E-commerce includes any type of business, or commercial transaction, related to the conversion of Internet information between different computer networks. E-commerce allows consumers to exchange goods and services without a barrier of time or distance.
In this article, I will analyze in detail the strengths and weaknesses of the most popular web source code in the world today, including Magento, Zen Cart, WooCommerce, OpenCart, CS-Cart, Joomla Virtuemart, TomatoCart. , Sellvana, … I will list the main points, core features of each type as well as my positive and negative views on some of these types of source code.
Magento includes 2 versions which are Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE). The first one is open source, free to use, but it takes a lot of money to invest in it like setting up payment systems, buying extensions, domain names, servers, and many other things to be able to Make a complete sales website. The second version Enterprise Edition is a paid version of $ 15,500 per year, but it has a lot of functions integrated and you don’t need to set it up as a Community Edition version, suitable for large-scale websites. e-commerce (e-commerce).
2. WORDPRESS PLUGIN + E-COMMERCE PLUGIN
WordPress is one of the most popular CMS in the world. WordPress can be used to make any kind of website like a company website, forum, magazine, news, social network, e-commerce website ….. If you want to do an E-commerce web-based on WordPress you just need to install wp e-commerce plugin on your WordPress page.
3. Joomla + Virtuemart
Joomla! is a great open-source CMS for building powerful websites for any purpose. VirtueMart is an e-commerce open-source solution used with Joomla. It is written in PHP and can be used in PHP & MySQL environment.
In order to use CS-Cart, you have to pay a fee to use, although there is a free version, according to my assessment is not good. When using a paid version, you will have a good and versatile source code.
CS-Cart has 3 versions: First is Ultimate Free, the free version provides you with 12 extensions, 3 types of products, an unlimited number of products, and no technical support. The second version, CS-Cart Ultimate, costs $ 385, this version offers more than 50+ extensions, unlimited product categories, unlimited product numbers, and 30 days of technical support. The final version is Multi-Vendor for $ 590 per year and $ 1450 for a lifetime purchase. This version provides full tools to create a professional, easy-to-use sales web site, even without having to touch a line of code.
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