Definition

Software used to make a site’s product catalog available for online ordering, whereby visitors may select, view, add/delete, and purchase merchandise.

Information

Shopping carts are available as standalone software or as part of hosted storefronts. Companies with special needs may prefer standalone software that can be integrated with their other systems. Companies with simple needs may prefer one-size-fits-all hosted storefronts.

Tools

Online Store Hosting Services
Ecommerce Services & Tools

Related Terms

eCommerce (category)

view all terms in the Ecommerce glossary or all terms in the Digital Marketing glossary

Sites

dmoz.org : Software : E-commerce : Shopping Carts

Articles

How Does Store-Building Software Work?
Web Commerce Today (December 15, 1997)