osCommerce

osCommerce has attracted a large and growing community that consists of over 246,700 store owners, developers, service providers, and enthusiasts who support and work with each other on their online business. To date there are over 6,500 add-ons available for free to customize osCommerce Online Merchant online stores that help increase sales.

osCommerce Online Merchant is an Open Source online shop e-commerce solution that is available for free with a feature 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.

With over 10 years of operation, osCommerce has built a showcase of over 12,700 online shops that have been voluntarily added to the live shops section, and powers many thousands of more online shops worldwide.

Features

Although osCommerce is still in its development stage, the available Milestone releases are considered to be stable with the following features:

General Functionality

  • Compatible with all PHP 4 versions
  • All features enabled by default for a complete out-of-the-box solution
  • Object oriented backend (3.0)
  • Completely multilingual with English, German, and Spanish provided by default

Setup / Installation

Automatic web-browser based installation and upgrade procedure

Design / Layout

  • Template structure implementation to:
    • allow layout changes to be adaptive, easy, and quickly to make (3.0)
    • allow easy integration into an existing site (3.0)
  • Support for dynamic images

Administration / Backend Functionality

  • Supports unlimited products and categories
    • Products-to-categories structure
    • Categories-to-categories structure
  • Add/Edit/Remove categories, products, manufacturers, customers, and reviews
  • Support for physical (shippable) and virtual (downloadable) products
  • Administration area secured with a username and password defined during installation
  • Contact customers directly via email or newsletters
  • Easily backup and restore the database
  • Print invoices and packaging lists from the order screen
  • Statistics for products and customers
  • Multilingual support
  • Multicurrency support
    • Automatically update currency exchange rates
  • Select what to display, and in what order, in the product listing page
  • Support for static and dynamic banners with full statistics

Customer / Frontend Functionality

  • All orders stored in the database for fast and efficient retrieval
  • Customers can view their order history and order statuses
  • Customers can maintain their accounts
    • Addressbook for multiple shipping and billing addresses
  • Temporary shopping cart for guests and permanent shopping cart for customers
  • Fast and friendly quick search and advanced search features
  • Product reviews for an interactive shopping experience
  • Forseen checkout procedure
  • Secure transactions with SSL
  • Number of products in each category can be shown or hidden
  • Global and per-category bestseller lists
  • Display what other customers have ordered with the current product shown
  • Breadcrumb trail for easy site navigation

Product Functionality

  • Dynamic product attributes relationship
  • HTML based product descriptions
  • Automated display of specials
  • Control if out of stock products can still be shown and are available for purchase
  • Customers can subscribe to products to receive related emails/newsletters

Payment Functionality

  • Accept numerous offline payment processing (cheque, money orders, offline credit care processing, ..)
  • Accept numerous online payment processing (PayPal, 2CheckOut, Authorize.net, iPayment, ..)
  • Disable certain payment services based on a zone basis

Shipping Functionality

  • Weight, price, and destination based shipping modules
  • Real-time quotes available (UPS, USPS, FedEx, ..)
  • Free shipping based on amount and destination
  • Disable certain shipping services based on a zone basis

Tax Functionality

  • Flexible tax implementation on a state and country basis
  • Set different tax rates for different products
  • Charge tax on shipping on a per shipping service basis

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