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Need Help For E Commerce Website !!!!!

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by colourful14, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. colourful14

    colourful14 Registered Member

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    Hi Friends,

    I need help to make an e commerce website. I may have only 20 products so far but need to create nice website...I have seen lots of wordpress themes for 35$ but i need more than one website so that makes it very expensive.. Also how about wp e commerce plugin ? is that good ...I have also seen magento, insterspire , etc but confused which is good.

    So guys please help me out to get cheapest way to make nice e commerce website...

    thanks a lot
     
  2. BleuMunkiGraphics

    BleuMunkiGraphics Junior Member

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    it depends really.. if you don't have a lot of products, you can go with wp... on the other hand, if you would like to have more options for the store, then you should look into something like tomato cart or ecommerce. wp will give you info on the orders, but i believe a commerce script would give you more details
     
  3. colourful14

    colourful14 Registered Member

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    thanks bleumunkigraphics but that all add up costs....what about open cart ...Is that free as it doesn't say anything about price on their website..
     
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    add me on skype
     
  5. NojWang

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    If you want to stick with Wordpress e-commerce is a free way to go but it has it's limitations. Woocommerce and Cart66 have pretty interesting solutions but it really depends on how the site(s) will evolve. If you are expecting to sell much more then 20 items say 50-100+ I would look into a more serious solution like open-cart or magenta. You can pick up some pretty awesome themes for these platforms and be up and running in no time.
    Found an interesting comparision of wordpress solutions on hongkiat.com/blog/free-ecommerce-wordpress-plugins
     
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    You can try Virtuemart as well, its free and reliable platform.
     
  7. colourful14

    colourful14 Registered Member

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    hi thanks a lot again friends. ....i will have a look into it . is there any one in this forum who is running more than 100 products store on wordpress....please let me know in details friends..
    thanks
     
  8. JohnsonDaniel

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    Have just shared some woo themes, and a few of them are woocommerce enabled :)
    Here you go:

    [GET] Up to date WooThemes Packs July 2012
     
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    jheyslow Senior Member

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    Your best bet is use interspire shopping cart or magento. You can search interspire and lot of magento themes in the downloads section.
     
  10. colourful14

    colourful14 Registered Member

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    Hi guys ,
    Again thanks a lot for your help ..i like magento but one problem that magento got nice themes but expensive .......Its my business so need some license themes...dont want to take risk.....any idean how to get cheap magento themes.....

    thanks once again
     
  11. IMwizard

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    go with shopperpress theme.... one time buy and you can use it with as many website as you want....
    very easy to customize....
    i am currently using it with 4 websites and very happy with the results....
     
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    Magento offers the best up selling IMO, + Magento is clean and has the feel of ecommerce where i feel wordpress lacks most of the time.
     
  13. dkh1978

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    In my opinion, osCommerce is relatively good, and one thing that has given me confidence to work with it is the fact that (if I have understood correct), osCommerce has been the "inspirator" or starting point of ZenCart and Magento (which has a robust code), even though they wouldn´t share the code base. There are themes available for osCommerce, and it´s quite easily customizable.

    Personally I prefer having a stand-alone shopping cart software and not any plugin of another software (Joomla/VirtueMart, WP with ecommerce plugin).

    You need several stores, or are the other websites not related to ecommerce?

    Happy to help you out with osCommerce if you like.
     
  14. GuruDog

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    You could go with Magento CE, and then have someone customize the free Modern theme for a couple hundred bucks.
     
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    I have more than 100 products in my store but it isn't run on wordpress. Do your store by hand so you have total control. It's not as hard as you think it is. You can also get a nice WYSIWYG web utility program at demonoid if you don't have enough confidence to hand code.
     
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    Your doing a good job keep up the good work you are an inspiration
     
  17. Narrator

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    Do it right and use a script like magento, opencart, or zencart.

    Themes can run you $65-$150 (and up for custom) but it is better to set yourself up with something you are happy with, than to have to change it later on. Changing layouts/scripts will cost you big time with search engine rankings when running a ecommerce site, so do it right the first time.

    Cheers!
     
  18. Winston_Smith

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    WooThemes is a good way to go.
     
  19. trio666

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    FYI, I have experienced with Cart66, WP e-commerce, and WooCommere. In my opnion, there's still no perfect solution for e-commerce in WordPress, every plugin or theme has its own problems that will make you pull your hairs out when things are not working. If you don't want to spend a lot of time fixing stuff then it's best to avoid WordPress route.
     
  20. yustis83

    yustis83 Newbie

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    Hi there! I have a store with more than 1500 items running on Magento for about 6yrs now and I can tell you it is awesome. It is easy to install, pretty stable; the only draw back is that is a resource hog it is pretty heavy on the server side. And about themes for Magento you can find tons of them for free and pretty attractive. Let me know if you need help!!