I’ve been using Snipcart with my Jekyll sites with some success, but I wanted to get some details on the competition. Are there other decent shopping cart solutions for static sites? If, so can you please list their pros and cons. Here’s Snipcart’s based on my usage:
- Competitive pricing. 2% flat from each purchase. In addition to your payment gateway fees.
- No inventory management. Snipcart knows your products only by scanning your website, so to update inventory users must update the website. This leads to 2 “dashboards”. The one for editing the site (typically a collection of YAML files), and then the Snipcart dashboard for tracking customers, orders, discounts, and retargeting customers with abandoned carts.
- Only one account per person. As a web consultant I need to use a different email address every time I create a Snipcart account for a client. Once the site is out of development mode, I have to change the email address on the account to the client’s email. This can be problematic when developing for multiple clients.
The last Con is a big one for me. Are there similar solutions that allow designers and developers to have multiple eCommerce clients?