We have listed some overarching considerations that should be made when evaluating eCommerce/Accounting integrations. These topics/questions have been adapted from our response to the Sleeter Group blog by Jim Savage regarding In Search of the Perfect QuickBooks Shopping Cart Integration. The content has been expanded to include the Peachtree/Sage 50 accounting platforms and the answers are in the context of how CartSpan addresses the issues.
- Shopping Carts
- Open-source shopping carts provide you the greatest control and flexibility in implementing your cart. Open-source doesn't necessarily mean free; only that you have access to the underlying source code. With open-source, your initial costs to implement tend to be higher, but your long-term operating costs tend to be lower.
- Supported Open-Source Shopping Carts
- Fully-hosted shopping carts can offer you the fastest path to establishing your online store. Unlike open-source offerings, providers of full-hosted systems free you of the burden of updating software. With fully-hosted systems, your up-front investment tends to be lower with subsequently higher long-term operating costs.
- Supported Fully-Hosted Shopping Carts
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