Cart66 Cloud is the newest edition of the much loved Cart66 E-Commerce Plugin used by many WordPress stores (even Cart66 themselves). It’s been reborn easier, safer and faster than ever before. How? Read on to find out!
An Easier E-Commerce Solution
First and foremost – Cart66 Cloud is easy and perfect for many types of online WordPress stores. You can sell actual products with shipping options, offer memberships and subscriptions with recurring billing, or sell digital products available for immediate download after purchase. Cart66 Cloud does it all without a single upgrade or extension.
There are three steps, which I think any of us (newbies to pros) can handle. First, have your WordPress website setup with a theme. Any theme. Use what you already have, or get something new. Since Cart66 Cloud includes all of the features for your products, cart and checkout your WordPress theme doesn’t have to. Now, install Cart66 Cloud. Lastly, add your products using their awesome interface. That’s it. Easy right?
As mention before, Cart66 Cloud was built to handle just about anything e-commerce wise. You can sell online magazine subscriptions, fruit of the month clubs, handmade candles, t-shirts, used cars, web design services, website templates, Photoshop actions – anything. Just make use of the options made available to you as you add your products.
Just to give you an idea, these are some of the product information options available as you build up your inventory: product name, SKU, price, subscription & membership options, discount, shipping weight, custom receipt message, product variations (i.e. for sizes, colors, warranties, etc.), digital files or bundles for download (50GB of storage is included with Cart66 Cloud), digital file download limits, and more. And beyond what you can add to the products themselves, Cart66 Cloud has a built-in feature where you can set up custom alerts to remind customers to renew, re-order or upgrade a product or service.
Cart66 Cloud lets you do so much more to observe and manage your online store. One great feature is the live shopping cart. You can see who’s on you’re website and what they’ve added to their cart. This is a great way to see if people who land on your website are following through to purchase so you can make adjustments to your product pages to make them more enticing.
Another fun feature is the subscription/membership management page. From here you can get a quick glimpse of your subscribers. With the help of status tags you can see what levels of membership are most popular, as well as who is up for renewal (or past due). But this is just skimming the surface – you can learn a lot more about Cart66 Cloud on their features page.
An E-Commerce Safe Haven
When you’re dealing with people’s personal and billing information you have to make sure your site is secure, especially your checkout page. But there is only so much you can do (like using iFrames, or a hosted checkout), and there are lot’s of loopholes a hacker can take advantage of. Cart66 Cloud introduces a whole new way to keep clients safe. So safe that Cart66 even wrote a blog post about how their security exceeds the most common e-commerce payment gateways.
How Cart66 Cloud Security Works
The slimmed down explanation is that while your product pages are hosted on your website, the actual checkout page is hosted on the Cart66 Cloud which is heavily protected and PCI compliant. This is also where other sensitive data like your digital product downloads, stored client credit card numbers, customer purchase histories and membership configurations are stored. Plus you can customize your secure checkout page on the cloud for a seamless shopping experience.
Blazing Fast E-Commerce Features
What good is an easy to use and secure e-commerce plugin if it takes your customers hours to checkout. No worries – Cart66 Cloud is fast. It’s hosted on the cloud, which means when clients checkout they are directed to a fast server no matter when or where they want to make a purchase. Another bonus is that your website isn’t slowed down at all by the checkout process since you don’t have to host it on your servers.
Try Cart66 Cloud Today
Cart66 Cloud is available as a yearly subscription of just $95. This includes great support and an incredible 30 day money back guarantee (but you’ll probably be hooked as soon as you try it). Membership includes all of these amazing features:
- Support for 50 payment gateways
- Recurring billing options
- Membership & subscriptions
- Support for 7500 subscribers
- Customer accounts
- Customer purchase history
- Follow-up emails
- PCI compliance
- Gravity Forms integration
- MailChimp integration
- Constant Contact integration
- Zendesk integration
- idevAffiliate integration
- Amazon S3 integration
- Awesome support
Or watch this video Cart66 put together about the new Cart66 Cloud:
If you’re still hesitant to jump head first into Cart66, they do have a lite version of the plugin available in the WordPress Plugin repository that you can always test out. Just keep in mind that it is a lite version and doesn’t include most of the great features mentioned above.
We think Cart66 Cloud is pretty awesome. Let us know in the comments if you’ve tried Cart66 Cloud, if you’re thinking about taking it for a test run, or if you have anything else to add to the review!