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9:15 am on Nov 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hey all,

I need some help finding a shopping cart with specific features. Spent some time looking, but there is so much junk out there I felt like getting lost in the jungle. Writing it was a short thought possibility, but my customers are asking for it now and I just don't have the time to put into it. Below are the major things I need...

1. have the ability to change prices dependant upon the customer, as % of base price or exact amount for each customer (required)

2. customer database with shipping/credit card or payment data pre-entered for quick check out, but ability to edit by customer

3. perl language (runs parsed, not mod_perl), with permission to hack it! (for effeciency and look)

4. sales history, by product and customer

5. custom fields, such as customers shipping account # for local carrier, purchase order, etc.

6. add-on options, such as color or accessories (some items have many options)

7. copy of order auto. faxed to my office (helps to keep site more self managed)

8. related and featured/new product display options

9. no requirements for credit card verification or merchant account connection, this is accomplished through existing means (cc charged after product ships, sometimes months after order is placed)

10. must have the ability to be managed from a beach in the Bahamas while sipping cocktails (optional)

thanks... I know thats a lot to ask but I have to have it. I'm not a penny pincher, but not on a huge buget either. Any help in the right direction would be very helpful.

4:18 pm on Nov 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You might check out WebGenie or AArdvark Cart. Those two come to mind but not having used Perl ever - I am shooting blanks. Check out hotscripts & then have a cocktail for me :)

-Corey

5:09 pm on Nov 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Interchange will do all that but you will have to deal with non-threaded Perl and cgi scripting if you want a truly customized site.
8:54 am on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the tips Corey. WebGenie looks like a fair value, but does not have all the options I need right now. AArdvark looks, from their web page, to be very pricey for what you get and does not do anything close to what I need.

opiesilver, had forgotten that I actually have version Interchange-4.6.1 with ShopAdmin-0.56. I was looking for something a little easier to manage. The office staff will be handling it and the learning curve is a bit long on that one. It will do most things I need so I may go with it. Looks like I may create a job for myself in supporting Q's from the staff though... When I first used it in 2001, I had though this was the best open-source option available. Will look into the new version, thanks

1:40 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You might check out hotscripts for a few other programs also.

-Corey

7:30 am on Nov 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Corey, I went with Interchange. Current host wouldn't run a daemon or give shell access, so had to move to another host. Found one with Interchange pre-installed for nothing extra. Even get my own copy to hack, so all worked out well.
 

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