Type of Program: Shopping Cart
Supported Platforms: Win 9x/NT/ME/XP/2000
Company Name: LAJ Design
Shopping carts are usually complicated and time consuming
affairs to set up and configure But eOrdering Professional really does make it
simple and quick. Ideal for photographers and artists or any merchant that has
products that can be sold from an image (the software contains a script to
prevent your images from being "lifted").
Basically you create categories add images to those categories either
individually or in batches and then use the very easy user interface to set up
the options such as price(multiple if required), sizes, tax, shipping costs etc
etc plus all design aspects are configurable so that the cart will blend in to
your site design. Having entered your options etc a click of a mouse button will
build your shopping cart and make a main index page - Index page(s) for each
category - View Cart page for each category - Album page(s) for each category -
individual product pages for each category - Configure shipping page for each
category - Checkout Page for each category - IntraSite Search page and Server
Side Processing Pages. It will also create the thumbnails for you. Of course all
this is useless if you can't integrate with a payment processor. eOrdering
supports ASP email, PHP email, PHP print, Paypal, ECHO, Formmail, Authorize.net
ADC and VeriSign PayFlow Pro.
From the purchasers point of view, they will be on a site where they can store
orders whilst they move about your site deciding what else to purchase. In the
end, you have a product where the user selects what they need, sees the cost,
submits the order, and then the order is processed for you. The user can also
add comments to each product to inform the webmaster of any errors or indeed
request personalisation etc.
In brief the current features are:
* True Shopping cart - This means that items added from one category show up on
* All categories tied together for a one site design.
* No top end to the number of images/products allowed per eSite. (We have tested
up to 850 with no problems)
* Easily add, configure, and delete categories.
* Configurable html text, and html page properties
*Several different post processing methods (PayPal, ASP email, PHP email, PHP
print)(ECHO, Authorize.net, VeriSign)
* The ability to use templates for registered versions.
* The ability to use Save/Load for registered versions.
* Free updates and support for registered users
* Use custom logos for registered users.
You can create as many sites as you like with a single license for one computer
and so is well worth the money. If the pro version is just not viable for you
then try either eOrdering Gold or eOrdering Complete, you can find feature
comparisons here at http://www.lajdesignsw.com/compare.html.
I highly recommend this software.
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Reviewed by Simon Baillie