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nopCommerce Open Source Shopping Cart

a stable, multi-functional software system that features a catalog front-end to list products for sale

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It also has an administration backend to control the content of a shopping cart. nopCommerce is developed using and is a highly customizable solution if you are looking for a shopping cart.

nopCommerce Overview

nopCommerce is the shopping cart of choice for many website owners for a number of reasons. It’s easy to build and manage a website using nopCommerce. This is because this open source shopping cart has a pluggable modular or layered architecture. This architecture lets users dynamically add functionality and other components during run time.

nopCommerce is also preferred by many users because it has a large number of plugins and themes that increase its functionality and allow you to customize it even more.

M-Commerce or Mobile Commerce

M-Commerce or Mobile Commerce is the term used to describe the activity of conducting commerce through mobile devices such as smartphones. Using mobile devices in this way continues to increase in popularity.

Mobile Commerce

This is evident in recent reports which indicate that mobile networks around the world continue to grow in size. Research by ComScore found that up until November 2011, 38% of smart phone users made at least one purchase using their phones. This is a clear indication that Mobile Commerce is on the rise and should be part of any plans you make for your online store, so that you reach more customers.

Mobile Commerce has huge potential if you adapt to this technology now. nopCommerce in particular, gives you the opportunity to benefit greatly from these changes to the way people purchase products and services. It’s compatible with all types of connected devices. No additional development or customization is required either to use this system on various devices.

This application is able to detect the device used when someone visits an online store that uses nopCommerce. This means each user has the best shopping experience possible because the application presents an appealing interface for each type of device. Customers using a wide range of devices can easily navigate an online store which increases the likelihood of online sales.

nopCommerce Multi-Store

nopCommerce comes with a Multi-Store option. This means you can create a number of stores when you install nopCommerce.

NopCommerce Multi-Store

It’s an effective way to create stores on various domains. Each of these stores can be managed through one Administration area. If you do have multiple stores, the application allows you to share certain data or lets a customer login to each store using the same login details.

Having the ability to create multiple stores from a single Administration panel makes this a powerful application. Online stores can be created for a number of brands, affiliates, B2B, B2C and much more. This system is even the perfect solution if you decide to create a promotional campaign using micro-stores.

Drop Shipping and Multi-Vendor Options

You can easily use the Drop Shipping business model with the multi-store feature of this application


As your business grows, you may decide to add new drop shipping stores. All of these stores can be controlled from one place thanks to the integrated nature of the system.

General Catalog Features

General Catalog Features

  • Mobile device support
  • Multi-store support
  • Dropshipping and multi-vendor support
  • Unlimited number of products
  • Supports categories and manufacturers
  • Categories can also be fully nested to any level desired sub-categories)
  • Products can be mapped to more than one category or manufacturer
  • Anonymous checkout
  • One-page Checkout
  • Gift Cards (Virtual and Physical)
  • Recurring Products
  • Support for kit products (e.g. Build your own computer)
  • Multilingual and multicurrency support
  • Configurable measure weights and dimensions
  • Bundle and grouped products
  • Real-time currency exchange rates (ECB)
  • SSL support
  • Phone order support
  • Export/import (XML, Excel)
  • Fully 100% customizable design using templates
  • RMA (return management)
  • PDF order receipts
  • Configurable list of allowed countries (For billing, For shipping)
  • Security. ACL (access control list) on admin area pages
  • Security. ACL (access control list) on products, categories, and manufacturers.
  • Activity Log
  • Live chat integration
  • SMS notifications
  • Mini shopping cart
  • W3C compliance (XHTML)
  • Web Services API
  • RTL (right-to-left) support

Product Features

Product Features

  • Product attributes (e.g. color, size)
  • Stock management by product attributes (such as, color and size)
  • Product tags
  • Configurable checkout attributes (such as «Gift Wrap» or «Enter custom message»)
  • Configurable customer attributes (such as «Date of birth», «Phone number»)
  • Individual prices can be specified for individual customer groups
  • Allow customers to enter product price (if enabled)
  • Allow store owner to hide prices for non-registered customers
  • Supports multiple images per product
  • Auto image resizing
  • Downloadable products supported
  • Downloadable products. License file can be attached
  • Downloadable products can have an user agreement
  • Downloadable products. Configurable download activation type: 'When order payment status is Paid' or 'Manual activation'
  • Text options on products (e.g. require initials for monogrammed products, require text name for product customization, etc)
  • Support for simple products (e.g. a book) or products with variants
  • Support for sale prices
  • Product search
  • Featured products, sale products or new products
  • Inventory tracking
  • Disable buy buttons for specific products
  • Product specifications (e.g. processor, memory, graphic card)
  • Compare products feature (if enabled)
  • 'Call for price' support
  • Cross-sells support
  • Backorder and pre-order support
  • Display product stock availability option
  • Products can require that other products are added to the cart (Product X requires Product Y)
  • Back in stock notifications
  • Product special price support
  • Catalog mode (based on customer role)



  • Reward Points System
  • Export products to Facebook
  • Supports related products
  • Discounts and coupons
  • Newsletter subscriptions
  • Content
  • Gift cards
  • Product reviews and ratings
  • Product comparison sites
  • Affiliate program

Shipping Features

Shipping Features

  • Calculation
  • Multiple Addresses
  • Estimate shipping
  • Packaging slips
  • Shipping methods
    • Australia Post
    • UPS
    • FedEx
    • etc

Tax Features

Tax Features

  • Configure taxes by country, state, zip
  • Individual products can be marked taxable or tax-exempt
  • Tax classes supported by product (e.g. goods, services, alcohol, etc)
  • Some customer groups can be marked as tax exempt
  • The European Union Value Added Tax (EU VAT) support (Company VAT Number)
  • Allow store owner to specify "tax based on" setting: billing/shipping/default/shipping origin address
  • Allow store owner to specify whether prices are entered including or excluding tax
  • Allow customer to choose tax display type (incl/excl tax)
  • Allow a store owner to specify tax display type (incl/excl tax)
  • Allow store owner to specify whether shipping is taxable
  • StrikeIron integration
  • Avalara integration

Payment Methods

Payment Methods

  • Cash on delivery or Pay in store
  • Purchase order
  • Checks / money order
  • Manual gateway (just collects order & payment information for offline processing)
  • AliPay
  • Amazon
  • ANZ
  • Authorize.NET
  • Beanstream
  • bKash
  • Braintree
  • Buckaroo
  • CCAvenue
  • Cybersource
  • E-xact
  • EBS
  • EasyPayWay
  • Eway
  • First Data GGE4
  • iPay88
  • Mollie
  • Ogone
  • PagSeguro
  • Paymill
  • PayPal Standard
  • PayPal Website Payments Pro (Direct)
  • 2Checkout
  • PayU
  • SagePay
  • SSLCommerz
  • Stripe
  • WordPay
  • Other payment methods (50+)

Customer Service

Customer Service

  • Customer attributes
  • External authentication
  • Security and permissions
  • Wishlist
  • RTL support
  • EU cookie law
  • Allow customers to register/login by email or by username
  • Customers can view their order history and order statuses
  • Customer has an address book
  • Customer roles (groups)
  • Live chat integration
  • Customizable order emails
  • Private messages
  • Time zone support
  • Password recovery
  • Several account registration/activation types such as automatic registration, email validation, or admin approval.
  • Image capture on login/registration
  • Contact us form
  • Customer activity log
  • etc

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