Hello. Recently I have been developing a new ecommerce website selling collectible card and board games. I need Ashton that is fully customizable and allows for “syncing” between different market places.
I noticed that most “best options” had a monthly subscription and came with “free hosting”. The problem: I’m already paying for hosting and although the paid hosting solutions seem to be better (crystal commerce). I don’t want to pay for something I already have.
So I’m trying to find the next best alternative. Any ideas?
I do know HTML/php
You’ll be lucky to find a shopping cart with all that functionality, the best bet is to look at a shopping cart system such as Magento that has addon functionality, there may be some addons that can do some of the syncronisation such as importing data, but I think you’ll end up having to have something custom written if you want bi-directional syncing.
That extension also syncronises stock levels It’s also listed on the official Magento site so the developer is lilely to be well trusted, you can also read customere reviews (see link on page).
With regards to paying for software that’s quite normal, even developers have to earn a living! If you’re not sure about a developer then ask around for other peoples opinions and experiences, you’ll soon find out if they are ok or not. You’re in the ecommerce business as well so earning the trust of your customers is something you will have to do as well
How easy is it to customize open cart?
Eventually I want to design a fully functional website similar to pastimes.net and starcitygames.com in style. (Fully customizable three row CSS layout with drop down menue on top)
We extensively work on Magento, OpenCart and Prestashop. The easiest among them to customize is OpenCart followed by Prestashop … Magento is difficult for customization due to its complex database structure,
starcitygames.com is not not built using any shopping cart framework. Its built on codeignitor framework . Its like re-inventing the wheel ground up.