If you are looking to set up your own online store, then you will need to find a platform to do it on. Luckily, there are a huge range of different platforms to choose from that all have different features and will each be suited to different people. Here is a run through of what we think are some of the best open source ecommerce solutions out there.
Varien, a Los Angeles web development firm is the brainchild behind Magento, and my what a fantastic job they have done on this product. It’s by far one of the more exciting e-commerce platforms available for free on the market today. Dripping with features, they really have thought of everything. Wishlists, shop by price and category, item comparison – all the things we’ve come to expect from professional web stores.
osCommerce provide you the tools to set up your very own complete and self-hosted online store website for free to market and securely sell products and services to customers worldwide.
You have complete access to and total control of your online store and data.
Our growing community of over 260,000 store owners, developers, and service providers are there to help you at every stage of running your online store and business. Over 7,000 free Add-Ons have been uploaded by the community to use and customize your online store with.
OpenCart is a turn-key ready “out of the box” shopping cart solution. You simply install, select your template, add products and you’re ready to start accepting orders.
It has order management and multiple payment gateways already built in and we provide lifetime free support and free software updates.
4- CS Cart
CS-Cart is a standalone web application for building and managing an ecommerce website of any size from a small web store to a virtual shopping mall with multiple departments and product suppliers.
Zeus Cart is an incredibly stable & richly-interfaced, open source shopping cart and it’s a simple E-commerce software package which allows, even a non-technical person to open an online store on the Internet, with minimal efforts. ZeusCart is a web-based PHP/My SQL shopping cart which is simple, powerful and easy to use. Zeus Cart includes a number of marketing-tailored features that can help you increase your online sales, promote repeat purchases, and boost customer satisfaction.