Once the customer has made a selection, the product will appear in the shopping cart, a kind of intermediate page prior to final checkout. The cart page needs to clearly show what products have been ordered as well as the quantity and a subtotal. A good cart page will allow the shopper to easily remove a product from the cart or change quantity.
Carts allow two paths from the cart:
• Continue to Shop,
• Complete Order, Checkout, Finalize Order
Carts allow customers to select shipping preferences in the shopping cart. Carts allow to add a handling charge on a product by product basis to provide for special shipping requirements. Additional shipping options, such as allowing the merchant to specify the base shipping rate in the product database, rather than having it calculated when the customer places it in the cart.
Tax calculation used to be straightforward. carts only allow sales tax calculation by states and country. So a merchant might need to charge different sales tax rates depending upon the residence of the customer.
Another basic function of shopping carts is to send e-mail confirmation to the customer as soon as an order has been completed on the site.
When it's time to check out, customer wants to complete the transaction securely and efficiently.A payment gateway is a secure, Internet interface with a payment processor, the company that makes sure that transaction is okay. The payment gateway has two functions:
• To transmit the credit card information securely to the payment processor
• To transmit the approval code and any confirmation details back to the shopping cart program.
A payment gateway provides secure communications between the website and the credit card processor.
Standard Shopping Cart features :
- Easy to reach target customers
- Can provide better service to the existing customer
- Content Management System
- Complete control on merchant account
- Inventory management and shipping
- Helps to manage products, taxes, shipping details, preferences etc.
- Multiple shipping options
- Online payment gateway integration with secured payment gateway solutions
- Search management, Product category management, Order management and order tracking
- Credit card payment system
- shopping Cart migration service