OpenCart–An Easier Alternative to Magento
Do you want to create an attractive and functional online store, but you don’t have a lot of technical knowledge? Then you should definitely check out OpenCart, an open source software application that, unlike its counterparts, manages to be user-friendly, lightweight, AND attractive. Plus, it’s easy to install, thanks to Softaculous, our 1-click auto-installer!
Like Magento, OpenCart has tons of awesome features and it looks great, but, unlike Magento, it’s also lightweight, fast, and easy to use, making it a great option for both inexperienced and highly skilled users.
Some of OpenCart’s features include:
With OpenCart, you can manage multiple online shops from a single admin area, so you can use a different theme for each store, set different prices for each shop, localise each store using a different currency, tax class, and default language, and much more!
OpenCart is available in 18 different languages, including Dutch, Italian, Japanese, and Farsi, so you can sell your products to customers all over the world!
Multiple Payment Gateways
OpenCart includes 21 different payment gateways in its default download, including PayPal, SagePay, Authorize.Net, and 2Checkout, so you can easily accept payments online.
Your store’s search engine rankings can have a huge impact on sales, so SEO is extremely important. Thankfully, OpenCart is optimised for search engines, so your shop’s pages will be indexed by all major search engines. OpenCart also enables you to customise the META tags for your products and categories, so your store can be even more search engine friendly.
OpenCart offers 3 different types of sales reports designed to help you gather important data about your online store: a sales report, products viewed, and products purchased.
OpenCart comes with a guest checkout features, so your customers can purchase your products without having to create an account. Guest checkout will save your customers time, because they’ll only need to enter the minimum amount of details to make a purchase.
Because OpenCart is a module based application, it can be customised quickly and easily to meet your needs. OpenCart includes 11 modules, including Google Talk, Bestsellers, Specials, Latest, Google Analytics, and more!
OpenCart comes with tons of great B2B features, making it an ideal application for businesses that sell to other companies. With OpenCart, you can choose to only show your prices when a customer is logged in, define various customer groups with different prices for each group (such as retail, wholesale, etc.), and provide discounts to customers who buy larger quantities of your merchandise.
In addition to all of these awesome features, there are also tons of free OpenCart themes available, so you don’t have to spend money on an expensive premium theme. Plus, there are a lot of free extensions available for OpenCart, so you can customise your online shop to your exact needs and specifications. To check out the OpenCart extensions directory, please visit http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route=extension/extension
Still not sure if OpenCart is the right shopping cart solution for you? Then check out a demo of the frontend and admin area!