We recommend LiteCart as a low cost and highly efficient platform for your webstore. We can create a new LiteCart-based webstore (prices start at £350), or migrate your existing site to LiteCart for a cost proportional to size and customisation requirements. LiteCart is free software built with standard components – a mySQL database, PHP, HTML 5, CSS 3 and the jQuery javascript library – that stands out due to its speed of page loading and tiny file size. The default page design is responsive too, automatically scaling to fit a desktop, tablet or mobile screen.

Compared to other free e-commerce software LiteCart does more with less, exceeding the features of Magento, Opencart, osCommerce and Prestashop. Crucially, it has had a very active community of users and developers since 2013, meaning that technical questions are quickly answered and customisation issues are easily managed.

View the official LiteCart demo here… Demo dashboard and Demo frontend.

The LiteCart demo says a lot about their design philosophy, it’s simple but works perfectly, and the fact that the fictional product range is limited to rubber ducks allows you to focus on the uncluttered design. Some features are hidden, for example the large banner image on the home page can be part of a slideshow.

View a webstore we built for London League Publications. This site previously used osCommerce, we managed the migration of their database to LiteCart and implemented all requested functionality.

Payment Modules

Free and commercial LiteCart Add-on modules are available for functions like shipping, SEO, statistics, and most importantly payment. For example, Paypal can be easily implemented for $29.99/year, IBAN bank transfers for $9.99/year, and credit/debit cards (+ popular digital payment options) via Mollie (includes Paypal, Apple Pay, Klarna etc) or Stripe Checkout (includes Apple Pay, Google Pay, Giropay etc) for $49.99/year. Typical transaction costs are listed here for Mollie.

While probably not suitable software if you’re aiming to build the next Amazon, LiteCart is capable of efficiently showcasing thousands of products and is a good fit for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Thinking of starting your own webstore or upgrading an existing one? Contact us for a free cost estimate.

More examples of e-commerce businesses using LiteCart…

Priscom · The Monte Hospital · Caravan Filters


Large businesses like Amazon store customers’ credit and debit card details, however any company handling card payments must be PCI DSS compliant. Payment card industry (PCI) compliance is mandated by credit card companies to help ensure the security of transactions. Penalties for not complying with PCI DSS range from an increase in security auditing to unlimited fines.

Achieving and maintaining PCI DSS compliance can be a costly and time-consuming process requiring SSL certification and firewall protection on your server, with frequent malware penetration testing. The simplest way to avoid this is to never store such sensitive data, easily achieved by using LiteCart payment modules listed above.