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Sunday, January 4, 2009

8 Interesting CMS for e-commerce websites

If you want to open an e-commerce website can be useful to take a look at this list with eigth interesting Content Management System which can help you to reduce your programming effort for developing e-commerce projects. If you know other products or have some opinion about this CMS please add a comment, thanks!

1. Magento
Magento is an interesting platform for your e-commerce website. It's modular architecture and unprecedented flexibility means your business is no longer constrained by your eCommerce platform. Magento is total control.

2. PrestaShop
PrestaShop is professional e-Commerce shopping cart software that you can download and use for free. It supports a lot of interesting features for a total control of your e-Commerce shop.

3. Drupal e-commerce
Drupal e-Commerce is a package of modules to let you create your own online store. It is totally free, open source, rich featured and flexible. The system can use PayPal,, eWAY, C.O.D. or you can roll your own.

4. Zen-Cart
Zen Cart truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. The ecommerce web site design program is being developed by group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think ecommerce web design could be and should be done differently.

5. CubeCart
CubeCart is an "out of the box" ecommerce shopping cart software solution which has been written to run on servers that have PHP & MySQL support. With CubeCart you can quickly setup a powerful online store which can be used to sell digital or tangible products to new and existing customers all over the world.

6. osCommerce
osCommerce is an Open Source online shop e-commerce solution that is available for free under the GNU General Public License. It features a rich set of out-of-the-box online shopping cart functionality that allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain online stores with minimum effort and with no costs, fees, or limitations involved.

7. VirtueMart
VirtueMart is not a CMS but an Open Source E-Commerce solution to be used together with Joomla! (and Mambo). Joomla! and VirtueMart are written in PHP and made easy for use in a PHP/MySQL environment.

8. FatFreeCart
FatFreeCart is a free shopping cart developed by the team behind E-junkie shopping cart. It works inside your website, your blog and will even work from your MySpace page. It is simply a copy-paste cart and does not require you to register with us or install anything. It works with PayPal and Google Checkout. It supports product variations, shipping, handling and sales tax.

Do you have any suggestion or other interesting CMS? Add your comment please!

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ElbertF said...

Somewhat on topic, I just created a Firefox add-on that tracks the distribution of CMS software:

You can find some more suggestions there (and I will add the ones on your list that are missing on mine). :)

Also take a look at

Bruce said...

Interspire's Shoppingcart is also extermelly flexable

meganlee1984 said...

Thanks! This is a great post

Brenelz said...

Great listing of e-commerce solutions. Am always not sure which one to use.


Blog Expert said...

That is a great list. It is nice to find a list like this so I do not have to go working for some of these for e-commerce web sites.

Opy said...

I think it should be "Magento" not "Magneto" :)

Shigaepouyen said...

Hello !

Good post as usual :)

Wordpress & plugin is good too for a simply e-commerce website, especially with :
- wp-ecommerce plugin :
- Crafty Craft theme :



Web2Mom said...

I use zencart and works great for me, though some find it confusing. Its cool and can be easily integrated with paypal and google checkout. A new plugin called wp-oscommerce has been released to integrate wordpress and OScommerce, so that should be cool too

Mike said...

Don't forget the other WP options:

The Shopp plugin in particular looks very promising.

THEODIN said...

Magento is a mutha of a CMS, also, if you are using wordpress you should check out the wp-ecommerce which is very snazzy

Andy said...

I seriously recommend people leave Magento alone for the time being - it's massively bloated and runs incredibly slow on anything but a dedicated server optimised for Magento's quirks.

george said...

I am a Drupal developer and I believe that the best e-commerce module for Drupal is Ubercart

CMS Search said...

Thank you for the post, but I feel strong about Interspire too. They actually have a cms called Interspire Website Publisher. Can you do a review on that as Im looking into these too. Thanks!

Ryan said...

I agree with George, as will most Drupal developers. Most of us use Ubercart now.

Simon said...

I would add to this list, it's CMS with fully featured shopping cart, compatible with hundreds IzzyWebsite templates.

Shopping cart is good to sell real goods and e-goods, and it's downloadable - you can download it to your PC and contents/products offline, then just use automated synchronization.

DerManoMann said...

If you are interested in Zen Cart, it might be also worth having a look at ZenMagick.

ZenMagick is a zen-cart add-on that includes:
1) An object-oriented API to access the zen-cart database (anywhere in your code).

2) An alternative templating system
Building on the API the template files are a lot simpler that their zen-cart counterparts. The code is (also) object-oriented and includes a fill MVC stack. Also includes are:
- a (form) validation subsystem
- plugins
- support for many popular zen-cart mods (IH2, etc)

There are also unique ZenMagick features like:
- checkout without registering
- support for OpenID
- page caching
- Support for Smarty templates

frank katzer | internetagentur said...

magento seems to be very powerful, but i will check the rest of the list out... thanks for your article!

Anonymous said...

I would much prefer Interspire over those listed here. I can't believe you didn't mention then. Heads and shoulders above the list you have.

Mark Zabala said...

Ubercart is definitely the winner over Drupal ECommerce

Eli said...

The Market Theme is an ecommerce theme for Wordpress. It's got a built-in shopping cart and connects directly with Paypal for the payment transaction.

You can play around with an online demo of it here:

Anonymous said...

GetPaid for Plone is nice.

jlstarland said...

Another one great solution for e-commerce


Un blog sur les problématiques logistiques said...


check out our e-commerce & crm system :

rybotron said...

Do you know of an e commerce cms that would allow other people to sell products on my site and I take a certain percentage of the sale? Thanks!

Marty said...

I found Spitfire CMS today. It has ecommerce.

Ecommerce Web Design said...

Thanks for sharing the useful e-commerce websites. Great post!

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