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Cubecart, Oscommerce or Zen Cart?

Discussion in 'Content Management' started by Astroman, May 19, 2008.

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Which is the best Fantatico installable shopping cart?

  1. Cubecart

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  2. Oscommerce

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  3. Zen Cart

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  1. #1
    I've never used either of these, but I want to give them a try for a new shopping site I'm making - so I'd like to know others' opinions on which is the best in terms of ease of use (for administrator as well as users), template editing and payment options + anything else that makes one stand out from the rest.

    Or just simply which is your favorite, if any?
    SEMrush
     
    Astroman, May 19, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. subhayu.in

    subhayu.in Active Member

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    im going to go with ZEN CART.
     
    subhayu.in, May 26, 2008 IP
  3. Astroman

    Astroman Well-Known Member

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    I'm giving Cube Cart a try, though Zen Cart does look very interesting I could just get my head around the template system in Cube Cart a bit quicker. I might change my mind though, just messing around at the moment.
     
    Astroman, May 26, 2008 IP
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    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    Use Oscommerce, it is the most popular and hence the most plugins and templates are available. Also the support is there given the time it has been on the market.
     
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    saran Peon

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    Oscommerce, Oscommerce and Oscommerce.
     
    saran, Jun 5, 2008 IP
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    tanicos Banned

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    Oscommerce is the best.. a lot of free addons, very easy to customize and many more.
     
    tanicos, Jun 6, 2008 IP
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    n-james Well-Known Member

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    Oscommerce.

    The reason I'm stating this is due to the fact that when using Zen Cart (which is built on the back of Oscommerce) it really sucked, and had many problems. Although oscommerce has some problems, the source is easier to edit imo then zen carts to meet the requirements i've needed.
     
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    OSCOMMERCE is the best
     
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    opensource shoping cart
    -http://www.prestashop.com/
    -http://www.magentocommerce.com/
     
    buildstory, Jun 7, 2008 IP
  10. Astroman

    Astroman Well-Known Member

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    Is that spam?
     
    Astroman, Jun 7, 2008 IP
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    I think if your web site is fully e-commerce based then you can use OsCommerce. If you use Joomla then Virtual Mart if you use Wordpress then you can use Wp-ecommerce Plug in. Thanks.
     
    tack, Jun 7, 2008 IP
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    im going to go with joomla is the best! Joomla with virtuemart..
     
    ustzul, Jun 8, 2008 IP
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    Oscommerce is more attractive for me.
     
    Alteo, Jun 8, 2008 IP
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    HiTEC Well-Known Member

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    magento is promising :)
     
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    Hon Daddy Dad Peon

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    Thanks for the tip on Prestashop.
     
    Hon Daddy Dad, Jun 11, 2008 IP
  16. oneawesomeguy

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    Wow, I was just about to create this exact thread. Using Fantastico? :)

    I was going to go with Zen Cart because I usually just judge websites based on their design, but because of this thread I'll install the better supported osCommerce.
     
    oneawesomeguy, Jun 11, 2008 IP
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    I really like Zen Cart partly because of the huge community and following (support is great in their forums) and because it's very customizable. Take a look at clevershoppers.com. Although i'm sure it's heavily modified, it's ZC-based and has this big store amazon.com feel to it.
     
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    So I installed osCommerce. How exactly do I go about installing those modules? Like I want to install the module for custom templates, but on the site it is very confusing how I go about downloading it. Do I just download the version on the bottom where it looks like people are commenting on? How do I know those are legit?

    Sorry for the slight off-topic, but I thought this was relevant to the discusion. To sum up: osCommerce is confusing...
     
    oneawesomeguy, Jun 11, 2008 IP
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    ZENCART which was derived from OScommerce with an added bonus, the override system.
     
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  20. Astroman

    Astroman Well-Known Member

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    What's 'the override system'?
     
    Astroman, Aug 22, 2008 IP