simpleCart (js): open-source, lightweight and free

Well, the name really sums it up: a simple shopping cart that uses JavaScript :) We finished developing PayFast integration with simpleCart a couple of weeks ago, and find it to be a very elegant, easy (and yes, free!) solution.

simpleCart (js) with PayFast

The strengths of the shopping cart: no databases and no programming; could also be seen weaknesses to some: there’s no product and inventory management. That said, it is one of the most lightweight (8kb in size) ways of getting a shopping cart running on your existing site.

You can go to the simpleCart website to see a demo (click on the books one the home screen) or see a full list of features. For a step by step guide to get going with simpleCart and PayFast, please see our simpleCart dev page.

If you have a website running this lightweight cart, leave your comments below so we can go check it out!

Thanks for reading!
The Team @ PayFast