Starting a new online business? Or looking to upgrade to newer open source shopping carts? Confused by all options?
Here is our compilation of Open source carts. We have marked the ones you should consider if you are considering new development. Others are still good for maintenance.
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Summary: CubeCart is a free, feature-rich eCommerce shopping cart. With an exhaustive list of features, it is a great deal for your web store.
Summary: Drupal Commerce (a.k.a Drupal for Commerce) is another open-source eCommerce solution for Drupal-based websites looking to add eStore capability to their website.
Summary: Joomla! is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content. Joomla! is based on PHP and MySQL, so it's easy to use share and support powerful applications on an open platform.
Summary: Magento is one of the best open-source eCommerce solutions available. It also has paid versions: Magento Commerce Starter and Magento Commerce Pro.
Summary: OpenCart's first release came in 2010 and has had close to 1 million installs to date. Its marketplace is enriched with more than 13,000 modules and themes to jump-start your online store.
OpenCart launched OpenCart Cloud in 2017, a cloud-based hosted shopping cart software.
Summary: Launched in 2008, PrestaShop is an open-source eCommerce solution backed by a community of more than 1 million users. It is a secure and sustainable shopping cart solution. Over 600 features and more than 5000 modules & themes make it flexible and scalable.
Summary: Spree started in 2008. Based on the Ruby on Rails platform, it is an open-source eCommerce shopping cart solution with 4000+ members on its Spree slack group.
Summary: WooCommerce is the trusted and most-used open source eCommerce shopping cart in the world. It leads the eCommerce Shopping Cart installations with 22% of the top 1mn eCommerce sites in the world using it. It is a flexible, scalable, and sustainable solution built on WordPress with 6,000+ WooCommerce plugins.
Summary: Commerce.CGI is a fully featured shopping cart that is very simple to install unlike other carts available that require technical support. CGI was first introduced way back in 1988 and one of the first free Perl shopping carts released on the web.
Summary: Having 12 years of experience into eCommerce market, nopCommerce have 60,000+ live shops onboarded, 150+partners from 40 countries, 1500+ integrations, and 2,50,000+ members worldwide
Summary: One of the oldest eCommerce shopping cart solutions, Oscommerce has a strong community of 350,000+ members. It is a high-performance solution that is secure, flexible, and scalable with over 9,000 add-ons that help you customize your online store.
Summary: Shopware Community Edition is an open-source shopping cart solution that is packed with unique features that is needed to start an online shop. It is modular and easily scalable using the plugins and modules available.
Summary: Ubercart is the go-to module for Drupal-based websites needing an eCommerce Shopping Cart. In the last 3-4 years, the trend for Ubercart installations seeing a huge drop, and with the Website found not to be working, possibly is an indication of Ubercart heading to an end.
Summary: VirtueMart is an open-source eCommerce solution for Joomla! Content management system. It is a feature-rich, flexible, high-performance, and scalable shopping cart solution.
Summary: Zen Cart is claimed to be a user-friendly, open-source eCommerce shopping cart add-on software that can run on your existing website. It is fully customizable and easy-to-setup. It works with most of the hosting companies and can be used with your own domain.
Summary: Zeus cart focus mainly on Small & medium scale store operators and designed their software to cater everything from inventory management, attribute driven product catalog, category management, in-built CMS, SEO friendly URLs, Gift Cards, Discounts, Tier-Price, Taxation, Integrated payment gateways, EMail templates to Newsletter
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