Accessible Shopping Cart

Up to now the number of shopping cart systems that are accessible i.e. valid xhtml and WAI AA has been low.

I only know of 2 Karova and Trading Eye. However the downside is that they are not cheap.

During the last few months I have been attempting to rectify this situation and will soon be in a position to release The Accessible Shop onto the market, at a very affordable price. Currently the expected initial price will be sub £100, though this may change.



  • CSS for layout and presentation
  • Web standard compliant
  • WCAG AA and parts of AAA

Payment Methods

  • PayPal
  • Worldpay

Postage & Packing

  • Postage via a unit charge for each item
  • minimum and maximum postage charges can be applied
  • Overall postage charge can be set
  • Extra charge can be made for posting out of the country


  • Discount of free postage
  • Discount of an amount
  • Discount of a percentage

Product Pages

  • automatically created ‘thumbnail’ images
  • Product options
  • set how many products appear on a page
  • choose products to appear on the front page

Search Engine Optimisation

  • Search engine friendly pages
  • Short descriptions
  • Meta descriptions
  • Keywords

Order Handling

  • Send email when order is dispatched
  • Sort orders, awaiting dispatch, sent, pending etc.


  • Online admin (no software needed)
  • Create unlimited products & departments
  • Order manager
  • Online help manual
  • Create additional pages – no knowledge of HTML necessary
  • Create additional sub-pages
  • Add descriptions to front page, and departments.

Feel free to leave a message so that I can contact you on its release.

Latest News: due to the problems associated with supporting this I have reluctantly decided to shelve the project for the public release. However the shopping cart will be made available for clients of Black Widow Web Design. They can be contacted via their website.

Please direct all enquiries to there, thank you.

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4 Responses to Accessible Shopping Cart

  1. Interesting, I’ll look forward to seeing the results ??

  2. dotjay says:

    Hi Rich,

    Also looking forward to its release. Is it a PHP-based solution?


  3. Rich says:

    What else could it be ?? Yes php/mysql.

  4. Karl says:

    Cool stuff, will look forward to seeing this when it comes out ??

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