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Hey guys,

I'm looking for a shopping cart provider. I'm fed up with 1SC and I've found a few that looked good only to be lacking a few features I need.

I came across premiumwebcart.com and was wondering if anyone uses this or has any opinions to share. I looked online and all I could find were promotional reviews, no legitimate ones.

Also, it needs to integrate with Wishlist Member. I talked to Josh, and he said he's had others that have integrated successfully. I was wondering if anyone could help me out on this as well.

Thanks!

~ Brad
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectconcepts
    Zen Cart is my first preference, Once you learn to get around (which can take a while), it is easy to use and very rich in features, very good forum support.
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  • Profile picture of the author websight1
    Brad,

    Have you looked at E-junkie Shopping Cart for selling downloads & tangible goods. I use them on a few sites they work very well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dean Martin
    I'm looking for a good cart to integrate into a wordpress site. Zen Cart looks great but doesn't seem to integrate nicely.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dexx
    Brad I've been looking at using 1SC, why is it you are unhappy with them?
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  • Profile picture of the author AdamHolland
    I'm in the market too.

    I've been using Ultracart and their system (IMO) if freakin' horrible. It's a pain in the butt to integrate anything, their reporting is garbage, and to process a refund is like a guessing game whether or not it's gone through or not.

    I remember coming across a shopping cart that was "made for Internet Marketers" where you could easily integrate upsells, downsells, cross-sells, etc.. as well as digital delivery and a slew of other options.

    I'll keep looking around for it and if I find a link I'll post it.

    All the best,

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  • Profile picture of the author sparkingproducts
    e-junkie and zencart are too low profile for the kind of stuff I want to be doing with a shopping cart. For one I don't want a self hosted solution, too much hassle setting it up.

    1SC is easy to setup, and they are fairly easy to use. However, they are expensive at $99 a month for upsells (why doesn't their lower plan include them!) and now $39 a month extra for support. I don't like the way they store CC information, and their affiliate program doesn't work well. They also don't do recurring billing through paypal, which is a huge bummer.

    I've checked out Premium Web Cart's trial and so far it's awesome! I don't see anything I don't like so far. I talked to the creator, and he said he built it as a direct response to 1SC's flaws.

    I'm hoping someone here can point out SOME flaws, there are none anywhere listed on any review sites or testimonials. I love the way they do coupons though, and they are very easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Carczak
    Have you done any testing of their new
    "click to call" system to see if it really
    boosts sales as they claim?

    I have live chat going (that helps a LOT)
    and I have a toll free number so I did not
    know if I really needed to bother with a
    click to call system on top all that.
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  • Profile picture of the author letsgetcreative
    Hi All,

    I'm also looking for a shopping cart.

    I found this great review site for shopping carts (and other stuff). There also comment from real people - it makes very interesting reading. Unfortunately, I can't post the proper URL to this forum, as I haven't made 15 posts yet! Here's my approximation:

    scamdetective dot com slash eCommerce-Tools slash Premium-Web-Cart-

    I've nothing to do with this site, but, it looks genuine to me.

    Sounds like a great product - I wonder if they can handle companies from the UK - I'll have to find out tomorrow!

    Regards,

    Paul.
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    Cydec carts have some features that may appeal to you if you're
    selling information products. MarketersCart.com runs on Cydec,
    but I've seen others using the same script.

    Nanacast is very feature-rich.

    I use Delavo which has a lot of features too.
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  • Profile picture of the author MassiveMarketer
    ZenCart is good or nsCommerce Space works ok too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Carczak
    Originally Posted by sparkingproducts View Post


    Also, it needs to integrate with Wishlist Member. I talked to Josh, and he said he's had others that have integrated successfully. I was wondering if anyone could help me out on this as well.
    I know they do integrate with Wishlist
    but I wonder why you really need to
    use Wishlist since Premium Web Cart
    already has a high end membership
    system already included?

    You can actually set up an unlimited
    number of membership systems that are
    are branded completely differently.

    Is there something special that Wishlist
    provides that Premium Web Cart does
    not include?
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    • Profile picture of the author ADAMw3
      Originally Posted by Amy Carczak View Post

      I know they do integrate with Wishlist
      but I wonder why you really need to
      use Wishlist since Premium Web Cart
      already has a high end membership
      system already included?

      You can actually set up an unlimited
      number of membership systems that are
      are branded completely differently.

      Is there something special that Wishlist
      provides that Premium Web Cart does
      not include?
      Does PremiumWebCart allow you to drip feed content?
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      • Profile picture of the author letsgetcreative
        Originally Posted by Adam Bshero View Post

        Does PremiumWebCart allow you to drip feed content?
        I believe so, one of the comments that I saw on the review site I mentioned in my previous post, said that they used drip feed.

        Regards,

        Paul.
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      • Profile picture of the author Amy Carczak
        Originally Posted by Adam Bshero View Post

        Does PremiumWebCart allow you to drip feed content?
        Yes, their system has the drip feed built right in
        and you can drip feed based upon the different
        membership levels i.e. Bronze might need to wait
        3 months while Silver waits only 2 months and Gold
        gets it right away.

        You can really configure it any way you choose.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamian
    Originally Posted by sparkingproducts View Post

    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for a shopping cart provider. I'm fed up with 1SC and I've found a few that looked good only to be lacking a few features I need.

    I came across premiumwebcart.com and was wondering if anyone uses this or has any opinions to share. I looked online and all I could find were promotional reviews, no legitimate ones.

    Also, it needs to integrate with Wishlist Member. I talked to Josh, and he said he's had others that have integrated successfully. I was wondering if anyone could help me out on this as well.

    Thanks!

    ~ Brad
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    • Profile picture of the author letsgetcreative
      Originally Posted by Jamian View Post

      Zen Cart is the best. They have great support forums and its free.
      I think you have to host it yourself, unless I've misunderstood their website.

      This means that you have to worry about PCI compliance (required by Visa / Mastercard) yourself - if you use a cart hosted by someone else, they worry about it and if anything bad happens, they get the blame (and probably a very large fine!)

      If you host it yourself, you will also have to pay a company to check that you comply.

      Regards,

      Paul.
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      • Profile picture of the author Debbie Songster
        Originally Posted by letsgetcreative View Post

        I think you have to host it yourself, unless I've misunderstood their website.

        This means that you have to worry about PCI compliance (required by Visa / Mastercard) yourself - if you use a cart hosted by someone else, they worry about it and if anything bad happens, they get the blame (and probably a very large fine!)

        If you host it yourself, you will also have to pay a company to check that you comply.

        Regards,

        Paul.
        Paul you may want to research the PCI compliance issue.
        Just because you use a 3rd party host does NOT let you off the hook if your shopping cart is compromised.
        If you use a 3rd party PAYMENT system you can breath easier but not if you use a 3rd party cart system.

        There is a difference.

        Thats why Zencart removed their manual credit card processing "plugin" on their latest release.
        For them to be approved as a PCI compliant cart system the only payment systems they left in the software were 3rd party processors such as Paypal and authorize.net

        PCI Compliance Guide Frequently Asked Questions

        Q: What are the penalties for noncompliance?
        A: The payment brands may, at their discretion, fine an acquiring bank $5,000 to $100,000 per month for PCI compliance violations. The banks will most likely pass this fine on downstream till it eventually hits the merchant. Furthermore, the bank will also most likely either terminate your relationship or increase transaction fees. Penalties are not openly discussed nor widely publicized, but they can catastrophic to a small business. It is important to be familiar with your merchant account agreement, which should outline your exposure.




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  • Profile picture of the author tyroneshum
    Hi sparking products,

    I've reviewed couple of e-commerce products/shopping carts that I've tried over Wordpress and this might give you few more ideas to choose which would fit you the best. I've wrapped up the top 5:

    Top 5 Powerful E-commerce Plugins For Wordpress | TyroneShum dot com

    It's one of my quite old posts but it might help. Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author sparkingproducts
    Hey guys,

    wishlist member is an incredible program that premium web cart doesn't even come close to emulating. It allows you to have multiple membership levels, create a sequential course, and have levels that flow from one into another (by this I mean, I can have a video up that only bronze and silver can access, I don't have to put it up twice, once for bronze and once for silver) and it's all within the wordpress panel, which means I can protect pages and posts. This is very important to me and my clients.

    I also happen to be a certified wishlist member developer, so I'm obviously going to use it a lot

    Premium Web Cart seems pretty awesome so far. My trial period is up, I've hired a guy to work on a wordpress plugin to integrate it with wishlist member, let me know if any of you are interested in making this a commercial option.

    ~ Brad
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    • Profile picture of the author Amy Carczak
      Originally Posted by sparkingproducts View Post

      Hey guys,

      wishlist member is an incredible program that premium web cart doesn't even come close to emulating. It allows you to have multiple membership levels, create a sequential course, and have levels that flow from one into another (by this I mean, I can have a video up that only bronze and silver can access, I don't have to put it up twice, once for bronze and once for silver) and it's all within the wordpress panel, which means I can protect pages and posts. This is very important to me and my clients.

      I also happen to be a certified wishlist member developer, so I'm obviously going to use it a lot

      Premium Web Cart seems pretty awesome so far. My trial period is up, I've hired a guy to work on a wordpress plugin to integrate it with wishlist member, let me know if any of you are interested in making this a commercial option.

      ~ Brad
      Just an FYI ... Premium Web Cart is already integrated
      with WishList
      so if you choose to use WishList
      you'll have an out of the box solution to handle the billing,
      recurring billing, automatic member suspension, etc.

      It's not the basic "member creation" like 1shoppingcart
      offers - it's a "real" integration that handles it all.

      The price is right too ...it's FREE. All included with
      their system already ...and FREE is my favorite price -
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      • Profile picture of the author Pindich
        Originally Posted by Amy Carczak View Post

        Just an FYI ... Premium Web Cart is already integrated
        with WishList
        so if you choose to use WishList
        you'll have an out of the box solution to handle the billing,
        recurring billing, automatic member suspension, etc.

        It's not the basic "member creation" like 1shoppingcart
        offers - it's a "real" integration that handles it all.

        The price is right too ...it's FREE. All included with
        their system already ...and FREE is my favorite price -
        When you say FREE, what do you mean?. When I check their pricing tab I can see that they charge a monthly fee. Can you shed some more light concerning the FREE! bit Please?
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  • Profile picture of the author sparkingproducts
    Hey guys,

    I just got a PM asking if I was successful in this endeavor from a guy named Mike. I don't have enough posts yet to PM him back, so I thought I'd share with all of you.

    I had a programmer who was successful in integrating the two services. We are now working together to make a solution available to others, and it should be finished by the end of July. So keep in contact and I'll probably be able to help you out! The timeline right now will probably be moved back a little just because the new Wishlist API works completely differently than the old one, and we're having issues with it.

    Hope this helps you all out!

    ~ Brad
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    • Profile picture of the author lconsult
      Originally Posted by sparkingproducts View Post

      Hey guys,

      I just got a PM asking if I was successful in this endeavor from a guy named Mike. I don't have enough posts yet to PM him back, so I thought I'd share with all of you.

      I had a programmer who was successful in integrating the two services. We are now working together to make a solution available to others, and it should be finished by the end of July. So keep in contact and I'll probably be able to help you out! The timeline right now will probably be moved back a little just because the new Wishlist API works completely differently than the old one, and we're having issues with it.

      Hope this helps you all out!

      ~ Brad
      Hi Brad,

      Can you clarify how your Wishlish integration is different from the native integration for Wishlist that is included with Premium Web Cart?
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  • Profile picture of the author addictiod
    I recommend ZenCart or osCommerce because I used and I was satisfied.
    It will take a while to understand how it works but I guarantee you that worth's.
    You can test them on local host to see if you like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ElectricChili
    I do the Zen Cart thing. I set them up and skin them for clients in my free time. I specialize in making them look just like their wordpress blogs so customers don't realize they just moved from WP to a different framework. Customers are happy and so am I.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Olson
    Go the ubercart + drupal route. You can import all your wordpress blog content over to a drupal blog, then it will be nice and integrated w/ you cart.

    I have a new product coming out soon that makes setting up drupal + a cart much much easier (I preset A LOT of stuff for you on install). PM me if your interested.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Oilman
    Get CartFreak.com, its hands down the best processor you'll ever find. 1 click upsells, custom order pages, and not a technical nightmare.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Howard
    Another vote for Nanacast.

    I've been using it for a month now and it rocks.

    Easiest system of setting up products and memberships I've ever seen.

    Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author rodgerholl
    Premium Web Cart.... Easy to use, great support, built in affiliate program, support desk, can be used on multiple web site easily, everything my clients wants.

    Tried cydec twice, It just did not work out, and their support was pretty poor.

    I have customers 2 that are running membership sites and they use WishList member and Premium Web Cart. We are using a wordpress plugin to complete the recurring payment integration between the 2 and it meets their needs exactly. Gets the new users through the signup process quickly so that it reduces the number of "I could not get into the site" users that want a refund.
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  • Profile picture of the author Darren L Carter
    Has anyone here used Nanacast AND Premium Web Cart?

    These are looking like my two main choices right now but I am curious about peoples experiences with both.

    Why choose one vs. the other.

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  • Profile picture of the author BitterXwife
    Does Premium Web Cart take care of spam complaints and clean those up for you? I was told 1ShoppingCart takes care of this and it's supposedly one of the great reasons to use them.

    OK I wasted most of my Saturday going through the videos to set things up in 1ShoppingCart, but it is not working. I'm of above-average intelligence, so this is really making me mad. I went through their videos, did everything they said to do, clicked to test the opt-in box code to see if it worked, and it never sent anything to any of the email boxes I tried.

    Then I went back through the videos and the user guide AGAIN to see what I missed.

    The only thing I can tell is they might have turned off some of the features during the 30-day trial for $3.95, which is stupid because how can you sell me on the fact that I need to buy this service if I can't even use it during the 30 days?

    Now I'm in a pinch and need to get this stuff set up immediately.

    I'm looking at the comparison page on Premium Web Cart's web site and wonder if I should give them a try.

    It says their trial includes the full program.

    Here's the biggie, though. Is it easy to figure out how to set this stuff up in Premium Web Cart?

    I'm not a big techie person. I don't understand html, but I do understand adding pages, posts, photos, etc., to WordPress, if that's anything similar to setting up stuff in Premium Web Cart.

    I need to set up the opt-in code and box for the initial ezine, and thank you page with the free downloads, immediately, and then move on to adding the autoresponders for all of the days to follow initial contact, add products, etc.

    Oh -- and another thing -- the video tutorials with 1SC do not match the menus and dashboard when you go in to follow what they are telling you to do, step by step. That is so annoying.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanvroman
    It depends on your funds situation. As another poster said, if you need a decent amount of custom functionality - ubercart/drupal is a definite win. We have developed some insane stuff using this. For a straight forward cart that's stable, easy to customize, and plenty of features for normal selling and marketing, I'm a big fan of pinnaclecart.com (I host myself).
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  • Profile picture of the author AFI
    I use CS Cart. They have templates to easily create your site without having to "design" it and they have addons for like affiliate programs and such.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shannon2011
      Hi, I am just checking if you did choose to use Power Web Cart and if so, how you liked it? I used Infusionsoft for 2 years and abandoned it because it was too confusing and took to much $$$$ in programming for me to use it. I signed up for the free trial of 1 Shopping Cart but am not impressed with the e-mail functionality and I love Aweber and would prefer to stick with it. I saw PWC can integrate with Aweber (Yay!). What was your opinion? Thanks!
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