I want to create a website for e-commerce domain and I have done very goggling regarding features of each and every open source eCommerce. So I want to share my opinions. Please keep in mind these facts when you select open source for ecommerce website.
Magento is a new very good open source for eCommerce solution. Which is offering massive flexibility and control. Magento gives great flexibility to admin to control different store a website under single umbrella, because each country has its own tax rule and regulation. Magneto provides functionality to control different store with different tax rule.
Main features of magento:
- Marketing Promotions and Tools: Flexible Coupons (pricing rules) with ability to restrict to stores, customer groups, time period, products, and categories.
- Search Engine Optimization: URL Rewrites give full control of URL’s and Meta-information for products and categories.
Catalog Management : Batch Import and Export of catalog.
- Analytics and Reporting: Admin Dashboard for Report Overview, Abandoned Shopping Cart Report and Best Customers Report by Total and Number of Orders.
- Site Management : Control multiple websites and stores from one Administration Panel.
- Mobile Commerce: It has mobile ecommerce solution
Presta shop is very popular open source after magento.Its very easy to use and flexible to handle merchant’s per developer point of view its very easy to customized module. The main features of presta is analytic which is Track visitors, orders and sales, See best sellers, most viewed products etc.
Presta shop main features :
- Catalog Management
- Product display site management.
- localization/Tax rule.
- analytic and reporting
Zen Cart Description :
Zen Cart is an extensive online store management system based on PHP with MySQL database. Support is provided for numerous languages and currencies, and it is freely available under the GNU General Public License. Its very easy to install and has very structured code.
There are hundreds of shopping cart programs available, but none come close to offering the level of options, features and support available with Zen Cart®. Even the commercial programs have a hard time competing.
Main features of Zen Cart :
- Easy Installation
- Customer Status Modes
- Categories And Products
- Promotions, Sales And Discounts
- Fully Customizable Catalog Templates
- Global E-Commerce Ready
- Catalog Status Modes
- Powerful Administration Tool
- Customer Retention Tools
OpenCart is an open source PHP-based online shopping cart system.OpenCart is designed feature rich, easy to use, search engine friendly and with a visually appealing interface. A robust e-commerce solution for Internet merchants with the ability to create their own online business and participate in e-commerce at a minimal cost.
Main features of open cart :
- Unlimited Categories
- Unlimited Products
- Unlimited Manufacturers
- Multi Currency
- Multi Language
- Product Reviews
- Product Ratings
- Open Source
- Free Documentation
- Automatic Image Resize
- 20+ Payment Gateways
- 8+ Shipping Methods
OsCommerce is another leading Open Source online shop e-commerce solution based on php and mysql.Its leading ecommerce CMS in past days ecommerce domain. Main problem or weakness of this project is unstructured code. It features a rich set of out-of-the-box online shopping cart functionality that allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain their online stores with minimum effort and with no costs, license fees, or limitations involved. With over 10 years of operation, osCommerce has built a showcase of over 12,700 online shops that have been voluntarily added to the live shops section, and powers many thousands of more online shops worldwide.
Main features of osCommerce:
- Administration / Backend
- Payment Functionality
- Customer registration