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What shopping cart solution is the most scalable?

magento, shopping shop, scalable



3:06 pm on Jan 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

I am working on a project for an electronic mall (like ebay or etsy), and am inclined to go with Magento, primarily for its EAV database layout, which I would expect to make it scalable for large amounts of regularly changing inventory. But would also be very slow and I don't see Magento being used in this situation. Although I could throw additional hardware at this to speed this up, there is probably a limit to that. Any other options that would be better for this situation?


7:40 pm on Jan 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi, I have found a source where all the most popular shopping carts are compared. Here it is: [itwebexperts.com ]

[edited by: lorax at 3:38 pm (utc) on Jan 10, 2011]
[edit reason] no self promos please [/edit]


12:50 am on Jan 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm not particularly familiar with Magento, but as a database guy it seems to me that the speed of ANY shopping cart these days has more to do with proper indexing of the database than the cart itself.

A properly indexed database would show millions of products just as quickly as hundreds.


1:28 pm on Jan 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have used 'vpasp' it's an amazing cart. I've gone from nothing to doing over $2m a year with it and it can handle much more. I love it. It may or may not work for what you want but i'd take a look at it for sure.

Good luck


4:43 pm on Jan 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the responses.

WorkTogether - Thanks for rec. I think we are looking for a PHP cart instead of ASP.


3:34 am on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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there are scripts out there that have been designed for things like this -- I think phpprobid is one of them

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