Craft Commerce comes in two editions, Lite and Pro. Both editions can be trialled for free in a local development environment, for as long as you need.

# Pro

The Pro edition of Craft Commerce is designed for professional ecommerce sites. This would usually include a cart customers can update and a multi-page checkout flow.

# Lite

The Lite edition of Craft Commerce is designed for websites that need only the basics, where one-off product sales, complex tax and shipping rules, promotion management, and shopping carts would be overkill.

In the Lite edition of Craft Commerce only a single line item can exist in the cart. Whenever a customer adds something to the cart, it replaces whatever item was in the cart. If multiple items are added to the cart in a single request, only the last item that was submitted is added to the cart.

Although a cart always exists technically, a customer’s experience with Lite would probably not expose a cart UI on the front-end. For example, the customer probably shouldn't see a cart icon in the corner of the page like you would see in a traditional ecommerce design. A single ‘buy now’ button should be the call-to-action and the customer would go straight to providing email, shipping and payment information on a single screen.

# Feature Comparison

Checkout Lite Pro
Front end cart
Add products/purchasables to cart
Attach arbitrary data to line items
Update line item quantity
Add multiple line items to cart
Promotions Lite Pro
Coupon codes
Shipping Lite Pro
Single shipping cost+price for orders
Unlimited shipping methods, categories, and zones
Customer shipping method selection
Taxes Lite Pro
Single tax rate for all orders
Unlimited tax categories and zones
VAT Business ID validation for tax rates
Orders Lite Pro
Create orders in the control panel
Custom PHP adjusters for modifying tax, shipping, and discounts