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Old 09-19-2004, 08:11 PM
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ecommerce software


i've been browsing quite a lot for ecommerce software, i know there is quite a lot of free software availible such as oscommerce but i wanted to know what is the best commercial solutions were before i made a choice .... so just post the ones you know and maybe comment

thanks in advance !!


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Old 09-19-2004, 08:22 PM
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Honestly, I have used alot of software. OSCommerce is the best for online shops. It's definitely the most advanced, and not to hard to customize.

CubeCart is also a good one, also free. This one is a lot more simpler though and does not support downloadable products.

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Old 09-19-2004, 09:42 PM
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i dont know its just i dont like it for some reason....

i'd say im looking for something on the lines of amazon ... but something tells me its not going to be very cheap

there must be some versions.


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Old 09-19-2004, 11:32 PM
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If you know PHP or ASP, customization can be the key.

Old 09-20-2004, 08:51 AM
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well i've done the template im going to use its all about the backend now, and im not sure wether oscommerce would suite what i need to do.


Old 09-20-2004, 09:45 AM
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If you are using CSS, etc you might have a good chance to check out:,8 and the people in the also might be able to offer you some great advice

Old 09-20-2004, 06:33 PM
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i see zen cart is the best so far

Old 09-20-2004, 07:32 PM
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Open Source - Zen Cart is definately the best one Ive seen/used

Commercial - is good for the price (though lacks any decent options for Canadian Gateways so we don't end up using it too much)

Hope this helps...

Old 09-21-2004, 11:06 AM
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We use Corey and Russ at for some of our e-commerce development. His staff has been great at getting us set up with our e-commerce development and hosting.

Old 09-21-2004, 03:58 PM
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Hi Ash,

Are there any particular requirements that you have for this shopping cart/ordering software? I.e. specific features that you need or a "wish list" of any kind?

Given those details, we may all be able to suggest some other alternatives if you don't want to go the osCommerce / ZenCart route.

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Old 09-21-2004, 06:57 PM
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well, you see i need a really smooth system, for admin, ordering, member section, support system and sophisticated system to handle quite a big amount of products, credit facities etc.

php would be a good option because its easy to maintain and update.

im not really experince with ecommerce websites but i do need a good and realible system for sure.


Old 09-22-2004, 02:08 AM
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one word: OsCommerce

Old 09-29-2004, 12:22 AM
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another word, zencart, much better than oscommerce

Old 09-29-2004, 06:56 AM
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How are people getting around the limitation of osCommerce requiring register_globals enabled?

Most security conscious web hosts disable register_globals.


Old 10-01-2004, 02:26 PM
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There are numerous commercial solutions. If you are interested in getting your online store into search engines, you are going to want to make sure the cart is search engine friendly. Dynamic websites are not liked by the engines. If the cart is not search friendly, you will need to either design a way to create individual static pages or do heavy modification the cart. But do keep in mind, not all shopping carts are created equal.

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