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Market For Portable Shopping Cart
Is there one?

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Msg#: 245 posted 6:38 pm on Mar 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

With systems like Miva, which are not very good, or economical, for small businesses and ecommerce companies, there doesn't seem to be a good coverage for the small business ecommerce market.

I was wondering if this is correct. Is there a good market for a portable shopping cart geared towards user control and small business ecommerce companies?

I'm currently working on a portable storefront which uses virtual hosting to control storefront ID's. It is going to be designed to handle complete layout control and multiple stores per database. I have to do this anyway, for our ecommerce company, and was just wondering if it would be worthwhile to port the system into a PHP/MySQL downloadable format.

Any opinions?



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Msg#: 245 posted 1:47 am on Mar 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

you have nothing to lose by trying except your time. i've found that there are dozens of free shopping carts out there, some good, some bad. some do what i need straight out of hte box, others need to be rebuilt. i've also built a couple of carts of my own. one day i might have a need for your cart.

you culd also make your cart open source under the GPL and get a lot of help developing it. check sourceforge.net for more information.

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