What is OpenCart?
OpenCart is a Content Management System(CMS) that is famed for its easy to use platform. It has a main focus for developing e-commerce websites, being one of the oldest among the e-commerce platforms in the market. It is primarily used to serve 2 purposes, to develop e-commerce websites or develop catalogue based websites(product base with no e-commerce).
Why should I use OpenCart?
OpenCart is a really easy-to-use platform for owners with some web experience. As OpenCart primarily focuses on helping businesses build e-commerce websites, owners who are looking to convert to sell items online and become an online merchant can benefit from it. The user interfaces are very user friendly and within minutes, owners can have their own e-commerce website up and running.
What are the benefits of OpenCart?
OpenCart is free to set up and use, however, one will need to spend on hosting and server fees to keep the website running on a domain. It runs on PHP and MySQL and has many basic online shopping functionalities available on its platform. OpenCart also offers 1,500 free plugins for owners to easily customise their website to fit their business.
Some OpenCart features include:
Are there alot of OpenCart developers and users?
OpenCart has a community of users which can provide you with support in the case that you run into any technical issues. Access to technical support as well as community forums is available if you use OpenCart’s services.
I heard the OpenCart backend is difficult to use. Is that true?
OpenCart also has a user-friendly dashboard that is easy for users to understand and use. The admin panel is clean and neat, allowing owners to monitor and make informed decisions to improve their website and sales.
What are some examples of websites running on OpenCart?
Cat and the Fiddle – Cheesecake Retailer
Cat and the Fiddle is a premium cheesecake retailer in Singapore selling premium cheesecakes in assorted flavours.
BritishRedCross Shop – Charity Gift Shop
BritishRedCross Shop is an online store run by the British Red Cross in conjunction with Urban Makers. They aim to channel the profits earned to support independent sellers as well as benefit the community in multiple ways.
WoodenPosters – Vintage Wood Poster website
WoodenPosters is an e-commerce company that sells handcrafted vintage posters made of wood.
We at iClick Media have helped many clients successfully run their website using OpenCart! To know more about developing an OpenCart CMS, do call our digital consultants at 6362 0123 or email us to get a quote!