What is an online shopping cart?
If you’ve ever made an online purchase, then you’ve used a secure shopping cart before. An online shopping cart (often referred to as an ecommerce shopping cart or shopping cart software ) does a couple of different things.
Its how you display your products.
"Online Shopping Cart" as a broad term is often applied to product pages themselves. Go to any online store and as you click through their goods you'll eventually find yourself on a page with a "Buy Now" or "Add to Cart" button that implores you to close the sale.
It's the way owners manage everything.
Online stores have a lot of moving parts. They need a way to figure out who is buying what, whether the product is in stock, where it's going, and how much everything costs. A secure online shopping cart does all of that.
Its our code that brings it all together.
An ecommerce shopping cart is just a physical way to represent all of the things that the website can do to facilitate the selling of goods -- and it involves a lot of fancy code that you may not understand. Fortunately, you don't have to.