As its name signifies, JustAddCommerce (JAC) is plugin shopping cart software for Adobe Dreamweaver and Microsoft FrontPage. As such, it possesses only basic shopping cart functionality (enabling customers to aggregate products for checkout on your site), and it does not have the breadth of tools found on full-featured shopping cart solutions.
The biggest benefit of this shopping cart software is that it allows you to add an unlimited number of unique products and relevant product categories to your website. This makes the shopping cart a good fit for merchants with massive inventories. When it comes to product options, JAC is extremely versatile, allowing you to apply as many product tags to each item as you want. The pricing adjustment options are also flexible; you can assign fixed and percentage-based prices or different pricing formulas to the same product.
JAC also boasts impressive administrative features when it comes to reporting and tracking customers. The shopping cart system can run a number of sales reports, including summarized, detailed and geographic sales reports. Additionally, JAC tracks all customer information for up to one year, and you can export customer information in XML format. We especially like how easy the shopping cart software makes it to email customers. For instance, you can configure the shopping cart to automatically email customers when an order is placed or to inform past customers of upcoming special offers.
As a plugin application, we aren't surprised to find that JAC lacks many of the features found in the other shopping cart software on our lineup. The shopping cart does not have the ability to manage backorders and partial shipments on your site, and there is no bulk importing of product. You must also have substantial HTML knowledge to fully utilize the product. Furthermore, the shopping cart's design capabilities are extremely limited. JAC has a built-in text editor, but you will still need one of the two third-party design applications mentioned above to make design changes on your site.
JAC performs its basic shopping cart functionality well; it enables a professional eCommerce setup so customers can select products and place orders on your website. However, this shopping cart software is not very rich in functionality and requires some familiarity with web development. We would recommend looking into JustAddCommerce if you are already adept with Dreamweaver or FrontPage.
JustAddCommerce has flexible email configuration options, and you can apply any tags you want to each product in your inventory.
It's a plugin shopping cart, so JAC isn't fully functional on its own; you'll need Dreamweaver or FrontPage to use it.
While it possesses some beneficial features, JAC doesn't compare to the other full-featured shopping carts on our lineup.