To search through the complete list of features, visit the Complete Details page.
First impressions are important. That's why NeuCart has been designed to be installed quickly and work right out
of the box. After purchase, the steps to getting NeuCart working are simple. You will:
Receive an email with a link to retrieve your software in a ZIP file.
Unzip the file on your machine.
Upload the software package to your server.
Run the installation script, which takes only a minute or two and asks a couple basic questions.
That's it! Your software is ready to use after only a few minutes. After logging in to the Admin portal,
there is a "getting started" link that will get you started with some configuration, hiding certain admin
features you do not need while configuring some fields for you automatically.
And what about upgrades? They are even easier than the installation, requiring just a few mouse
NeuCart was designed in a way that you don't have to be technically-minded to get things working or
to maintain the system afterward. It just works!
Ever been to an e-commerce site, and you click "add to cart", and then all of a sudden you're at a completely different section of the website?
Sometimes you may even be on a different website altogether!
With the NeuCart Shopping Cart System, the shopping cart remains in view the entire
time the customer is shopping. Customers can intuitively drag-and-drop items right into the cart, or
click the "Add to Cart" link directly from the product list page. It is also simple for customers to
remove items or change quantities.
also offers intuitive search features: a customer can search by product category, by text, or both! Also, the
site can be configured to offer search text suggestions (similar to Google and Amazon searches) as the customer
Other customer features:
Customers can create accounts to simplify the checkout experience on repeat visits
Customers can leave reviews for products
Returning customers can configure multiple ship-to addresses
Customers can track order status and view order history
Product pages offer suggested sales: "Customers who bought this item also bought..."
For digital product pages, a media player can be embedded directly into the product
page to offer a sample for the customer
The cart has been designed to work on both traditional desktop browsers as well as mobile browsers. Let your
customers order from anywhere!
The initial design of the NeuCart Shopping Cart System was for musicians
to provide digital products like sheet music and MP3s to customers easily and automatically.
NeuCart allows a product to be configured as:
An emailable file - for smaller files, like sheet music in PDF format
A downloadable file - for larger files, like MP3s
A collection of downloadable files - for product groups like all the mp3s of
Emailable products can be configured to be delivered automatically when a purchase
is complete, while downloadable products are obtained by the customer via a unique URL that is
provided to the customer in the order confirmation email and on the order thank you page.
For downloadable files, the unique URL does not actually point to a file, but rather to code
that will verify the configuration and then provide the file to
the user. Because of this, the files are never available via a direct link, and they can never
be stolen from your servers. As the store owner, you determine how many times a customer can
download the files, how long the product link remains active, and the locations from which
the download can be attempted.
Also, for additional security of your digital products, MP3 files
can have the "comment" tag altered and PDFs can be modified with a watermark to include the
Order Number and Customer Name used to purchase the file.
Out of the box, the NeuCart Shopping Cart System supports these payment types:
PayPal Website Payments Standard (both encrypted or unencrypted)
PayPal Web Payments Pro, including Express Checkout
Credit Cards through Stripe.com
Credit Cards through Authorize.Net
Gift Cards bought at your store and redeemed later as payment
"In-Person" Payments, for restaurants and other physical businesses who want to allow orders to be
placed online but purchased later
Custom Payment types configured by you. Hooks have been provided for you to customize the software without altering core code
Payment configuration is simple: just configure some options and enter your account information. More
than one customer has come to NeuCart after failing to get Authorize.Net payments to work on another
shopping cart system; with NeuCart, Authorize.Net works after putting information into two fields. Why
should it be any harder than this?
NeuCart includes a number of methods to determine shipping calculations, based on your store's preferences:
The customer can make a choice of shipping rate and/or carrier; these rates are
calculated dynamically based on shipping conditions.
The store can dynamically calculate shipping for the order without allowing
the customer to choose.
Each product can be configured with a fixed shipping cost.
You can write custom code to determine your shipping costs. NeuCart provides a hook
for the custom code to be called, allowing the core source code to remain untouched.
For the dynamic shipping calculations, NeuCart supports:
United States Postal Service
In addition to the custom shipping calculations, NeuCart includes hooks for after-calculation
custom adjustments. This functionality allows for preset handling costs, or shipping min/max
adjustments, or any other type of customization that you require!
The NeuCart Shopping Cart System supports a number of internationalization features:
Translations for more than half a dozen languages are included with the product.
All customer-facing text, including labels, prompts, and other web text can be translated.
Product names and descriptions can be translated.
Category names can be translated.
The currency symbol is configurable.
The date format is configurable.
Currently, the back-end Admin portal is available only in English. Click here
for full details about internationalization.
Site administration does not require any technical knowledge of PHP, MySQL, HTML, or any other technologies.
Almost all the configuration is performed from the admin portal, with easy-to-use pages for configuration
of products, categories, coupons, and other store settings.
Since most administrative questions from customers are about product and coupon configuration, please see these
Reports: Sales Report, Low-Stock Report, and High-Use Coupon Report
Exports: Total Sales, List of Orders, List of Item Sales
Newsletters: Send emails to your customers in a variety of methods: send to all customers,
to specific groups of customers, to customers in specified states,
to customers in specified countries, to customers who bought specific products,
and even to customers within a geographic radius ("200 miles of Chicago", for example).
Product Documentation has been included with the NeuCart Shopping Cart System. Written by professional technical writers, the documentation offers
easy-to-understand information about features and functionality and offers some best-practice scenarios
The NeuCart Shopping Cart System allows you to configure and maintain your products
easily. Some notable features:
The system allows for unlimited categories and subcategories.
Each category or subcategory can be associated with text or HTML, allowing for
a category header or a unique background image when viewing a category.
A single product can belong to up to four categories.
General Product Management
Products can be created by copying another product.
Products can be bulk-edited to change the category, quantity and price fields.
Each product can be marked as "Featured", "Coming Soon", or a "New Item".
A store option determines if your "Coming Soon" items are available for purchase or not.
A store option determines the "Out of Stock" behavior for products: allow them to be ordered,
do not allow them to be ordered, or hide them from customer view.
Each product can be configured with:
Multiple product images
An original price, so the current price is displayed as a "sale price" while the original
price is displayed with a strike-thru line.
Multiple product options (see below).
A special URL key, allowing the product to be easily accessed with a shortcut url like
A free-text field, allowing the customer to enter special instructions for an item in an order.
A product-specific META Tag.
A specific thank-you message, if it is necessary to distinguish one product from others in the order.
Product Options The NeuCart system allows for Product Options Lists to include choices like Size and Color. These
Can be created once and assigned to multiple products. This is useful when your store contains
several products with the same sizing option, like "Small/Medium/Large" choices for clothes.
Can contain both priced and unpriced options.
Can contain options that alter the actual product being ordered, for back-end reporting purposes. For
example, Small/Medium/Large options for an item called "Shirt" can make the sale report as one
of the specific items, "Small Shirt", "Medium Shirt", or "Large Shirt".
NeuCart allows an unlimited number of coupons in your store, or you can turn off coupon functionality
altogether so customers are not presented with an unneeded coupon entry field.
Coupon configuration includes the ability to:
Set start/end dates for coupon availability.
Set the number of times a single coupon can be used. (Available to the first
ten customers, for example.)
Configure coupons as "percent off" or "amount off".
Configure coupons to apply to the entire transaction, to individual items,
or to be "advanced coupons", like:
When the cart reaches $50, shipping is free.
When the cart contains four tee shirts, shipping is 50% off.
Buy one CD, get another CD at half price.
Buy four CDs, get any two songbooks at 50% off.
When the cart contains at least 10 CDs, discount all the CDs by $4.00
Determine coupon behavior: affect shipping and/or taxes, allow other coupons, and limit coupon to one use per customer.
Apply coupons automatically based on transaction details. (Requires some custom code)
The NeuCart Shopping Cart System does more than any other cart for the price. The support you will get from
NeuCart is more than you can expect from other systems. In short, we are convinced that you will get more value from
this system than from any other system.
We are always looking to improve the product by introducing features you need. Let us know what's missing or what you need, and we can provide an
estimate for the development time to add the feature!
At NeuCart.com, we also believe it is just as important for you to know what the software does NOT do,
so that you are more informed about using this as your web shopping cart.
Our brief list of known limitations includes:
Fedex integration has not been implemented.
Recurring payments are not supported. NeuCart is designed to be a retail shopping cart,
so this functionality is not currently planned.
If one of these items — or anything else — is a "must-have" for you,
don't give up on the software yet!
Send us an email to
ask about the progress on these items, or submit a feature
request for others to vote on!
NeuCart works for all general e-commerce store types, with several options to determine
behaviors that are specific to your store.
In addition to all the general store features,
NeuCart includes some special features for:
The NeuCart Shopping Cart System was designed by a musician for other musicians.
In addition to the digital delivery features that are primarily used to sell mp3s and
sheet music, NeuCart includes other musician-specific features:
Built-in HTML5 audio support to easily provide audio samples for your products
Built-in support for audio or video widgets. Just paste the code into the configuration
for a product. Widget location is configured automatically without HTML knowledge.
HTML5 and/or Flash Player (or other HTML widgets) can be superimposed over product
images on product list pages. Allows a customer to sample multiple songs without
jumping from product to product
Simple configuration for HTML5 audio: just upload the audio file and set the HTML5
audio name of the file
With more than 12 years of experience in installing, testing, developing, and
documenting Point of Sale systems, the NeuCart team has added several features to allow your
physical restaurant to have an online presence:
"Offline Payment" type for customers to submit orders online and pay later
Configurable delivery times
Configurable delivery dates
Delevery Location selections: if your store services only a regional area, turn this
on for customers to select on of a few towns/locations, instead of typing the
entire city/state/zip information.
In addition, two general features for the cart — product options and product
special instruction text — can be used for your restaurant's menu items
to allow customers to choose condiments for items or to enter special preparation
NeuCart's ordering system sends a notification email to your store. If you prefer to receive
faxes for completed orders, a third-party system like eFax or myfax
can transform those emails into a fax to be delivered to your fax machine.
The NeuCart Shopping Cart System is loaded with features.
We're certain that this product is,
dollar-for-dollar, the most functional e-commerce shopping cart in the world. For the complete
bulleted list about everything this product does, see Complete Details.
You could buy another shopping cart, but why? Our cart comparison
guide shows how NeuCart offers more features for a lower price. Some of the other carts cost
hundreds of dollars per month which is truly outrageous.
"Free" is not free
You can easily find some open-source shopping carts online that are advertised as "free". But are they really?
If you search through contractor websites like oDesk or Elance, you will see these sites are filled with
requests by website owners who need help with these "free systems": design/integration isn't easy,
certain "modules" like PayPal or Authorize.Net don't work, shipping integration isn't working, etc. These
work requests are often priced at hundreds of dollars... that's an expensive free cart! Click
here for a comparison between NeuCart and some "free" competitors.
The free systems may sound good in theory, but you'll be forced to learn the more techical parts of web
design, and you'll be searching for hours through forums, as almost none of these offer actual technical support.