Though there are many shopping carts available for free installation on the internet but these carts often lack good documentation and support essential for the error free installation of a cart. Its also true that most of these shopping cart software offer standard features such as indefinite categories and products, web-based administration, user-friendly product creation screens, and tax and shipping calculation. But, unfortunately not even the paid version of many shopping carts offer all the features that your business needs to run an online shop.

BlueCart is among one of those rare e-Commerce software that you can buy at a very reasonable price and can enjoy a long string of commercial benefits.

Shopping Cart Features You Should Look For

Installation & Support:

  • Complete ready-to-use web store solution
  • Simple web-based installation wizard & store configuration
  • 100% Open source code
  • Intuitive administration panel
  • Built-in professional design templates
  • Indefinite uploading of categories, products and images
  • Full import and export of product/user/order/language databases in CSV format
  • No programming expertise for installation and setting up
  • Free 30-day technical support


  • Translated into 8 languages (some translations are partial)
  • Facility to add new languages
  • Configurable currency symbols
  • Configurable measurement units
  • Configurable list of countries/states/provinces
  • Ability to set different date and time formats
  • Facility to create infinite number of localizations

Design & Layout:

  • Easy to use web interface
  • 100% template driven storefront and admin panel
  • Easy integration to match current design
  • Ability to display multiple languages
  • Fully customizable design & layout
  • Broad usage of AJAX technologies, minimizing screen refreshes
  • Display Category/product thumbnails and detailed images
  • One-page checkout using a simple point-and-click interface
  • Design blocks
  • Visual language variables editor
  • Catalog page
  • Mini-cart available on all pages
  • Easily create and add custom content pages
  • Built-in template editor
  • Changing storefront and admin logos via administration interface
  • Debug console: displays a tree of templates for all pages

Search Engine Optimization:

  • Search Engine Friendly URLs for every page of your store
  • Custom meta tag, keywords and description for product, category and content pages of your store
  • Generation of HTML catalog of static product and category pages of your store
  • Site map generation
  • Breadcrumb trail

Product Catalog Features:

  • Indefinite number of products/categories
  • Product cloning
  • Unlimited category nesting
  • Easy bulk product/category management
  • Ability to assign products to multiple categories
  • Featured products list and cross selling
  • Digital delivery system
  • Configurable products
  • Quantity discounts
  • Discount coupons
  • Membership based access to every category

Product Details:

  • Indefinite product options w/optional surcharges
  • Various display types for product options
  • HTML enriched product descriptions
  • Related products list
  • Customers also bought list
  • Indefinite product images
  • Product large image popup

Marketing & Promotional Tools:

  • Affiliate ecommerce program
  • E-mail/postal gift certificates
  • Product filters
  • RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization)
  • Featured/Related products, cross selling
  • Ability to set up variety of promotions and create custom coupons and promo codes
  • Product reviews and ratings
  • Gift Registry wish list
  • One-page checkout
  • Bestsellers
  • ‘Send to friend’ feature
  • Reward points add-on
  • Ability to add tags
  • Polls


  • Full product stock control
  • Low-stock notifications
  • Wholesale trade
  • Ability to set least order amount
  • ‘List Price’ and ‘Our Price’ options
  • Enabling/disabling product stock control
  • Extended import/export of product database

Shipping & Tax:

  • Real-time calculations for FedEx, USPS, DHL, Australia Post & Canada Post
  • Inter shipper real-time calculator
  • Customizable shipping surcharges
  • Unlimited custom delivery methods
  • Unlimited custom-defined destinations
  • Shipping restriction by location
  • Free shipping option
  • Drop shipping
  • Flexible shipping customization (based on the number of items, weight or order amount)
  • Customers can pick preferred delivery methods
  • Customizable tax calculation
  • Product-specific taxes
  • ‘Tax exempt’ feature

Payment Gateways & Methods:

  • Full list of offline payment systems: Checks, purchase orders, phone orders and others
  • Real-time credit card processing: 50+ integrated payment systems
  • Facility to create new payment methods

Web-based Administration Panel:

  • Simple and fast addition of multiple items (products, categories, static pages, etc)
  • File browser and template editor use AJAX technologies
  • Ability to configure every feature of ecommerce site in real time
  • Integrated database backup/restore tool
  • Flexible organization of webshop informational part
  • indefinite number of admin accounts
  • Multiple levels of administrative access
  • Ability to act on behalf of other users
  • Ability to collect statistical data
  • IP-based access constraints
  • Integrated webmail system
  • SMS notifications

Customer Care:

  • Integrated configurable store search
  • Search filters
  • Secure password reminder for customers
  • order history views for customers
  • Customer memberships and special pricing
  • Membership based access to the informational section of the store
  • ‘Continue shopping’ and ‘Clear cart’ buttons
  • Printable invoices
  • ‘Wish list’ feature
  • ‘Feature comparison’ option
  • Customer can edit product options directly in the cart


  • Full HTTPS/SSL support
  • Secure HTTPS/SSL administrative access
  • Secure HTTPS/SSL checkout, login and customer profile pages
  • Customer passwords are MD5 encrypted in database
  • Password-protected administrative access
  • Automated periodical requests for administrative password changes
  • Passwords are always checked for security

Repeat Customer Accommodation:

  • Shopping cart content is stored in database
  • Each customer can have unlimited number of profiles
  • Registered customers can edit their account details at any time
  • Registered customers can view their order history

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