DS Data Systems, the UK based developers of the KonaKart shopping cart software has announced the launch of the new version 5 of their ecommerce platform. The new version has added several new functionalities – most notably a reward point structure for customers to earn and redeem. Also, the new software will allow merchants to set up a recurring billing functionality that may be used by retailers offering subscription based services.
KonaKart is a Java/JSP/XML based solution that uses Java APIs to allow merchants to integrate their websites with the ecommerce platform. The service is available for free as a community edition though premium features are available at a price.