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Old May 15, 2010, 02:32 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good shopping cart/e-commerce solution that you run?

Hi guys,

I been looking for dozens of shopping-carts and e-commerce products for a webpage that I am building but all seem to have a lot of complaints or hardly any reviews.

I was looking at corecommerce, digishop, magento, xcart, etc but I am having a hard time picking one out.

What I would like:
1) For it to be hosted on my hosting company (godaddy) and not through theirs
2) I would like to pay a one time fee (license fee) instead of a monthly fee (since this would cost me more in the long run)
3) Where I can have an option for wholesale accounts

There are more features that I would like but those are the main ones.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old May 15, 2010, 02:39 PM   #2
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Forgot to mention.... My hosting is by GoDaddy (shared hosting)

Should I switch host's? And who would you recommend?

Thanks.
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Old May 15, 2010, 02:47 PM   #3
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Is this a Joomla site? If it is have a look at Virtuemart, it's free and has a ton of options..
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Old May 15, 2010, 02:49 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure Drupal has various e-commerce solutions as well.
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Old May 16, 2010, 01:37 PM   #5
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Opencart might be a good open source (i.e. free) solution for you. I think it would cover the three points you want. If you go to the main page, you can check out demos of the front- and back-ends. I built my online shop (A Trade For A Trade) with it and it's been pretty easy to work with.

I haven't read good things about GoDaddy, especially recently. This came up in the Opencart forums yesterday:
http://forum.opencart.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14710
I would recommend switching. I've used Machighway the last year and had no problems. Their customer service has always been prompt and solved my questions.
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Opencart might be a good open source (i.e. free) solution for you. I think it would cover the three points you want. If you go to the main page, you can check out demos of the front- and back-ends. I built my online shop (A Trade For A Trade) with it and it's been pretty easy to work with..
I'll second this - I'm currently using OpenCart for a client and have found it to be really easy to work with. There is also a lot of flexibility with the modules available for it.

I've used AgoraCart before and it was decent, but I think I like OpenCart more.
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Weird nobody mentioned Prestashop.
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I used to use Magento for the longest time and then discovered BigCommerce. It's a nice hosted solution that has a lot of flexibility, plugins and default themes with the ability to use your own theme. It's nice to use a hosted solution as you don't have to worry about updates, security issues, etc. The price is cheap too.
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Wordpress.org + WooCommerce for me. +10

LOTS of flexibility, easy to use hooks for functionality and styling, lots of additional plug-ins, etc. Great setup. I use it for all of my e-commerce-needing Clients.
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