View Full Version : Creating a site, help needed.

01-27-2006, 07:14 PM
I'm currently Drop Shipping and i wish to build a site to sell their products, they have provided XML and CSV live feeds for their stock but i'm not fully sure on how to go about doing this, do i need ecommerce software compatible with XML ? Many thanks.

01-28-2006, 03:35 AM
appears that nobody has an answer for this ...

but then again, I guess I don't know what any of that means.:o

01-30-2006, 08:56 AM
Hmmm... I guess a server side language like PHP could be employed to read the XML feeds and present them on a site, or there may be a way to process those CSV (http://www.creativyst.com/Doc/Articles/CSV/CSV01.htm) files to populate a database and build an e-commerce site around that.

As it happens I've been looking into e-commerce packages as of late, but at least in the open source realm I haven't encountered anything that could work with either XML or CSV format; they're all database-driven.

You could use one of the available packages like CubeCart (http://cubecart.com/site/home/) or osCommerce (http://www.oscommerce.com/) (CubeCart isn't really open source, but it's highly customisable and features a decent templating system) to build an e-commerce site and device your own scripts to use either XML or CSV feeds to populate and update the underlying database. Both packages use PHP and MySQL, as do most alternatives, so a fair deal of command of both will be needed.