So which shopping cart is the best for you? I’m sure if you stumble across this blog you’ve been through an exhaustive search for the perfect shopping cart for your e commerce site. Is it better to use open source software, to pay for commercial software or just build the cart yourself? Lol, well, your search will not stop here! When choosing an open source software for your cart I hope you have the minimal skill set to put it up and get it running yourself, but then what do you do when you need to customize it?? Get ready to spend thousands of dollars if you have no idea how anything works as far as web development and programming are concerned to just get the site up and running. Furthermore, if you do not put forth any effort to figure out how everything works in the admin, then you will be losing thousands more as a web design/development company will do everything for you to get your products in and set up your automated emails through templates among other easy steps to keep your shopping cart current.
This is how the web development companies force you to keep them around because you or someone at your business is too lazy to figure it out.If you are computer illiterate then just give it up and spend the thousands to have someone else do it for you and the thousands in maintenance for the life of the site. There is just too much going on for you to succeed if you have no idea what things like search friendly urls, meta descriptions, title tags and alt tags are. Take some stock in learning the basics and don’t let these web design/development companies take complete advantage of you. In a later post I will talk about what carts I like and the different features of each from open source shopping carts to commercial carts. Stay tuned and take stock in your business.