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Zen Cart

Zen Cart is an open-source e-commerce shopping cart written in the PHP language script with MySQL database and HTML.  It is licensed under GNU General Public License v2.0 allowing the users to modify the source code in any way that suits their requirements.  It has a large community of volunteer designers, programmers, and developers working on it. It is an ideal solution for large and medium businesses looking for an e-commerce development framework that can engage a visitor’s interest. It requires users to have some technical skills. It can create shopping carts and shopping portals for any type of online stores. It offers some flexibility and manageable back end admin. 

Zen Cart software is flexible and can be easily installed. The minimum server specifications it requires are PHP 5.5 or above, Apache 2.4 or later and MySQL 5.1 or higher. It requires the user to be using the latest PCI compliant version. It comes with over 200 templates that can be freely used which are regularly updated and has good forum support. 
Zen Cart offers several features that are advantageous to the businesses. It offers multilingual support. Users can download and install packages in several languages. Zen Cart comes with built-in payment gateways that the merchants can start using it immediately and have the flexibility of building their own payment module. It offers admin and marketing plug-in tools with features like social network integration, event calendars, coupons, newsletter integration contests Google Map placers and many more. 

Zen Cart has over 1,00,000 registered users and offers active forums where one can get assistance for all their queries. It also has Zen Cart Wiki which gives step by step information on tasks like installation, customization, upgrades, and security. There are plenty of video tutorials on YouTube that is well created and easy to understand. 

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