I noticed a list on Sitepoint ECommerce forums (http://sitepointforums.com/showthread.php?t=49000 ) of ECommerce/Shopping Cart software/systems, and the "free" ones listed were:
FREE Shopping Cart Solutions
* PHPCart - http://www.phpcart.com
* OS Commerce - http://www.oscommerce.com
* PHP Shop - http://www.phpshop.org
* RedHat Interchange - http://interchange.redhat.com/ic
* Agora Cart - http://www.agoracart.com
I had a look at these, and PHP Cart didn't seem to be free, it only came with web hsoting I think ? I couldn't find Redhat Interchange anywhere on their site, but the others I will d/load and trial.
No doubt there are other free, and opensourced products available, I think at http://hotscripts.com , there are a few there, but I have no idea how good the product is ?
Why I'm looking for free or opensourced is a client has paid a few thousand dollars for a product he is not happy with, and he wants to change web hosts, but doesn't want to spend any more money on the ECommerce product. Whilst he is "not happy" with the product, he wants something he can drive (end user, no PHP knowledge needed), and one that can be maintained "locally" on his computer, and then reviewed before uploading to his website.
For some, .... background reading on this project', please see:
I would appreciate it if you could advise please.