With US businesses pulling in over 210 billion dollars in e-commerce retail sales last year, shopping carts are becoming essential to large conglomerates and new start ups alike. One of the latest players to arrive on the scene is Yiicart – a robust Open Source option that, according to the YiiCart website, is “still under heavy development.”

Although as of June 2014, it appears as though there are no releases, NMI (one of our favorite payment gateways) will likely put systems in place to easily integrate with Yii Cart soon.

This is especially good news if you’re anticipating rapid business growth, requiring multiple processors to handle the volume. NMI makes it very easy to distribute payments between two or more processors. This is an especially important consideration for anyone working in a high-risk niche, like firearms or or trial offer marketing.

So, for those of you who like to code and create your web presence from the ground up, the Yii cart will let you show off your coding chops while easily integrating with NMI. For those who like a simpler approach, the cart’s Open Source platform promises to generate a number of ready-to-use options via the coding community, helping to ensure that no matter what your technical expertise, your clients will be able to process their payments quickly and easily.

The easy integration, combined with the outstanding customer support that NMI brings to the table, and a Merchant Account through either one of our preferred partners or your own makes the Open Source Yii Cart a strong, quick and secure payment data processing arm for you and/or your client.

If you have any questions about integration with Yii — or any of the hundreds of other carts out there — please don’t hesitate to contact us even if you work with a competitor, we are always happy to help a fellow eCommerce warrior.