• Top 20 Most Popular Ecommerce Shopping Carts

    by Boney

    The open source eCommerce Shopping cart industry is growing. Every year many new shopping carts come to the market that customers can take advantage of. At WebNet Hosting, we have done our research and listed below the 20 Most Popular Shopping Carts currently available

    1. Magento

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    Magento is a feature-rich eCommerce platform built on open-source technology that provides online merchants with unprecedented flexibility and control over the look, content and functionality of their eCommerce store. Magento’s intuitive administration interface features powerful marketing, search engine optimization and catalog-management tools to give merchants the power to create sites that are tailored to their unique business needs.


    2. Prestashop

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    Prestashop is an award winning e-commerce solution having won the Best Open Source Business Application. Having been distributed under the open source license, Prestashop now powers thousands and thousands of online stores across the globe. It is also backed by an active community of developers who frequently develop various add-ons for extending the functionalities of Prestashop. Currently, PrestaShop has around 275 e-commerce features that make online business an easier and simpler affair for online merchants.


    3. OpenCart

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    OpenCart is an open source PHP-based online shopping cart system. A robust e-commerce solution for Internet merchants with the ability to create their own online business and participate in e-commerce at a minimal cost. OpenCart is a turn-key ready “out of the box” shopping cart solution. You simply install, select your template, add products and you’re ready to start accepting orders.


    4. VirtueMart

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    VirtueMart is an Open Source E-Commerce solution to be used together with a Content Management System (CMS) called Joomla!. Joomla! and VirtueMart are written in PHP and can be used in typical PHP/MySQL environments. Viruemart is not developed by Joomla!, however its works perfectly with it and blends seamlessly with Joomla!. If you would like to read more then here is an article which VirtueMart – A Perfect  Ecommerce Platform for Joomla!


    5. OSCommerce

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    OSCommerce is an online shop e-commerce solution that offers a wide range of out-of-the-box features that allows online stores to be setup fairly quickly with ease, and is available for free as an Open Source based solution. Today, osCommerce has been taken to the next level, moving towards an e-commerce framework solution that not only remains easy to setup and maintain, but also making it easier for store administrators to present their stores to their customers with their own unique requirements.


    6. ZenCart

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    ZenCart truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software. The ecommerce web site design program is being developed by a group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think ecommerce web design could be and should be done differently. ZenCart offers great support and tutorials and has extensive documentation to help you at every stage. 


    7. UberCart

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    Ubercart is an exciting open source e-commerce shopping cart that fully integrates your online store with Drupal, the leading open source content management system. This is a killer combination for anyone looking to build a community around a product, sell access to premium content, offer paid file downloads, and much much more!


    8. Xcart

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    X-Cart or XCart is a PHP/MySQL based secure shopping cart software that uses Smarty template engine for easy and unlimited design creation. X-Cart is template based software with open source code. This means you can modify the look & feel and functionality of the shopping cart the way you need should you require any business specific features.

    9. Miva Merchant

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    Miva Merchant is a mature and robust e-commerce storefront solution with the usual sorts of e-commerce functionality. It allows you to create and manage an e-commerce catalogue, handle payments and shipping – as well as Inventory and Merchandising capabilities.


    10. CubeCart

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    CubeCart is a complete ecommerce shopping cart software solution. With CubeCart you can quickly setup a powerful online store to sell digital or tangible products to new and existing customers globally. CubeCart is one stop shop solution for everyone, whether you are a retailer or a web developer, you can install CubeCart and get your ecommerce store running in minutes. 


    11. TomatoCart

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    TomatoCart is a next generation open source shopping cart, branched from osCommerce 3 as a separate project. The TomatoCart administration site is completely rewritten based on Ext JS which is a cross-browser JavaScript library for building Rich Internet Applications. It includes many high-performance and customizable UI widgets to simplify work with web applications. The web desktop application allows users to keep several windows open simultaneously, enabling users to work with several modules such as products, customers and orders at the same time.


    12. Avactis

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    Avactis Shopping Cart is a software package that allows you to open an online store on the Internet. Compared to other similar software, Avactis offers a unique advantage of very simple integration of the online store into your existing site. Avactis has a huge feature list which offers somethings for everybody. No programming skill is needed to launch your store with Avactic, it is easy to install and configure which makes it user friendly for even the non technical people.


    13. AgoraCart

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    AgoraCart is a powerful, customizable, secure Open Source ecommerce shopping cart software that is easily installed on your website. AgoraCart shopping cart software is community driven in its design and development, which keeps the focus on merchant needs. AgoraCart is very flexible and offers a very wide range of features that allow you to setup an online storefront using available template designs for easier setup.


    14. Pinnacle cart

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    A solid choice for eCommerce, Pinnacle Cart is feature-rich, versatile, efficient and intuitive. This shopping cart solution is easy to use and deploy—offering a fully customizable storefront and your choice of professionally-designed page templates. As a PHP cart, it’s also easy to expand and upgrade as your online store grows over time.


    15. Creloaded

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    CRELoaded is one of the best “free” shopping cart software packages out there. All of them have limitations and irritations, but this system has fewer than most, and when you need a full featured shopping cart, it can usually do the job. CRELoaded is built on the framework of OSCommerce – the biggest and most respected of the older Open Source Shopping Carts. CRE has been refined and simplified a little though, so it is easier to customize, and easier to maintain long term.


    16. LiteCommerce

    Litecommerce logo for Litecommerce hosting
    LiteCommerce is a free, open source (OSL 3.0) PHP-based platform for fast and easy creation of e-commerce websites. The system operates as a stand-alone solution or like an e-commerce module for Drupal 7. When running it in a connection with Drupal 7, you get tons of free content management functions, themes and modules from the Drupal community, which you can use for faster website development.


    17. CS-Cart

    CS-Cart logo for CS-Cart hosting
    CS-Cart is a standalone web application for building and managing an ecommerce website of any size from a small web store to a virtual shopping mall with multiple departments and product suppliers. With CS-Cart your first sale is closer than ever – just do basic setup, populate your store with products, enter your account details with your payment system and you can go live!


    18. Abante

    AbanteCart logo for AbanteCart hosting
    AbanteCart is a free PHP based eCommerce solution for merchants to provide ability creating online business and sell products online quick and efficient. AbanteCart application is built and supported by experienced enthusiasts that are passionate about their work and contribution to rapidly evolving eCommerce industry. AbanteCart is more than just a shopping cart, it is rapidly growing eCommerce platform with many benefits.


    19. Cashie Commerce

    CashieCommerce logo for CashieCommerce hosting
    Cashie Commerce is the fastest way to start selling on any website. Thousands of businesses have already experienced how Cashie Commerce really does make it easy to sell online. Cashie Commerce makes it easy to add a store to your website or blog – so you are free to focus on what’s important: growing your business.


    20. ZeusCart

    Zeuscart logo for Zeuscart hosting
    ZeusCart shopping cart is a rich UI and a highly usable shopping cart software. The design focuses on the web 2.0 trends and other usability engineering bases and succeeded in bring out a software that meets the demands of web 2.0, commencing a march towards a new generation.

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    Boney oversees all the marketing efforts at WebNet Hosting such as Content Marketing, Social Media, Community Managements and so on.


    • Haya Islamic Clothing June 30, 2013 at 08:09 am Reply

      It is all about online shopping and generating business. before selecting any e commerce platform make sure you do ground work and read as much as possible about the source as once you developed your website and make it live then it will be very difficult for you to change it at later stage. Online shopping website takes time to get visible and it all depend on your SEO practices but if you have enough capital then you should go with online advertisement campaign it will not only boost your sales but also your confidence.

    • Beyowi July 03, 2013 at 02:43 pm Reply

      Nice article! I will mention Spree commerce. Spree is an awesome 100% open source e-commerce platform powered by Ruby on Rails that provides a lot of features out of the box: Product management, order management, shipping and gateway configuration. Like RefineryCMS, it is a flexible and highly customizable platform.

    • ProWebSid October 15, 2013 at 09:55 am Reply

      Thanks for this article.. however i was looking for a article/link to find out the real top 20, by number of shops/sites that have installed these shoppping carts.. any idea?
      i heard magento has more than 150,000 online merchants using.. more such real data about all pleeeeese!

    • John Doe October 19, 2013 at 12:11 am Reply

      I use AbanteCart for a few months. My experience is rather pleasant. It is easy to set up and manage it. There are much more features in comparing with other shopping carts. Plus it is free shopping cart. Extension store has lots of usefull extentions like templates, shipping, payment. Installation of extensions is not difficult and many of them are free of charge.

    • Austin http://www.thefas-solutions.com/ January 03, 2014 at 05:24 pm Reply

      was a VirtueMart user but Joomla moved onto v2.5 and then v3.0. As far as I know VM is still only suitable v1.5 so I moved onto the much easier for non-coders Hikashop. The component is well supported and the user community is good too which is common for Joomla.

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