Thursday, October 18, 2007

Open Source is ready for you to open an e-store

Online Shopping is taking off. If you are selling something, you better sell it online. Online shopping is expected to increase by 25 percent this year over the last holiday season according to a survey conducted by online loyalty marketer
As a supporter of open source, I am happy to see all those completely free softwares. Here i will introduce some useful tools to allow you to set up your ecommerce business in minutes.
(1) osCommerce Online Merchant
osCommerce is an online shop e-commerce solution that offers a wide range of out-of-the-box features that allows online stores to be setup fairly quickly with ease, and is available for free as an Open Source based solution released under the GNU General Public License.
(2) ZEN Cart
ZEN Cart truly is the art of e-commerce; a free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart system. The software is being developed by group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think e-commerce could be and should be done differently.
OpenCart is an open source PHP-based online shopping cart system. A robust e-commerce solution for Internet merchants with the ability to create their own online business and participate in e-commerce at a minimal cost.
osc2nuke is the combination of 2 top of the line opensource products, PHPnuke CMS and OScommmerce shopping cart. osc2nuke fills the gap between the 2 world of PHPnuke and OScommmerce and grant to the project users acces to thousand of phpnuke themes, modules and blocks while it also make possible the installation of OScommerce ressources.
osCMax v2.0 is a powerful e-commerce/shopping cart web application. There are many advantages to using osCMax as your e-commerce/shopping cart for your web site. It has all the features needed to run a successful internet store and can be customized to whatever configuration you need.

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