Now you can manage your own online store
You don’t need technical skills to build a successful Web store. Using the appropriate e-Commerce Software it’s easy to create a professional-looking store that accepts different payment systems and credit cards, integrates with Google, eBay or Amazon and offers multiple shipping options.
Once your store is ready, customers can simply add products to their online shopping cart and order directly from you. You can also create online coupons and promotional offers to increase sales from a user-friendly back-end. You can even ship anywhere in Canada, the U.S. or Mexico, as well as an increasingly number of countries around the world.
Customer registration and checkout are securely delegated to third-party organizations for a modest fee, so your customers can buy with confidence. Never before has been this easy to create your own Online Store with integrated Shopping Cart, for a lot less than you think.
Most Popular eCommerce Software
WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce solution for WordPress. Technically speaking WooCommerce is a plugin, but its vast array of options makes it feel like a Content Management System on its own.
Although WooCommerce can be used for free, it will cost you money to customize it beyond its basic functionality with advanced Extensions, such as Subscriptions, Table Rate Shipping, CSV Import Suite, USPS Shipping Method, Authorize.net Reporting, Returns and Warranty Requests, PDF Invoices, and many others. However the developers have made available extensive documentation that any seasoned developer can make good use of, and as a result a number of free alternatives are also available.
osCommerce stands for “Open Source Commerce”, an online store-management software program that can be used on any web server capable of running PHP and MySQL.
Being one of the most veteran packages of its kind, osCommerce has spawned a number of forks over ten years of operation, including the widely popular Zen Cart.
Magento was built using the Zend Framework by Varien, a company that formerly worked with osCommerce, but later decided to rewrite the software from scratch.
Magento uses the Entity-attribute-value (EAV) database model to store data, offering merchants complete flexibility and control over the presentation, content, and functionality of their online outlets.
VirtueMart can extend the functionality of Joomla! that can be run as a Shopping Cart, or in Catalog mode. You need to install Joomla! first as the Framework, and then install and configure VirtueMart on top of it.
Despite being Open Source Software VirtueMart is capable of powering large Online Shops providing the type of performance, usability and security you’d expect from professional Software.