Comparison of free Shopping Carts - 2009

This is a comparison of free -mostly open source- "shopping carts" / "e-commerce systems": Magento, osCommerce , Virtuemart (+ Joomla), Ubercart (+ Drupal), X-Cart , Zen Cart , ShopCMS , CS-Cart , Cube Cart , eCommerce Framework G5 (ECF), Ecommerce Templates , FlyingCart, Go Ecommerce EShop Builder , Interspire Shopping Cart , iScripts Multicart , JadaSite , JShop , LiteCommerce , PhPepperShop, PrestaShop, ProductCart , Ecommerce Shopping Cart Software , VP-ASP Shopping Cart , WebAsyst Shop-Script , Zeus Cart (AJ Shopping Cart).

Shopping Cart Name
System
Google PageRank
Alexa
Magento PHP+MySQL
8
3,036
osCommerce PHP+MySQL
8
5,564
Virtuemart (+ Joomla) PHP+MySQL
7
11.004
Ubercart (+ Drupal) PHP+MySQL
7
27,616
X-Cart PHP+MySQL
7
25,776
Zen Cart PHP+MySQL
7
8,306
ShopCMS PHP+MySQL
1
1,025,073
CS-Cart PHP+MySQL
6
25,359
Cube Cart PHP+MySQL
6
33,747
eCommerce Framework
G5 (ECF)
ASP.NET+MSSQL
4
394,628
Ecommerce Templates
PHP,ASP+MSSQL,MySQL
5
34,113
FlyingCart PHP+MySQL
4
188,070
Go Ecommerce EShop Builder
Java+MySQL
1
8,251,095
Interspire Shopping
Cart
PHP+MySQL
6
12,574
iScripts Multicart
PHP+MySQL
3
32,851
JadaSite Java+MySQL, MSSQL,
PostgreSQL, Oracle
5
1,018,295
JShop PHP+MySQL
6
456,087
LiteCommerce PHP+MySQL
5
134,044
PhPepperShop PHP+MySQL
5
238,375
PrestaShop PHP+MySQL
6
27,481
ProductCart ASP+MSSQL
5
83,444
Ecommerce
Shopping Cart Software
PHP+MySQL
5
1,772,635
VP-ASP Shopping Cart ASP+MSSQL, MySQL
5
138,729
WebAsyst Shop-Script PHP+MySQL
6
66,605
Zeus
Cart (AJ Shopping Cart)
PHP+MySQL
4
55,176

Common Features:

Most of shopsystems have features like search, templates & themes, unlimited products, digital downloads, product images, product rating & reviews, product import / export, statistics, stock control, WYSIWYG Editor, SEO URLs.




osCommerce

osCommerce("open source Commerce") is a popular free shopping-system under GNU/GPL.
Features: Compatible with all major browsers, multilingual, automatic web-based installation, unlimited number of products and categories, automatic setup of e-commerce payment systems: Authorize.net, 2Checkout.com, iPayment.de, PayPal.com, PsiGate.com, SECPay.com, and TrustCommerce.com; Many other add-on ecommerce payment systems, off-line (manual) credit card payments) and on-line payment processing, multi-currency support via manual update from exchange rate server, Support for dynamic images (one image per product), supports physical products and digital product downloads, web-based administration module, Database backup and restore, temporary and permanent shopping carts, SSL support, multiple shipping options including by weight, price, or destination, real-time shipping quote integration with UPS, USPS, Zone-based shipping options as well as a free shipping option as part of Order Totals Module, full tax functionality, included compounded taxes, different zones for different products




Magento

Magento is an open source(Open Software License) shop-system which is based on Zend Framework. Some parts of Magento are licensed under the Academic Free License version 3.0(since version 1.1.7). There is also an enterprise Edition for large companies.

Features: CMS like Management, Mobile eCommerce, Marketing Promotions and Tools, International Support, SEO, Checkout, Shipping, Payment, Order Management, Customer Service, Customer Accounts, Catalog Management, Catalog Browsing, Product Browsing, Analytics and Reporting, Customer Reviews, Cross-Selling, Customer Tags, Compare Products, Wishlists, Google Base Integration, Google Website Optimizer Integration




Cube Cart

CubeCart (formerly "eStore") is not Open Source but a free-to-use eCommerce solution. Custom licensing model allows for customisation of the code.

Features: Template-system, SEO, Gift Certificates, Plug & Play Shipping/Gateway/Affiliate Modules, Tax by State/Zone or Country, Multi Currency Support, Email Marketing, Inventory Stock Control, Digital Content delivery system




PrestaShop

PrestaShop™ is a free e-Commerce shopping cart software.

Features: Top sellers on homepage, New items on homepage, Featured products on homepage, 'Free shipping' offers, Cross-selling (Accessories), Product image zoom, Order out-of-stock items, Customer subscription & user accounts, Unlimited payment methods, Payment by bankwire, Google™ Checkout module, Cash-On-Delivery (COD), Preconfigured for Paypal™, Product tagging, Sale of digital goods, Newsletter opt-in, Wishlist, Affiliate program, Customer product reviews




Zeus Cart

Features: unlimited categories, SEO, products images, Realtime Update, tagged search, related items, multi currency system




Zen Cart

Zen Cart is an e-commerce system under GNU/GPL, which is basen on osCommerce but developed as a seperate software.
Features: unlimited products & categories, discounts, sell digital files, XHTML template system, ad banners, multiple shipping payment options, newsletter, discount coupons, gift certificates, featured items, quantity discounts

Comments

Comparison?

How about a comparison of the features of the carts? What are the pros and cons of each cart? A comparison of the page ranks for the different carts is pretty much useless.

I am sorry for that! I'm

I am sorry for that! I'm currently working on a new version with comparison of most features. Thanks for your comment!

Thanks! It is still very

Thanks! It is still very useful for me. But a features-comparison would be better.

When you finish your article

When you finish your article with shopping cart features comparison that would be quite interesting. But i think it's helpful enough the way it is.

For those who want to switch to different e-commerce platform i can recommend web service cart2cart. It automates migration fm shopping cart to shopping cart. http://www.shopping-cart-migration.com

not free carts

Free is Free. . all well and good. However, the price of the cart is somewhat minor for even a moderately successful e-commerce business. What matters to owners is ease, dependability, vulnerability and support / host included, when it hits the fan like it did today when Authorize.net when down.

Magento is best E-Commerce Script

Hi,

We had use number of open source and paid e-commerce script for our clients and out of all these at this moment we can say Magento is best e-commerce script its husge and little bit complex but overall no other script beat magento as per our opinion

What chart given here is correct and all most cover all e-commerce script comparison it seems ok

Thanks
Mayur Shah
http://www.addonsolutions.com

well i think this comparison

well i think this comparison will be really helpful in deciding the which cart you should shop,but i agree on the previous comments which cart is the question and also it will be better if the PR of that cart would have been displayed then the comparison looks more authentic.

zeuscart

No info provided about zeuscart.For more info visit http://www.zeuscart.com

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