[thelist] The best shopping cart?

Gog Ogo evolt at ultraspace.com
Tue Nov 8 11:30:48 CST 2005


Replying to my own post here, with more details (thanks Ron for the hint!).

I'm a seasoned web developer, but my experience is almost all in academia, so 
I've never had to develop an e-commerce site (I'm doing this as a favor for a 

My hosting folk are fully LAMP capable, so I can (probably) install anything I 
need to get going.

The client has only a few items for sale, and would never grow beyond a few hundred.

There isn't much need for a full-blown CMS (at least for now, probably never), 
but it would be great if the cart application could handle basic chores like a 
main page, and drill down through categories to specific products.

Other wants/needs are:
Template and/or CSS-driven design options
Ease of use (for the merchant)
Feature-rich shipping and payment options

Some more specific questions include:
What to look for as far as security goes?
What about payment options and gateways? Any opinions?
Support (both payed and free)?

I know this is a broad request, so thanks for your time!

> Hello, everybody:
> I did a search of the archives, but it looks like it's been awhile 
> since this topic has been addressed.
> I'm looking for an easy to use, secure, stable, shopping cart.
> I prefer open source, free, LAMP-based code, and I would pay for support, 
 > if necessary.
> My hosting folk offer these titles:
> Agora Shopping Cart
> CubeCart
> OS Commerce
> Zen Cart
> Any thoughts on these or other solutions?
> Thanks! 

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