This is the introduction of Zen Cart. The present day business is completely dominated by Internet and eCommerce is here to stay now. In fact the contributions made by technology is great and the achievements even greater. Imagining like without a smart phone or a laptop, computer or desktop has become difficult though our ancestors have lived it without an iota of all these. But things change with time and it is advisable to keep pace with time.
Business sector encompasses small scale business, big companies, individual business units and the government run companies too. All these generate revenue for themselves and for the country or cross boundary. This boosts the economy. It is all inter related and a larger view of the picture. These business units also feel the necessity of having online presence as Internet is the way of living in the modern era.
Zen Cart is an online shopping cart system which provides a platform for such promotional activities and helps in generating revenue. It became independent of Zen Cart Ecommerce in the year 2003. Though the name was retained, the core features were increased and the system became further informative. As the software is free and open source, it gathered momentum with time and has become a popular platform for online store in recent years.
Though easy and user friendly system, yet a newbie has to be acquainted with few tips before going ahead with the software. For an amateur it is important to understand the necessity of Zen Cart hosting, installation and then finally the management of the system. A web designer would be aware of all such terms and their respective meanings. But a new comer requires tutorials for the same and various guidelines are also available on the net. So things are sorted and simple. Complex things become simple if you want to make them happen.
A little more about the features of Zen Cart:
- The system is easily download able and free which is a major attraction for people and at least worth a try.
- The online store is open 24/7, 365 days in a year. This makes shopping an easy task.
- The combo of PHP and MySQL is very popular and as several software has been designed on similar lines, it is considered quite ideal.
- The administrator of the software is exposed to the customer and catalogue details only. Thus this features makes the system a rather secure one which does not disclose personal or customer details to any third party except the administration.
- Advance template system provides variety of choice and the online manager can select as per the instructions of the store owner. It is user friendly guide which reaps profit oriented results. Switching over to other templates is also simple with minimal coding and then the change can easily apply. The admin department handles this with only a couple of clicks.
- Various products center be uploaded with variations in pricing. The features like new and sale ones are the most common and attention grabbing among customers.
- The requisites of product details can be managed with the settings. These are also handled by the admin department. Following is a list
These are called attributes.
- Check Boxes
- Radio Buttons
- Text Buttons
- Drop down lists
- File Uploads
- File Downloads
- The settings buttons can be exercised to explore feature regarding the store layout details and can be set accordingly. The attributes are read only most of the times.
- The system is simple in approach as a lot of activities can be performed in few clicks like products detailing and pricing which are the backbone of online store management. The software is very advance and the products can be multiplied simply.
- Incentives for shopping like discount coupons are easily managed between customers and administrator.
- Several payment gateways are provided for the convenience of the customers. Moreover the availability of the system in various languages have been a boon for both customers and suppliers.
- Shipping detectors allows the customers to check u the product can be delivered at a particular place or not. Shipping is effective, fast and reliable.
With such core features the system is undoubtedly ruling the eCommerce sector and has proved to be quite a useful marketing tool.
Top advantages of the system are listed below:
- The software has SEO friendly features which gives it the power and facility to be featured in the high ranking pages of the search engine channels like Bing, Yahoo and Google. This is a wannabe advantage for the users.
- It can be hosted in any server. It can be customised as per the requirement of the store manager and the manager can have complete control over the software.
- Zen Cart has an edge over other systems. It is an excellent eCommerce platform and millions of users are using the channel for online marketing of their products. The core features also make it an ideal base for online store management.
- The availability of prefered currency, payment gateways and taxes gives the software accessibility and reach among clients.
- The software is responsive which means that the online stores are equally presentable in smaller screens of the mobiles. The sites can squeeze and fit in multiple screens.
An overview of the services offered by SoluTree,
- Guidelines to start up professionals which proves to be beneficial for the entrepreneurs.
- Content digitalisation is a important feature which keeps the websites attention grabbing.
- Website development services.
- Mobile applications development services.
SoluTree believes in undertaking challenge and advocates the power of endurance among its employees to work under stress and deliver positive results. Positivity has the power to beat anything. These virtues help them to become trendsetters in the related field.