10 Open Source (Free) eCommerce Platforms

Nowadays you can practically get anything you want online – starting with electronics, to clothes, to flight reservations and ending up with food delivery. Shopping has shifted online and there are tons of options for you, all you have to do is decide what to get and pay the money. If people were pretty concerned about spending money on something they can’t actually feel, today they go ahead and buy everything they want.

But what if you are the person from the other end that is selling the products? Of course you will need the products or services to be sold at first, a neat website that would further get a good promotion and a secure eCommerce platform of course. And when I say secure, I really mean it, because there are lots of scams on the Internet, and it’s money we’re talking about. You will need a user-friendly, transparent eCommerce platform that you can easily integrate in your website and make use of it.

We have saved you some time and collected 10 open source eCommerce platforms for you and your online business. Hope you will find them helpful.

Free eCommerce Platforms

Magento

osCommerce

VirtueMart

PrestaShop

Spree

Avactis

AgoraCart

WordPress e-Commerce Plugin

Zen Cart

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6 Comments
  1. wally Mar 23, 6:58 am

    OSCommerce is easy to setup, but isn’t the least bit secure anymore, let alone maintained. Adding any special functionality takes careful knowledge of PHP, HTML and your web host. I wouldn’t suggest it anymore. Not that I’m an advocate for these platforms, but Ubercart on Drupal (or the newer DrupalCommerce) are especially common as well, although they require lots of configuration.

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  2. To Wonder Mar 23, 10:09 am

    I’m working on a opensource e-commerce platform.. it’s called Thinkshop and it will be multilingual around april (right now it’s in dutch). It’s strongly based on wordpress-layout and the goal is to make it as admin-friendly as possible (what you do with the frontend is your business).

    Here’s a demo:
    (user: demo, pass: thinkshop)

    And you can fork me here on github:
    https://github.com/towonder/Thinkshop

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  3. Jason Mar 23, 5:55 pm

    We used to use oscommerce but got away from it, we use open cart, and can’t believe its not on this list. Its a great open source cart.

    http://www.opencart.com

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  4. Sundeep Gupta Jan 24, 12:31 am

    Great, post, I’m doing a comparison on e-commerce platforms but seeing how they each meet the needs of wholesalers and this listing was helpful, thank you.

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  5. chandan Nov 29, 11:04 am

    EasyStoreHosting is best Online E-Commerce Store creation software.

    I have tried it, and it genuinely works.
    The best thing is that provide “technical support service” free of cost.
    So you have to do anything by yourself, just shoot a mail to them, they will do it for you.

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  6. Beyowi Jul 3, 6:09 pm

    Nice article! I’m working on 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 that will do what you need.

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