Update: Check out my current favorite shopping cart- Bigcommerce or read my 2010 shopping cart review. Searching for shopping cart is now an easy, as well as, a difficult task; easy as now you have a variety to choose from, and difficult as with the variety available, it is perplexing to select one. With shopping carts such as Yahoo store and Magento available, it surely is tough deciding which one to choose. Let’s go further on to explore them.
Yahoo shopping cart is a proficient ecommerce solution which offers excellent reports and statistics page. It has flexible built-in services which allow new and inexperienced users to shop online on yahoo store, and gives existing and old users the ability to build their own store with the desired specifications.
On the other hand, Magento, a Verian service, is an open source ecommerce shopping cart service. Magento has a powerful administrative feature, which includes search engine optimization and catalog management tools, that readily helps you trade according to your desired business needs. Magento has an additional advantage as it can be connected to various tools and ERP systems. You can also create your own call centre order and order through RSS feed.
Magento is 100% search engine friendly as it offers Meta information for various products and services. It generates map automatically. Plus, Magento lets you control websites and stores from one administrative panel because of its customized template as well as powerful content management system. Other than this, Magento helps you create multiple invoices, shipments and credit cards memo. You can view, edit and create different orders as well as edit your shopping cart and compare product lists. The efficient APIs makes it easy to integrate third party tools such as FedEx or United States Postal service.
With all that ecommerce shopping carts available, Magento no doubted wins over Yahoo store for the services and packages it offers. It has a great set of resources and functionalities to offer. Just move to the site and judge yourself!