How Ecwid works

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Ecwid is a shopping cart which can be seamlessly integrated with your existing website, business page on Facebook or your blog. If you want to sell on multiple platforms at the same time — Ecwid is the right solution for you. 

In this article you will find the basic information on Ecwid technical side. To learn how to run and manage your store, please refer to this article: About Ecwid 

How does it work? 

It is as simple as that — you add a few lines of code to any page of your website or profile page, and your online store immediately appears on this page. Customers will enjoy the convenience of checking out securely right within your site. 

This is possible due to Ecwid unique architecture. Ecwid is a hosted SaaS shopping cart, which means all the code and stores data (products, categories, images, e-goods, orders etc.) is hosted on our servers and delivered to you and your customers in background by means of AJAX. This makes Ecwid fast and easy to use: you can have your store on many sites simultaneously, never care of system upgrades or other technical stuff and deliver your store to your clients faster than other shopping carts. 

Where is all my store information stored?

We rely on secure Amazon Web Services (particularly, Amazon S3) to store Ecwid data and applications. Years of usage and hundreds of successful clients proved Amazon Web Services as the most reliable and secure solution among the competitors. 

You entrust your store data to Ecwid, regardless of where your store is installed. Whether it is Joomla, Wordpress or any other CMS, custom-developed site or social network, since you signed up with us, we take care of backups as well as of your store security, software updates, server maintenance and many other routine tasks.  

How do I add Ecwid to my site?

Ecwid can be added to as many places as you wish. You can add it to your Facebook page, Wordpress, Wix or Joomla site. Please check here for the full list of instructions on how to add Ecwid to your particular system: Add Ecwid to Your Site

You can also to any site by means of widgets, a few lines of Javascript code which deliver the full-featured shopping cart directly into your website. You simply need to insert Ecwid widgets to the backend on your site and Ecwid store will appear on your site page. Find more details here: Ecwid widgets
 

Does Ecwid have API?

Ecwid has powerful and flexible API which you can use to extend Ecwid functionality, create modules and extensions and integrate with different apps. Find more details here: API


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