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In my own tentative shopping cart: Magento? Prestashop? Insterspire?
It seems that each offers something good, but also something bad. What I'd like is of course SEO-friendly, that's a given, but also one that's customer-friendly in terms of how the categories are laid out, and manager-friendly in terms of managing categories and products.
However, I have just come across a website where I really really like the way that the public side is laid out. It is:
But I can't figure out what shopping cart this might be - can anyone tell ?
[edited by: eelixduppy at 2:03 pm (utc) on Sep. 18, 2009]
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Yes, I have done inumerable demos until my eyes get fuzzy and my hair itches (and vice-versa).
What I can't understand is why there aren't any that are:
- easy to use as an admin to set up categories and products
- seo friendly
- out-of-the-box customer-friendly on the public side
Even the big players seem to have hopelessly user-unfriendly interfaces. Don't they study usability? That's the name of the game!
It didn't end up all that complicated to do. Mine is a mix of database and html pages (a bit like one of the shopping cart add-ons but slightly more database based for ease of management) but I reckon it's quicker for me to use a dedicated editor rather than a wysiwyg editor.
Best thing is the speed and flexibility. The only proprietary one I took a fancy to was aspdotnetstorefront. Didn't fancy the fun of asp.net though.
What I can't understand is that in all the carts that have been built, in addition to the features, they aren't also built on usability. Features without usability is silly.