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Can you really build a shopping cart in 10 minutes?

EducationSummary: Would you like to add online ordering capabilities to your current systems? Would you like to learn how to create custom shopping carts that integrate with your existing ERP system, and work across any device (PC/tablet/smartphone)? A project like this typically requires 3-12 months, depending on the company and complexity. But, what if you could do it in 10 minutes?

Building an online shopping cart is no simple task. Beyond the application development aspect, you must:

  • tie it into your backend systems
  • include strong security across various user levels
  • deliver real-time data access
  • include sorting, searching, filtering, etc…
  • build in logic for promotions, clearance items, volume thresholds, and mixed quantity discounts

And that’s just the basics. You can also include extra features like mobile access, reward point systems, customized promotions, item suggestions, and more. A good shopping cart includes more than what meets the eye. There’s so much going on behind the scenes, it’s no wonder why these projects are so difficult.

The question: How long should development take? How quickly can you expect to plan, develop, and deliver a shopping cart with all of those features?

Let’s take a look at an example:

This company needed to create an online shopping cart to let customers order products from their discontinued stock warehouse. They estimated the project would require “many months” using their current ERP provider.

From what I’ve seen in the past, that’s a pretty accurate estimate. Shopping cart projects can take anywhere from 3 months to a year, depending on the business, approach, etc…

Let me ask you a question: What if you could build a shopping cart in 10 minutes? Does that sound impossible? Not only is it possible, it was recently accomplished in a recent webinar. Sure, it’s a bare-bones shopping cart, but it’s functional–and only required a few minutes of work. Just imagine what you could accomplish in a few days or weeks.

To see how you can build a shopping cart in 10 minutes, check out the video below.

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