Open Source Shopping Cart Scripts

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  • Oscommerce.com
osCommerce is an Open Source based online shop e-commerce solution that is available for free under the General Public License. It features a rich set of online shopping cart functionality that allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain their online stores with minimum effort and with no costs, fees, or limitations involved.
  • Zen-cart.com
Zen Cart truly is the art of e-commerce it is a free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart method. The application is being developed by group of like shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think e commerce could be and ought to be completed differently. Some solutions appear to be complicated programming exercises of responding to user needs, Zen Cart puts the merchants and shoppers requirements first. In the same way, other programs are impossible to put in and use without an IT degree, Zen Cart can be installed and set up by someone with the most basic web site building and computer skills.
  • Agoracart.org
Agora Cart is powerful Free Open Source ecommerce shopping cart software solution that offers a very wide range of "out-of-the-box" features that allow you to setup an online ecommerce solution ranging from a simple template based store to the integration of a complex visual design concept containing all the creative magic of your web designer.
  • prestashop.com
PrestaShop is a one of the free, open source e-commerce solution used by more than 120,000 active stores around the world. Prestashop is strong, professional grade e-Commerce shopping cart that you can download, install, and use for freeware. In the back end process, you will use a full featured back end to manage your inventory, orders, shipping, and customers in real time.
  • opencart.com
Opencart is another open source PHP based online shopping cart system. OpenCart is easy to utilize and it is SEO optimized with a very nice interface. A great aspect of OpenCart is that customers can easily write their own reviews of the products.
  • magentocommerce.com
Magento commerce is a professional open source e-Commerce solution offering extraordinary flexibility and controls. Magento is really awesome; I would never believe it is an open-source project. Here everything is designed in a clean and easy way. Magento cart has more features like: Unlimited flexibility, Fully Scalable Architecture, Professional and Community Support and Smooth Integration with 3rd party apps.
  • cubecart.com
Cube cart is one of the very popular shopping cart. CubeCart V3 is free, with the exception that if you leave their copyright notice in your page footer. In this Cart has a large amount of payment gateways and shipping gateway methods. To use of CubeCart V4 you must pay but it has many features that V3 doesn't have the payment.
  • storesprite.com
Storesprite is a powerful free PHP/MySQL shopping cart system that is easy to customize and install. This Cart is free but it does have copyright notices that you can pay to get rid of this. StoreSprite has many more features including automatic tax calculation, automatic delivery cost calculations, customer ratings and reviews and product featured.
  • tomatocart.com
TomatoCart is a professional and innovative open source eCommerce solution. The back-end is an impressive desktop-like ExtJS-powered interface, offering significant usability improvements and user experience. It's the most easy-to-use shopping cart.
  • ubercart.org
Ubercart is an exciting open source e-commerce shopping cart that fully integrates your online store with Drupal, the leading open source content management system. This is a killer combination for anyone looking to build a community around a product, sell access to premium content, offer paid file downloads, and much much more
  • nopcommerce.com
nopCommerce is an open source e-commerce solution that contains both a catalog frontend and an administration tool backend. nopCommerce is a fully customizable shopping cart. It's stable and highly usable. From downloads to documentation, nopCommerce.com offers a comprehensive base of information, resources, and support to the nopCommerce community.
  • e-koncept.co.nz/ecommerce
Digistore is built on open source e-commerce technology and is customised to attract search engine traffic, engage with customers and ultimately convert your traffic into sales.
  • zeuscart.com
Zeuscart team is well-committed to redefine the open source community, by improving the usability of a software and by introducing rich user interface.
  • virtuemart.net
VirtueMart is an Open Source E-Commerce solution to be used together with a Content Management System (CMS) called Joomla!. Joomla! and VirtueMart are written in PHP and can be used in typical PHP/MySQL environments.
  • dashcommerce.org
ashCommerce is a flexible and robust ASP.NET Open Source e-commerce application that you can use to set up your online store. dashCommerce has been available since early 2008 and has been used in countless online stores and is wildly successful.
  • alegrocart.com
AlegroCart is a free open source e-commerce shopping cart solution based on MVC Framework. You can have your own shopping cart operational in a very short time, which can be managed through administration by you and your staff.
  • shopify.com
Shopify is a powerful ecommerce website solution that allows you to sell online by providing everything you need to create an online store.
  • highwire.com
Online Stores & Multichannel Selling Made Easy. Sell on your own store, eBay, Facebook and Mobile.
  • fatfreecart.com
FatFreeCart is a free shopping cart developed by the team behind E-junkie shopping cart. Get Google CheckoutIt works inside your website, your blog and will even work from your MySpace page. It is simply a copy-paste cart and does not require you to register with us or install anything.
  • storesprite.com
Storesprite is a feature packed shopping cart, for the full feature-set click here and to suggest new features get on the forum.
  • opensolution.org
Simple to use and easy to modify PHP scripts: Quick.Cart and Quick.Cms. Installation takes less than 5 minutes and it doesn't require MySQL.
  • networksolutions.com/e-commerce/index.jsp
Ecommerce software by Network Solutions allows you to easily build an online store to sell products online with any merchant account.
  • 3dcart.com
Shopping Cart Software that is easy to use. Build your online store from your web browser with this eCommerce Software Solution.
  • x-cart.com
X-CART is a PCI compliant PHP shopping cart software & ecommerce solution that powers thousands of on-line checkouts worldwide and produces millions of sales to millions of online customers every day.
  • foxycart.com
FoxyCart helps developers create flexible, powerful, custom ecommerce in less time, while equipping merchants with the fastest checkout flow available to their customers.
  • k-ecommerce.com
k-eCommerce is a complete and secure SEO enhanced e-commerce solution that can meet all your B2B and B2C challenges. With k-eCommerce Sync Technology, the k-eCommerce solution can easily integrate to your accounting software or ERP solution.
  • awdcommerce.com
AWDCommerce provides affordable, complete ecommerce solutions. Get a superior design, management tools, hosting, shopping cart and support for $39.99 per month. We set it up for you! It's never been easier to succeed online.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnybraeden
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  • Profile picture of the author fundatime
    You forgot OpenCart, it is also one of the best
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  • Profile picture of the author FirstSocialApps
    OpenCart is good but I would not say its one of the best. Cat really complain about it since its free. Zen Cart is much better.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbrettoncm
    Whatever shopping cart you choose, select the most suitable one. Or else you will end up burning your pocket. Using a cart shopping software like cart2mobile, zen cart and others you can reach millions of cell phone users and create brand awareness. And not to forget QR code integration.
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  • Profile picture of the author aussienet12
    I have used OpenCart before and must say this is a great solution.

    It looks very professional, has great localisation and payment gateway support. Can't comment on many of the others though
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    • Profile picture of the author lite_ws
      If you need to sell virtual or downloadable products you should use MagentoCommerce, it works pretty much good!
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    • Profile picture of the author sbrettoncm
      Originally Posted by admin@subashseo.com View Post

      aussienet12, sbrettoncm
      Thanks for sharing your experience.
      Sorry for late response. Just wanted to know have you tried cart2mobile? What I would recommend you is to search online about the software or visit the website of cart2mobile to gather information about it. I am using it. Its simply fun.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mendim
    Also shopware.de/ is great ecommerce cms
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  • Profile picture of the author interserverx
    In my experience open cart is a good one to use. It is easy to use and edit. Thanks for such a good posting
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  • Profile picture of the author webdesign089
    In my choice Zen cart only. Because i have experience in with this only
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  • Profile picture of the author myladeybugg
    Thank you for the list admin! I am searching for a shopping cart but have yet decided on one. Does anyone have any experience with a shopping cart while using drop shipping? I would need a shopping cart that is able to import csv or xml product files and export invoices so they can be emailed to the distributors. I also want a shopping cart that can be easily customizable so it can match my current theme of my website. Any thoughts which would be best?
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  • Profile picture of the author teguhyuliantos
    Thanks for your sharing. I have use prestashop for a years, and its very useful for your online business.
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  • Profile picture of the author suzenyabilson
    The open source PHP shopping cart scripts, also known as e-commerce software, listed on the internet that allow you to set up an ecommerce shop on your website, where visitors can select products and add them to a shopping cart so its an easy way to generate business
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    • Profile picture of the author nipsyr
      I have only used Zen cart and Magento.

      zen cart was a nightmare. It is the most horribly designed clunky thing I have seen in a long time. I truly don't understand how anyone can say it is simple.

      The directories are a nightmare. There is no logic to where any of the code is stored. I delete something from the default template when I have another template installed and am using, and it breaks the site.

      Magento, this is often used in commercial development projects and for some reason it does make more sense to me and is easier to use. I really like Magento a lot. It does have a learning curve but it wasn't too bad for me. The files are easy to locate and edit. The menus make more sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author hassan007
    That's a great list... Here is a little addition... I hope it will be informative...

    TomatoCart

    UberCart (Drupal)

    NopCommerce (ASP.Net)

    DigiStore

    ZeusCart

    VirtueMart (Joomla)

    DashCommerce (ASP.Net)
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    • Hassan,

      As per your request we are update below :

      TomatoCart
      UberCart (Drupal)
      NopCommerce (ASP.Net)
      DigiStore
      ZeusCart
      VirtueMart (Joomla)
      DashCommerce (ASP.Net

      Originally Posted by hassan007 View Post

      That's a great list... Here is a little addition... I hope it will be informative...

      TomatoCart

      UberCart (Drupal)

      NopCommerce (ASP.Net)

      DigiStore

      ZeusCart

      VirtueMart (Joomla)

      DashCommerce (ASP.Net)
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  • Profile picture of the author newlookmd04
    I am using opencart only. It is easy for me.
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  • There are hundreds of shopping cart programs available, but none come close to offering the level of options, features and support which is available with Zen Cart only.Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author tweewoo1
    Thanks for your post regarding shopping carts. It has to be really worthable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonyk518
    I prefer CS-Cart.com
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    I didn't use anything like that but
    I have just hear about CS-cart.com
    may be you will like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author federo
    I am expert in Magento commerce. it is very easy for me and i can do anything there.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    I used to exclusively use open source shopping carts, but I no longer do. The problem with open source carts is that you don't get automatic updates to keep your website secure & up-to-date with features and you also cannot accept credit cards on site and still be PCI compliant. For those 2 major reasons (and many of smaller ones) I think it's best to just pay for a premium shopping cart that includes your web hosting. (just my 2 cents!)
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  • Profile picture of the author andy789
    osCommerce is great... use it for a couple years and I love it
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  • Profile picture of the author edbarnes
    I had 3 successfull experiences with tomatoCart . They are releasing a new version 2, from the beta version I can say It's awesome
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  • Profile picture of the author ababuobana
    There are many other scripts available, but I think the ones in first post are the best, and I don't get It why people are naming more scripts !
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  • Profile picture of the author umbraco01
    As of i know magento is an best one and i like this more. It is easy to use and it is my personal opinion only.
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  • Profile picture of the author Philip Zachary
    OS-commerce is always good and easy to use. I have experience in this shopping cart only. I tried to learn more but in my opinion remaining are tough for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author torrao
    Magento is best of all
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  • Profile picture of the author carleywatson
    virtue cart is the best shopping cart script. I am using this script on my project.
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    • Profile picture of the author wiredtolive
      I like opencart, prestashop and x-cart. Also, anyone looking for affordable and wordpress the markettheme is fairly good.

      Just my thoughts!! :p
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  • Profile picture of the author kumarvijay
    Nice information good to read this thread and knowing about these sites. Nice work thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Mkj
    I have tried a number of opensource shopping carts lately. I eventually settled on a rather odd one as I really liked the admin mainly. I also found that some of these opensource shopping carts are extremely difficult to create new templates for and this was a real no no for me. The one I used was this one:

    AlegroCart - Free open source E-Commerce shopping cart

    The demo is horrible really but within the package are more modern templates and you can copy and then rename them to make your own. Below is my own site I created in the last few days:

    APet4Life Open Source Shopping Cart

    As I mentioned above some of these opensource shopping carts are very difficult to work on so you might have to budget for a new theme. Even then altering it to suit might well cause other problems down the line.

    If I was considering another shopping cart for another site I would take a good look at Prestashop as that one seems to be very similar to the one I choose above. It is also well supported with loads of themes available and I think it is quite easy to make your own too:

    http://www.prestashop.com/en/demo
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    • We have updated this also which you mentioned here. Thanks to update your thoughts here.

      Originally Posted by Mkj View Post

      I have tried a number of opensource shopping carts lately. I eventually settled on a rather odd one as I really liked the admin mainly. I also found that some of these opensource shopping carts are extremely difficult to create new templates for and this was a real no no for me. The one I used was this one:

      AlegroCart - Free open source E-Commerce shopping cart

      The demo is horrible really but within the package are more modern templates and you can copy and then rename them to make your own. Below is my own site I created in the last few days:

      APet4Life Open Source Shopping Cart

      As I mentioned above some of these opensource shopping carts are very difficult to work on so you might have to budget for a new theme. Even then altering it to suit might well cause other problems down the line.

      If I was considering another shopping cart for another site I would take a good look at Prestashop as that one seems to be very similar to the one I choose above. It is also well supported with loads of themes available and I think it is quite easy to make your own too:

      PrestaShop Demo - Explore PrestaShop, the world's best e-commerce solution!
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  • Profile picture of the author BingeSite
    woocommerce is also an amazing shopping cart and integrates with WP sites. I would say it's less hassle since most of the people here have a WP site. You can usually use it for free and most features including downloads are provided. if at all you can spend a few dollars for another extension to woocommerce. Most are cheap for their purposes.


    woocommerce has following features out of the box:
    1. fully WP integrated. add products like you add posts.
    2. Paypal integration. Just key in the details, includes IPN
    3. Subscription payments
    4. Digital downloads and sales.
    5. full of features like adding T-shirt size options simply by using the wp-admin area.

    I would not quickly dismiss this plugin for wordpress. It allows you to keep the existing blog/site and yet provide an awesome shopping experience for customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author festi9
    I have been using magento since it came and i am really please and satisfied with it as there are many features in it that are not available in others
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  • Profile picture of the author fuzzydude
    Another vote for Opencart. I started using it for my own business about 2 years ago and I am so pleased that I chose it. I like to think of myself as a fairly accomplished PHP programmer and found it immediately customisable. I have taken the core code of Opencart and completely modified it to fit around our business model. I am still continuing to add new features to our shop on a daily basis, and this week started work on an iPad interface for it (web based). Some of the modifications I have added were; Third Man data fetching via XML for SagePay anti-fraud results so we don't have to login to their website, the ability to fetch Amazon orders via XML and build a true Opencart order from it, colours and models capabilities, custom fields and the best part was the addition of a dropship button on the order products page. We are able to select the products on a customers order, hit the send button and I create a PDF delivery note and HTML email and send it off to the supplier.

    I very much doubt I could ever have achieved this from scratch, and I don't like add-on's as they seem to never quite do what I want. The downside is that once you have changed the code base so much you can never upgrade as such.

    That's my thoughts anyhow

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael71
    What is the sense of this thread?
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    • Profile picture of the author fuzzydude
      Originally Posted by Michael71 View Post

      What is the sense of this thread?
      Sorry, my fault I think I went a little off topic.
      Thanks,
      Paul.
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  • Profile picture of the author mariya20
    i think Zen cart is very nice , simple to install and easy to use.. for the others they are also good! thank you for this article
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