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Old 22-01-2008, 00:26   #1
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oscommerce or zencart?

Hi, i need help on choosing a easy e-commerce software. i read quite a few threads in the forum, but more i read, i get more confuse.

Pls help to advise which is better between oscommerce and zencart. I have attend a course on oscommerce so have slight understanding. Intend to start a eshop soon.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 22-01-2008, 00:31   #2
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Originally Posted by rosgsy
Hi, i need help on choosing a easy e-commerce software. i read quite a few threads in the forum, but more i read, i get more confuse.

Pls help to advise which is better between oscommerce and zencart. I have attend a course on oscommerce so have slight understanding. Intend to start a eshop soon.

Thanks in advance.
Zencart is recommended. It is more stable and perform better than OScommerce.
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Old 22-01-2008, 02:04   #3
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....but, ZenCart looks damn ugly "out of the box", i.e. before you skin it. OSCommerce however looks a little more elegant.

We've had customer use both, ... so I think it's really a personal choice.

If you host is any good, they should let you evaluate both versions

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Old 22-01-2008, 13:09   #4
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Oscommerce VS ZenCart

For Zen is quite good cause of alot of integration already done example like selling discount coupon but for OS commerce you will need to edit some script in order to use the coupon function.
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Old 22-01-2008, 22:21   #5
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Honestly speaking, both have their pros and cons, I believe customization is not an easy task on both as their are not as modular in design, but for setting up a simple eshop, both should be able to handle it quite comfortably.
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Old 22-01-2008, 23:38   #6
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Thank you all for yr reply. Really appreciate. Will try test run zencart before deciding.
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Old 23-01-2008, 11:08   #7
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oscommerce is more popular in local and can get help easy.
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Old 28-01-2008, 00:13   #8
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what i think is.

beginner - cubecart / zencart
advance - oscommerce
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Old 05-02-2008, 22:34   #9
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oscommerce is better?
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:20   #10
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i have been with oscommerce a couple years ago, oscommerce is great
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:45   #11
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oscommerce has more templates available and is more established.
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Old 02-06-2008, 14:25   #12
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I tried both before and I prefer ZenCart.
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Old 23-06-2008, 11:19   #13
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oscommerce and zencart are bad on their web design. i customise oscommerce for a client a year ago and customising oscommerce web design is really difficult as they didn't separate template and core code, i don't know about the newer version though.

speaking about web design on e-commerce portal, i love Magento Commerce (http://www.magentocommerce.com). although i never use it before, but the demo really is very nice, and they use full CSS on the UI design, so i can say that templating it will be a lot easier compared oscommerce.
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Old 07-07-2008, 23:16   #14
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Magento is great, but might be heavy at times.
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Thanks for the link to the magento forum, there's a great community there, I've registered.
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personally i prefer zencart but you will need to spend quite a bit of time designing the skin to make it look more "friendly" , other then that, it is actually quite a good e-commerce solution
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Old 02-05-2011, 17:10   #17
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Zen cart and OS-commerce both have their own pros and cons. Both are having some features that are good enough when compared to other. But I use Zen cart, so I would recommend Zen cart when compared to Os-commerce.
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