With Cart66, it is as easy to build an ecommerce site as it is to build any other WordPress site because Cart66 handles all the technical and security issues for you. You don’t even need your own SSL certificate because you get a PCI compliant, secure hosted payment page, skinned with your WordPress theme, so it looks exactly like the rest of your site.
You get all the features you need in one package. You don’t need to search for a mash-up of add-ons and extensions to get the features you need. Cart66 includes support for over 100 payment gateways, works with virtually all WordPress themes (including free themes) and provides advanced features for accepting recurring billing, memberships, subscriptions, and donations. You can sell digital and physical products, tickets for events, and services like web hosting.
Advanced features are also included, like selling access to premium content on your site (like an online magazine), selling products on a payment plan, and an advanced email notification system for sending automated sales follow up emails.
Cart66 is the only WordPress ecommerce plugin that also comes with a suite of hosted services to solve problems that don’t always come up until it’s too late. For example, Cart66 sends all customer emails with a business class, verified SMTP server which dramatically improves the delivery speed and reliability so things like your customer email receipts don’t get flagged as spam. If you sell digital product, like music, videos, or other files, Cart66 will securely host and deliver the digital files to your paying customers over a content delivery network powered by Amazon. That keeps your files safe from direct linking and also provides really fast downloads that won’t slow down your WordPress site. All of these services are included in your Cart66 account so you don’t have to worry about setting anything up. You don’t even have to know they are there except it will help you relax knowing that all these things are taken care of for you.
Perhaps the most important feature Cart66 provides is the built-in PCI compliant security. Using other WordPress ecommerce plugins, it is all up to you to provide all the security for your site. The hosted payment page you get with Cart66 is the one page of you store that Cart66 hosts for you so that we can handle all of the PCI compliance for accepting credit card payments. You get all the hands-off security benefits like you would with PayPal while still excepting credit cards on a page that looks exactly like the rest of your site. Cart66 skins your hosted payment page with your WordPress theme, so it literally is the exact same code as the rest of your site. With one click, Cart66 imports your WordPress theme to use for your hosted payment page so you keep all of your own design and branding through the entire checkout process – all without having to worry with any of the security. You don’t even need your own SSL certificate.
Often people think that simply installing an SSL certificate is all that is needed to secure a site for e-commerce. Folks are often surprised to learn that SSL certificates don’t actually secure servers. They just encrypt the communication between the browser and the server the browser is talking to. That leaves your WordPress site still totally unprotected. Cart66 secures the credit card payments and also secures your product definitions, customer orders, customer billing and shipping in formations, and even the shopping carts themselves – so nothing can be tampered with. Even if your WordPress site is hacked, all your important ecommerce data is never exposed.
Cart66 brings all of the features you want and all of the security you need together into one system. It is free to get started. It’s better together.