A \’Shopping Cart\’ is software that gives the online customer the convenience of collecting those items they want to purchase in one location.
When they have browsed through the online merchant\’s store, they may or may not want to delete some items before looking into and making payment.
This is very much like the physical \’shopping cart\’ you will find at the super markets around the world. You walk around \’browsing\’ from the isles and adding items you want to purchase to the cart. Then when you check out and make payments at the counter you may decide you do not want some of the items, you just leave them in the counter and pay for the remainder.
An online merchant account will have the same shopping cart you can use while browsing for goods online. You add the items to the shopping cart by simply clicking an \’Add to Cart\” button. Then you can delete items from the cart if you want to.
As you proceed with your shopping online at the portal the \’shopping cart\’ software will automatically mount up the amount you have to pay, this way you can keep a track of your budget.
If you are done, you must choose to buy the goods in the shopping cart. This is a payment link on the portal that when clicked will take you to the payment gateway.
This gateway will offer you many payment choices including, paying by credit card, online bank transfer, debit card or some other online payment processor for example PayPal etc.
When you choose one of these the internet merchant payment software will show you through the entire process and then returns you to definitely the portal from where you are able to download the goods you have bought or the portal will issue a receipt and mail the physical goods to your address.
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