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KonaKart is an enterprise Java based eCommerce system aimed at medium to large online retailers. It provides a shop application used by customers to buy products.

KonaKart is partly open source and uses open standards. KonaKart includes a sophisticated browser based administration application. It uses AJAX technology to provide a quick user interface while the maintaining all of the advantages of running the application from a browser. The administration application includes role-based security which allows companies to define the administrative functions that should be allowed for different user groups.

The KonaKart engine implements a documented API, on top of which you can write integration modules and custom features in order to personalize your KonaKart offering.

This software has many customization and extension features which allows the online retailer to customize and extend the way KonaKart functions. Most of the customizable areas such as the store front application, payment, shipping and promotion modules are open source.

There are two different versions of KonaKart: Community and Enterprise versions. The Community edition is intended for small businesses and charitable organizations. The Community Edition source code is shipped under the GNU Lesser General Public License.


Free to download



DS Data Systems UK Ltd


System Requirements
MySQL or other database (listed in the features section)
Servlet engine such as Apache Tomcat

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Features include:

  • JSP / Strusts design
  • Shopping Experience
  • One Page Checkout screen using AJAX technology
  • Checkout without registration
  • Merchandising
  • Customer Groups
  • Customer Testimonials
  • Payment Modules
  • Google Base
  • Registered Customers
  • Products
  • Featured and Popular Products - global and per-category bestseller lists
  • Product Rating
  • Product Reviews - for an interactive shopping experience
  • Mini Cart
  • Multi-Store - provides multi-store functionality to enable you to run your stores from a single KonaKart deployment and a single database
  • Reordering
  • Returns
  • Promotions - may be enabled only for certain types of customers
  • Mutiple Addresses
  • Newsletter - customers can subscribe to products to receive related emails/newsletters
  • Printer Friendly Printing
  • Search Engine Optimization: HTML Catalog, Meta Tagging, RSS Feeds, SEO URLs
  • Searching
  • Social bookmarking
  • Tell a Friend
  • Analytical Tools
  • Multiple Skins
  • Subscriptions
  • Taxation
  • Template Engine
  • Product Image Attaching
  • Ease of integration through its complete set of Java, SOAP, JSON and RMI APIs
  • Ease of creation of unique storefronts by using the jQuery / javascript libraries
  • Ease of customization - with examples, tutorials and source code available
  • High performance, scalability and reliability
  • Supports the JSR 168 Portlet specification and can be run in your portal server. Includes support for Liferay
  • Data Storage: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, DB2, MS SQL Server
  • Shopping carts: Coupons, Gift Certificates, Membership Discounts, Membership Only Categories, Membership Only Products, SpecialOffers
  • Security features: Access Control List, Staff Action Logging
  • Payment Gateway Support: Authorize.Net AIM, Authorise.Net SIM, PayPal Standard, PayPal Payflow Pro, USA ePay, WorldPay, Offline Processing, Offline Methods
  • Real Time Shipping Calculation: Fedex, United States Postal Service, UPS
  • Shipping Modules
  • Shipping Widgets

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