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Miscellaneous FAQs about Zen Cart

Can Zen Cart be integrated with Accounting Packages such as QuickBooks or Sage?

Although Zen Cart does not come with built-in accounting package integration, community members have contributed add-ons for specific packages. These may be found in the Admin Tools section of this site’s Plugins Library.

If you are looking for integration with a specific package, it’s always worth searching the main forum as you may find references to packages which are not in the Plugins Library.

Can customers purchase from my Zen Cart shop without creating an account?

At this time all customers must register with their full name, address and other information before going to the checkout. The ability to have more flexibility in the login/account creation/checkout process is on our roadmap for the future. The first steps towards buying without an account are scheduled for inclusion in Zen Cart in the future.

In the meantime, the One Page Checkout plugin has a built-in guest checkout feature which might meet your needs.

Can products be in multiple categories?

Yes. See Linked Products.

Does Zen Cart support my preferred shipper?

Zen Cart supports UPS, USPS, Canada Post, and many other shippers.

Does Zen Cart support my preferred payment provider?

Zen Cart supports PayPal, Authorize, Square, and many other payment processors.

Can Zen Cart discount products?

Zen Cart supports a number of discounting mechanisms:

Can Zen Cart add fees to an order?

Zen Cart can add a fee line item on the basis of a variety of factors:

See Order Total Modules for more details.

Can Zen Cart sell products with variants?

Zen Cart supports variants through the attributes system. You can add color, size, or any other product variant to your products with no limitations.

Can Zen Cart allow me to create restricted admin accounts?

Yes - you can limit admin users to a subset of the superuser capabilities using Admin Profiles.

Can Zen Cart create SEO friendly (er, “human-friendly”) URLs?

This capability is not built into Zen Cart at the current time, but two popular plugins exist:

Can Zen Cart allow me to edit an order after it was placed?

Editing orders may be performed using the plugin Edit Orders.

Can I login to a customer’s account?

Yes you can. See Master Password capabilities.

Can I add a new page to my cart easily?

Yes, there are several ways you can add a new page.

Is there a list of features that Zen Cart offers?

Yes - see What features does Zen Cart offer?

Still have questions? No problem! Just head over to the Zen Cart support forum and ask there in the appropriate subforum. In your post, please include your Zen Cart and PHP versions, and a link to your site.

Is there an error or omission on this page? Please post to General Questions on the support forum. Or, if you'd like to open a pull request, just review the guidelines and get started. You can even PR right here.
Last modified October 18, 2020 by Scott C Wilson (9848d1c).