Hey, I have been looking for a new shopping cart for my website. I think I have narrowed it down to 2 options.
1: The pinnacle cart (pinnaclecart.com).
2: A custom cart I found made by targetem.com.
The custom cart, based on OsCommerce, is alot more expensive. But seems to be alot more SEO friendly. You can see an example of the custom cart here: realgoodfurniture.com. Installed, it costs $2500, so I'm a bit reluctant to purchase that cart over the $600 cart. You can see a "default" setup of the Pinnacle cart here: meloniesboutiqueandgiftsonline.com/, there have been no changes to it, so its just like it is out of the box. You can see a more complete version here: chopchopkids.com/.
Can someone please advise on which cart I should go with? Or if you have another cart to suggest, that would be apprciated as well.
Well, the more features the better. See my current site here: hdtvinnovations.com. I don't have "real high" requirements. But I want a highly functional, and highly SEO cart. I am currently using a free cart. And have been having alot of problems with rankings and traffic, so I need to fix that...
If I had to name a few that I would like though...
Paypal pro support.
Shipping set individually for each item.
Easy to navigate admin panel.
Coupons, and user groups.
I've built about six sites using Litecommerce from the makers of X-Cart. It is a commercial solution however what's nice about it is that there's an entire array of plug-ins for everything from payment processors to advertising and inventory management. It's a great solution and very inexpensive. My clients love it.
My primary problem with OSC/Zen/X etc (and most commercial carts, for that matter) is that the admin interface completely sucks. That's one of the things I *really* like about Pinnacle, the admin interface looks great and is dead simple for our customers to use.