Ecwid eCommerce Solution
- Created: 14 February 2012
What is Ecwid?
Ecwid (pronounced as “eck-vid”, short for “e-commerce widgets”), is a revolutionary shopping cart that seamlessly integrates with your existing website. It can also be added to your page on social media networks, such as Facebook or mySpace.
Although it’s packed with high-value features, Ecwid is absolutely FREE! You’ll pay no setup charges and no transaction fees, making it a no-cost, high-return solution for today’s e-commerce businesses..
How Does it Work?
It couldn’t be simpler-just insert a few lines of code to any page of your website or profile page (or use RokEcwid for Joomla 1.5 or 1.6), and your online store immediately appears. Customers will enjoy the convenience of checking out securely right from your site, without being redirected elsewhere. Behind the scenes, the Ecwid engine completes all transactions leveraging the power and security of Amazon EC2 servers. Ecwid boasts a robust feature set you simply won’t find on other free shopping carts.
Learn more about Ecwid with the "Ecwid 101 A guide for New Users".
Firstly, you will need to signup for an account at http://www.ecwid.com.
Secondly, you should download RokEcwid (available from the Mercado download section) extension which links Ecwid with Joomla. In addition, the style is integrated purely through CSS and images, as there are no HTML overrides.
Activate the Ecwid styling option at Admin → Extensions → Template Manager → rt_mercado_j15 → Advanced
This demo site has a LIVE demo of Ecwid in action that you can check out and use to evaluate Ecwid. We have configured the demo with a demo processor, so you can actually complete a full transaction if you would like to see the entire process from browsing, to purchasing.