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RedCart Offers Universal Shopping Cart

With this year's online holiday shopping season predicted to be the biggest so far, RedCart this week launched its shopping cart tool designed to allow users to browse and select items from multiple online merchants and purchase all their items with a single click.

RedCart.com is affiliated with more than 20 top online stores, including Amazon.com (AMZN), eToys (ETYS), CDNOW (CDNW), and 1-800-FLOWERS.

Users can setup a RedCart account for free by entering their e-mail address and a user selected password. Once the account is established, users then setup their access to individual merchants (that require such information) and also specify their shipping and billing information for the service. They can then begin loading their cart with items from the affiliated stores, which are listed by category on the front page of the site.

In addition to the traditional shopping cart functions (which include the ability to save cart items for later purchase and single click purchasing from multiple stores) users can also maintain their own personal address books and reminder listings. An included "Wish List" allows users to create somewhat of an informal personal gift registry; desired items can be entered into a personal wish list, viewable by the general public. When a user purchases an item for the user from their wish list, the item is automatically removed.

RedCart is free and available now.