Discussion in 'eCommerce' started by temi, Sep 3, 2004.
There are quite a lot of shopping cart software out there, which is you favourite?
I use osCommerce when I get a chance. The product is very solid with lots of features, SE spiderabiltiy is the only downfall for this product but they do have some good mod_rewrites that I'm going to test for in the future.
I'm currently running osCommerce on Cheap-Shades.com but I have no products yet. Working on marketing first before I invest $ for inventory for the site. But look forward for it to come online in next few months.
I do think that if you just needing a buy now button paypal is the easiest and very pratical for most uses.
I've also played around with phpshop and amazon web services.
But perfer using custom paypal buttons and osCommerce when I can.
You are right, Paypal is good for simple products, and if you are am Amazon affiliates then Amazon codes should do it for you. oscommerce is a well established solid produce but the biggest downside is what you have correctly identified.
I use my own in house developed shopping cart, its called iG Shop. I made it available as and open source product, it was quite popular when I first made it available, but I have not had time to develop it further. I will hopefully do more development on it next year. I have used iG Shop to build quite a few e-commerce sites for my customers, the latest one is a Golf Equipment ShopGolf Equipment Shop[/url] which is going quite well now.
I am also working on another e-commerce shopping cart which I am building with the experience and knowledge gain from iG Shop, the new shopping carts greatest strength is its search engine friendliness. Search engines will be able to spider absolutely every produce in your database. It will also come with a utility that helps you export your product to Froogle and keep and inventory of your stock level.
Its an exciting project and I look forward to getting the first edition out early next year
osCommerce is good, but always have problem with the register globals and with the latest PHP distributions. If the register globals are disabled (off) you need to apply the patch.
In fact, once it is applied, register_globals MUST be disabled otherwise it will not work.... but when the PHP is updated now on your server the application starting to send errors massages.
So I quite unimpressed with the osCommerce.
I like igShop!
Welcome to UKWW Cristi, would your love of iG Shop have anything to do with the fact that you work for the company that created iG Shop
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