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What is the best online commerce software? What about the best online commerce script for developers? I am working for several clients and I have to use a flexible cart script to add and remove features, even turn some of it into a small content management system. While searching the Internet for an open-source solution, I found Zen Cart. I tried to use OpenCart and Magento before, but the source is really intricate and uses abstraction layers. When I bumped into Zen Cart and saw the readability and flexibility of its code, I immediately started working with it.

My first virtual cart sports banner administration, dealers and clients, enhanced image administration, downloads section, even an included changelog inside the administration section. The code is based upon osCommerce, but Zen Cart keeps it organized and well written. A lot could be improved, and this is really easy to do. As a minus, I might point out that there are a lot of options hardcoded, but the administration section is very rich feature wise and many options can be extracted there.

Moreover, Zen Cart has a large knowledge base, a large community and many plugins and addons.

Visit Zen Cart here, or stay tuned for more info and tutorials for Zen Cart.

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