simply install, select your template, add products and you’re ready to start accepting orders.
It has order management and multiple payment gateways already built in and it provide lifetime free support and free software updates.
Multiple Tax Rates
OpenCart allows you to setup multiple tax zones so that the correct taxes are paid depending on which country the goods are going to be paid from or shipped to.
OpenCart is a module based system which allows users to easily extend the functionality for their needs. Opencart comes with 11 modules that ARE quick and easy to configure.