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Website Talk => Web Programming => Topic started by: Jason Kingery on June 04, 2006, 11:23:16 am

Title: Shopping Cart
Post by: Jason Kingery on June 04, 2006, 11:23:16 am
I guess this would be the spot to ask. Im looking for a shopping cart software that works similiar to snews, in that you would just add tags to a design you already have. I really don't want to learn how to template a bloated solution. I have a client who wants a simple solution.  He wants something like

http://emwantiques.com/

http://ut1859.com/redware.cfm

of course better designed. :) So is there a nice simple to use cart out there? Without all the extra options that woudn't be needed. Let me know. Thanks all!
Title: Shopping Cart
Post by: gomisan on September 16, 2006, 04:15:46 am
Did yuo ever find a solution that met these criteria? Something you were happy with?
Title: Shopping Cart
Post by: Keyrocks on September 16, 2006, 04:09:17 pm
I was going to explore Zen Cart http://www.zen-cart.com/index.php and have it downloaded, but it's not a simple system - the un-zipped package weighs in around 9.5MB. Has a tempating system too, but not anything as simple as snews by any means. Those 2 points are probably good reasons why I haven't test-run it yet. That aside, it appears to be a robust and feature-packed system none-the-less.
Title: Shopping Cart
Post by: bryn on September 17, 2006, 08:36:45 am
freecsscart.com looks like it could be promising, though not ready yet, and possiblt hosted rather than standalone..you'd need to read the forum posts there to see if it will likely be what your looking for.

also theres quickcart..lean and mean, especially the loaded version, check the forums for the latest and some examples of what it can do ;D
Title: Shopping Cart
Post by: tim0fee on September 17, 2006, 02:09:22 pm
I've used CubeCart with success (though not with sNews)  It's a middleweight with some nice mods in existence and not as bloated as os commerce (yuk) !

peace

tim0fee
Title: Shopping Cart
Post by: bryn on September 18, 2006, 07:16:16 pm
yeah CubeCart is a good one, and coming along nicely..my mate is a Moderator over there..you want any help with that I would be happy to refer you to him as he pretty much knows the code inside out and designs Cubecart sites and makes mods for his living.

Give us a shout if thats your chosen direction ok :D
Title: Shopping Cart
Post by: Jason Kingery on September 22, 2006, 08:50:21 am
Still looking around, I have been keeping my eye on freecsscart. Hope it works well, and they decided to not make it exclusivlly hosted. My client ditched me btw. lol, but I'm still looking, for the next client that may want something similiar.
Title: Shopping Cart
Post by: gomisan on September 22, 2006, 12:58:13 pm
I'm investigating a paid solution right now.. called Optioncart

If I can figure out how to stop Snews grabbing the limelight I'll let yuo know how it goes.
Title: Shopping Cart
Post by: Jason Kingery on September 24, 2006, 08:46:36 am
Quote from: gomisan
I'm investigating a paid solution right now.. called Optioncart

If I can figure out how to stop Snews grabbing the limelight I'll let yuo know how it goes.
Sounds great, good luck with that. :)
Title: Shopping Cart
Post by: smoothdzion on October 20, 2006, 05:44:00 am
I have been using osCommerce and it is working for the time being.  Still developing the site but you can check it out at http://www.signcerelyyours.net and the store is actually at http://www.signcerelyyours.net/store.  It seems like it will work great.  The store doesn't validate but I'm just creating more content pages to make up for that.  Had to mess with the php a little bit but works great.  Might try and make osCommerce pure CSS based some time soon.
Title: Shopping Cart
Post by: pepe on October 20, 2006, 10:29:07 am
What do you think of that one?

Quick.Cart from http://opensolution.org/


Its very light and easy to handel.
Fully CSS driven!
NO database needed!

Here i have a demo (without delivery of your cart-content ;) ) how to integrate it into a working CMS : http://phpwcms-templates.de/index.php?shop

Here the list of working examples : http://opensolution.org/?p=sitesList
Title: Shopping Cart
Post by: Jason Kingery on October 20, 2006, 11:12:54 am
Quote from: pepe
What do you think of that one?

Quick.Cart from http://opensolution.org/


Its very light and easy to handel.
Fully CSS driven!
NO database needed!

Here i have a demo (without delivery of your cart-content ;) ) how to integrate it into a working CMS : http://phpwcms-templates.de/index.php?shop

Here the list of working examples : http://opensolution.org/?p=sitesList
Yeah, from what I could tell, that is the only css/xhtml valid cart out right now. The only problem I have seen, is it's flat file. But otherwise, it's the best out!
Title: Shopping Cart
Post by: pepe on October 20, 2006, 12:18:24 pm
as far as i know... the "makers" of Quick.Cart have a db driven solution as well.... but that's not OpenSource :(

But where do you see the great problems?

For a small cart whith 100 or 200 parts its OK, or what's your opinion?

But its easy to install, easy to modify and to undestand, how it works ... Very similar to sNews ;)
Title: Shopping Cart
Post by: Jason Kingery on October 20, 2006, 01:02:34 pm
Quote from: pepe
as far as i know... the "makers" of Quick.Cart have a db driven solution as well.... but that's not OpenSource :(

But where do you see the great problems?

For a small cart whith 100 or 200 parts its OK, or what's your opinion?

But its easy to install, easy to modify and to undestand, how it works ... Very similar to sNews ;)
Oh I agree 100%, I just downloaded, to play with it, and had it match a site design I was working on in 20-30 minutes. It's fine as long as your not selling to many items. If you have to big of a store though, flat file would be a bad idea. :)
Title: Shopping Cart
Post by: BaCKStagE on October 21, 2006, 01:25:38 am
http://obiewebsite.sourceforge.net/o.php?Mini_Web_Shop

Demo : http://obiewebsite.sourceforge.net/demo/miniwebshop/

Lang : http://obiewebsite.sourceforge.net/files/mws_langs/
Title: Re: Shopping Cart
Post by: smandersloot on April 16, 2008, 02:46:08 pm
Magento (http://www.magentocommerce.com) is another open source e-commerce solution. Looks pretty good, haven't tried it myself yet.
Title: Re: Shopping Cart
Post by: Jason Kingery on July 02, 2008, 09:28:26 pm
Magento (http://www.magentocommerce.com) is another open source e-commerce solution. Looks pretty good, haven't tried it myself yet.

Just took a quick peak, looks pretty darn good, I'm going to have to download it and give it a shot..

Thanks
Title: Re: Shopping Cart
Post by: 3oumda on February 16, 2009, 12:20:46 pm
You can try RapidShop shopping crat it's aquick and simple, clean HTML/JavaScript shopping cart and product catalog generated for you by Excel 2000/2003-based desktop wizard. PayPal, GoogleCheckout integrated. You can publish files to virtually any server and Search Engine friendly!