There are many shopping cart software products in the market today. Most of them are designed for online only businesses. iScripts just released iScripts Vistacart, an open source shopping cart software designed for brick and mortar retail stores.
When you have a brick and mortar retail business, you need to expand your market using online stores. On that same token, you don’t want to spend all your time managing the online business. If you are like most retail operations, you don’t have the ability to watch your online store for new orders all the time. You have to take care of live customers in the store. We added features like fax orders which will send you a fax when there is a new order. You can easily set it up to send the order slip by fax so it can be shipped out without losing time. You can also have multiple online store managers with different rights and access levels for your employees.