best PHP cart for existing .html site
Posted on 2005-05-04
I need to come up with a customizable PHP cart that uses MySQL for a backend. We have thousands of existing .html pages, and I need to be able to integrate something (order button) into them without changing their extension.
I have played around with osCommerce, but I can't figure an easy way to make the cart not require customer login. We definitely want to let customers order without logging in, or, for that matter, without even having to choose to login or not. If they want to create an account, fine, they can do that last. We need 2 or 3 click cart functionality.
I will tie into/update/download orders from the MySQL db via ODBC on our local network using an MS Access app which we use for order management.
We must be able to use the new-ish XML UPS mod which will tie into our own UPS account shipping rates.
I can code or tweak most of the neccesary modifications, but I must find a solid fully functional cart to start with which does not require login or force the customer to choose. That is one click too many in the checkout process, especially when it isn't really neccesary.
Open source is a must. Like I said, I have investigated osCommerce extensively, have downloaded and installed it, tried it, tweaked it, been on their message boards, and have written directly to the dev team members. At this point I do not believe it will work for us.
I will pay whatever it takes to solve this, I am not neccesarily looking for a free cart.
Any ideas? Thanks.