Community or Enterprise?

There are two versions of KonaKart:



A free Community Edition which can be downloaded from our downloads page.


Enterprise Extensions which we charge for. See our prices page for pricing details.

The Community Edition is intended for small businesses and charitable organizations. A condition of the license agreement is to display “Powered By KonaKart” with a link to our web site, on the main page of the on line store.

The Enterprise Extensions are available as a separate installation kit which is installed on top of the community edition to provide more features and functionality. Although we would prefer you to keep it, the “Powered by KonaKart” link is not mandatory for a KonaKart based store when the Enterprise Extensions are installed.

Current Enterprise Extensions

KonaKart Client Engine source code

It includes the full source code of the client engine as well as a utility for creating an Eclipse project for customizing the storefront application. Both versions of KonaKart include the source code for the JSPs and Struts action classes but the EE also includes the client engine so that all aspects of the storefront can be easily customized. Note that even extensive storefront customizations remain compatible with future versions of KonaKart since they communicate with the KonaKart eCommerce engine through the APIs, which remain backwards compatible.


The Enterprise Extensions version allows you to run an unlimited number of stores with a single KonaKart installation and a single database schema.


KonaKart allows vendors to manage their own products and orders through the Admin App.

The storefront application displays products from all vendors and allows the customer to checkout with any selection of products in a single order. Vendor company information can be managed by KonaKart and customers can write reviews for vendors. The vendor details, average vendor rating and the vendor reviews can be viewed from the storefront application.

Indexed Search

Indexed search using Lucene search technology gives you a lightning fast search experience even for very large product catalogs.

Suggested Search

As you type into the search box, a list of suggested search items appear matching the typed letters. The suggestions are weighted by popularity so the most common suggestions are shown first.

Spelling suggestions

If a search provides no results, a list of suggested words that exist in the catalog are presented to the customer.

Content Management Support

This includes programmable banners, editable page content etc. The content items can be set up in the Administration Application and accessed via the KonaKart APIs to show in your storefront. The content displayed to individual customers may be defined using KonaKart expressions.

KonaKart Tiles

These can be regarded as building blocks for creating an eCommerce application that can be easily integrated into a front end system such as a CMS or portal. For more details see KonaKart_Tiles.pdf in the doc directory after installation.

KonaKartAdmin Tiles

JavaScript tiles that allow you to integrate administration functionality (such as product maintenance) into any system allowing you to easily create an administration dashboard to maintain KonaKart functionality alongside the functionality of other applications such as a CMS. For more details see KonaKartAdmin_Tiles.pdf in the doc directory after installation.

ERP Integration

Provides features for integration with an ERP system by exchanging XML messages on a message queue (Apache MQ is bundled with KonaKart to support this feature). All of the key integration points are supported between KonaKart and the ERP system and vice versa.

Email Integration

Allows you to send all emails using an external email delivery service using the standard KonaKart email APIs. Two reference implementation modules are provided – for using SendGrid or APSIS.

Sophisticated marketing functionality

Allows you to capture customer data as the customer uses your KonaKart eCommerce store; and to use that data within complex expressions in order to show dynamic content, activate promotions and send eMail communications. For example, you could show a banner or activate a promotion only to customers in a certain age bracket that have Product A in their wish list and at least $50 worth of goods in their cart.

Promotion testing in a live system

Promotions may be put into test mode and a set of test users can be defined in order to verify that the promotions function correctly. When in test mode, the promotions are only active for logged in test users.

Promotion evaluation

Promotion evaluation directly for products, rather than as Order Total modules. This allows a customer to view the available promotions for a product without having to add it to the cart.

Configurable product options

A customer may enter the quantity or price of an option as well as text to customize a product.

Unlimited number of custom product attributes.

Each attribute may include metadata for validation and widget selection during data entry using the Admin App.

Unlimited objects

Unlimited number of miscellaneous objects may be associated with products and categories.

Wish List functionality

Customers can add products to a wish list. The KonaKart API supports multiple named wish lists for each customer.

Gift Registries

Registered customers can create and manage gift registries such as wedding lists. A public gift registry can be searched for using various search parameters. Once found, any items bought from the registry may be automatically shipped to the address defined by the registry owner. The store front application contains an implementation of a wedding registry.

Reward Points

Enable you to increase customer loyalty and increase sales by rewarding customers for purchases as well as other actions such as registering, writing a review, referrals etc. The points may be redeemed during checkout.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificate products may be connected to any type of promotion and activated through a coupon code contained within the certificate.

KonaKart APIs

The KonaKart APIs are available via Java RMI (Remote Method Invocation), JAXWS and JSON. The Community Version of KonaKart allows you to call the APIs as Java methods and through (Axis) SOAP.

jQuery plugin.

This plugin allows you to easily call the KonaKart JSON APIs directly from JavaScript.

Facebook Messenger Bot

A Messenger Bot to help customers find products managed by a KonaKart store, using the Facebook Messenger interface and artificial intelligence. Full source code is provided allowing you to add your own bespoke functionality.

Shopping Widgets

Widgets that can be introduced in any web page using a few lines of JavaScript. They allow you to promote your products from web sites such as social networks (Facebook etc.) and blogs.

Job Scheduling

This is achieved with an integration of the Open Source Quartz scheduler. There is a framework for adding your own batch jobs and the source code of some useful example jobs.

Support for Order Management

An administrator may modify and resubmit a customer order. KonaKart archives the previous order so that an audit trail is kept.

Support for Recurring Billing

Payment Schedule and Subscription objects have been introduced to support recurring billing natively using a KonaKart batch job or through a payment gateway that manages the billing process at regular intervals.

Support for Refunds

Real time credit card refunds through the payment gateway can be managed from the Admin App.

Support for Shippers and Shipments

Multiple shipments for a single order can be added from the Admin App.

Product Synchronization

Product Synchronization feature to allow the synchronization of products between pre-production and production environments. This feature is available when in multi-store, shared product and shared category mode.

XML Import/Export

XML Import/Export feature for KonaKart objects such as product, customer, order etc. This feature can be run with a script, providing arguments to define which objects to import or export. Some example scripts are provided.

Java Message Queue Integration

Java Message Queue Integration (Apache ActiveMQ) to support the guaranteed delivery of messages to external systems.

Digital Download Search

Digital download products (txt and .pdf) may now be indexed in the SOLR search engine and text fragments (snippets) surrounding search keywords can be returned from the search.

Unlimited number of prices

For applications requiring an unlimited number of prices for products, these prices may be set in a new database table and accessed instead of the standard product prices saved with the product data. This functionality allows you to define any number of catalogs, each of which may contain different product prices. Each catalog may also contain product stock information and a date for when the product will become available if out of stock.

B2B Functionality

Features include customer hierarchies for order visibility and approval,  contract pricing using catalogs and B2B Customer Administrator that can manage all B2B users for his company, directly from the storefront application.


The language of the admin app may be changed dynamically.

PDF invoices

PDF invoices can be created and sent to customers as email attachments and downloaded from the store-front application. The created PDF invoices can be stored on disk for archiving purposes or created dynamically whenever they are required.

Event Logging

Customer events that may be used for reporting purposes. You can log any event such as when a product is viewed or removed from the cart or when a customer starts and completes the checkout process. Events may be logged in another database so as not to impact production performance.

Courses and Tickets

Bookable Products such as courses and tickets may be defined. Each product can have an associated schedule and a list of bookings.

Product Stock Reservation

Product stock may be reserved to avoid selling products that may become out of stock during the checkout process.

LDAP module

LDAP module to connect to an LDAP directory in order to validate customer and admin user credentials.

Image Processing

Flexible configuration of product image loading and scaling.

Data Caching

Ehcache used to improve performance by caching of data.

PunchOut functionality

Allowing an e-procurement system such as SAP to order from a KonaKart store.

Sitemap Generation

XML sitemap generation to inform search engines about pages that are available for crawling.

Mailing Lists

Support for the creation of mailing Lists for import into 3rd Party email systems (such as MailChimp) containing defined segments of your customers.

Social Login

Social Login allows customers to sign into KonaKart using credentials from a social networking service such as Facebook or Google+.

Login using username or telephone number

Login to the storefront using username or telephone number rather than the eMail address. Functionality also includes the checking for the uniqueness of the username or telephone number when customer details are edited and when a customer registers.

Support Packages and Professional Services are available for *all* versions of KonaKart.