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OpenCart is a free, open source, PHP based ecommerce platform for online merchants which is designed to be feature rich and user friendly. OpenCart provides a professional and reliable foundation from which to build a successful online store.

OpenCart has an extensive amount of features that gives you a strong hold over the customization of your store.

OpenCart is a turn-key ready "out of the box" shopping cart solution. You simply install, select your template, add products and your ready to start accepting orders.

It has order management and multiple payment gateways already built in and the developers provide lifetime free support and free software updates. OpenCart is designed feature rich, easy to use, search engine friendly and with a visually appealing interface.


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System Requirements
Web server (Apache)
PHP 5.2 or higher

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Features include:

  • Unlimited Categories, Products, Manufacturers, and Information Pages
  • Multi Currency
  • Multi-Store - allow you to manage multiple stores from one administration interface
  • Product Reviews and Ratings
  • Templates - template system built in so you can easily switch between different templates or migrate the current look of your site into OpenCart
  • Automatic Image Resize
  • 20+ Payment Gateways: 2Checkout, LiqPay, WorldPay, Authorize.Net, Authorize.Net (AIM), Moneybookers, PayPal, PayPal Website Payment Pro, PayPal Website Payment Pro (UK), PayPoint, eWay (UK, Australia, New Zealand), Klama, SagePay, SagePay Direct, SagePay (US), Paymate, AlertPay, Cheques / Money Orders, Bank Transfer, Perpetual Payments, Cash on Delivery, Collect in store
  • 8+ Shipping Methods: Citylink, Parcelforce 48, Royal Mail, UPS, United States Postal Service, Flat rate, Weight Based Shipping, Free Shipping, and Per item
  • Modules - a module based system which allows users to easily extend the functionality for their needs. Modules supplied include Best Sellers, Google Analytics, Google Talk, Specials, Featured, and Latest
  • PCI Compliant
  • Multiple Tax Rates - setup multiple tax zones so that the correct taxes are paid depending on which country the goods are going to be paid from or shipped to
  • Related Products
  • Shipping Weight Calculation
  • Discount Coupon System
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - search optimised allowing pages to be indexed by all major search engines and includes support for custom product and category META tags
  • Unlimited Module Instance System
  • Backup & Restore Tools
  • Printable Invoices
  • Reporting:
    • Sales Reports - calculate the total amount of sales by day, week or month
    • Products Viewed - view which products have been viewed the most or had the most interest from your visitors
    • Products Purchased - view which products have been sold the most so you can better plan marketing campaigns to boost sales
  • Manage store as a B2B application:
    • Customer Groups
    • Logged in Display Prices
    • Quantity Discount
  • Guest checkout - does not require customers to sign up for an account. Instead, they can simply just enter the minimum amount of details required to process their order
  • Error Logging
  • Fully functional administrative user interface for the backend administration
  • Multi Language - English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Japanese, Indonesian, and Farsi

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