A shopping cart refers to the software that keeps tab of a customer’s purchase.
When a customer browses through an online store, the products that he chooses will go to the shopping cart. When he is done choosing from the items, he can visit the shopping to remove or add more items.
What are the different types of shopping carts?
Hosted shopping carts
These are ready-to-use shopping carts that were created by a certain company. In order to use this software, you just have to register on their site.
Self-hosted shopping carts
These are also ready-to-use shopping carts. The only difference is that you are free to customize it as you wish. Under the self-hosted shopping carts, you will be the one to manage the cart.