X Cart is a licensed software application, so you have to pay a fee to use it. It must be set up and integrated with your website (ie: it is not a fully functional CMS). There are a number of reasons why it is so popular, and one of the most widely used shopping cart systems.
It is very reasonably priced and is known to be a stable product that is fully supported. X Cart shopping cart is particularly powerful when it comes to large volume, multiple product and multiple site ecommerce solutions. The quality and turnaround time of support is of a consistently high standard.
Most of the open source CMS systems (including Magento, Wordpress, Joomla, Silverstream and Dotnetnuke) include shopping cart options. So if you are employing one of these systems it makes sense to go with whatís included rather than deploy a third party application.
However, most user reviews point to the fact that these systems do not provide the same amount of flexibility, features and scaling capability as a dedicated shopping cart package. And X Cart has just about the best reputation around when it comes to fee based apps.
X Cart has a very solid reputation for both the quality of the product and level of customer service support. Earlier versions of the product seemed to have some security issues and as with all software there can be ongoing reporting of bugs. But the team at X Cart seem to get onto any problems quickly and are good at communicating with their customers.
Working with an expert X Cart developer you should not face too many difficulties with X Cart. It does require PHP coding knowledge and also basic HTML knowledge in order to customise graphics, change templates etc, so you are advised to work with a developer already experienced in X Cart Ė donít end up paying for someone elseís learning curve.