New eCommerce Site Offers Tools For Merchants Trying to Find the Best Shopping Cart Software Online

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ZippyCart.com, once a simple PHP shopping cart solution, recently got a face lift and new focus with the goal of becoming an online resource for merchants in search of shopping cart software for their online stores. The site now features ten top shopping cart solutions, customer reviews, expert reviews, and multiple comparison tools so that e-tailers can easily research their options and find a cart that fits their needs.

ZippyCart.com: Find & Compare Shopping Carts in a Zip!

We feel that our system offers some of the best options available for e-tailers of any creed.

On June 17, 2009 ZippyCart.com received a face lift and new focus, making it the ideal resource for merchants researching a new online shopping cart solution. Once a standalone PHP cart, ZippyCart served merchants worldwide with a low cost option for starting an online store. Now, years since its original launch, there are many more eCommerce software providers on the scene that supply top of the line tools and service to those wanting to promote an online store. ZippyCart owners decided that the best way to serve their customers was to help them choose the best option available, rather than add another option to the mix.

ZippyCart's new focus is on providing a reputable 3rd party resource for merchants that offers impartial customer reviews, expert shopping cart reviews, shopping cart comparison tools, and eCommerce news and information to help consumers choose the best software option for their online storefront. To achieve this, the ZippyCart team hired a panel of eCommerce experts to review each cart personally, as well as to interview customers and add valuable consumer opinions to their results. The end product includes a list of 10 top shopping cart options covering a broad range of tools allowing the most novice, as well as the most experienced e-tailers to find a cart that suits their needs.

Dubbed the "Review Squad," ZippyCart team members began their efforts with over 30 carts and narrowed down their list to 10 top shopping carts based on the following attributes: Customer service, level of customization, search engine friendliness, ease of setup, range of tools available, ease of use for the merchant, and ease of use for future customers. Each eCommerce solution was given a score on a scale of 1 to 5, dubbed the "ZippyScale." Only carts scoring an overall ZippyScore of 3.5 or higher made the cut. "We feel that our system offers some of the best options available for e-tailers of any creed." Says Amy Trejo, Review Squad Lead Manager. "Our goal is to offer a variety of options including quick start solutions like Shopify and Webstore by Amazon, all the way to more robust PHP and ASP based carts like X-Cart or Nexternal."

Beyond expert reviews and customer reviews, ZippyCart also provides 3 unqiue comparison tools to help merchants research all of their cart options side by side. These include a Shopping Cart Checklist, where a user can check off what they want in a cart and size up each cart based on these needs. There is also the Shopping Cart Statistics Tool, where a user can sort every shopping cart package by important stats like bandwidth, disk space, number of categories, price, and more. Finally, there is the Shopping Cart Comparison Chart. This tool lists out 30 high priority features and shows how each cart compares to one another based on each attribute.

Since the June 17th soft launch, ZippyCart has already doubled its reader base and hopes to continue a fast growth with new additions to the site including an eCommerce news feed, shopping cart forum, and other interactive tools that will help better serve online merchants. "If our tool helps a merchant sell better online, by getting the best storefront possible, then we have succeeded." Concludes Trejo.

To learn more and compare shopping carts, visit ZippyCart.com.

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