StoreFront Ecommerce Software Feature Comparison

StoreFront offers two editions of StoreFront shopping cart software geared to meet varying needs and budgets. The feature list below should help determine the right choice for you. Our e-commerce consultants are standing by to lend a hand.

 
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Store Building
Store Designs
Whether you're starting from scratch or trying to match and existing site design, StoreFront offers flexible design options, include our new web design templates, complete store design services by StoreFront's team of professional designers, and easy to use tools to allow you to create your own design.
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HTML Editor
Create custom pages with the built-in HTML editor.
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Secure Online Operations
Ensure the security of customer and business data using StoreFront's sophisticated support for SSL and credit card encoding.
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Advanced Encryption
Industry leading Triple DES encryption offers state-of-the-art encryption technology to protect the integrity of credit card data.
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Product Management
Unlimited Number of Products
Catalog a virtually unlimited number of products. Shoppers can browse product pages or use the advanced search utility to find specific items.
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Product Import and Batch Update Utility
Easy information exchange! Add products to a web store or complete batch updates by simply importing data from an existing database or delimited file.
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Catalog and Product Page Templates
Catalog and product page design just got a lot easier. StoreFront lets you choose from a number of fully customizable templates without having to modify the html.
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Unlimited Categories & Sub-Categories
Build unlimited levels of categories and subcategories so that merchants can easily manage products and support drill down product searches.
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Price and Weight Sensitive Product Attributes
Easily manage product and shipping costs for product attributes, such as size. For example, merchants can charge more for a large bag of dog food and have accurate shipping costs that take into account the increased weight.
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Customer Defined Attributes
Provide shoppers with a field to input product specific special instructions or information. Great for personalized merchandise, such as monograms or engrave an item!
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Advanced inventory tracking features allow merchants to keep track of inventory and communicate that to customers. Allow or disallow backorders, display quantity in stock on product pages, receive e-mail notification of low stock levels and more.
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Order Processing
Tracking information is pulled real-time from the shipper and displayed on your site for your customer. Provide customers with the ease of tracking shipments without having to leave your site.
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Automated Tax Calculations
Local, state/province, and country tax region options can be used to calculate Tax rates during checkout.
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Real Time Shipping Rates
Get accurate shipping costs real time from leading carriers, including UPS, FedEx, USPS, and CanadaPost. Customers can shop prices from a list of supported methods and choose an option that meets their timeline and budget. Merchants can also figure shipping costs based on the order total or products ordered.
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Multiple Payment Options
Accept electronic checks, purchase orders, COD, credit card, and phone/fax orders.
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Download Delivery
Offer merchants automated delivery of soft goods, such as music, software, graphics, etc. Specify when the download is made available and for how long.
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StoreFront software generates an e-mail to the shipper/vendor when an order is placed to ensure seamless communication and quick fulfillment.
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Marketing and Promotions
Offer alternative pricing for particular customers/resellers.
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Clearance pricing helps manage supply and generate revenue.
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URL Rewriter
Improve your search-engine results by dynamically changing your URLs.
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Google Analytics
Understand where your site traffic is going, improve conversion rates and increase the amount of time on your site with Google Analytics. Google Analytics is integrated in every StoreFront 7 store.
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Search Engine Submission
Type in your own site-specific key words, meta-tags and descriptions, and StoreFront will automatically place them on your web store pages.
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Now its easy to use coupons as sales incentives. Specify when and how the coupon will expire and what items the coupon can be applied to.
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Determine which marketing efforts have been the most successful by tracking coupon codes.
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Launch sales for specific products, product categories, vendors or manufacturers or implement a storewide sale. Ex: All widgets on sale, 10% off all Acme products, everything on sale. You have the ability to accelerate sales where you want.
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Extended Affiliate Programs
Build referral sales with StoreFront's fully automated affiliate program. Powerful affiliate management tools allow affiliates to securely track referral sales.
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Suggested Selling
The easiest time to add on a sale is when a customer is buying. With suggested selling you can link add-on products to customers' choices several times during the buying process.
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Encourage add-on sales by displaying related item/services at the bottom of product detail pages.
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Promote bulk purchases by offering quantity discounts to customers. Set up to seven separate levels and offer a percentage or fixed amount off of base the base price.
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Shopper Features
Improve customer satisfaction and relieve uncertainty by providing detailed, accurate product images. Customers also can view product details by using the zoom feature. Images change automatically when a particular color or pattern (thumb nail image) is chosen.
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Shopping Cart Thumbnail with Attribute Image
Customers will see a thumbnail image of exactly what they ordered, eliminating doubt or confusion.
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Research shows that in some industries customers don't complete the transaction when they have to sign-in. You decide if your customers must sign-in before they buy.
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Simple Search Utility
Let shoppers search for items from any page. A great feature!
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Allow customers to quickly search for a particular need; reveals available items.
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Running Cart Total
Lets customers keep track of their order with a cart summary on every page.
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Customer Address Book
Shoppers can store an unlimited number of addresses in a personal address book. We make it easy for shoppers every step of the way.
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Multiple Ship-to Addresses
Just like it sounds. A customer can do holiday shopping and send gifts to multiple people within in a single order.
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Allow customers to add items to a wish list and e-mail that list to friends and family. A great tool for holiday, wedding or special occasion shopping.
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E-Mail to a Friend
Drive site traffic by giving shoppers the ability to email product information to a friend or associate.
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Gift Wrap
Shoppers can choose to have items gift wrapped when checkout out.
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Gift Messages
Personalized message can be associated with a gift item.
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Gift Certificates
StoreFront 6 lets web stores accept gift certificates as payment. Any leftover amount can be saved for later.
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Customer-Specific Pricing
Allows merchants to set up multiple tiered pricing specific to classes of customers, allowing "frequent shopper" programs or multi-level distribution systems.
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Store Management
Sales Reports
Monitor sales activity using detailed sales reporting tools. Generate sales summary, sales detail and product sales reports.
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Order Fulfillment
Merchants can manage incoming orders with StoreFront's order fulfillment tools. They can track which orders have been paid and/or shipped, print packing slips, and enter shipping tracking numbers.
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Easily update product information, run sales, and manage store settings through a set of web based store administration tools. You can even extend permission levels across your organization to alter price, add promotions, etc.
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E-Mail Confirmations
Merchants and shoppers receive instant e-mail notification when an order has been placed. Customize the content, add images, etc to your confirmation e-mails.
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QuickBooks Integration
Streamline your accounting operations with the integrated QuickBooks export tool. Automatically extract orders and customer data into QuickBooks.
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Superior Services and Support
Personal E-Business Consultant
Experienced online business analysts offer oversight of your order and provide insight and assistance.
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Built on the industry leading Authorize.Net Payment Gateway; StoreFront can help you accept credit card and electronic check payments quickly and affordably.
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Support Services
Live support via phone, e-mail, and live chat.
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For Developers
Visual Studio .NET Project
Customize business logic and more with the full Visual Studio .NET project files.
 
Developer APIs
Published interfaces for modules such as shipping, tax, inventory, order tracking, etc. allow for full customization of the StoreFront application.
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Technology Platform
ASP.NET - The newest web development language pioneered by Microsoft. Building on-line stores in .Net increases performance and gives you the framework for a more robust, extensible web application.
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Access or SQL Server Database Support
In addition to support for Microsoft Access, StoreFront provides full support for a robust, high performance SQL Server backend.
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