Friday, May 14, 2010

Top Open Source E-Commerce Applications

E commerce has grown into one of the most feasible ways to establish a market presence. For those already reining the market it’s a channel for cheaper and more efficient distribution chain for products services. There are a good number of firms who have tasted success with eCommerce. Especially the Open source ecommerce applications are being largely used to fillip businesses. The whole game is how to fit the ecommerce app to your benefit.

1. Zen Cart

It’s a free and compatible open source shopping cart software. Developed by a group of shop owners, programmers, designers and consultants Zen Cart seems to be more user friendly.


2. Ubercart

This is a feature packed app installed as a module to Drupal, combining it with best CMS application. It serves in selling physical goods; file downloads as well as site access/membership with auto renewal. It works with a number of payment systems like Cyber Source,, PayPal & more.


3. Magneto

For user as well as admin, this software has some strong features to support e-commerce. It allows multiple stores to be managed from a single admin interface. It has some appealing marketing/promotional options like buy 1 get 1 free or multi-tier pricing for quantity discounts.


4. Apache OFBiz

This open source automation software is largely used for e commerce. It includes advanced features for e-commerce.


5. dasCommerce

It’s a multilingual and fully customizable app. dasCommerce offers theming support with unlimited categories and unlimited images to be added to the product.


6. Simplecart(js)

As the name suggest, it’s a simple and easy to use shopping cart. The products are displayed in a single page with an outstanding interface. For the check update and checkout it has the PayPal.


7. osCommerce

It is one of the oldest free e-commerce apps that offer several marketing options and supports most of the payment system. This multilingual and SEO friendly app works with PHP/MySQL.


8. Prestashop

What attracts most is it’s sleek interface. With this open source you can create special deals such as gift vouchers, price reductions, tag products, sell virtual goods and service.


9. Wordpress

It’s a plugin that includes all the vital features of wordpress for managing content. The app has can be used for social networking support. Those who are acquainted with wordpress themeing can do lot for their store.


10. OXID esales

The app encloses most of the essential ecommerce features as well as other additions such as powerful marketing integration, B2C, B2B and social commerce scenarios, integrated CMS, SEO friendly URLs etc.


11. VirtueMart

This is an ecommerce system for Mambo and Joomla. Those in the currency market can take advantage of its functional features that ranges from stock management to instant currency conversion.


12. Substruct

Essentially a Ruby on Rails e-commerce system, it supports & PayPal as payment processors. Apart from being an e-commerce app it also offers an integrated CMS feature for content.


13. Freeway

This app has some innovative ideas for selling. It’s can be used to sell a guitar lesson or rent a tennis court on a given date and time. Moreover it has some exciting selling features like get3x product and get 2 y products free.


14. Spree

Another ecommerce platform using Ruby on Rails. Spree allows improvement and customization. With the Active Merchant plugin it supports most of the payment processors.


15. Ecommr

This app offers the website presenting interface and design elements of e-commerce websites in a categorized way. It includes vivid collection of elements that includes cart buttons, banners, product detail pages and shopping arts and much more.


15. Digistore

This is developed from the osCommerce engine with improvements in front end and admin of app. It provides a platform for selling physical & virtual goods. The app supports several gateways for payment. Further it offers a newsletter support for promotional features.


16. Satchmo

That’s an popular ecommerce app developed with Django. It supports a number of payment processes and its integrated with popular shipping providers. This offers a platform for selling downloadable products, subscriptions or gift certificates.


17. Rail

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18. Flex

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