How to make a shopping cart from scratch?
In this e-commerce age we have huge importance of having online store, let suppose you have a store running from last 20 years in prime location of city. You have good customers and visitors but you are famous in your city only also few of your customers are too busy to visit your store .So to retain those customers and globalize your business you need to have an online store along with this store. If you want your own shopping cart then you have to follow these steps:
You should have a domain for you website
For making a shopping website you must have a domain name i.e. www.exampleshop.com . Your domain should be small and easy to remember like ebays.com. You can also take a domain name that should be similar to you store name. To buy domain you can try the following websites:
You should have hosting for your website.
After getting a desired domain you should have a hosting for your website. In hosting you should consider that hosting should have unlimited space and bandwidth. Look for a web host that offers “cPanel” with Fantastico scripts or mojo market (as given by ipage hosting ), if you prefer a Windows-based server, Ensim Power Tools. These features make installing third-party scripts, like shopping cart systems (opencart, wordpress etc.), an one-click affair.
Choose an open source to make shopping cart.
Ok great now you have domain + hosting to start working on development of shopping website . You have a lots of shopping website open sources for making shopping websites easily. Here are ten options if you plan to invest in open source shopping cart software for your eCommerce business.
- Zen Cart
- WooCommerce (WordPress)
- VirtueMart (Joomla)
- Drupal Commerce (Drupal)
- Jigoshop (WordPress)
- Spree Commerce
Conclusion : Take a desired domain and hosting according to your budget . Choose a suitable opensource for shopping website development and decide your categories of product then start making your website . If you don`t know : How to make a website using an open source? Search out over google or look up for upcoming post regarding shopping website development using opensource soon.