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Industry E-commerce Software
Founded 2000
Founder Ruslan Fazlyev
Number of locations
Ulyanovsk, Russia
Key people
  • Ruslan Fazlyev (co-founder)
  • Yury Zaytsev (co-founder)
  • Maxim Vydrin (CEO)
Products Shopping Cart
Owner Creative Technologies LLC (X-Cart HQ)
Number of employees
Website www.x-cart.com

X-Cart is a commercial open source shopping cart platform distributed through the SaaS solution, or via download package. It was originally released in 2000 by Creative Technologies LLC, a Russian web development company that later worked on Ecwid. Upon release, it was the world's first PHP shopping cart software.[1] X-Cart is used by over 30 000 e-stores.[2]


Ruslan Fazlyev founded X-Cart in 2000. X-Cart targeted a lower price segment than the existing e-commerce solutions such as IBM WebSphere Commerce. Later, in 2009, Creative Technologies released a freemium e-commerce solution Ecwid in addition to the X-Cart line.[3][4]

X-Cart cloud-based solution named X-Cart NEXT was released on 6 March 2013.[5] Later it was renamed to Cloud.[2] By September 2014 X-Cart Cloud was listed by SitePoint as one of the best hosted e-commerce platforms.[6] Among other features, X-Cart Cloud allows certified developers to add custom functionality to customers’ hosted shops.[2][7]

X-Cart offers three plans for its downloadable version and four tariffs for X-Cart Cloud.[8][9]


X-Cart offers integration with shipping carriers, such as Australia Post, Canada Post, FedEx, UPS, and USPS. An additional X-Payments module makes it PA-DSS certified and adds support for 39 more payment providers in addition to the 14 in the basic package. It also ensures fraud screening for payments.[9][10][11]

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  1. ^ Leonid Mikheyev (12 September 2014). "E-commerce platform from Ulyanovsk goes global". Russia Beyond The Headlines. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Interview with X-Cart CEO: We Need to be Ready for the Mobile Age". Cart2Cart. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Ecwid Completes First Venture Funding From Runa Capital, Announces Silicon Valley, London Presence". Reuters. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  4. ^ "X-Cart ECommerce Software Review". Top Five Awards. 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  5. ^ Ina Steiner (14 March 2013). "XCart Moves Shopping Cart to the Cloud, Woos Developers". EcommerceBytes. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  6. ^ Jacco Blankenspoor (23 September 2014). "10 of the Best Hosted Ecommerce Platforms". SitePoint. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Look to the Cloud for X-Cart's NEXT Service". Website Magazine. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  8. ^ "X-Cart Cloud". X-Cart. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  9. ^ a b Amad Ebrahimi (1 August 2014). "X-Cart Review". Merchant Maverick. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  10. ^ Helga Weber (14 July 2011). "Deeper Look into X-Cart eCommerce Engine". MonsterPost. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  11. ^ "X-Cart's features". X-Cart. Retrieved 16 October 2014.

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