Customize Your Storefront in Real Time

With the built-in theme editor, you can change your storefront background, color scheme, fonts, and more directly on site.

Choose one of the default design presets or create your own unique style. No HTML or CSS knowledge required!

Built-­in Layouts Editor

CS-Cart includes a built-in layout editor that allows you to arrange data blocks in your storefront by simple drag & drop.

The editor makes it easy to create elegant grid-based layouts, both fixed-width and responsive.

Full Control over Store Look & Feel

Smarty Template Engine

Smarty is a powerful template engine widely used accross the Web. All templates in CS-Cart are Smarty-powered, which makes it easier for newcoming developers to dive in.

Edit HTML/CSS in browser

CS-Cart comes with 100% open source code and a powerful in-browser editor that lets a web-developer edit template files right from the CS-Cart admin panel.

Manage Your Store

Powerful Admin Panel

Every CS-Cart store comes with a powerful admin panel. It’s crammed with dozens of features to help you get the full control over your store.

All the necessary tools for a worry-free are just at the tip of your fingers, intuitively arranged and served under a clean design.

Built-in Content Management

The CS-Cart admin panel includes a full-fledged content management system.

The built-in CMS offers an easy way to create rich and SEO-friendly content pages for your site. You have full control over your page navigation and hierarchy. A modern web-based WYSIWYG editor will help you create beautiful pages in no time.

Product Filters

Product filters provide a convenient way to search through store catalog. With CS-Cart, you can easily create custom product filters based on any product feature.

Return Management

With the built-in RMA add-on, a customer can quickly create a return request and track it on their profile page. All requests can be easily managed via the admin panel.

Multi-Language & Currency

CS-Cart is localized into 10+ languages. Customers can easily switch languages and currencies right in the storefront; the prices are converted on the fly.

Multi-Store by Design

CS-Cart offers great scalability via additional storefronts. All storefronts are controlled from the same admin panel.

Although all storefronts share the same DB, you can customize each one individually giving it a unique look and feel. Also, every storefront can have its own customers and products isolated from the other ones.

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Payments & Shipments

Real-Time Shipping Rates

Integration with major shipping providers like FedEx and USPS allows CS-Cart to deliver actual shipping rates directly to the checkout page.

Delivery cost is calculated on the fly based on a customer’s shipping address and online data from the shipping provider.

Seamless Shopping

From putting a product to the shopping cart and straight to the checkout, your customers will enjoy smooth and fast transitions and rarely see their page reload.

PCI Compliant

CS-Cart meets all the necessary security requirements of the PCI DSS standard, allowing your customers to pay with MasterCard, VISA, and other credit cards.

Natural Customer Checkout

CS-Cart’s step-by-step checkout process is very easy to follow, and your customers will appreciate it.

All checkout steps are shown on a single page making the whole process intuitively clear for a customer.

Variety of Payment and Taxation Options

Ready to Sell from the Start

With major payment options like credit card and PayPal available out of the box and minimum configuration required, CS-Cart lets you start selling online almost immediately.

Flexible Tax Management

CS-Cart gives you advanced tools for complex and location-based taxation. You can define multiple shipping or billing address-based taxes and prioritize them the way you like.

Marketing & SEO

Search Engine Optimization

CS-Cart helps you reach potential customers through popular search engines by providing an easy way to edit page meta information in the built-in CMS.

Also, With SEO-friendly URLs and powered by a built-in sitemap generation tool, your store will take top ranks in online search results!

Customer Cart Tracking

With abandoned & live cart tracking, you can learn your customers’ behavior, optimize their shopping routes, and eventually generate more sales.

You can see a visitor’s profile, actual cart content, and more—all updated in real time.

Abandoned Carts

Knowing when your customers abandon their carts can help you detect and eliminate bottlenecks on their way to checkout, improving their shopping experience and your profits.

Live Carts

You can view any in-progress shopping session from the storefront in detail right in your CS-Cart admin panel. Get a sneak peek into your customer shopping bag!

Promotions & Discounts

CS-Cart offers a variety of promotion options to attract customers to your store: catalog or cart-based, discounted flat or per cent, and more.

Setting a particular product discount is super easy: just set the list price lower than the actual price, and the discount will be calculated on the fly.

Human & Robot-Friendly

Human-readable URLs are very important for a user-friendly web shop. Such URLs are easy to memorize and share, and they are more likely to land higher in search engine ratings.

The built-in CMS lets you create beautiful content pages with meta description & keywords, making it easy to get your store optimized for both your customers and search engines.



We understand how crucial speed is for an online store. This is why we put much effort in making CS-Cart faster with every new version. Backed by advanced web-technologies, CS-Cart offers blazing fast page loading and navigation.

With CS-Cart, you don’t have to worry that your customers will wait for a page to load. CS-Cart is designed to deliver smooth and seamless shopping to every customer.

Cloud-Powered Search

With built-in support of the Searchanise free cloud search service, CS-Cart stores deliver relevant search results extremely quickly.

All the search requests are processed by the Searchanise servers remotely, taking the load from your server.

CDN Support Out of the Box

CS-Cart ships with the Amazon CloudFront CDN support available by default. All the benefits of a Content-Delivery Network are at your service, just in a few clicks.

CDN is a collection of servers distributed across the globe that store your static data (images, CSS, and JavaScript files). For a customer, this means better response time when accessing your site, because the content takes a shorter path to their browser.