The buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks is known as eCommerce. This type of trading offers many advantages over ‘traditional shopping’ for both the buyer and the seller.
eCommerce enables businesses to trade 24 hours a day, sell products and services to a wider market, and to keep a check on operational costs. For example, retailers do not need to rent stores or offices, and have the potential to make significant wage savings. For consumers, eCommerce lets individuals and businesses shop or pay for goods and services at any time, avoid queuing, avoid unnecessary travel expenses, and make prices between different providers transparent.
Our article ‘6 of the Best Free Linux eCommerce Software’ identified some excellent open source eCommerce applications, and noted that there is a wide selection in this field. This feature identifies some more distinguished open source eCommerce software. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who wants to set up their own online shop.
Now, let’s explore the 7 eCommerce applications at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
|Apache OFBiz||Enterprise software framework|
|Spree||eCommerce platform powered by Ruby on Rails framework|
|OpenCart||PHP based ecommerce platform for online merchants|
|Konakart||Enterprise eCommerce system for medium to large online retailers|
|JadaSite||Easy to use and feature-rich content management and eCommerce system|
|Drupal Commerce||eCommerce framework built from the ground up on Drupal 7|
|Batavi||eCommerce system with Icecat integration|
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