This article provides a comparison between the features and capabilities of Web Storefronts and those of Popup Storefronts. This information may help you in determining which solution best meets your needs.
|Category||Web Storefronts||Popup Storefronts|
|Hosting||Hosted by FastSpring; you provide links from your website, email, etc. to the Web Storefront||Lives on your own website and opens in a secure modal iframe; customers never leave your site|
|Feature Set||Complete; all FastSpring Contextual functionality is supported||Checkout only*|
|Does implementation require technical expertise?||No, anyone who can use a web browser can configure a Web Storefront||Yes, but minimal expertise is needed when using a Popup Storefront for checkout only*|
|Can I implement automatic redirects from the Completion Page?||No||Yes, if you use SBL.*|
|Are the cart contents persistent throughout the browser session?||No, cart contents are not preserved when navigating to a different page or site||Yes. There is no cart implementation by default, but it can be created using SBL*|
|Can customers remove items from the cart?||Yes, depending on your implementation||No, unless you create a cart using SBL*|
|Is customer data encrypted and transmitted securely?||Yes||Yes|
|Can license keys and download links be rendered on the Completion Page?||Yes||
*The optional Store Builder Library allows you to implement complete cart functionality on your own website, but requires you to have web development resources for implementation. For a live, working example of a cart created using Store Builder Library, please see http://furiousfalcon.com/popup/fullcart/.