ZenCart?

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Can I use ZenCart with Synthasite? Are there any free cart's that offer inventory control?
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Brigitte

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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Brigette

I am not familiar with ZenCart. I had a quick look at their site, but I need more information from you. Do they provide HTML embed code? If so you can add them to your site by pasting the code into the HTML widget in SynthaSite.

I would be very interested to learn more about this, so any additional information you could share with me about this software would be helpful.
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Brigitte

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Basically what ZenCart requires is (copy and paste from website):

You have downloaded the Zen CartTM software for an online shopping cart.

Questions to ask yourself ...
1. Do you have a domain?

If No, stop ... see our Certified Hosting Sites and find a fast, reliable hosting site that can help you register your own personal domain as well as provide for your hosting needs that meet the Zen CartTM software requirements ...
2. Do you have reliable FTP software?

If No, stop ... you need to obtain a reliable FTP software package such as FileZilla (free), FlashFXP or another FTP software program to transfer files back and forth from your computer to your webserver.
Note: webserver meaning, the computer on the internet where you have your domain hosted (See 1)

NOTE: Many people have had timeout and other problems when using programs like SmartFTP and CuteFTP. We recommend that you do NOT use these problematic programs.

NOTE 2: If your hosting company provides an FTP program that runs inside your browser, we recommend that you do NOT use that for uploading large amounts of files such as a fresh install of Zen Cart. Those are okay for single-file uploads, but unreliable for several files at once.
3. Do you have a good Text Editor?

If No stop ... you will need a good Text Editing software such as UltraEdit, Notepad++ (free), CrimsonEditor (free), BBedit(Mac), Kedit (linux), or some other type of Text Editor for modifying the files in the Zen CartTM software ...

Note: do not use CPanel for editing files, nor MS Word or other software designed for fancy writing ... you want a nice clean Text Editor. You can use the Windows Notepad... but this is limited in capabilities and the size of files that it can open and often can cause more harm than good ...
4. Do you have access to your webhosting control panel to create a MySQL database and user?

BEFORE YOU PROCEED, make sure you have access to a MySQL database, and username/password to that database. You may need to create the database using your webhosting account's control panel. Contact your webhosting company for assistance. Zen CartTM cannot create the database for you.

(You need the following permissions on your MySQL user: SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, CREATE, ALTER, INDEX, DROP. On an hSphere host, this would be "dba" access, or at least read/write. )
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Brigette

Thanks for this. I am afraid you will not be able to use ZenCart with SynthaSite in this case. It is not possible to upload files via ftp to SynthaSite, or to create a MySQL database. I imagine the database is needed for inventory control.

We usually recommend Paypal as this can be easily embedded in SynthaSite via the HTML editor. However, I am not sure if this offers everything you need.

I am sorry I could not be of more help with this.
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Brigitte

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Thanks Monique, I had a feeling I couldn't. Paypal doesn't offer any inventory control either for the time being. They have informed me that they are working on it soon. Off to try to find something else!!