Fat Free Cart

February 1, 2007 in 4 out of 5 stars, e-Commerce Solutions, Hosted software

What is it?

Fat Free Cart: The Fat Free Cart is a simple low-cost shopping cart solution that integrates with PayPal, GoogleCheckout, ClickBank and 2Checkout. It offers secure digital downloads, in addition to offering standard shopping-cart checkout for physical goods including shipping calculation.


Who makes it?

E-Junkie (they have other great ecommerce offerings too)

Why is it the killerest?

It's an economical and slick way to integrate a checkout into your site. To get started, you simply register, then drop some HTML code into your site where you want the "add to cart" and the "view cart" buttons -- and it works. The whole thing is very smoothly integrated into your site and your customers don't have to leave until they go to check out.

Robin K. the lead developer seems to handle most support requests and is insanely timely and helpful. Including help with getting PayPal and Google Checkout set up properly for easy integration if you need a hand.

The Administration interface is very easy to use as well.  They layout is clean and everything is intuitive.  Even novices can maintain their own shopping cart.

In summary: It's an affordable, configurable shopping cart system from a company with a solid reputation of customer support (I had several email to share their positive experiences) and it offers the ability to sell both digital and physical goods including calculating shipping.

If you need a quick, easy, affordable way to sell something off your existing site - this might be the solution for you.

How much does it cost?

Plans start at $5 per month


Reviewed by Carson McComas

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I've had nothing but great experiences with E-Junkie in the short amount of time that I've been with them. Customer service is excellent (emails answered promptly by a real person - imagine that!), and their service is constantly evolving to stay current and competitive.

For anyone who doesn't want to focus their energy on what can often be the very complicated logistics of digital delivery, and would rather put their time into developing their business, in my opinion E-Junkie can't be beat.

Posted by: Andrew | Feb 1, 2007 6:14:37 PM

I agree with Andrew. MuvEnum has been using E-Junkie since very near the beginning and they have been nothing less than spectacular! Not only do they provide the digital side of delivery, but by a request from our company and constant support from Robin, they also integrate with SwiftCD, allowing customers to get a physical copy (CD) of your product. The best part about this is that it is all automated. It has brought us another stream of revenue and allows us to focus on our current and future products. MuvEnum couldn't have come this far, this fast, without E-Junkie.

Posted by: John | Feb 1, 2007 6:52:02 PM

It is a great shopping cart because of the lightbox checkout that makes it seem like you are still on your own site. There is no getting lost or confused. It is also the first cart I have found that inserts simply into a Wordpress post or page. Got to love that.

I would like to see some integration with regular merchant account gateways like Authorize.net or Linkpoint

Posted by: John H. | Feb 1, 2007 7:04:21 PM

I have had some difficulties getting the fatfree (non-pro) shoping cart to work. It seems to only want to put one item in the cart at a time (which is not all that helpful). As others have experienced, Robin is a quite responsive person, so I hope that I will be able to figure this out soon!

Posted by: Elizabeth | Jul 23, 2007 4:36:00 PM

Fat Free Cart worked great for me. The free version works best if you use PayPal and Google Checkout and have a small quantity of products.

Posted by: Yannis | May 14, 2008 6:05:35 PM

I appreciate the free shopping cart when anybody use online transaction mode like PayPal or Google checkout. It's really a great free cart. Very well written post.

Posted by: Online Direct Debits | Jul 28, 2010 7:19:50 PM