Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 50.19.190.144

Forum Moderators: ergophobe

Message Too Old, No Replies

What CMS is Best for eCommerce

     
7:41 pm on Jul 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

New User

joined:Jan 23, 2012
posts:5
votes: 0


Hi Everyone,

I have a client that is looking to build a brand new site, and since he loves to change things on the fly I figured setting him up with a non-coding CMS like WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla would be best to maintain page templates and formatting. I'm a huge fan of WordPress for general uses, but have not been impressed with its available eCommerce frameworks, which will be needed for an update after launch.

I'd love to get your opinion and reasoning of your favorite CMS. I'm leaning to one of the three mentioned above simply because there is such a huge developer base that is familiar with each, but if you have a different suggestion I'm open to it.

There will be a siginficant amount of video, evergreen content, and recurring updates to product pages as new styles/designs are added/removed.

Thanks for any/all opinions!
5:03 am on July 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Moderator This Forum

WebmasterWorld Administrator ergophobe is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 25, 2002
posts:8126
votes: 88


I'm fairly pleased with Drupal + Ubercart. If I were doing it today, I would probably do Drupal + Commerce.

Essentially, I chose Ubercart b/c I already knew Drupal and the shop owner wanted fairly complex structured data for the products and Drupal is pretty good at that.
5:17 am on July 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 27, 2005
posts:428
votes: 3


Will the video be free?
1:44 pm on July 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lorax is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Mar 31, 2002
posts:7575
votes: 0


I've found WordPress and the combination of FoxyCart and FoxyPress to work very well for small shops.
12:03 pm on Nov 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

New User

joined:Oct 4, 2012
posts: 22
votes: 0


I think Magento will be the best CMS for E-commerce site. If you have PHP skills in-house, Magento should be a safe, scalable option for the e-commerce part. Concerning the WEM/CMS part, you'd need to choose a tool that is easily plug-gable to Magento.
12:18 pm on Nov 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:July 16, 2002
posts: 2133
votes: 1


For me, it is PrestaShop. Very easy and the features are many.... not to mention fast.
12:18 pm on Nov 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

5+ Year Member

joined:June 14, 2010
posts: 585
votes: 0


I would focus on the primary purpose of your site... whether that is ecom or content blogging, and build the site around that solution.

If the primary reason for the site is to sell stuff, find the right ecommerce platform, and drop Wordpress into a /blog/ directory or subdomain of its own, theme it to match the ecommerce.

We use CS-Cart on the domain root for a site we manage. WordPress in the /blog/ directory. The site used to be Joomla with a commerce extension, and it was just too chunky for us. Didn't seem to suit either purpose (blog or commerce) well.

Reverse the method if needed. Put the blog on the root of the domain if that's your primary site purpose. Drop a commerce app into a directory.

I suggest keeping the two separate though... use a good blogging software to blog, use a good commerce app to manage sales. Focus on whats most important for the root of the domain.
8:58 am on Nov 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

New User

joined:May 23, 2012
posts:3
votes: 0


Magento CMS is best for Ecommerce. It provides flexibility and offers control over the functionality and features of e-store. Its an open source platform, its free of cost, and helps to get better traffic.
3:26 pm on Nov 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

New User

joined:Nov 27, 2012
posts:3
votes: 0


I will suggest to believe upon WordPress and Joomla. Both contribute satisfactorily in seo of e-commerce platforms.
12:00 pm on Nov 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

New User

joined:Oct 10, 2012
posts:9
votes: 0


I think Magento and Drupal are the best CMS for any eCommerce sites. Both offer great features and options that can create a great experience for the consumer.

Not only does it provide features for the consumer, but for the host company too. The option of choosing from different themes, adding and changing features is a great advantage that companies get.
9:38 am on Jan 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

New User

joined:Aug 4, 2012
posts:24
votes: 0


I prefer oscommerce and drupal, because its not only the shopping cart functionality but the front-end or design is also important to reduce bounce rate and improve sales.
10:29 am on May 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

New User

joined:Nov 27, 2012
posts:3
votes: 0


I like Joomla over wordPress. It can be customized with its features more easily with great freedom. Features and expansion scope make its my favorite.
1:21 pm on May 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

New User

joined:May 11, 2013
posts:5
votes: 0


I will suggest three things if you are looking for a small shop, then go for WordPress, OsCommerce for medium-sized and Drupal for large e-commerce sites. You should not think out of these options and they are great.
8:36 pm on July 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

New User

joined:Mar 10, 2013
posts: 35
votes: 0


I am looking to satisfy similar needs. Wondering what, among the open source solutions, would be best for a site with several thousands of products. What about shopping carts designed to sync with brick-and-mortar POS systems, such as PDG Commerce (syncs with Intuit Quickbooks and Quickbooks POS)?
 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members