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A good CMS + Shopping Cart solution?
tigertom




msg:4310679
 8:24 am on May 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

Could anyone recommend a good CMS + Shopping Cart solution?

By good I mean one that lets the client add their own
content _plus_ which has a good range of shipping and
payment options.

And which lets you edit the template easily.

And which as a god range of nice-looking templates
extant. ;)

For the benefit of other readers, please specify if it's commercial or open source.

I think Joomla + Oscommerce would be a good one, as with JFusion you can have one or other as 'Master' and 'Slave', thus integrating the databases.

I'd just like to avoid re-inventing the wheel if there's something out there, 'off-the-shelf', which is free or reasonably-priced.

My ideal: An 'off the shelf' Joomla + Oscommerce solution with a good range of inexpensive templates, with Joomla and Oscommerce still being able to be updated separately without breaking the install.

 

toplisek




msg:4310687
 9:11 am on May 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

Modern shopping is very sophisticated. You will never gain success with open source like simple Oscommerce.Some suggest that awarded [cmsmadesimple.org...] is the best. Adding pages in ecommerce is not important as changed content is the most important fact (articles, blogs, products update)...

tigertom




msg:4310700
 9:34 am on May 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

Well, I think the real measure of a cart is updated
payment and shipping modules.

The free alternatives to Oscommerce look great until you need a payment module that isn't PayPal, 2Checkout or Google Checkout. And which is updated regularly.

toplisek




msg:4310704
 9:59 am on May 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

Let us start slowly. What do you sell?
Updated payment is never issue. You can add as you like. This is not the same as possibility to have payment vs. updated payment...

lorax




msg:4310735
 12:33 pm on May 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

Most carts will handle what you want quickly. The problems usually come with the details. Example: suggesting a "you may also like..." item, shipping rates, and gateway providers. Be clear about the details and then you can shop for a shopping cart by reviewing their features.

pbreit




msg:4311109
 1:52 am on May 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

The solutions I currently like are Goodsie, Big Cartel, Magento (and Magento Go) and Spree Commerce.

tigertom




msg:4312616
 9:09 am on May 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanks for that list of names. Is the free version of Magento any good? I know it's popular but I'm a bit intimidated by the cost of the Pro versions.

I'll have a look at the other names you mentioned.

toplisek




msg:4312771
 7:48 pm on May 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

As I understand Magento has issue with complex database which results in loading issue.

maxmukhin




msg:4319487
 8:04 am on May 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

You could try new LC 3.0 solution: it is Drupal + LiteCommerce integrated eCommerce software.
Drupal provides CMS features and new LiteCommerce provides eCommerce widgets for Drupal (cart, minicart, product lists, product pages and so on).
Now it is in BETA but soon it will be released.

[edited by: lorax at 12:23 pm (utc) on May 30, 2011]

gabbrunner




msg:4319528
 11:32 am on May 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

Wordpress has nice ecommerce templates with shopping cart plugins.

tigertom




msg:4320469
 1:26 pm on Jun 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

Not interested in Beta or remotely-hosted solutions.
Wordpress is killed by the payment options available;
they are limited.

kieranmullen




msg:4327012
 6:56 pm on Jun 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

No one work with prestashop it is another free art I was looking at.

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