Intuitive ecommerce tool

Don't expect frills from this competent online shopping cart.

CoffeeCup Shopping Cart Creator is an intuitive, easy-to-use program that creates shopping carts for e-businesses. For retailers with little knowledge of Web design who want to take their business online without a lot of fuss, this program is a great choice.

CoffeeCup's interface is sleek and intuitive. It's surprisingly easy to add products and enter their descriptions and prices. Large graphical buttons represent the program's major functions. You can easily switch back and forth between the Products view, which lets you manage your merchandise, and the Pages view, which manages your Web site's individual pages. The program lets you choose from a handful of templates, but they can't be edited. To do that you must purchase the separate Shopping Cart Designer program, which is a bit of a disappointment since most online retailers will probably want to customize their Web sites with their own logo and color scheme. However, this is the program's only major drawback, and at least you have the option not to buy features you may not want. We like that it easily manages shipping, taxes, and payment methods, building these into your e-commerce site with little effort. An included PDF Help file is well written and thorough. Although we wish the templates were customizable, we think this is an overall great choice for a basic shopping cart program.

CoffeeCup Shopping Cart Creator has a 10-day trial period. It installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users.

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