Shopping Cart Features

Shopping Cart Features

I was just reading a great article at CSS Tricks on eCommerce Considerations – maybe more accurately how to choose an e-commerce platform – and a section of it struck me as extremely relevant.

In the features section, Chris has a good starter list of things that are important for an e-commerce solution to support:

  • Coupons
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Recommended Products
  • User Reviews
  • Shipping Options
  • International Support
  • Integration with other Systems
  • Search
  • Organizational Capabilities
  • Customer / User Benefits
  • Statistics / Tracking
  • Checkout Process

Off the top of my head, I’d look for widget support, an active development community, usability on the merchandising side… just as some starts. Overall, really solid high level article and a good starting place.

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