Best e-commerce tools

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by dean123, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. dean123 macrumors newbie

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    What are the most effective and most popular e-commerce tools? I think the shopping cart kind of scares people away but it actually works and opens the possibility of buying something when browsing. I also think that probably advertising in every available site is not that positive for any product.
     
  2. Hates macrumors regular

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    Well shopping carts are a bit of a must when it comes to online shopping, unless you are selling a single product with an instant checkout. And yes, advertising everywhere isn't a great idea. You need to be focused and methodical in your approach to marketing.
     
  3. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    i was going to say.. who is scared of shopping carts that is trying to make an e-commerce store.. thats like a clown being scared of clowns..

    I have to say, i use oscommerce shopping cart for my e-commerce store (still in developement) and i seriously LOVE the coding, the community, and the addons.

    you can do SOOO much with that cart that it realy did amaze me, and considering i do not know much about php AT ALL and i have been able to fully configure my cart, its pretty easy to understand..

    I didnt even know what SERVER SIDE meant
     
  4. Kaliemon macrumors member

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    If you want something thats already developed I recommend Magento its relatively new on the scene, but has already gained a huge following.

    On the other hand, if you want to develop your own e-commerce solution, maybe have a regular website as well as a store section that fully integrates with the site, WebAssist eCart or their ecommerce suite is great, its not open-source though.

    Another possibility would be to use a CMS like Drupal and their ecommerce plugins (ubercart is the best). The site http://www.forexnewsandviews.com uses that solution, if you want to see an example.
     
  5. one3 macrumors regular

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  6. jdl8422 macrumors 6502

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    Shopify looks good on their site, the only drawback is you cant call them and ask them anything.

    Try Volusion.com, let have won numerous awards and are excellent. They have customer service to help you through all aspects of it. They have a full CRM with great marketing tools.
     

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