Owning a website for your business is pretty much a requirement in this day and age. What good is a website that only shows customers what your company sells? Why not actually sell to them while they are there?
Use any of these 20 open source shopping carts to maximize your sales potential. Some of these aren’t open source, but they are all free. Create an online store and increase your revenue.
Optimizing osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 for PHP 5 now allows us to further improve and strengthen the framework and to pass the high quality level of coding to community developers to base their add-ons on. The performance of the framework will improve by removing the PHP 4 compatibility layer and by taking advantage of the new features PHP 5 provides such as SimpleXML, DateTime, Iterators, and new core functions. The design and security of the Object Oriented framework will also improve by utilizing the new features of the PHP 5 Object Model.
Another interesting cart is Instinct’s WP e-Commerce. What’s interesting here is that it’s based on WordPress platform. This reminds me of an older post about the ascension of WordPress on corporate sites:
Is WordPress suited for corporate sites? Will it handle the amount of different information and structure required for such a site? When web sites all over the world require more and more user interactivity, and WordPress is highly configurable using plug-ins, it might be suited for a large corporate site, an, moreover, easily updateable by a non-technical person.
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