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How Do I Connect My Shopping Cart

As far as we know there are now over 5250 shopping carts that work with the Fast Charge Payment Gatewayâ„¢. Since there are so many please call us at 1-800-757-5453 and we can answer specific questions about your cart.

The following shopping carts all work very well with Fast Charge:

The GemCart

The GemCart is a powerful open-source software. 1) the FREE version that you can download and run on your server and the 2) Pro OnDemand version which provides cart, hosting, ssl and free chat, advanced catalog tools, integration with Campaign Monitor, eBay, etc.

Instructions for setting up FastCharge module installed on The GemCart:

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Zencart is open source meaning it's free to download and install. It is also available with thousands of webhosting accounts as a free "one click" addon. They do have a paid support service and will install the shopping cart on any website for a small fee. Because this cart is so popular it is very easy to find a webdesigner to customize it. Zencart is basically oscommerce with all the bells and templates any merchant could use. It has every shipping module, marketing module, pricing schemes, discounts, google adwords tracking, affiliate tracking, coupons and thousands of templates with many of them free. To install the Fastcharge payment module it takes about 2 minutes for any novice to get up and running. Zencart is also portable and can be easily moved from one webhost to another in minutes.

Sun Shop

The most comprehensive PHP ecommerce software in its class, SunShop includes everything you need to build your online storefront, market your products, take orders, accept customer payments, manage your inventory, track shipments, and MORE.

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Oscommerce is the original open source shopping cart and has 60,000 custom addons developed by users. We used to recommend Oscommerce until we received so much good feedback about Zencart. The difference between oscommerce and Zencart is that Zencart comes with many bells and whistles already installed. Oscommerce has more addons but most of them require advanced coding which the average merchant has trouble with.


OpenCart is an open source shopping cart that has very advanced features such as? multi currency, multi languages and product reviews etc.. OpenCart makes their money providing support and addon services etc.. They have very good support but a programmer will probably be required to get it installed.


Build and manage your online store with a shopping cart software that's full of easy-to-use tools - no programming skills required. Give your site a design that's sure to impress. Simply apply your favorite template with just a click of the mouse.

Instructions for setting up Volusion:



Shopsite is a very good "Paid Cart" that also has a "One Click" activation setting in their admin settings. The downside to Shopsite is it's a little more expensive and not for entry level or growing merchants unless they are prepared to spend a little bit per month for their webhosting but it is very good.


VirtueMart is a very "hot" Open Source E-Commerce solution to be used together with a Content Management System (CMS) called Joomla!. Joomla! and VirtueMart are written in PHP and can be used in typical PHP/MySQL environments. VirtueMart is what the pros use instead of WordPress for their content delivery and database management. To use the Fastcharge Payment Gateway with Virtuemart/Joomla there are several options. There is a free module on the Virtuemart support forum, a paid "one click" module for a small fee and the option to use the authnet emulator.


WordPress is a free blog and website publishing program that now has hundreds of shopping carts available as a plugin. Any of these plugins can be edited to work with Fastcharge and very little programming is needed. However, there's a note of caution about WordPress plugins. Most of these are free to install but most of them require some type of paid service or upgrade to get them to work correctly or only allow a few products.


Magento is a "free to install" cart that has many features available and is used by many very large companies. It started as an open source shopping cart that has evolved into a pay as you go cart. If a merchant downloads or installs Magento they need to have advanced programming skills or be prepared to pay them for help. We only recommend them because their order management system for larger companies highly recommended by direct marketing, direct mail and very large companies. Magento has the ability receive direct feeds from UPS or Fedex for package tracking and returns etc..


Joomla is one of the world's most popular open source CMS (content management systems). With millions of websites running on Joomla, the software is used by individuals, small & medium-sized businesses, and large organizations worldwide to easily create & build a variety of websites & web-enabled applications. To use the Fastcharge Payment Gateway with Joomla there are several options. There is a free module on the Virtuemart support forum, a paid "one click" module for a small fee and the option to use the authnet emulator. There are also many developer forums where users have posted their Fastcharge Joomla payment module for users to download for free.

Fastcharge Payment Gateway

The Fast Charge Payment Gatewayâ„¢ also has what's called an Authorize Net Emulator. Any shopping cart that uses Authorize Net will work with Fast Charge if you can use the emulator.

Admin Settings:

Login to your shopping cart's Admin Panel and open the "Payment Methods" setting. If it gives you a choice select the Authorize Net AIM module because this will allow customers to stay on your site when they purchase from you. Once you get to the settings page you can enter the following information:


If you are using a custom shopping cart or have a web developer that has the skills to customize your cart you can Click Here to Download The Integration Guide

NOTE: A much easier and faster way to integrate a shopping cart is to use our Authorizenet Emulation.

DESCRIPTION: The Authorize.Net Emulator allows merchants to use the Authorize.Net payment module that is available in most third party shopping carts. Simply change the "˜POST TO' URL within the Authorize.Net payment module to point to Fastcharge's gateway and your account will be up and running within a few minutes.

INSTRUCTIONS: Locate the Authorize.Net Aim Payment Module in your shopping cart and change the "˜POST TO' URL FROM: https://secure.authorize.net/gateway/transact.dll TO: https://trans.secure-fastcharge.com/cgi-bin/authorize.cgi

Depending on the shopping cart and it's payment module you may need to change the post to URL in 1,2 or 3 places. It's best to find the AIM payment module and then change it everywhere in this file.

Here's a tip, do a search in the AIM file for ".dll" to help you find the Authorize.net urls to replace with the emulator url.

Admin Settings:

Login to your Admin Panel and open the "Payment Methods" setting for Authorizenet. If it gives you a choice select the AIM module because this will allow customers to stay on your site when they purchase from you. Once you get to the settings you can enter the following information:

These are some of the most common carts:

There are thousands of shopping carts and ecommerce systems that allow you to use the emulator and if you have any questions or need help please give us a call at (800) 757 5453.

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