CubeCart Shopping Cart Review

CubeCart – Modular PHP e-Commerce Solution

Are you considering hosting your own PHP store but need a solution with commercial backing and some sort of support? Then CubeCart deserves a look. This UK based company offers their solution for $69.95. You find the hosting and install the solution. The process is very similar to setting up Zen Cart or X-cart. It modular structure reminds me of setting up this blog with Drupal (I can’t say enough good things about Drupal by the way). You install the core platform and then can pick and choose add-on modules to increase the available features.

I found the core platform to be pretty vanilla in terms of features but certainly robust enough to get your online store off the ground. With the addition of a few modules you can really sup-up your store. Modules of note include WishList, Testimonials and allowing Multiple DropShippers. Sadly, I could not find a URL rewrite mod though. This really is a prerequisite for an e-commerce solution nowadays (IHMO). Also lacking is bread crumb navigation – another must have.

I liked the customizable CSS-based template. This makes design changes a snap.

Support is offer via an online ticketing system and an online forum (

While I like the concept of modular e-commerce solutions (and PHP solutions in general), CubeCart needs to crank out some more SEO modules to make their solution competitive.

Compare this CubeCart to Squirrelcart,Oscommerce, Zen Cart, X-Cart or PinnacleCart