We are glad to announce that we have recently established a long term relationship with one of the most promising, perspective and probably award winning shopping carts on the market — TomatoCart.

TomatoCart is a new generation shopping cart, which is already on the market of the Open Source technology for one year now. Thanks to its developers’ and community efforts, it has become a very stable, innovative and, as they define it, a “new generation” shopping cart.

Most probably, every single new product defines itself as innovative, stable and unique; however the cases in which it really that astonishing are quite rare and exceptional. Luckily TomatoCart is one of these exceptions and this is one of the reasons to be nominated in the 2010 Open Source Applications awards, in the categories “Most Promising Open Source Project” and “Open Source E-Commerce Applications”.

One of the features, which make TomatoCart really innovative, is the whole new way of managing your store. TomatoCart provides “desktop-alike” environment, which is way more intuitive and convenient for both newcomers in the online business and people managing stores since the beginning of the .com boom. In the spirit of the “desktop-alike” environment, you are provided a powerful and fully featured email client in the backend, so you can stay focused on both your store and email in the same time.

Another of the great features that make TomatoCart is the powerful and, in the same time, lightweight framework the application is running onto. This guarantees better speed of your website, which always results in better load times and experience for your visitors.

The dynamic times we are living into require day-to-day decisions based on research and how would you better research your visitors than by analyzing their behavior on your website? TomatoCart team thought of that, too and integrated Piwik, which is an open source alternative of Google Analytics. You are able to analyze your visitors with couple of mouse clicks, without having to expose your data to third parties.

Before you proceed, you should be aware that there is no technical or designer knowledge required to run your store – TomatCart made it quite easy, meaning you can edit pages in real time using their content management system and file manager. Each product page you create is being automatically assessed by the built-in Search Engine Optimizer, which generates keyword-rich URLs and meta information.

Of course, if you have reached this line, you should have already be aware that our TomatoCart hosting package is fully compatible and ready-to-go online with few clicks.

TomatoCart is also very open to the market, meaning that they are focused to become a worldwide open-source shopping software vendor. They are proving their intentions by preparing more than 56 translations. You can find the TomatoCart translations here.

The translations, as you most probably suspect already are not commercial — they are being performed by the great TomatoCart community.

In order to get you better acquainted with the TomatoCart project, we have prepared a lot of great stuff, which we will be releasing in the upcoming month. The first portion of it is a great comparison overview between “the old generation” and “the new one” (which TomatoCart already proves to be).

You can find a great comparison in various subjects between:

Stay tuned for more on that subject. A lot of great stuff to follow ;-)

  • johanlm

    Found a blogpost on TC’s webpage about you and I got really interested in getting an account. :)
    Have a bunch of various servers myself and can handle the installations etc. myself.
    But since “you” offer to do EVERYTHING from installation to upgrades to backups for a price I usally pay for “hosting only” I see no reason why I shouldn’t not get one …

    Been reading your TomatoCart V1.1 vs. Xxxx posts.
    Would love to see one where you put it against Magento and get your take on that.