Need good online store software...

Posted on 2004-11-11
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I am looking for software like webcatalog creator which allows you to easily create every aspect of an online store.

i was wondering if anyone could recommend one to me? i dont like webcatalog creator very much because it has a very primitive looking layout and it doesnt function particularly well.

any help would be most appreciated,

thank you!
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OS Commerce (www.oscommerce.com) is fantastic - and free - if you're using PHP/MySQL.

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i was hoping for a software based one... it just seems easier to use than a web-based one... ?
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An online store is inherently going to be web-based, isn't it?

Or are you looking for web dev software to create an online store?
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yea a web dev software to create an online store... sorry i should have been more specific
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humeniuk earned 96 total points
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There are a few good web dev programs (I use Dreamweaver myself) that aren't specific to creating an online store, so they'd just be tools for you to do all the work.  I get the impression that you're looking to simplify the process, but as your experience with Webcatalog Creator suggests, you may find that those that are single purpose like that are very weak in other areas.  The question is, regardless of what software you use, are you going to be able to create something as good and as flexible as OS Commerce (doubtful) as quickly as you can configure OS Commerce (not a chance).

" i was hoping for a software based one... it just seems easier to use than a web-based one... ?"
I'm not sure how it could be any easier.  As noted above, I think you'd end up doing a lot more work hopiing to produce something as good.  Anyway, that's just my two cents  :)

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mallett1 earned 92 total points
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As an addittion to Osecommerce, you might use Mambo http://www.mamboserver.com/ and intergrate Osecommerce with it. Mambo will give you the option of further add ons including forums and document stores and Latest news features. This too is open source and free.

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jkwasson earned 92 total points
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comersus (do a google search) is a great one. I have used it and it is easy to configure and works good.

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