Technology is growing fast; mobile shopping is yielding lots of attraction in trend. Ecommerce website development lays down a way to choose order, track and receive the favourite products through the mobile phone anywhere and anytime using wireless technology. That means ecommerce is a backbone to every commercial website.
Technically speaking this kind of shopping cart is utilized by the customers for online shopping. This virtual cart resembles an ordinary basket or push cart which is used in the supermarket.
A shopping cart is a software application that typically runs on the computer where your Website is located, and allows your customers to search for a product in your store catalogue, adding a selected product to a wish list, and placing an order for it.
The shopping cart "integrates" whatever is left of your website. In other words, there are typically links on your Web pages that customers can click on, and which allow them to perform some of the functions described above.
Shopping carts are written using different programming languages. Some of them provide full access to the "source code", thus allowing experienced programmers to make modifications to the system features, while some others don't. Some shopping carts run on Windows Web servers, some on LINUX, others on both. In most of the cases, you can put the shopping cart on your Web server simply by transferring its files there using any FTP programming.
- A shopping cart includes a database that stores information such as product details, customer data, order information, etc.
- It contains a storefront that displays this information to store visitors (e.g. product detail pages, search pages, checkout pages, etc.).
- It includes an administration area that allows you, the store administrator, to manage your store. For example, this is where you add products, set up shipping & payment options, process orders, etc.