Saturday, 6 December 2008

Magento Open Souce Oscommerce Alternate

If you are not happy with OSCommerce, the most widely used Open Source Shopping Cart, and you wish to find another Open Source alternate ou can try Magento
Magento is an Open Source Shopping Cart with extensive features list as being optimized for phone and :
Full Features list is h3r3 like:

Site Management:
* Control multiple websites and stores from one Administration Panel with ability to share as much or as little information as needed
* Multi-Lingual
* Support for localization
* Support for multiple currencies
* Administration Permission System Roles and Users
* Web Services API for easy integration between Magento and any third-party application
* Flexible tax rate management with support for US and International markets
* Fully 100% customizable design using templates
* Customer Groups
* One-Click Upgrades
* Content Management System for Informational Pages

Marketing Promotions and Tools

* Flexible Coupons (pricing rules) with ability to restrict to stores, customer groups, time period, products, and categories. For example: Percent Discount | Fixed Amount Discount | Free Shipping | Buy x, get y free. | Buy x, get y with percent or fixed amount discount | Buy x, get free shipping on order | Buy x, get percent discount | Buy x, get fixed amount discount.
* Catalog Promotional Pricing by percentage or fixed amount with ability to restrict to stores, categories, products
* Free Shipping Option
* Multi-Tier Pricing for quantity discounts
* Bundled Products
* Customer Group-specific pricing and group-specific tier pricing
* Landing Page Tool for Campaigns
* Search Engine Friendly URL's
* URL Rewrites
* Recently Viewed Products
* Recently Compared Items
* New Items Promotional Tool
* Up-sells in Shopping Cart
* Cross-sells on product pages
* Send to a Friend for all visitors, or registered users only
* Send Wishlist to a Friend by Email or RSS
* RSS Feeds for New Products, New Specials and New Tags
* Auto-generated Site Map
* Google Site Map
* Polls
* Newsletter Management

International Support

* Multi-Lingual
* Support for Multiple Currencies
* Tax rate support
* Localization
* Configurable List of Allowed Countries for:
o Site Registration
o Shipping Destination Addresses with ability to specify per shipping method
o Billing Addresses with ability to specify per payment method

Search Engine Optimization

* 100% Search Engine Friendly
* Google Site Map
* URL Rewrites give full control of URL's
* Meta-information for products and categories
* Auto-generated Site Map for display on site
* Auto-Generated Popular Search Terms Page

* View, edit, create and fulfill orders from admin panel.
* Create one or multiple invoices, shipments and credit memos per order to allow for split fulfillment
* Print invoices and packing slips
* Call Center (phone) order creation
o Includes ability to create new customer, or select existing customer and view shopping cart, wishlist, last ordered items, and compared products list, as well as select addresses, give discounts and assign custom prices
* Create re-orders for customers from administration panel.
* Email Notifications of Orders
* RSS feed of New Orders

1 comment:

Sam said...

I love Magento! The multiple store feature is probably the best thing about it - we have 8 stores on 8 domains, all with different looks, and all powered by one Admin system - now thats what Im talking about!

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