A hosted shopping cart not only provides the website services for your shopping cart, but also all software and support services to keep the cart operating. But choosing a shopping cart host is more than selecting a group of features. A good shopping cart host can lower the time involved, the risks and the costs of operating a shopping cart. This is as opposed to installing and supporting your own software on the same or other web services or shopping cart hosts. Self-installed and supported (or licensed) shopping carts can sometimes appear to cost less initially, but those costs will be incurred in some form (time or money) whether the choice is a licensed or hosted shopping cart.
With such a mission-critical part of your online shopping business, the merchant must evalute the wisdom of learning and providing the 24/7 support required to ensure that no sales are lost due to shopping cart problems. Having been in operation for nearly 15 years, UltraCart has one of the most well developed software, server host infrastructure and support efforts available. Here are just some of the values you get with Ultracart as your shopping cart host: