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CS-Cart Community

May 3rd, 2011

Updated - CS-Cart Community (free edition) has been discontinued by the CS-Cart company but they promised to reestablish this edition later on. No official timescales though.  Now only paid licence is available.

The CS-Cart Community Edition represents free shopping cart software developed by CS-Cart. It provides a basic set of basic features sufficient to launch first web store or E-commerce project without any investment.



What do you get with CS-Cart Community.

  • a ready-to-go storefront;
  • built-in content management system;
  • possibility to add almost unlimited number of products and categories;
  • possibility to sell downloadable products and products with several options;
  • automatic inventory control;
  • full support of popular shipping services and online payment systems;
  • one-page checkout;
  • many other E-commerce essentials.

According to the license agreement on the use of CS-Cart Community free shopping cart edition you are required to keep the copyright note and a link to this website on all pages of your storefront and administration panel. It is strictly prohibited to make these elements invisible in any way. In case of violation of the License agreement terms, your license will be terminated.

But it is possible to remove the link "Powered by CS-Cart". In order to do this you should purchase a related Link Removal License for CS-Cart Community Edition.

This license one-time fee is $65 and it allows you to remove the link to this website from a single copy of CS-Cart Community shopping cart.

In case you use several copies of CS-Cart Community, you need to purchase a Link Removal License for every copy to remove links from all of them.


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"Hello Mike! Unfortunately CS-Cart has discontinued the free version. We have updated this article to make it clear for future readers."


"can i still download this version?"


"I'm using CS-Cart Community, it works ok for my small business but sure can't be compared to CS-Cart Pro. Bill asked about the currency change, try Administration -> Currencies, edit the default USD currency (replace it with GPB). As for link removal licence, it is possible to remove it if you have some programming knowledge but it's not legal, be careful."


"Just installed it and all looked good, even the basic theme seemed easily edited. However I am having problems removing the default USD currency. I know in the community version you cannot have multi-currency but there is no help or guiodance on how to change usd to gbp $ to £"

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