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Question About Shopping Cart System for Repeat Purchases



6:52 pm on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

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In the past, I primarily used Paypal for e-commerce. Now I need to set something up that's primarily geared towards repeat customers.

A site visitor adds products to their cart, and is prompted to create an account (given a user name and password, or they are allowed to pick their own). Two weeks later, they can return, log in, and make another purchase (their shipping info is already on file).

I would imagine the information is stored to databases on my client's server. The catch is that I originally intended for them to be on a shared hosting plan, not a dedicated or virtual server (unless absolutely necessary). That being the case, I'd be limited to setting up databases, I couldn't introduce special software onto the server.

Can anyone suggest an e-commerce system that will meet these needs, and will work on a shared hosting plan? Or one that would require a virtual server? I will still need my programmer to code, I imagine, I just need a starting point.


9:30 pm on Feb 28, 2013 (gmt 0)

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x-cart, foxycart, eCommerce Templates, and probably several others. The differences are in the details.


10:46 pm on Mar 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

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CS-Cart is another. You could take a look at Magento as well, though I'm not sure how well it'd work on a shared hosting plan?


9:35 am on Mar 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Magento, x-cart, zencart are some of the popular carts where you can do such services

[edited by: lorax at 2:36 pm (utc) on Mar 2, 2013]
[edit reason] no link drops pls [/edit]


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