Oct 162013
 

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Starting an online business can be a daunting task. Once you determine the products or services to sell online you must then select the method to reach the customer and collect payment. As an online merchant your can choose to sell on one of the community based web portals like eBay or yahoo store. However, if you decide to operate your own domain, so you can build brand and company loyalty, you will require a website and shopping cart with an integrated payment gateway.

The open source community provides small business owners with a wealth of products to choose from. Today, open source shopping carts provide the same functionality and capability as commercial products. Although there are many open source products available I will list 6 quality shopping carts based upon their functionality, features, development community support and platform theme availability. this is my short list of the top 6 OS e-commerce solutions:

6 osCommerce
5 Zen Cart
4. Drupal Commerce
3. VirtueMart
2. PrestaShop
1. Magento Commerce

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Mar 162011
 

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Introduction to Leading Open Source eCommerce Web Application: Magento By: Garry Hays
Magento is an open-source ecommerce web application created by Varien which was later re-christened as Magento Inc. It was launched on March 31st 2008 and it is built on the components of Zend Framework. Magento is available under the Open Software License version 3.0. The Magento Enterprise Edition (paid edition) which is aimed at larger companies was launched on 15th April 2009; this version provides a service agreement with Varien.

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