View Full Version : E-Shop Help

06-12-2005, 12:22 PM
Hey. Just after a quick question to ask you what your opinion of the best Online Shopping Cart is. Please dont respond if you have never used one. Im after experienced based answers. Im after one that could be easily integrated into a site along with high security standards and possibly supporting multiple currencies.


06-12-2005, 12:47 PM
osCommerce is probably too big for what you want, its pretty easy to integrate with the site as its been a while im not sure on the multiple currencies. There are still quite a few bugs some which I noticed with students using it for a major assessment task on IIS Win2k3, there are also some security issues which I dont think are fully resolved.

06-12-2005, 02:46 PM
I've used osCommerce quite a bit and can't say enough good things about it. The 2.2 Milestone 2 version fixed a lot of the old bugs and issues and the support for multiple currencies and languages right out of the box is excellent. There are some areas where it is lacking I have to admit, but the beauty of osCommerce isn't so much the package itself as the excellent user-support.

The user contributions (http://www.oscommerce.com/community/contributions) section of their site has quick and easy bolt-on modules that will tailor the pckage to do pretty much whatever you want and there are a few ready made solutions that users have put together which include all of the most popular and useful modules already installed for your convenience. I haven't tried any of these since I like to pick and choose my own favourite modules to install but they come with high recommendations on the forums over there, I suggest you check out the site.

As gsoft said, it is a big package and it might be overkill for a small project with the sheer amount of stuff it offers, but even so I'd recommend it because once you learn how to use it you'll be using it for a lot more projects, I'm sure :D

I also used Agora Cart which seems nice, but as I didn't know too much about e-commerce at the time I went for osC because it seems to have a much larger following and as such the support is much better.