Open Source e-commerce Posted on: February 5, 2008 at 12:00 AM
Commerce is an Open Source based online shop e-commerce solution that is available for free under the GNU General Public License.
Open Source e-commerce
Open Source Online Shop E-Commerce Solutions Open source Commerce 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 has attracted the largest community for an e-commerce solution that consists of over 103,100 store owners and developers worldwide with add-ons being contributed on a daily basis. To date there are over 3,400 add-ons available that have been created by the community to extend the features of an osCommerce online store. osCommerce combines Open Source solutions to provide a free and open e-commerce platform, which includes the powerful PHP web scripting language and the fast MySQL database server.
Zen Cart Supporting the Art of E-commerce Zen Cart? truly is the art of e-commerce; a free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart system. The software is being developed by group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, desig
ners, and consultants that think e-commerce could be and should be done differently. Some "solutions" seem to be complicated programming exercises instead of responding to users' needs, Zen Cart? puts the merchants and shoppers requirements first. Similarly, other programs are nearly impossible to install and use without an IT degree, Zen Cart? can be installed and set-up by anyone with the most basic web site building and computer skills. There are hundreds of shopping cart programs available, but none come close to offering to level of options, features and support available with Zen Cart?. Even the commercial programs will have a hard time competing.
Open Source Ecommerce Solutions If you have product to sell online you may be wondering how to setup shop without spending too much of the green stuff. There are many off-the-shelf software products out there or you can have a web developer create one from scratch. However, this costs. One way around this initial outlay is to base your website on one of the open source offerings. Open source software is distributed with the source code freely available for alteration and customization. Using an open source shopping cart as the engine behind your site gives you a thoroughly tested foundation that can get your store online in days rather than weeks. Most of these offerings are based on a LAMP (Linux, Apache, mySQL, PHP) foundation which again cuts the costs since you're likely to be running your site from a web server which has no costly Windows licensing attached. They are free to download and can be set up in a couple of hours by anyone who can follow the instructions provided - however a little knowledge can be helpful.
FishCart: an Open Source E-Commerce Solution FishCart®, in use since January 1998, is a proven Open Source e-commerce system for products, services, online payment and online donation management. Written in PHP4, FishCart® has been tested on Windows NT, Linux, and various Unix platforms. FishCart presently supports the MySQL, PostgreSQL, Solid, Oracle and MSSQL. FishCart v.Q is an add-on module that gives you the tools to exporting FishCart orders into Quickbooks! This is a real boon for small businesses, saving mistakes and hours of tedium rekeying orders. FishCart v.U is an add-on module that integrates the UPS Online® Shipping Tools into a FishCart v.3 shopping cart. For more information on this and other support services, see FishNet's software site. We have provided a demonstration FishCart to show the operation of FishCart, as well as the real-time operation of the UPS Online® Shipping Tools. A developers' blog is online! You'll be able to follow what is happening along the intermediate stages of FishCart development, and you can comment on each entry to help keep the developers aware of your thoughts.
The Open For Business Project-Ecommerce The Open For Business Project is an open source enterprise automation software project licensed under the MIT Open Source License. By open source enterprise automation we mean: Open Source ERP, Open Source CRM, Open Source E-Business / E-Commerce, Open Source SCM, Open Source MRP, Open Source CMMS/EAM, and so on. OFBiz offers a great deal of functionality, including:
* advanced e-commerce
* catalog management
* promotion & pricing management
* order management (sales & purchase)
* customer management (part of general party management)
* warehouse management
Open Source E-Commerce Software OpenECHO.com provides free, open source, software modules that can be easily integrated into your applications and website to accept credit card and electronic check payments. They are designed to work with Electronic Clearing House, Inc. (ECHO) payment processing. Your test merchant account will be mailed to you promptly via U.S. Mail. New test accounts are activated overnight. To receive your test ID over the phone, simply fill out the form and give us a call the next business day. We must receive your request before noon in order for your account to be ready the next day. If you have any questions, call us at 1-800-262-3246, extension 5.
Building an e-commerce Open Source Software TrainingPages (www.trainingpages.co.uk) was an idea that popped up over a few beers one night when the technical department set off to wash away the dust and sweat of a hard day pounding the keyboard. A lot of conflicting requirements got thrown into the mixing-bowl and what emerged surprised us all. Most surprising of all was that the ?brilliant? ideas of the night before (and we're never short of them) still made sense in the cold light of the morning-after. A rare thing indeed, considering the madcap ideas that usually get aired on one of those nights. This article is about the ideas, the plans, the way we set about building a dynamic data-driven website, the pitfalls and some of the dead-ends that we found on the way.
Open source ecommerce software vs. something else, cheap
I need to find a new ecommerce site package for a small business client. OSCommerce has been fun, and that whole open source terrain is a real kick, but security problems have become serious, and it's time to consider something else. Hackers have done their damage. I'm getting my ass kicked figuring it out, finding the source of the problem, and swimming through the crap that is open source support. My client is not wealthy, and feeds their family with some (roughly 1/4th) of the income from the site. Those shitheads hit at the worst time of the year (the holidays), I'm super busy at work, and come home to a family. I don't really charge my client for ongoing support, but this is a whopper. I'm facing a site rebuild/redo.
Open Source is Open for Business So there I was at Computer Avenue talking with Lynn the Wanton and her mates behind the counter. They know I am a Linux user and they like to bring out their complaints about the Monopoly to see what I say. They may bring up the death of Corel just to get a rise out of me. This time the subject turned to credit card access for your business and how do you get it if you are a 100% committed Linux user. You can have any number of helpers and agents and credit card companies at your door, ready to sell you some credit card action for your eBusiness. Oh, they just love you to death because there is so much peer pressure on small business to "get online". It smells of money and that is blood in the water for these sharks.
Java eCommerce Software by Elastic Path Elastic Path is a revolutionary "developer friendly" Java ecommerce software platform for building sophisticated online stores and shopping carts. It is refreshingly simple to customize, easy to integrate, quick to deploy and surprisingly cost effective. If you're tired of working with traditional complex enterprise ecommerce software, you've come to the right place. As a developer, you crave simple, flexible frameworks that allow you to quickly build and maintain sophisticated applications to meet the demands of your business users. Well we have some good news for you. Built on proven open source technologies, the Elastic Path ecommerce platform provides you with a complete suite of Java ecommerce components, management tools, reference applications, business workflows, extensive documentation, full source code and J2EE best practices.
Open Source E-commerce Engine Announced Paul Carlstrom wrote to let us know that Idealab! has unveiled its first Linux venture: an open source e-commerce engine, called OpenSales. Runs on Linux, Solaris, UNIX and WinNT, and VA Linux Systems will be bundling it with some servers later this year. This will be interesting to see how they and Magic-SW, the makers of a Linux e-commerce engine will make out - and creds to Magic for donating 10k to save penguins. They have also vowed to not use live penguins anymore in promotion of their products. By e-commerce system, I don't mean "shopping cart" w/a pretty front end either. I mean something full of real commerce functionality, like:
* interfaces for fulfillment processing
* interfaces for inventory data sharing with other applications (probably legacy, in many cases)
Ecommerce software & online store builder
LiteCommerce is a lightweight high-tech ecommerce solution devoted to make an internet store launching as easy as surfing the web. LiteCommerce is more than just a shopping cart. It is a multipurpose ecommerce store platform. Numerous built-in features will make your online store a success: inventory management, SEO tools, credit card processing, special offers, discount coupons and many others. LiteCommerce is:
FLEXIBLE: Powerful template subsystem will make building a unique design easy, according to any creative ideas & requirements. Open source PHP code allows modifying every aspect of the system to meet business specific. We also offer low-cost custom development and web design services to provide our clients with a high-quality custom ecommerce solution.
The term Open Source applies to software whose source code is made freely available. Rather than building up a base of customers, the most popular open source projects attract a community of users and developers that contribute to the project and provide informal technical support to each other and to new users. The community strongly influences the evolution of the product, including architecture, features, and licensing. Therefore, it means the team at GetOn.com, utilizing open source software, is able to fully customize not only the look of your store but, also the functionality. We can focus on building your unique Internet commerce solution without the concern of expensive licensing and proprietary software support hassles.
Riding on the open-source wagon There's no question that commercial versions of applications that are built in adherence to open-source development procedures are proliferating. To qualify as a true open-source product, software is expected to be licensed under the GNU General Public License. Any changes made to the base source code by vendors, service providers, and/or customers must be returned to the developer community. A number of software vendors are relying on these open-source principles to build and maintain their software and services offerings. Akopia, for example, is billing itself as "the world's leading provider of open source e-commerce software and services.
Open Source E-Commerce Education Program
Zelerate, Inc., the leading provider of open source e-commerce applications, today unveiled its Partners in Education Program (PEN) by announcing that DePaul University and Indiana University will offer e-commerce classes featuring the Zelerate AllCommerce(TM) application in Spring 2001. Designed to satisfy increasing demand for specialized e-commerce training, these classes will be offered by DePaul's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and IU's Kelley School of Business. Thousands of institutions worldwide are just beginning to outline programs to provide the skills necessary to compete in the New Economy," said Bonnie Crater, president and CEO of Zelerate, Inc. We are very enthusiastic about being able to contribute to studies that examine best practices in e-commerce.
Open Source eCommerce Tools
Open Source CRM tools, like SugarCRM and CiviCRM offer complete, enterprise-class systems built on open source technologies, including PHP, MySQL, and the Apache Web server. The base packages are free to download and commercial versions of the software, supported, are also available for a fee Compiere for example is an ERP solution offering some CRM functionality. The Open for Business Project offers a suite of e-business applications under the MIT License, including CRM, ERP, and e-commerce features. osCommerce is a leading Open Source online shop e-commerce solution available 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, license fees osCommerce is used by 62,000 store owners, developers, designers, and enthusiasts. Other popular open source ecommerce solutions include Zen Commerce, and Vstore.
Open Source Ecommerce Website Design
Aniga Technologies is an open source ecommerce software development company, providing complete ecommerce software solutions and search engine optimzation is our specialty. From the initial concept to website design, web hosting, domain name registration, shopping cart system and internet marketing. we can take care of all your internet needs. We are a leading ecommerce web hosting and design services company that specializes in affordable Web marketing and effective URL promotion. We specialize in e commerce enabled web sites, e Business system, secure credit card transactions and small business solution for companies worldwide. Aniga Technologies professional website design strives to create professional web site designs that will effectively promote our clients products and services to their target audience. Our team specialists can design a (ecommerce) web site to meet our Client's needs. Our company will design a comprehensive web site for your business with all of your specifications in affordable price.