Monday, January 21, 2013

An Introduction to AbanteCart

AbanteCart is a free open source shopping cart or eCommerce platform for small to medium size business. It is designed, built, and supported by experienced enthusiasts who are passionate about their work and contribution to the rapidly evolving eCommerce industry. AbanteCart is powered with a robust and expandable core platform, state of the art feature set, and efficient user interface.

The interview below is with Kim Brenner, Marketing Assistant with AbanteCart.

1. What makes AbanteCart a unique tool for people who manage eCommerce websites?

AbanteCart is a shopping cart or ecommerce platform for small to medium size business. Among many features included in the application, below are the main key advantages over other applications that you need to know.

- It is free with free support
This is the best part. AbanteCart is free and anyone can enjoy using it. Because AbanteCart is supported by a community, you also get free support on the forum as well as the opportunity to help others.

- Easy to start and fun to use
With AbanteCart anyone can start selling products or services online. No special experience or training needed. If you know how to browse the web or you know how to use Google or Facebook, you can manage selling products online with Abentecart. For a business owner or ecommerce manager, AbanteCart is fun to use with many tools available in the control panel.

- Great flexibility and expandability
AbanteCart is a versatile application, meaning it can be set to do anything that you need to have a successful online business. With our constantly growing number of extensions, your shopping cart can progress beyond any limits.

- Fast and secure
AbanteCart is well-structured to use low resources and be fast running with security enabled to keep your site protected. The application is constantly monitored for performance and security.

- No limits
Owning and operating AbanteCart will not set any restrictions on size of your product inventory, number of customers, traffic limits, or any other limitations. You can customize, change the code, and expand your eCommerce as you desire. Feel free to grow your online presence.

2. Why is AbanteCart available for free?

AbanteCart is free because it is open source, and it is supported by the community, and anyone can contribute.

3. How does your platform help sellers better utilize SEO?

AbanteCart is SEO enabled with all best practices. Users have flexible control over content.

4. Do webmasters need to know anything beyond basic FTP uploading to be able to use AbanteCart?

No special knowledge needed. In AbanteCart you do not even need to know FTP. All extensions and managing can be done in admin.

5. What's your best advice to merchants who are looking to sell products on their own websites?

Do research and homework, and select a platform that can cover most of what you need to do with your business. Do not focus on all features, only what you need for your business. Focus on business and not software.

Thanks, Kim!

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