Zen Cart Gallery

The installation of  Zen Cart comes with the default template ‘Classic’.  Luckily, one of the great features of Zen Cart is the ability to create new templates, utilising the override system.

Each week in the Zen Cart Gallery, we put a Zen Cart store in the spotlight to illustrate the powerful flexibility of the Zen Cart shopping cart solution.  These live Zen Cart stores have been carefully selected as a cut above the rest to showcase to you the ability of Zen Cart to realise your online store vision.

Click on a store image to see more.

These are live shops – please respect their business and refrain from creating test accounts.

If you would like to suggest a Zen Cart store for inclusion in the Gallery, please email info@kerrinhardy.com.

You can also view the Zen Cart Gallery for 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009.

Zen Cart Gallery 2013

Zen Cart Gallery - Raw Nordic Design

Raw Nordic Design

Zen Cart Gallery - Law & Company

Law & Company

Zen Cart Gallery - Fantasy Candies

Fantasy Candies

Zen Cart Gallery - Deadly is the Female

Deadly is the Female

Zen Cart Gallery - Rice Studio Supply

Rice Studio Supply

Zen Cart Gallery - Slipmat Shop

Slipmat Shop

  1. #1 by Pauline Baker on 4 December, 2009 - 1:02 am

    Hello Kerrin,
    is it possible to put a video on my front page. How would I do that.
    I think my front page looks abit boring compared with some of the nice pages you show on this site.

  2. #2 by kerrin hardy on 7 December, 2009 - 1:14 pm

    Hi Pauline
    It’s certainly possible to include video on your Zen Cart home page. A couple of options are:

    1. Add to Admin > Tools > Pages Define Editor: define_main_page.php for display on your store home page.

    2. Add using the Banner Manager.

    By the way, you don’t need to go down the path of embedding video to make your store interesting. One of the reasons I’ve included these sites is that they have great design, they’ve kept things simple and haven’t lost focus on the purpose of their store.


  3. #3 by Vickie on 20 September, 2010 - 9:51 am

    Nice collection of Zen Cart Sites. I was wondering, do these people customize their own Zen Carts, purchase pre-made templates or pay someone to customize the cart for them?

    I have a “Butterfly Gifts” Zen Cart at: http://www.obsessionwithbutterflies.com/shop/

    Would love some feedback and advice on the style!

  4. #4 by Sam Orchard on 21 May, 2011 - 8:58 pm

    Vickie, I think a lot the better designed templates are coded from almost entirely scratch, in my experience.

  5. #5 by Steve T. on 11 December, 2011 - 4:30 am

    Nice variety of store fronts. I am considering switching carts and have been looking around at the various options, Bigcommerce, Volusion, etc. It is nice to see what is possible with Zen Cart.

  6. #6 by Jayden on 14 August, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    I agree with Steve. This is so cool. Zen art gallery truly captured the aesthetic sense of e-commerce. It’s like you’re having some window shopping in a mall. A range of stores to choose from. The web pages are indeed appealing.

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