Following any pre-sales questions/clarification, you must have the following in-place before installation of CartSpan:

1) Your shopping cart should be configured to the point where you have one or more orders available for download. For evaluation purposes, it is recommended that you have all of the features you intend to use, fully-configured for the purpose of evaluating their import behavior. This includes, but is not limited to: Freight, Taxes, Discounts & Coupons, Gift Certificates, Surcharges, and Handling. Please note that some of these transaction types are not available in all carts.

2) You should have version 2012 (or later) of Sage 50 (U.S.) or Peachtree Accounting or Peachtree’s higher-end Quantum accounting package. If you are using QuickBooks, you will need version 2012 or later of Enterprise, Premium, or Pro versions. You must have a Chart-of-Accounts established to support all of the desired transactions coming from the cart (i.e., freight, taxes, etc.).

3) When ready, please call for an accounting-specific pre-configuration checklist used to facilitate installation of the trial.



CartSpan is designed to work with the standard implementations of the open-source carts with the exception of some select widely-used extensions for each platform. Support for these community extensions is noted in the description for each supported eCommerce platform.

For integrations involving Unix/Linux/mySQL environments, CartSpan delivers its own PHP scripts. For integrations with open-source carts hosted in environments with Microsoft Operating Systems, CartSpan provides its own API delivered as a PreCompiled WebService. Note that all PreCompiled WebServices require the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 (or later) on your hosting server to operate. The appropriate scripts or WebService will be emailed to you separately following a conversation about your project.

Download and Install Sage 50, Sage Quantum, or QuickBooks Accounting

Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree) offers a 30 day trial of its Premium Accounting product(s). Be sure to install all features including the Crystal reports options:

Download Peachtree Accounting

QuickBooks offers a free trial of its Accounting products:

Download QuickBooks Accounting

Find a Shopping Cart that works for you

Visit our ‘Partners’ page to investigate the many quality Shopping Carts that CartSpan currently integrates with.

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