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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Delboy2424, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Delboy2424

    Delboy2424 Regular Member

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    My mates mum wants to have a little site supporting her ebay stuff (she sells personalised cards) Anyone recommend a decent shopping cart such as Zen, Oscommerce etc, it will need to be easy to manage, secure (as it can be!!) and adaptable without the need for massive amounts of programming knowledge as my mate can help her with the basics.

    Payment gateway intergration needs to be a must for something like paypal.

    Havent a clue what is working these days as its been many a year since I last used anything like this (oscommerce) so though I would ask you guys whats the market leaders these days.

    Cheers
     
  2. pogosa

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    Try Magento
     
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    misulicus Regular Member

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    magento is good but its hard for a rookie
     
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  4. Delboy2424

    Delboy2424 Regular Member

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    in what way?

    Whats the benefits of magento compared with others when you say it is good?
     
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    I've always personally used Volusion, Big Commerce, or custom carts.

    Depends on your mom's needs.
     
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    If for starters then,Wordpress will also work fine
    there are special eCommerce themes/plugins for WP

    but , Magneto is the best of all.
     
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    hi
    Nordajgt, i already check for the Volusion script...how you manage for the seo for this script...im now using shoperpress for my ecommerce...

    very interested for this platform... :)
     
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    Wordpress does a okay job for a small webshop.
     
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    I have recently been working with OpenCart and it seems to be a nice commerce solution. There are some great themes about and it seems very quick. The admin interface seems very user friendly and wouldn't take long to pick up.

    Magento would definitely be my first choice though!
     
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    pauli walnuts Registered Member

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    Magento is also my first choice!
     
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  11. eloquenceeee

    eloquenceeee Regular Member

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    WP E-Commerce or Opencart are my choices.
     
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  12. hopon

    hopon Newbie

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    Magento seems good but has a steeper learning curve, it is also more resource hungry so needs better hosting. How about looking at Joomla with Virtuemart plugin?
     
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    Wordpress, plus one of the Templatic ecommerce themes.
     
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  14. Delboy2424

    Delboy2424 Regular Member

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    seems a lot of you mention magento, is there a free version on their site, seem to charge or have I missed the version I will need?

    What about add-ons, themes etc...readily available?
     
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    Magento is definately a good ecommerce system, but for some people can it be difficult to find their way around. Specially if you want to modify the template yourself.

    It's a free CMS system and most web hosting companies have it as a 1-click install.

    The newest version is v. 1.5.0.1 or something like that.

    What about add-ons, themes etc...readily available?[/QUOTE]

    There are heaps of add ons and themes on their official homepage. Just search for magento.
     
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  16. seo jack

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    Zen and OSCommerce work great!
     
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    magneto is overkill for simple eCommerce website

    use wordpress + eCommerce/ewcid/shopperpress plugin
    or opencart
     
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    I've found most of the developers have made me a site end up using Magento in the end.

    If you are completely new to eCommerce, shopify is pretty good for newbies. It isn't free, but its pretty quick to set up but it limits you.
     
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  20. elvis1973

    elvis1973 Power Member

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    Cactushop is good, very easy to set up, unlimited products and options and good price too.

    I have used it about 6 times and never had an issue.
     
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