I’ve used and compared several different chopping cart solutions over the years…1ShoppingCart, Autorize.net, InfusionSoft, Clickbank, etc, etc, etc…
As you compare the different shopping cart options you will realize that there are pros and cons to EVERY one. You key is to choose the one that will best suit the needs of your specific business. Below is a quick overview of the best shopping cart options out there.
Digital Product Delivery – This is probably the easiest ways to sell digital downloads from any website.You will be able to have your product up and ready to sell within 30 minutes. You simply upload your product to DPD fast and reliable servers, Choose a payment processor, and put the add-to-cart button on your website.
Intergrates direct with GetResponse, Aweber, iContact, Google Analytics, PayPal, Clickbank, Stripe and Authorize.net.
DPD offers affordable flat-rate pricing so you don’t have to deal with high fees associated with options like Clickbank.
I would recommend DPD if you’re selling one-off products. However, if you require a built-in affiliate program – you probably will want to consider Clickbank.
Clickbank – As mentioned above, Clickbank is both a payment processor and shopping cart all in one. The problem with Clickbank is they have very high processing fees (7.5% plus $1on every sale). Plus, when using Clickbank you are always going to have higher refund rates and commission hijacking.
JVZoo – A pretty good option if you have products that are in the Internet Marketing arena. JVZoo allows you to get up and running fast. A big plus is that JVZoo allows you to pay your affiliates instantly. As soon as your affiliate makes a sale, they receive their commission in their PayPal account. Instant gratification and will get your affiliates selling more often for you.
DigiResults – Similar to JVZoo in terms of features. Instant payment to your affiliates via PayPal. Allows you to sell both physical or digital products. Intergrates directly with your autoresponder so you can add all new customers to a specific list. Plus, DigiResults offers a 2-tier affiliate program.
InfusionSoft – This is probably the premier shopping cart solution available online. They offer all-in-one solutions that handles your email marketing, CRW, shopping cart, and your affiliate program. It’s extremely flexible and feature packed, but at the same time it’s VERY technically involved.
One of my operating principles in my business is simplicity. I really like to keep everything pretty simple. Because of that I decided to use a simpler system that works best for my particular business.
Here’s that exact setup…
1. GetResponse for email marketing.
2. Stripe for payment processing. Allows you to accept PayPal & credit cards without a merchant account. Plus their fees are VERY low.
3. Wishlist Member houses most of my products.
4. LeadDyno runs my affiliate program.
The best part of this system is that all 4 of the above mentioned programs integrate seamlessly with each other.
Nanacast – Offers a lot of the same features as InfusionSoft but with a lesser learning curve. They offer one-click upsells, downsells, order page bumps, dime sales, fire sales, membership site management, and lots more.
1ShoppingCart– Has a lot of great features too and it’s definitely one to consider as well.