OsCommerce

osCommerce has attracted a large growing e-commerce community that consists of over 199,400 store owners and developers who support each other and extend osCommerce Online Merchant with add-ons being contributed on a daily basis. To date there are over 5,100 add-ons that are available for free to customize osCommerce Online Merchant online stores and to help increase sales.

osCommerce Online Merchant is an Open Source online shop e-commerce solution and features a 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.

osCommerce is the leading Open Source online shop e-commerce solution that is powered by a dedicated, strong, and ever growing community, and is released under the GNU General Public License.

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
      • Address book 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
    • Foreseen 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 payments processing (checks, money orders, offline credit card processing, ..)
    • Accept numerous online payments 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