Can Zen Cart do this? Miscellaneous FAQs
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 under development, not in the downloads area, or only available commercially that may meet your needs.
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 guest checkout feature built into it 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:
- per product discounts called Specials
- per category discounts called Sales
- Group Discounts
- per-product Quantity Discounts
- and other discounting methods.
Can Zen Cart add fees to an order?
Zen Cart can add a fee line item on the basis of a variety of factors:
- A Low Order Fee can be assessed on orders below a certain value.
- A Payment module fee/discount can be added to an order based on the payment method chosen using the Ceon Payment Surcharges/Discounts plugin.
- You can also add fees when you assign attributes to products. See Admin > Catalog > Attributes Controller.
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 URLs?
This capability is not built into Zen Cart at the current time, but an excellent plugin exists called Ceon URI Mapping.
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?
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