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Best E-Commerce Application

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by polymath, Mar 23, 2012.

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Which E-commerce application do you use for your online store?

Poll closed Apr 22, 2012.
  1. CubeCart

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  2. OS Commerce

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  3. Zen Cart

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  4. Others

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  1. polymath

    polymath Registered Member

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    Hi guys! I'd like to know which e-commerce application do most of you currently use for an online store. Appreciate if you could share with us why you liked the application that you are currently using.
     
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    After trying nearly every cart on gods earth I stick to commerce:seo - its an highly onpage optimized fork of XT:Commerce - absolut brilliant and a breeze to work with after suicidal work on magento.
     
  3. Zapdos

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    You listed three of the most popular carts. Three useless ones too. I've not come across any decent free shopping carts.

    The only two I recommend are:
    Pinnacle cart
    X-cart


    X-cart is fairly resource hungry and has an upfront cost (~$150) but its benefits:
    - Very helpful community forum.
    - Not a whole slew of bugs
    - Template editing is very straight forward. No PHP, MySQL or other back-end code is shown in templates.
    - Mods for practically everything, and at reasonable prices ($10 -> $200)
    - Lots of knowledgeable freelancers on the forum.
    - 100% open source
    Downsides
    - Cost. Could be between $90 and $150 for a license. A de-facto standard SEO plugin is $130, de-facto standard OPC is $150.
    - Direct support from creators is limited. They still respond and quite fast, but sometimes they're slow.
    - The code base is procedural and has gotten pretty massive. Modifications are easy to make, but knowing exactly where to edit stuff isn't straight forward.




    Pinnacle cart upsides:
    - More recently developed core than x-cart
    - OOP
    - Better interface
    - Less mods needed from install
    - Uses same template engine as x-cart.
    Downsides:
    - The 'bought' version costs nearly $1k (required to host on your own server)
    - The non-bought is expensive as well (hosted on theirs, and limited)