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e-Commerce Made Simple

Published 07/02/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

AmberCart is an app that people can use to add an e-commerce element to their webpage or blog in less than five minutes. Basically, users can add a shopping cart to their site by just copying and pasting a piece of code into their site and embedding it. Additionally, AmberCart makes it so people stay on the user's website and they are not re-directed to another site to complete their payment transaction. AmberCart supports many different gateways that users can have so they can accept credit cards right from their site. Also, the app uses some of the latest technologies such as Web 2.0 and Ajax which help make the checkout process as seamless and simple to the end user as possible. AmberCart uses shipping API's that allows its users to charge customers for the most accurate possible shipping price. They work with USPS, UPS and FedEx. Also, if users are the sellers of digital goods, then AmberCart can facilitate a download link to customers upon successful payments. There is also the capability to create promotions and offer discounts to customers using coupon codes. There are many options, as far as discounts, such as limited user, expiring coupons or unlimited ones. Overall, Ambercart makes for a fast and easy e-commerce application for users who have websites or blogs and who want to sell something from it- be it a physical or a digital good.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

AmberCart works with stripe,, FedEx, UPS, USPS, Wordpress and more. The app is in its beta as of May 2012 and launched in 2012. The company behind the app is Jacware.

What are the differences to other apps?

AmberCart has a lot of functionality when it comes to supporting many gateways and offering support for many of the major shipping partners. The best thing about AmberCart is that the end user never needs to leave the website to go pay for their item. Payments can be accepted right from the site instead of making a user leave the page and venture off to a third-party site. Finally, AmberCart doesn't charge a transaction fee and the site is free for low volume use. Users don't have to pay until they start making money.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

AmberCart is simple to use. Users just need to copy a bit of code and then embed it into their site in order to provide the AmberCart features of e-commerce to their customers. The app is fast, responsive and incredibly simple. It is laid out in a simple to navigate manner. Overall, AmberCart works well.

How does the registration process work?

New users can click on the "Sign Up Here" button on their homepage. New accounts request the following information in order to establish them: first name, last name, email address, website, username, password and confirmation of the password. By signing up a new account, users will also need to accept Amber Cart's terms of service.

What does it cost to use the application?

AmberCart offers a free plan which provides support for sales volumes ranging from $0 to $50 per month. There is a Small plan for volumes ranging from $50 to $500 and it runs $9 per month. The Medium plan runs $19 per month and supports volumes of $500 to $5,000 per month. Then there is a Large plan which runs $39 per month and supports sales volumes up to $20,000 per month. Users can also reach out to AmberCart to request pricing for volumes surpassing $20,000.

Who would you recommend the application to?

AmberCart is a great application for anyone who has a blog or website, and who wants to sell goods (either digital or physical) to their visitors.

  • Easy to add shopping cart
  • Customers aren't sent to a 3rd party site
  • Accept credit cards right from one's site
  • State of the art web technologies: Web 2.0 and Ajax

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FREE - Permanently free version
Cheapest plan (per month) : $9.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $39.00




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