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Where the Term E-Commerce Shopping Cart Solutions Comes From

E-commerce is the practice of selling and buying over the Internet, usually through the seller’s webpage or through a bidding or selling website, like eBay.

April 7, 2010 - PRLog -- E-commerce shopping cart solutions refer to the development and/or application of software for offering products on a website to customers who want to buy them. They are important in a world where Internet shopping is becoming more and more popular.

The name of e-commerce shopping cart solutions comes from three origins.


E-commerce is the practice of selling and buying over the Internet, usually through the seller’s webpage or through a bidding or selling website, like eBay. The “e” in e-commerce stands for “electronic,” and it’s the same “e” from “e-mail.”

Shopping cart refers to a very specific program that is used on sales webpages. What it does is categorize a company’s products in a way that’s coherent and makes it fast for a potential customer to find and purchase the item or items that he is looking for. It also allows a person to select several items and purchase them as a group rather than purchasing them individually. This feature has the benefit that it makes certain purchases classify for certain discounts, in addition to reducing the shipping and handling fees. The name of “shopping cart” comes from the fact that it is meant to ressemble a real shopping cart, with customers clicking and dragging items into an icon, which more often than not, is an image of a shopping cart.

Lastly, the term “solutions” comes from the fact that all these techinques, applications, and programs are aimed at solving the needs and problems related to e-commerce and shopping cart programs of a client.

There are many companies that offer e-commerce shopping cart solutions. Depending on what you sell and who you sell to, they can be a good idea or a waste of money. If you only sell one product, your customers are very local, your company is very small or you work alone, you don’t handle many transactions, and you don’t have much capacity to produce or ship long distances, then you’re better off having a free blog where you give some information about yourself and your products rather than getting e-commerce shopping cart solutions.

On the other hand, if your sales volume is considerable, you have a big customer base, you get many transactions, you have the ability to increase your production if the demand has sudden increases, you can ship your products to other regions or countries, and you sell several products, then the price you pay for e-commerce shopping cart solutions will be compensated by the increase in sales.

Of course, you can always get a quotation. It doesn’t hurt to get a price and then decide if it’s worth it or not.


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