Full-featured shopping cart software for e-commerce websites

Find the best app to build your online shop, depending on your requirements and technical skills. Choose between OpenCart, ZenCart and many more, all easy to install with just one click with our 123-reg hosting.

Selling products online has never been easier. When you host your site with 123-reg you get access to a variety of excellent e-commerce apps that you can use to build and manage your online store. In addition, you don't need technical skills as they can be easily installed with just one click.

Whether you're looking to create a simple shop with a few products or a huge web store with hundreds of products, multiple payment and delivery options, you are guaranteed to find an e-commerce solution that matches your requirements and technical skills.

Some of these shopping cart apps are perfect for beginners, which means that they require no technical skills to customise the look of your shop, add products, payment options and manage your site with ease. If you're comfortable with code and aren't afraid to tweak it in order to create an amazing experience for your customers, then we've got you covered with a few e-commerce solutions that match your skills.

Whichever e-commerce platform you choose, it will help you to create a fantastic web shop that your customers will enjoy buying from.


Shopping cart software solutions

Below are some of the most popular and widely-used e-commerce solutions for your new web store. Read more about each of them to determine which one best suits your requirements.

AgoraCart

AgoraCart is shopping cart software that offers a complete solution and it's also very easy to install and use. You can use the available templates or your own design and customise everything from your e-commerce site's header and footer to products layouts, order forms, Thank You pages and more. Plus, Shipping and Tax are highly configurable, making AgoraCart a great e-commerce option for UK users.

  • Good choice for complex e-commerce websites.
  • Using and customising requires technical skills.
  • Some add-ons aren't free so you'll need to pay extra if you want to add a "related items" section or if you sell digital items which are delivered via a download link.

OpenCart

OpenCart allows you to open an online store in multiple languages and currencies to make it easier for visitors to buy your products, no matter where they're located. OpenCart has an intuitive admin interface that gives you complete control over your store. Plus, it includes thousands of professional and user-friendly e-commerce themes you can choose from.

  • Allows you to create a multi-language shop and sell your products in more countries.
  • Includes a multi-store capability that makes it easy to manage multiple stores from one admin interface.
  • Loads of payment gateways and shipping method options.

osCommerce

This is one of the oldest open source e-commerce platforms on the Internet. You can use it to build your web store from scratch, add products and organise them into categories, set prices in different currencies as well as discounts or special promotions. With this shopping cart solution, your shop can accept all popular payment methods from credit cards to PayPal and cheques. It also has a built-in shipping and tax functionality which comes in handy.

  • Simple to use, making it the number one choice for beginners with no coding skills who just want a simple shop.
  • Great collection of professional looking themes and templates which are easy to customise.
  • Access to 7,000 free add-ons that allow you to add extra functionality to your site without spending extra.

TomatoCart

TomatoCart is one of the most powerful shopping cart tools you will find, although it may seem a bit complicated to non-technical web store owners. With this open source shopping cart solution you can build and customise your web store as you see fit. You can add modules from Best Sellers to Compare Products, Currencies, Order History, Product Notification, Review and many more.

  • Good choice for small to medium sized online store needing hassle-free product management.
  • Second runner up of Open Source E-commerce Applications in 2010.
  • Limited customisation due to the lack of templates and modules.

Zen Cart

Zen Cart is a free open source shopping cart and its code is based on the popular osCommerce shopping cart. The goal of this project is to make an easier to use version that can be installed, modified and configured quickly and hassle-free.

  • Requires more customisation so it's not for beginners.
  • Excellent product management system that allows you to organise your items, create featured or special priced items.
  • Huge user base and helpful forums.

MetaCart

MetaCart is a free shopping cart system that allows you to create an e-commerce site and sell products online. Users can go through your catalogue of products and add items to their shopping basket when they're ready to purchase.

  • Good choice for small businesses and developers.
  • It only supports PayPal as a payment method.
  • Only available with Windows hosting.

Get e-commerce apps with 123-reg hosting

All these apps are included free of charge with our web hosting packages. In addition, they are 1-click installs, which means that it takes a few seconds to install and then you can start building your e-commerce website. So, whether you're setting up your own shop or creating one for a client, our 1-click installs save you the time and hassle of having to follow complex install processes.

Get started now - choose the perfect hosting package for your needs and start selling online today!

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