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    An online shop

    I have been planning to make a site shop for a while. Nothing big, just a small shop, in which I could sell maybe some site accessories.

    I don't want to make a huge E-Commerce mall, with categories and such. Just a small shop, with just one category, if not just one page of products, with check out and shopping cart functions. I also want it to function with paypal (not necessarily) and credit cards (Definitely). Does anyone know ANY scripts what so ever that could accomplish this. *Price does not matter*. I will look at all scripts no matter what.

    Please post a few shops, if you have any experience in this field. Thank you.
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    I've only heard good things about osCommerce. Perhaps you should give that a go [img]images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    Edit:

    Oh, and it's free!

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    well, u could use the paypal shopping carts, they work very well.
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    You could also check MivaMerchant...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilware.net
    I've only heard good things about osCommerce. Perhaps you should give that a go [img]images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    Edit:

    Oh, and it's free!

    -Sam
    OSCommerce also works great with PayPal.

    Edit:

    Moved to a more appropriate forum

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    I could suggest FreznoShop
    Not because i wrote it, but because it is a small Open Source shop using PHP and MySQL.
    It offers all the necessary features, is not overloaded with seldom to never used stuff and very easy to customize.
    Drawbacks right now: No adminscript yet, i.e. you have to put your data right into your MySQL database with an editor of your choice and docs and comments are in german.
    For the next version (available beginning of September) documentation will be in english as well.
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    I do know that you have to have a merchant and getaway in order to process credit cards if your not using paypal right? (If your hosting the shopping cart script) Just telling you so you don't run into problems of having an unsecure site and no way to accept credit ..

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    Take a look at http://www.cubecart.com and http://www.cpcommerce.org - those are the two I'm considering right now. CubeCart has a better system for managing orders and customers, but cpCommerce looks easier to integrate with a custom design.

    Mike

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    I'd take osCommerce over cpcommerce.org because of the fact that oscommerce is big in the shopping cart industry.. even though it's free.. If they looked the same, same features, I'd take oscommerce because of the fact that theres probably fewer secuirty flaws in it

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    wild boar

    Have you used both cpcommerce and oscommerce ?

    Do you know of any security flaws in cpcommerce ?

    Just wondering...

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    You need two basic things.

    1. A Shopping Cart

    2. A payment processor.

    OSCommerce is a good choice for a shopping cart.

    For Payment you could use PayPal, a service like 2CheckOut, or a full blown merchant account (costs money -- but is the "best" way to go).

    With OScommerce you can use multiple payment methods at the same time so you don't need to choose just one.

    For a full blown merchant account many people use Authorize.net

    OScommerce has built in integration with authorize.net, paypal, 2checkout, and a slew of other places. Contributions can be found for even more places. Additionally it has built in functionality for calculating UPS and USPS shipping costs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcel
    wild boar

    Have you used both cpcommerce and oscommerce ?

    Do you know of any security flaws in cpcommerce ?

    Just wondering...

    Sorry, I think I said it the wrong way.. cpcommerce just seems like a look a like of oscommerce.. oscommerce has been around longer.. I'd trust a product that's been around longer then a product that's newer..

    More people use oscommerce, therefore there are more reports of bugs and flaws from it's users..

    I looked up the domain on cpcommerce.com, and their domain was purchased in may of this year..

    I am currently using oscommerce on a ecommerce website I am doing for a client, I've been reading up on it a lot..

    and no, I haven't used cpcommerce..

    If you try it out.. tell me how it is..

    -chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by wild boar
    oscommerce has been around longer.. I'd trust a product that's been around longer then a product that's newer..
    This mustn't always be an advantage.
    With osC - the last version i checked (Beginning of '03) still tried to be downward compatible to php3 and wasn't running with register_globals set to OFF.
    I wouldn't consider this as something positive with security in mind.
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    my company uses a shopping cart service from mals-e.com. you should definitely see if this one can work for you - i love it!
    it offers a free version that is amazingly customizeable (for a free service), as well as a premium version that does cost some cash, but it's even that much better than the free version.
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    mals-e.com doesn't look all that great.. I guess their demo sucks or something.

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    i think clickcartpro.com is even better then oscommerce because I don't have to know php to customize it..

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    The advantage of Oscommerce is that it is backed by a large community both within its own site and more and more now springing up outside with lots of OS help sites and forums.
    Also plenty of us in here use and customize OS so it shouldnt be that hard to get help. Also you have a very powerfull script in place if you want to upgrade in the future, or add mods (contributions from the os community).
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    OK, I installed cpcommerce ...
    it installed, but nothing seemed to work to my liking...

    It seems to have great potential... I'll try it again in a few month/years. But like I said, it didn't work out for me.

    Back to good ole OS commerce

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    Quote Originally Posted by wild boar
    mals-e.com doesn't look all that great.. I guess their demo sucks or something.
    Mal's is easy to use, quite configurable, reliable, free and worth a second look. I have a few successful stores there (running on there for about 4 years)..cannot complain.

    What I am looking for is a database (Store Manager) with CMS for clients that I can use on sites and send through for final cart to Mals.

    xeye:I probably should open a seperate thread - I am also in research mode and reading other threads, so if you can point me to one or two that will be great.)

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    I've got another question. Could someone please explain what steps I would need to take to make an online shop, in which I could sell video games, computer rigs (modifications like neon wires, etc.), and other computer accessories.
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    Install OS commerce the demo already does what you want!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfly_7456
    I've got another question. Could someone please explain what steps I would need to take to make an online shop, in which I could sell video games, computer rigs (modifications like neon wires, etc.), and other computer accessories.
    1. Install a shopping cart script

    2. Get a merchant account and gateway (authorize.net)

    3. Get a ssl certificate (rackshack.net)

    4. Make Money


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