Standalone shopping cart is a must have in any e-commerce website as it is what the customers will use to buy your products.
Integrating a cart into your website is not hard at all; there are many Web services out there that offer complete shopping cart solutions that you can use on you site in return for a share of your sale proceeds.
If you already have a Web presence on WordPress or elsewhere you can check out the following standalone tools:
PayPal provides a very easy solution for inserting a shopping cart into your website. You will need a PayPal account even though your customers will not.
You will just need to insert the yellow HTML buttons into your site by copy-pasting the code provided.
Here, the customers can use the purchase button or they can sign in using their Google+ accounts. Google Checkout used to be on its own but now it has been fused into Google Wallet.
In using Amazon Payments, customers sign in with their Amazon account and in offers a sophisticated fraud detection technology that is used by Amazon.com.
Amazon’s big name is an assurance to customers that their payments are protected.
With ShopSite, you can host your online store anywhere. It offers different payment methods and your store will become SEO-friendly if you are using ShopSite.
TomatoCart is open-source meaning anyone with programming knowhow can crack it and tweak the code.
Zen-Cart is also open-source. Anyone with the most basic computer skills can install it quickly. It offers a plugins directory with add-ons such as language packs, payment modules and admin tools.
Ubercart integrates with Drupal websites only. It markets itself as the solution for selling event registrations and digital downloads.
This one can integrate with your website or your blog and also works with MySpace. Installing FatFreeCart is just a matter of copying and pasting and the re is no registration required. FatFreeCart is also able to work with Google Checkout and PayPal.
This one provides a wide range of features on its payment processing page. The features include Reward Points Programs, digital product sales, wishlists, a sales platform for Facebook and real-time shipping rates.
It is great if you have a lot of international customers.
3dcart offers an optimized mobile page for your customers on tablets and other mobile devices.
There are scant details on the features offered though the developer says you can add it to an existing website.
AgoraCart is preferred for its flexibility. It features multiple tax rates and custom shipping rules with over ten payment options. It also has tanks you pages and there is no customer account required to use the checkout.
This one comes with a lot of features making it a bit pricey. It includes the option of adding handling and order fees, value added tax (VAT) and sales tax.
It also offers human verification options, SSL and security. Customers are also able to add many items into their cart from the same page.