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Looking for ecommerce software
need to incorparate a shopping kart into my site

 12:17 pm on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hello all,

I need in a perfect world,

a typical shopping cart where the user browses the site selects the items they want to purchase and then completes the transaction.

I donít mine having to mess about with scripts but I would struggle to edit them to any great extent.

I have made many websites before but not added ecommerce to one yet.



 12:21 pm on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

Does any one know where I can find a packaged, or scripts that would allow me to do this?

Iím not looking for free services, Iím being realistic and am quite prepared to pay a couple of hundred for the real deal.

The most important thing is that I can design the site myself.

Any help from you good people of webmasterworld would be much appreciated. ;-)

Corey Bryant

 1:57 pm on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

Are you looking for a PHP or ASP solution?



 2:42 pm on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

I would be inclined to go down the road of php, however bearing in mind my extremely limited knowledge of ecommerce; I will be happy to follow any other suggestion as long as it achieves the goals specified.


 3:36 am on Nov 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Clickcartpro has been good for us for nealy 2 yrs now with excellent support and upgrades/forum etc
No connection BTW



 3:53 am on Nov 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

I am currently looking for a cart myself, below is what I have found so far to be the best options. There are many others I have not looked at yet, so don't just take my word for it, look more yourself.

If you have a server to host the software on:

PHP - osCommerce
Perl - Interchange

Both are free and open source. Both will do very well to add to an exsisting site and full featured programs.

If you need to host the shopping cart elseware, try ShopSite. Though not free, it looks good for the price.


 2:04 pm on Nov 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm a big fan of osCommerce, but it isn't for the faint of heart. It is very flexable, but doesn't do much by itself; you will have to add free contributions or make changes to the code.



 6:42 pm on Nov 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

ya do yourself a favour and stay away from Oscommerce unless you are ready to do A LOT of work - other wise it just looks like horrible in my opinion.


 9:50 pm on Nov 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Paul, your initial request contains the solution, "ecommerce". Ecommercetemplates provides both ASP and PHP no need to fumble with the code unless you just want to. View their live stores to get an idea of how people have changed the designs. Depending on your editor an server you want a shopping cart that is compabiably with both. If using a unix server PHP is best if using windows server ASP is best. I like ASP/windows because my editor of choice at the moment is Frontpage which is not all that friendly with PHP unless you add plug-ins or run fp2003 configured for PHP. Dreamweaver is more PHP friendly but I'm still trying to learn to define more than 1 site. Other editors such HTML-Kit work also with the templates.


 11:04 pm on Nov 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

try mal's ecommerce too. easy to set up and free...


 12:21 am on Nov 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Much depends on your goals. It is not difficult to find PHP developers that can help you with OSCommerce customization or even writing sites from scratch. I've done some pretty noce carts for less than $200, and they had quite a bit of customization. If you need any help, let me know. I'll find someone that can help you.


 3:28 am on Nov 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think if you are doing business seriously - you really need to stay away from free options or el-cheapo.com options.

Even the big names providers that cost hunders of dollars per month have bugs in their software and these companies have a team of developers dealing with these issues.

You can't assume you can can pay a programmer a one off fee of a few hundred dollars and expect to things to work flawlessly or even well.

You get what you pay for.


 5:31 am on Nov 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

You get what you pay for.

...and if you are an experienced buyer, you get more for what you pay.


 8:26 am on Nov 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

If your product line is limited and somewhat stable, [ you don't change it often ], I would recommend a cart solution like americart. If your product line is large and changes frequently, I would recommend a store solutions in the likes of yahoo.store or monstercommerce, or others since your expertise is not in backend coding.


 1:10 am on Nov 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

I've used monster commerce for several sites - you will need to do some html graphic work in order get it looking decent, but overall I like them a lot.


 12:12 am on Nov 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hey Paul:

Just sent you a message. contact me through email and I'll sure find you something nice at a reasonable price.


 7:13 pm on Nov 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi Paul. Just got a blank message from you in my inbox. If you need to contact me please send me an email to rsun@itonetworks.com.



 8:21 pm on Nov 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Anyone having good word about 3dcart?

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