25 July 2011 09:48am
Best eCommerce solution for setting up online store? wanna know your views !!!!!!
eCommerce Content Manager at Iceland Foods Ltd
08 August 2011 22:40pm
It would probably be useful to give an idea of what you're looking to spend on an eCommerce solution but on the assumption that the answer is "not a lot", I personally would recommend Magento Commerce (www.magentocommerce.com).
The community edition is currently open source, it seems to have been recently acquired by eBay which could mean that it won't be free forever (being a cynic), but for the time being, it is and it's very feature rich considering. It's a little slow out of the box and possibly a little resource hungry for virtual environments, but there is some stuff you can do with regards to flattening the product hierarchy and cache management which will speed things up a little.
All in all, it's a good place to start if you're not looking to invest a great deal in software at this point. There are also lots of templates/add-ons and customisation is easy.
If on the other hand money is no object, I was looking at an Oracle ATG 10 (www.atg.com) demo today which looks very interesting. :-)
Best of luck! Pete
10 August 2011 17:18pm
I am trying vPlanet Commerce now and thanks for your suggestions.
Digital Marketing/Online Marketing Specialist at Ecommerce Freelancer
17 August 2011 15:17pm
Hello, Drupal CMS is a powerful and versatile content management system whose limitation is your brain.
When creating an ecommerce platform, there are many things to take into accounts of online marketing and Drupal has it all.
Founder at NextGen Shopping LLC
17 August 2011 16:11pm
It really depends on a number of factors including budget, inventory size, backend, feature requirements and many many more...
Zen Cart, OSCommerce, Magento Commerce, Open Cart are all good open source solutions.
There is a nice list here of mainly open source solutions with links to demos and such:
18 August 2011 13:33pm
What do you think about vPlanet commerce solutions ?
Managing Director at Zoocha Limited
09 September 2011 12:41pm
I have not come across vPlanet before and the site is down at the moment which is not a great sign! Below is a link to our review of the best e-commerce platforms currently out there (in our opinion!). Hope it is useful:
09 September 2011 17:14pm
I checked it today. Its working properly and have created a trial store and have good experience might be, there must be some work going on there server that's why you have faced problem.
Director at GPMD Ltd
12 September 2011 10:50am
There are lots of solutions out there for you to choose from. The right one would depend on the following:
1. How many SKUs (products)
2. How many transactions do you predict each week?
3. Are you going to maintain / run the shop yourself? (technical ability could be a factor)
These questions barely scratch the surface but it's a start.
Have you looked at www.shopify.com ? It's a good, simple solution for a new e-commerce brand.
I hope this helps a little.
Digital Marketing and Business Development at goSolid
22 October 2012 19:19pm
Just came across this feed. Hope your site's been running well. I agree Pete that Magento is a great eCommerce site. And if your a smaller business there's Magneto go. Depending on what you want to do they are great. There is a small learning curve tho. If you ever end up using Magneto, we can help you get set. www.gosolid.net
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