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Which Open Source Shopping Cart Would You Choose?

I might be implementing an ecommerce site soon and have been doing some research as to which open source app to use. I have used openCart in the past but the effort to customize is a bit much so I have always left it with it's default layout. I have also made it a separate app and am looking to integrate it seamlessly into the site in question. So as I said, I have been researching other options.

My criteria:

Must be free, I don't care about copyright info showing on the site, Easy to install, easy to customize, easy to configure, easy to use back end, must come with plug ins for paypal at the very least or if not paypal, must support all major US credit cards.

Baed on the above, I have come up with the following:

osCommerce

OpenCart

ZenCart

PrestaCart

CubeCart

AgoraCart

So my fellow comrades, which would you prefer/which have you used and why? Please include positives and negatives

Thanks,

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I prefer Zencart because of its quality. I'm not saying that others are not good, its just Zencart has the essential features for an ecommerce business. If you want, try this shopping cart software site for more information about this software and more others. You can also compare it if you want, still it would be your choice.

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Thanks once again pie1ct. I looked at the 3 zencart sites and they are very neat! Good job on all 3.

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otoidea:

Site looks neat! I will add it to my list. Now I have 3 to pick one from: osCommerce, OpenCart and PrestaCart.

Thanks

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id recommend oscommerce, i used it for laptoponlineshop.com works great.

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I read something disturbing about Zencart few days back,

was looking for a shopping cart as well,

I went with instinct shopping cart, i also use Shopp cos it allows sales on download-able e-books.

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My first choice would be Zencart. Its easy to customise and if you need to find a particular string from any of the files, you can run a search for it directly from the admin interface.

I cant be bothered with osCommerce. It just doesnt look nice, no matter how you try to customise it (my opinion)

Presta Cart looks like the complete Web 2.0 package. Seems to combine the best of ecommerce features with a solid, easy to use content management system (almost as easy as using wordpress) . I dont think they come any simpler than this one.

As for the rest, I cant say much about them as I havent used them.

One Ive used in the past but cannot recommend in good faith is Virtuemart - the ecommerce solution for Joomla. As with everything Joomla, it is not the easiest to customise but ideally you would be looking for something that combines your shopping cart with a CMS and that's where Zencart and Prestashop lead the way. Paypal is pretty standard anyway. If it doesnt come with Paypal, then its not worthy of the name "Cart".

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