CartKeeper PHP Shopping Cart

CartKeeper PHP Shopping Cart

CarKeeper - E-Commerce Shopping Cart Solution
The CartKeeper system is a feature rich shopping cart developed for those wishing to host their own store with fine tuned controls for items, inventory, cart and checkout. Below is a list of some of the great features you will find in CartKeeper. Over the years we've listened to our clients needs and have designed a rich sets of innovative tools to build an effective e-commerce site. We continually plan for improvements and new features based on client feedback and suggestions.

If you are unsure about a feature below - please be sure to visit the online demo shop and admin. You can also visit our user forum or contact our sales staff with any questions you might have.

CartKeeper Features:

New to Version 3.1

  • Updated WYSIWYG Editor
  • Numerous bugfixes, third-party API updates and security enhancements

New to Version 3.0

  • Item Import
  • DHTML Image Gallery
  • Mailing List
  • User Product Reviews
  • Unregistered Users can now view order details and retrieve downloads via order key
  • Shipping Enhancements:
    - Show qualified shipping methods only in cart
    - FedEx Shipping calculator
  • Mals-e as a "Payment Gateway"
  • Wishlist now searchable in admin
  • Expandable admin field groups
  • Last-second inventory validation
  • Automatic Gift Certificate activation on order update
  • Google Products weight field
  • Google Products default setting for "Condition" Field

Getting Started

  • Setup - Web-based installation wizard
  • Easy-to-use web interface
  • Context sensitive help integrated on most admin pages
  • Full online help system with index and search
  • Printable manual
  • Flexible Design and Layout - Uses HTML and CSS with simple PHP includes
  • Customizable templates per category and item
  • Choose from several pre-designed color themes
  • Three modes of Category Navigation, Vertical, Horizontal and Multi-Level
  • Four modes of product display which can be further customized inside of templates

Catalog Management

  • Batch loading of products and pictures
  • Keyword and Advanced product Search
  • Home page featured content manager
    Easily manage sections on the home page with featured items and custom content areas
  • Global Options - one option can be shared across multiple items and updated easily
  • Required Options
  • Sequence display of items, categories and options
  • Min. Qty limit can be set on items
  • Decimal Quantity support. You can also limit which decimal quantities are allowed.
  • Real-time USPS, UPS and FedEx shipping calculation from one location
  • Free Shipping threshold (based on order total) for each method
  • Unlimited number of custom-defined delivery methods based on flat rate, weight, order total and per-item based shipping
  • Different weight limits for different delivery methods
  • Add USPS or UPS insurance fees
  • Quantity Discounts - Configure percentage off or dollar off based on item quantities
  • Set minimum per item qty for wholesaler purchase
  • Ability to turn selective "special links" on or off
  • Sequence numbers for shipping methods
  • Multi-Add category display allows shoppers to put multiple items in their cart with one order button. (no option support)
  • Customizable tax rates
  • Option Inventory Report
  • Option Description Field w/FCKEditor
  • Accept payments in any currency
  • Allow payment via several online payment gateways (see below)
  • Manual (offline) credit card processing
  • Custom Payment Methods - can collect additional information
  • Site Map display
  • Googleâ„¢ Site Map XML support
  • Choose between Inline or Pop-Up image gallery display
  • Database backup utility
  • Export item catalog utility

Inventory Tracking

  • Full inventory control on item AND options
  • Determine if items can be back ordered or not
  • "Out of Stock" Messages
  • Set thresholds for admin low stock notification
  • Set threshold for low inventory display

Customer Experience

  • Customers can browse personal order history
  • Repeat Customer can checkout with optional saved data (requires login be turned on)
  • Customers can save items for future purchase to wishlist
  • Keyword and Advanced product Search
  • Gif Certifcates
  • Gift registry functionality shoppers may now purchase items from another's wishlist and the system will track qty of what has been ordered.
  • Customer can choose between account registration and express checkout
  • Customer can choose to save billing information or not
  • Lost password retrieval
  • "Send to friend" Link
  • Request More Information link
  • Add to wishlist
  • Ability to save the shopper's cart
  • Set threshold limits for checkout of retail and wholesale shoppers
  • Special Pages (All items, New items, Sale items categories and manufacturers, All Manufacturers)
  • Shop by Manufacturer drop down list
  • Share wishlist with friends and family
  • Display recently viewed items to shopper as they browse


  • Free Froogle Submission tool
  • Customizable e-mail notifications/invoices
  • Wholesale login and item pricing
  • "Featured Products" Section
  • Top Products based on sales (best sellers)
  • Related products, categories and manufacturers for up selling and cross selling
  • Create a Manufacturer Hierarchy with ability to relate productlines to manufacturers
  • Discount promotional codes offer on dollar off, percentage off, free shipping.
  • Promotional codes can be set for one time or multi use
  • Define thresholds for redeeming codes

Special Features

  • Friendly URLS remove the query string from your browser URL (server requires mod_rewrite and installation service)
  • Multi-Platform WYSIWYG text editor to enhance product descriptions and layouts along with non-product pages
  • Integrated content management for non product pages
  • This system can be used as a catalog without the cart. You can disable the order buttons.
  • Built in Image gallery with short descriptions for each view
  • Resize images on upload (requires GD2 server library)
  • Share products across multiple categories
  • New Item, Category and Manufacturer flag with expiration date. Define which entries are new and how long to display them as new
  • Customize shopper check out questions
  • Pre-defined content management allows you to adjust the buttons, messages and much of the text displayed to the shopper.
  • Downloadable Products (distribute files as products ie; MP3s, Photos, Software, PDFs etc.)
  • Free shipping flag on item

Backend Tools

  • Database maintenance tools
  • Split credit card feature (send last 4 digits and cvv2 to admin and do not store these in database)
  • Admin can set checkout behavior to require login, optional login, or no login
  • Password retrieval for admin
  • Sales Analysis & Tracking of referrers
  • Searchable order data
  • Export order data for use in a spreadsheet
  • Define custom META tags for every category, item, page and set site defaults
  • Encrypted credit card data

Payment Gateway Support

  • Authorizenet
  • eWay
  • FastCharge
  • Google Checkout
  • Innovate
  • Link Point
  • Mals-e
  • Moneris eSelect Plus
  • PayPal Standard
  • PayPal Web Sites Payments Pro
  • PayPal Pro UK
  • Protx VSP Form
  • SkipJack
  • Trust Commerce
  • USA ePay
  • ViaKlix

We are currently taking requests for popular gateways.
Please contact us if you don't see yours.