Zen Cart™ eCommerce Shopping Cart

Zen Cart™ supports multiple payment, shipping, tax options, currencies and languages. The shopping cart supports an unlimited number of products and categories. The Zen Cart™ shopping cart provides a wide range of functionalities for setting prices, discounts, product sales, one-time charges, group discounts, quantity discounts, multiple shipping options and multiple currencies. Zen Cart™ is PayPal-Certified for PayPal Website Payments Pro, PayPal Express Checkout and supports over 150 other payment methods.

Establishing and managing customer relationships are simplified by using the Zen Cart™ tools, which enable the administrator to send newsletters to the customers on a regular basis, send email confirmations, provide gift certificates and create referral programs, and much more. Every on-line store can have a professionally designed custom website with full on-line sales capability. Many options that are not required by your store can be hidden and/or disabled altogether without any sacrifice in functionality.

Software upgrades to Zen Cart™ are easily accomplished without having to reload or redesign your store. The look and functionality of your on-line store is controlled by a built in modular template system. This type of design allows a fully customized on-line store without modifying the core system modules.

Admin Menu Sections


  • My Store — General information about your site.
  • Minimum Values — Defines minimum values for various options in validation of user input.
  • Maximum Values — Defines maximum values for various items that will appear on each page/in each block.
  • Images — Controls size of images on each page/each type of content.
  • Customer Details — Controls options to include in User Login/Registration and My Account pages.
  • Shipping/Packaging — General shipping information including locations, weight and size limits, etc.
  • Product Listing — Controls appearance of main Product Listing pages.
  • Stock — Control various options regarding stock control.
  • Logging — Controls how events are logged.
  • E-Mail Options — Various email configuration options.
  • Attribute Settings — Controls how product attributes are handled.
  • GZip Compression — Controls compression settings if the information is transmitted to the user's web browser in compressed format.
  • Sessions — Information about user sessions (such as whether they are stored in a file on the server or in a cookie on the browser).
  • Regulations — Provision of terms and conditions for customers.
  • GV Coupons — Various configuration options for the Gift Voucher module.
  • Credit Cards — Determine which credit cards to accept.
  • Product Info — Basic options controlling elements to include on Product Info page.
  • Layout Settings — Controls certain layout options.
  • Website Maintenance — Controls how your store appears to customers when it is down for maintenance.
  • New Listing — How and where certain product listing information for new listings are displayed.
  • Featured Listing — How and where certain product listing information for featured listings are displayed.
  • All Listing — How and where certain product listing information for all listings are displayed.
  • Index Listing — Whether certain items show on main page.
  • Define Page Status — Controls whether define pages editor text is used and whether a link to a certain page is displayed.
  • EZ-Pages Settings — Various options to configure the EZ-Pages; an easy way to add new pages of content.


  • Categories/Products — Create and edit products and categories.
  • Product Types — View and edit product types.
  • Products Price Manager — Edit product pricing by category.
  • Option Name Manager — View, edit, add and delete option names.
  • Option Value Manager — View, edit, add and delete option values.
  • Attributes Controller — View and edit product attributes.
  • Downloads Manager — View and edit certain information about downloadable items.
  • Option Name Sorter — View and edit sort order for option names.
  • Option Value Sorter — Change sort order for option values.
  • Manufacturers — View, add, edit or delete manufacturer information.
  • Reviews — Edit or delete customer supplied reviews.
  • Specials — View, edit or delete special pricing.
  • Featured Products — View, add, edit or delete featured products.
  • SaleMaker — View, add, edit or delete sales.
  • Products Expected — View or edit expected products.


  • Payment — Install, edit or disable payment processing systems.
  • Shipping — Install, edit or disable shipping methods.
  • Order Total — Install, edit or disable checkout totalizer items.


  • Locations / Taxes
  • Countries — Defines every country and ISO-3166 2-letter and 3-letter country code. Also defines the address format for letters sent by postal mail.
  • Zones — Defines subdivisions of countries such as states/provinces or counties for tax or shipping purposes.
  • Zones Definitions — Create a zone for tax purposes.
  • Tax Classes — Used to differentiate between the types of tax calculations that apply to a given product.
  • Tax Rates — Create a specific tax rate for a zone.


  • Currencies — Add new currencies or edit existing ones.
  • Languages — Add additional language(s) in order to internationalize the output generated by Zen Cart™.
  • Orders Status — Add names of new order status entries, edit existing order status name entries, or delete an order status name entry.


  • Products Viewed — List of the number of views of all products.
  • Products Purchased — List of products which have been purchased.
  • Customer Orders-Total — List of orders which have been placed.
  • Products Low Stock — List of items sorted by number available in stock, low to high.
  • Customers Referral — List of orders having a referral or coupon code.


  • Template Selection — Assigns a tempate to a language as the default for that language.
  • Layout Boxes Controller — Shows how and where certain side boxes are to be displayed.
  • Banner Manager — Manage various "fortune cookie"-type text banners.
  • Send Email — Compose a plaintext only (non-HTML) email message to be sent to a customer or a certain group of customers.
  • Newsletter Manager — Compose an HTML (with optional plaintext) email message to be sent to a customer or a certain group of customers.
  • Server/Version Info — Information about the web server and PHP running Zen Cart™.
  • Who's Online — View certain information about the users who are currently connected to Zen Cart™.
  • Admin Settings — View certain information about users who have administrator privileges on Zen Cart™, or to grant administrator priveleges to certain users.
  • Email Welcome — View the welcome message sent by Zen Cart™ when a user first registers for an account.
  • Store Manager — Delete certain information from activity logs if they become too large (prior backup recommended).
  • Developers Tool Kit — Search system files (to make it easier to make customizations).
  • EZ-Pages — Add and remove special EZ-Pages pages which are easier to create or edit than standard PHP or HTML.
  • Define Pages Editor — Edit certain definition pages.
  • Install SQL Patches — Run SQL commands directly.

Gift Certificate/Coupons

  • Coupon Admin — Manage discount coupons.
  • Gift Certificates Queue — View and release gift certificates which have been issued.
  • Mail Gift Certificate — Generate gift certificates and issue them by e-mail.
  • Gift Certificates sent — View gift vouchers which have been sent.


  • Record Artists — View, add, edit and delete recording artists.
  • Record Companies — View, add, edit and delete record companies.
  • Music Genre — View, add, edit and delete music genres.
  • Media Manager — View, add, edit and delete collection names, which may be assigned to products.
  • Media Types — View, add, edit and delete media type names and media types (like MP3, WAV etc.).
  • Retrieved from "http://www.zen-cart.com/wiki/index.php/Administration".
  • Category: Administration

Store Features

  • Categories & Sub-categories of Products
  • Thumbnail & Detailed Product Photos
  • Add to Cart
  • Add to Wishlist
  • Product Notification
  • Tell a Friend
  • Affiliate Program
  • Read / Write Product Reviews
  • Simple & Advanced Search
  • Product Recommendations
  • Product Accessories
  • News Desk
  • FAQ Desk
  • New Products
  • Sale Products
  • Best Sellers
  • View Cart & Secure Checkout
  • Account Registration & Login
  • View Purchase History
  • View Order Status
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Multiple Shipping Options

Optional Addon Modules

  • Admin tools (119)
  • Buttons And Graphics (65)
  • Language Packe (54)
  • Marketing Tools (73)
  • Other Modules (214)
  • Payment Modules (152)
  • Pricing Tools - (13)
  • Privacy And Condition Statements - (3)
  • Product Types - (6)
  • Shipping Modules - (60)
  • Side Boxes - (109)
  • Template Alterations (58)
  • Trouble Shooting Tools (8)
  • Zones - (35)

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