ECommerce software suggestions

by InMotionHosting - 6/17/13 10:22 AM

In Reply to: Which eCommerce platform for 500+ products? by 84wTn

Hello 84wTn !

I would steer away from Magento because its a very heavy resource intense eCommerce platform. With that many products, would need a VPS or Dedicated server to run it. There are many Open Source software eCommerce solutions out there that you can use with low costs and less server problems. See the list below.

Zen Cart
osCommerce
OpenCart
Prestashop
CubeCart WHMCS
PHP Point of Sale
TheHostingTool
TomatoCart
Avactis
phpCOIN Quick.cart
Axis
Zuescart
AlegroCart
BoxBilling
AbanteCart

I recommend checking out Prestashop, OpenCart, or osCommerce. These are the most popular and have many plugins and compatible merchants available. The difference between them is how the Administrative panel is set up. Some people prefer one over the other. You can demo them at the following links.

Prestashop
http://demo-store.prestashop.com/

OpenCart
http://demo.opencart.com/

osCommerce
http://demo.oscommerce.com/

If you have a cPanel hosting account with someone you can install these for free through Softaculouos. Or you can download them fro the website and install them manually.