As most of you know, finding an eCommerce solution can be a real pain. we've scoured the net, learned alot, but questions still arise.
We have a client who needs to get a small shopping cart up and running. Of course it has to be as cost-effective as possible and of course, the client has requests for customization. We've narrowed our choice to MIVA and OSC.
F a c t o r s:
ADMIN WITH LEVELS
Our client needs to be able to have multiple admins with multiple levels of control. For example on admin would be able to manage, orders, users, items, but another might only be able to manage items. I know OSC has a contribution or two for this. Does MIVA?
This shopping cart will be integrated into a larger, info-intensive site. That part of the site will need registration/login features. Can this be shared with the shopping cart (i.e. log in to the main site, and that log in is recognized in cart...and vice versa) We could probably hack OSC to have this functionality, but that takes time, and time is money, and client wants to spend as less of it as possible....
The client also requests that some items not be available for purchase until other items are purchased. Mods? Contributions? Also there will be downloadable items...
EASY MAINTENANCE BY CLIENT
We will be setting up the shopping cart structure, but day-to-day maintenance shall be in the clients hands.
Those are the most pressing factors for this project. Can Miva of OSC perform all of this things. If not, other alternatives?
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!