Hi Guys, I am overwhelmed with all the shopping cart solutions out there. I thought I had one I liked but now I am not a huge fan. Here are some things I need, if anybody has any positive personal experience with any of solution that might help, please let me know.
Shipping- I need to create customized shipping options, canada through one carrier, us through another except for AK and Hawaii through a third,
i also need to set up special shipping promitions, example (buy a case of a product get free shipping) I need to be able to change the promition monthly or sometimes weekly
Authorize.net- I need to be able to easily integrate with authorize.net
customization - I might need customization in the future. for example a page with all products listed with qty drop downs so a use can quickly add multiple items a cart on one page.
or adding extra fields to an item description, will the company provide customizaiton, and if so, are there rates reasonable, and a quick turnaround.
template based- i need the cart to be template based so i can easily integrate it with my css/xhtml layout
So I've been using oscommerce for about a year on one site. I swear to god it is the hardest thing to template, and it's not very user friendly. It refuses to send out order e-mails, and half the time I wonder if it's even working. Out of 20,000 hits I've seen like 1 order.
Not used x-cart but it seems to be the better of the two. I think a big complaint with oscommerce is the lack of updates. I believe it's been like 2 years since they actually did anything to it.
I'm looking for something new as well. Oscommerce - ugg.
digishop would do some of that, but really fits the bill on scaleablity (future customizaitons) and support. The other solutions free offer no support and x-cart is out of russia.
digishops custom development is a bit overpriced . Out of the box the shipping flexibility is not that great either, you can't designate zones, maybe in there new versions you can but the version i worked with did not offer this, and they only offer free upgrades to there newer versions for 30 days, other competitors offer this for a year or longer.