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My questions are these.
Are these truly good shopping systems or are they just paying to be featured?
Of these systems has anyone used them and what do you think?
Out of the bunch which do you think is the best?
PayPal's just used to process transactions. They have nothing to do with shopping carts or anything like that. At the bottom of PayPal's Featured Developers page it clearly states that PayPal does not endorse or support 3rd-party solutions.
Do your Add to Cart buttons than take you to a checkout form that looks like your site? What I mean to say is can you make Mal's credit card processing area look like your site?
The ADD TO CART buttons go from my own product pages to a cart on Mal's, which is customised to look very much like my pages. The cart does the calculations, shipping, and customer address, etc. Then there's a GO TO PAYMENTS button that takes the customer to PayPal where the credit card payment is made.
It's not perfect but it's simple, it works, it's cheap, and it means my own product pages are exactly how I want them. As I say, it's okay for a small online shop.
We looked at all the carts on that page (well at least the one's that we could find) and settled on one that, again, their link is broken. SurfShopCart has a PayPal version of their cart for a reasonable price that may suit your needs. We use the Pro version ourselves.
Hope that helps,
The later was much easier to setup and had a good feature set. However it all comes down to what langauge you are comfortable with, what amount of traffic you get, and what level your budget is. If you could define those I think you will see what your choices are.