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    SitePoint Wizard co.ador's Avatar
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    Is there a good shopping cart tutorial you would recommend me?

    I am looking for a good shopping cart that be able to show the prices and it's total. Right now I am not going to deal with online transactions i will leave it only use it to show price references to the users...

    Thank you guys.

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    SitePoint Zealot LibrianFriend's Avatar
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    ZenCart is easy to handle and its built in tutorials are easy to understand. I am not sure that it's still free.

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    Not sure on a tutorial, it would seem like a lot of work. I know jCart is pretty cool for a free lightweight AJAX cart

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    Quote Originally Posted by LibrianFriend View Post
    ZenCart is easy to handle and its built in tutorials are easy to understand. I am not sure that it's still free.
    According to their site ZenCart is free. And since it has been initially based on OSCommerce which is under GNU GPL, I think it should stay free in the nearest future most probably...

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    ZenCart is decent... a bit clunky for my tastes, especially after toying around with Magento for a bit. gah...Magento is a friggin monster and a real pain to grasp, but once you begin to understand how everything plays together, it's pretty nice.
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    I dont prefer Magento for beginners. as it is really advanced and based on Zend Framework.

    Rather u can start with:
    http://www.phpwebcommerce.com/

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    I've heard good reviews about 1shoppingcart, Id recommend it.
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    I'm a big fan of ZenCart, there are a lot of extensions that greatly enhance the functionality of the system. The down side is there is a significant of a learning curve with the templating and setup processes plus the table based layout. Upside is a fantastic forum with entusiastic members. I've done about 5 sites now and really like using it.

    For something simple Jcart is great. Be careful with simple carts as freight is always an issue with online stores. Make sure you or your client have really thought the shipping process through and select a system that can handle your requirements.

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    Sorry, I don't know about ZenCart. Can you tell me What it is?
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    What is this hang-up you guys have about "free" ??

    We installed Interspire's cart three weeks ago for total project cost of $2500 and today the client has had almost $20K in sales. Think they're unhappy because they had to pay for it???

    Who cares about spending money when you make it back 10+ times over in the first month?

    We had 99 product pages on top of Google's organic search within 2 days of install using our customizations and Interspire's core software. Course, you gotta know what to do with it to make it work right.

    I've heard good reviews about 1shoppingcart, Id recommend it.
    1SC is dead meat and their IP's are banned by most major email carries so kiss your auto-responders goodbye.

    I've used 1SC for 6 years now for my own products and am switching to Interspire as soon as we finish integrating our chosen affiliate program manager end of month.

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    Another simple shopping class is webforce cart .
    I have done a 'demo' module related with this cart for yii framework

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    Quote Originally Posted by tienph View Post
    Sorry, I don't know about ZenCart. Can you tell me What it is?
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    Magento is great, The learning curve is worth it! Give it a go....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tienph View Post
    Sorry, I don't know about ZenCart. Can you tell me What it is?
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    Have a look at their website www.zencart.com

    Quote Originally Posted by lerxtjr View Post
    What is this hang-up you guys have about "free" ??
    No hang ups at all, if there's a commerical product that does the job better than I'm all for it. The thing I like about good opensource is the flexibility and great support the forums provide. Once you get used to them you can become very competitive with good margins in this area of work.

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    I will go for Boss Cart Premium. I am very happy with it. It has also a demo where you can see it in action and the support team is very fast.

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    You should definetely check IOS Shop component for Elxis CMS - the component is commercial (cms is totally free), but very cheap around 100 EUR I think. Their features are amazing, plus you get one of the best cms's.

    You can also check PrestaShop.

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    Excuse me if I am offtopic, hanks for pointing us Elxis CMS

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    ZenCart is good pick. Very stable.

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    I will put ZenCart in the category of old shopping cart not very friendly. I was not very happy with.

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    All I use for my clients is ZenCart and I love it - as do my clients. Very flexible in terms of what you can do...use as few features as you want or download modules for more functions. And great support on the forums.....


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