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Software Description

A shopping cart solution for small to medium sized merchants who might be interested in a quick and easy way to start selling online. It is hassle free (no coding experience required) and there is no need to change your existing website's design or framework.

plug&paid is a cross-platform compatible shopping cart solution, which can seamlessly turn any website or social media page into a shop. It allows you to convert your page visitors into shoppers.

With distributed commerce in mind, a plug&paid shopping cart can be deployed across multiple locations on the web in the form of a customizable button, link or widget - nicknamed ‘plugs’. We provide a system generated HTML snippet or a shortened URL as a direct link to the merchant's shopping cart, which can then be simply copy-pasted inside a website's source code. Not more difficult than installing an affiliate advertising banner.

We support multiple payment processors for our merchants such as PayPal, Stripe, Alipay, Bitpay and offer almost all eCommerce essentials, such as automated EU compliant invoicing and digital content delivery, in one packaged solution.

Software Description

X-Cart is an eCommerce software, developed for creating online stores. The platform is available either as a web-based or downloadable (Windows, Mac OS and Linux) self-hosted solution. Main users of X-Cart are small and medium-sized enterprises.

X-Cart offers two versions of this platform: X-Cart 4 Classic and X-Cart 5, along with free demos, so users can make a choice that best suits their needs. The pricing scheme includes a free package and three different lifetime licenses. The free package includes essential, and some advanced features, such as newsletters, social features, and site builder.

There are all eCommerce features needed for building high-performing online shops. Users can professionally design their website, offer excellent user experience, track their inventory, and manage marketing and SEO. Social media buttons enable customers to share content and rate products.


  • Billing/Invoicing
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Referral Tracking
  • Stripe
  • PayPal
  • BitCoin
  • Shipping Management
  • Payment Processor
  • Multi-Currency
  • Dashboard
  • Notifications
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Customer Management


  • Customer Management
  • Stripe
  • Calendar Management
  • Dashboard
  • Scheduling
  • Notifications
  • A/B Testing
  • Marketing Automation
  • Product Catalog
  • External Integrations
  • API
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Order management
  • Data Import
  • Data Export
  • PayPal


    No key features associated with this application.


  • eCommerce

  • eCommerce Management

  • Manually Defined Rates and Real-Time Quotes From Carriers

  • PayPal Here

  • PCI DSS Compliance

  • Order Management

  • Multivendor Edition

  • Mobile Access

  • Cloud Search with Suggestions and Corrections

  • Unlimited Product Catalog


1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 10GB Digtal Content Storage
  • Priority Support
  • Unlimited Product and Carts
  • EU Compliant Invoices
  • Tax automation


Included in plan:
  • Open Source Code
  • 100% SEO & Mobile Friendly Design
  • Powerful Design Tweaker
  • Drag-n-Drop Layout Editor
  • XML Sitemap
  • 5 Free and 50+ Paid Themes
  • Instant Product Search With Suggestions & Synonyms Support
  • Multiple Languages
  • Catalog Only Mode
  • One Step Checkout & Multiple Step Checkout
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • 120+ Payment Gateways
  • Real Time & Pre-Defined Shipping Quotes
  • Real Time & Pre-Defined Tax Rates
  • Address Book
  • Anonymous and User Registration Checkout
  • Product Options and Attributes
  • Import/Export/Update Data via CSV
  • Payment and Fulfilment Order Statuses
  • Partial Refunds & Multiple Transactions
  • Orders Import and Export
  • Bestsellers
  • Featured Products
  • Market/List Price for Products
  • Rotating Banner at Home Page
  • PayPal Here POS
  • Facebook Messenger Integration
  • MailChimp Integration
  • OpenGraph, Facebook Comments, Social Buttons
  • Newsletters


Lifetime license
Included in plan:
  • Automatic Currency and Language Detection
  • Amazon S3/Cloudfront Integration
  • Custom Product Tabs
  • Product Comparison
  • Product Filters
  • Product Reviews
  • Facebook, Google and Paypal Login For Customers
  • Downloadable Products and File Attachments
  • Selling Pin Codes, Activation Numbers, License Keys
  • Product Variants and Combinations
  • Product Tags
  • Product File Attachments
  • Ability to Attach Files to Products for Customers
  • Bulk Editing
  • Ability to Adjust Orders
  • Operate as a User
  • Custom Order Statuses
  • Messaging With Customers
  • Full Payment Transactions History
  • Mobile Admin App
  • Sale Products
  • Wholesale Prices
  • Discount Coupons
  • Related Products
  • New Arrivals
  • Coming Soon Products
  • Customers Also Bought
  • Recently Viewed Products
  • Sitemap


Lifetime license
Included in plan:
  • Separate Store for Each Vendor
  • Warehouse Operation Mode
  • Trusted and Non-Trusted Vendors
  • Individual Commission Rate for Each Vendor
  • PayPal Adaptive with Automatic Commissions Transfer
  • Transaction History per Vendor


Lifetime license
Included in plan:
  • One Paid Theme of Your Choice
  • Multilevel Primary Top Menu
  • Tree-like Categories Menu
  • Wishlists
  • Shop by Brand
  • Infinite Catalog Scrolling
  • Right to Left Language Support
  • Product Stickers
  • Product Questions
  • Color Swatches
  • Paid Memberships
  • Hide Prices for Non-Registered Users
  • Lookup Product Details by UPC and Name
  • 1 year of CloudSearch + CloudFilters (Gold plan)
  • Recurring Payments & Ability to Save Credit Cards
  • Memberships for Payment Methods
  • Payment Method Fees
  • Force Customers to Register Before Checkout
  • Manual Tax Exemptions
  • Import/Export/Update Data via Excel
  • Abandoned Cart Recovery
  • Order Returns
  • Order ReportS
  • PDF Documents
  • Google Shopping,, Nextag, Pricegrabber, Shopzilla
  • Amazon Feeds
  • eBay Integration Subscription (1 year, Large plan)
  • Advanced Banner System
  • Popup Anywhere
  • Loyalty Program
  • Call For Price
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Back in Stock Notifications
  • Advanced Blog System
  • Products Carousel
  • Exit Offers
  • Special Offers: Buy X Get Y
  • Special Offers: Spend X Get Y
  • Backorder and Preorder
  • Mobile ShopApp


    Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Visit our website for support,

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • PayPal, Stripe, Bitpay are supported straight out of the box. API for handling third party carrier services and fetching calculated shipping rates.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • The service can be used by anybody who wishes to start selling online via their existing website or popular social media page. We are not an "all-in-one" eCommerce storefront provider, but rather we are offering a plug and play shopping cart solution which can be deployed on any page on the web, such as a forum, blog or Facebook page and profile. The general purpose of our service is to allow (novice) webmasters and page admins a fast and simple way to enable peer-to-peer shopping without the hassle of having to setup a complex and expensive storefront. Moreover, you can build your website with any free content management system such as Wordpress and start selling online, in no time without forcing you to change the layout or design of your existing website if you already have one.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Content Management Systems, such as Wordpress, Sparkle, Blogger, Squarespace and others offering similar webpage creation tools.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Desktop and mobile (no native App)

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Anybody and everybody who wants to start selling online. Our product is most suitable for small to medium size merchants who want a quick and simple way to instantly start selling online. No coding skills required. No long-winded setup. Just plug and play.


    What is this service generally used for?
  • This is open source eCommerce platform.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • This service is commonly used in tandem with advertising, CRM, and email marketing applications.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, there is an API offered.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • X-Cart offers both a downloadable self-hosted licensed software option that you can buy and install on a server and a cloud-based cart.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support: FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Integrations: MailChimp, NetSuite,, QuickBooks Online, Optimizely, Google Analytics, Avalara, PayPal, 71lbs, 2Checkout, Worldpay, Kount.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Main users of X-Cart are mid-sized online stores.


Based in:


Based in:


Who uses plug&paid
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
English, Bulgarian, Czech, German, Greek, Spanish, Indonesian, Malay, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Hungarian, Danish, Romanian, Italian, Polish, French
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.


Who uses X-Cart
  • SMEs
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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