OpenCart is a relatively new ecommerce platform, competing with the likes of Magento and Shopify. It is an easy to use, lightweight platform which virtually anybody can use to set up and run an online shop. There are some really great things OpenCart can do.
Firstly, it is so straightforward to set up. It is a simple job of installing the program, adding a theme and then adding your products to the site. You can then sort out things like shipping, payment methods and tax.
Another good thing about OpenCart is that is a very flexible platform. You can run more than one shop from the same admin interface, allowing you to manage customers for different stores, manage your inventory from one product list and see income from all shops. This is helpful if you have different stores operating in different countries.