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Old 10-10-2007, 01:39 PM
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Default Online Shopping Carts - Recommendations

I'm setting up an online shop and I've just created my worldpay account to accept credit/debit payments. I now need a decent shopping cart program, but most of the ones I have seen look awful! Cubecart looks the best so far, but their new version is $200.

Can anyone recommend a better shopping cart, preferably open source? If not, I will probably just pay for CubeCart.
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:22 PM
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OsCommerce or ZenCart. Those are pretty much standard these days. Both open source.
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:52 PM
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Cheers gregg. I looked at OsCommerce a couple of years ago and I wasn't overly impressed. Will see if it's been improved and will give zencart a go.

Has anyone had experience with x-cart?
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Depending on what you want it for, there is an excellent choice that is a Wordpress plugin.

http://www.instinct.co.nz/e-commerce

Technibble uses a modified version of this system for its Computer Business Kit. There are examples of an unmodified version on their site.
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I used Miva Merchant for many years until they released version 5. They had lousy support but a decent mail list. Some of the users were developers and helped everyone out. The software was too expensive.

I considered OSCommerce last year and it looked good, but I wanted one I could integrate into a CMS and although there is a version of OSCommerce available for it I opted to go with one written specifically for the CMS.
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not to hijack or get off topic:

is anyone using or can recommend a newsletter/mail list program. I have a client who currently has a mail list program on a linux box, but it's an older hand written program that is a pain to use. they are looking for something easy to use and manage, as they do get a lot of their customers signing up for newsletters. any help is appreciated.

I'll start a new thread if necessary to continue this topic.
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phplist might be of some interest to you. I have never used it personally but it looks like it'll fit the bill.
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I'll definitely check it out; thanks for the info.
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I would use CRE Loaded. It is an altered OS Commerce open source cart like zen cart.
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[QUOTE=rsavoia;5685]I used Miva Merchant for many years until they released version 5. They had lousy support but a decent mail list. Some of the users were developers and helped everyone out. The software was too expensive.
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Miva is a very stable shopping cart, however, you get a very basic cart and need to buy tons of add-on modules to get everything you need.
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