I was doing an e-commerce project and looking for a good open source solution. There are a lot of solutions out there. Here are what I have came across and tested.
osCommerce is an Open Source based online shop e-commerce solution that is available for free under the GNU General Public License. It features a rich set of out-of-the-box 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. osCommerce is able to run on any PHP 4.1+ enabled web server running on Linux, Solaris, BSD, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows environments.
I know that there are quite a lot of big e-commerce websites that are using osCommerce. It is a good open source e-Commerce solution.
cpCommerce is an open-source e-commerce solution that is maintained by templates and modules.
The good thing is that it allows you to completely customize the entire design by editing a single template file and the CSS (Cascading StyleSheets) each section pertains to. Due to how the script was developed, the program finds your template, and is told where to place each element in the program using easy to read tags.
Zen Car is 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.
OpenCart is designed feature rich, easy to use, search engine friendly and with a visually appealing interface.
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.
phpShop is a PHP-powered shopping cart application. It is released under the GNU General Public License. The primary purpose of phpShop is to provide a simple shopping cart solution that is easy to customize to suit any purpose. phpShop has less features that many other shopping cart applications, but is generally easier to customize. All that is required to effectively customize phpShop is a basic knowledge of HTML, PHP, and SQL.
osCMax is a powerful e-commerce/shopping cart web application. It has all the features needed to run a successful internet store and can be customized to whatever configuration you need.
One thing good is that it can support UPS, USPS and Fed X shipping.
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