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Online Shopping Cart System

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Shopping cart software is software used in e-commerce to assist people making purchases online. In British English it is generally known as a shopping basket, almost exclusively shortened on websites to 'basket'. The software allows online shopping customers to accumulate a list of items for purchase, described metaphorically as "placing items in the shopping cart". Upon checkout, the software typically calculates a total for the order, including shipping and handling (i.e. postage and packing) charges and the associated taxes, as applicable. These applications can capture a client's payment information, but in the case of a credit card they rely on a secure payment gateway, in order to conduct secure credit card transactions online. Some setup must be done in the HTML code of the website, and the shopping cart software must be installed on the server which hosts the site. Although the most simple shopping carts strictly allow for an item to be added to