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Zen Cart by Suhreed Sarkar

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Zen Cart

Zen Cart is an open-source e-commerce shopping cart based on PHP and MySQL. It is one of the major derivatives of osCommerce shopping cart. This chapter introduces you to Zen Cart and answers the following questions:

  • What is Zen Cart

  • What are the main features of Zen Cart

  • What are the similarities in and differences between Zen Cart and osCommerce

  • What are the advantages of using Zen Cart over osCommerce

  • Where does Zen Cart stand when compared to other shopping carts

What is Zen Cart?

First, you have to be clear what Zen Cart is. Let's hear from the creators of Zen Cart who said the following, on Zen Cart's website www.zen-cart.com:

Zen Cart™ truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, open-source shopping ...

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