Introduction to Basket2go shopping cart
This article provides an introduction and overview of Basket2go service.
What is Basket2go
Basket2go enables a website to sell merchandise or service online by providing web-based services which can be easily integrated into any websites/webpages. It allows websites to embed shopping baskets or carts into their own webpages, and to provide checkout facilities through third party payment gateway such as Paypal.
Difference with other shopping cart solutions
Ability to work with any type of websites
Basket2go will work with any existing websites or content-management-systems. Unlike other ecommerce shopping applications, no software installation and back-end configuration (e.g. database installation and setup) is required.
Basket2go can be integrated with existing static html-based webpage, weblog applications (blogs) such as blogspot (See our example integrating Basket2go with Blogspot , or full fledge content management systems such as drupal or joomla!. This make it extremely flexible for integration and deployment for any ecommerce applications - from a basic static HTML page, or a small personal blog site occasionally selling handmade handicrafts, to a full CMS implementing full product description, review and search functionalities.
By decoupling the "shopping cart" from the core web application, Basket2go eliminates the severe restriction to ecommerce-focused CMS to implement a ecommerce-based website. It also greatly simplifies the process of implementing enabling a website to sell product and accept credit/debit card payment online.
Embedding shopping cart functionalities into your own webpages
With Basket2go, your shopping cart is fully embedded into your existing website. Customers will not be directed to another remotely hosted website to review his shopping cart items and to checkout. Thus, your customer will review his shopping cart items, continue shopping, or proceed to checkout the items, all without leaving your website. In addition, with Basket2go innovative "shopfront components", shopping cart information - item summary, number of items in the shopping cart, total value of the shopping cart, or last item added to the cart - can be displayed in your webpage, along with any of your other HTML elements.
Despite all the abovementioned features, Basket2go is designed to be simple and easy to implement. One can start selling products on his webpage in less than 20 minutes by copying and modifying a few lines of sample HTML codes . Basket2go integrates with popular payment gateways which accept credit/debit card payment, most which does not require a merchant account to operate.
Lowering operating cost
Good things does not need to cost an arm or a leg. Basket2go is designed with the intention to enable an individual or a company to start selling online with as low a cost as possible. Sellers will be able to use its free service to selling unlimited items in their website, or pay a small fee to upgrade and enable other advance features. There is no restriction in the number of items that can be sold, no transaction limit, and no other transaction fee or charges.
Finding help and support
To start, first register an account. Articles and tutorials for setting up, using and tweaking your shop can be found in the knowledgebase section. If you still have any queries, head over to the forum, you might find your questions already answered in previous posts.