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There’s many ways to sell stuff online, but if you’ve decided you want to sell stuff directly from your own site, you’ve still got to figure out how exactly to do that. You could run a dedicated eCommerce platform on your site, or perhaps add it with a plugin like WooCommerce. The simplest way, though, is with a hosted shopping cart service.

In this roundup I’m going to look at three of the best hosted shopping carts available: eJunkie, AmberCart and Cashie Commerce. Each one has its own pro’s and con’s, and hopefully though this article you’ll be able to find the one that is right for you. Let’s dig in.


Our sponsor this week is AmberCart, one of the easiest ways to add a full-featured shopping cart to any website. With just a few clicks and a bit of code pasting, you’ll have a shopping cart built into your site so your visitors can buy products directly from you effortlessly.

AmberCart puts the power of a full-featured shopping cart seamlessly into the bottom of your site. As your site visitors browse your site, they can add customized products to their cart with a single click. They’ll see their cart at the bottom of the page, and can checkout with PayPal without having to leave the product page they’re currently viewing. It works great for physical products, with USPS, UPS, and FedEx integration, and also can work equally well with digital product sells.

Want to see it in action? Just check out the AmberCart Demo page, where you can add demo products to a shopping cart and try out the whole purchasing experience.

Go Get It!

If you’ve been looking for a way to integrate a shopping cart right into your existing website without sending your customers to another site to check out or spending hours coding a custom solution, be sure to give AmberCart a try. It’ll only take a few minutes to setup on your site, and is free if you sell less than $50 worth of your products per month. At that price, it’s absolutely worth trying out!

Think you’ve got a great app? Sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot just like this one.