Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Custom site with Magento cart?

Posted on 2013-12-09
1
404 Views
Last Modified: 2016-03-02
I have a client with an existing website using e-commerce.  When a user clicks an item to buy, they are transferred to coolcarts.com and then they make the transaction there.  This guy is unhappy with his current site appearance and response tie from his current developer.  He'd like to hire me, but I have never worked with e-commerce before.  We are going with BlueHost and they offer Magento, but no support for it.

QUESTION:
Can I develop a custom website and product database for him, and use Magento for the purchase transaction only?  If so , how?
0
Comment
Question by:dimmergeek
1 Comment
 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
EddieShipman earned 500 total points
ID: 39709236
Believe me, you do not want to get into implementing Magento with another site, such as a CMS. Especially if you want the store owner to be able to keep his site running smoothly. We have an ExpressionEngine site that is paired with a Magento cart and run into all kinds of issues with this implementation. We are currently removing Magento and going with BrilliantRetail, which is an ExpressionEngine e-commerce plugin.

Magento, even though it is somewhat popular, is not really geared for small stores
(<1 million transactions per yr). In my opinion it is big time overkill. My preference would be to install Prestashop in a sub-domain and skin it to look exactly like the rest of the site. Prestashop is much easier to skin and work with, even for the store owner, than Magento.
Oh, and another thing, Prestashop community help on their forums is far better than the Magento community forums.
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack

Come see why top tech companies like Mailchimp and Media Temple use Linux Academy to build their employee training programs.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
tomcat startup error 5 101
ASP.NET MVC 2 40
Forms that calculate points for wordpress 10 50
Company website 6 30
This article will inform Clients about common and important expectations from the freelancers (Experts) who are looking at your Gig.
There’s a good reason for why it’s called a homepage – it closely resembles that of a physical house and the only real difference is that it’s online. Your website’s homepage is where people come to visit you. It’s the family room of your website wh…
This video teaches users how to migrate an existing Wordpress website to a new domain.
This tutorial demonstrates a quick way of adding group price to multiple Magento products.

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question