Free And Open Source PHP Shopping Carts

PHP E-Commerce Scripts: Create an Online Shop on Your Site


Free And Open Source PHP Shopping Carts

The free and/or open source PHP shopping cart scripts, also known as e-commerce software, listed here allow you to set up an ecommerce shop on your website, where visitors can select products and add them to a shopping cart. The software usually handles things like interfacing with a payment processor, calculation of shipping and taxes, display thumbnail pictures of your products, etc. Some of them may also allow your customers to create printable copies of receipts and the like. Note that a number of the software require you to have a MySQL database on your web server, in addition to PHP facilities.

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Free / Open Source PHP Shopping Carts and E-Commerce Scripts

OpenCart Open Source Shopping Cart Solution

OpenCart lets you create unlimited categories for your products, support multiple currencies, allow product reviews and ratings, which can be useful if you're selling products from different manufacturers (think Amazon), sell downloadable goods (like ebooks and software), set multiple tax rates, display related products, issue discount coupons, give your customers printable invoices, calculate shipping, etc. It is available in many languages and support a wide variety of payment options. The program is open source and is released under the GNU General Public License. It uses a MySQL database.

PrestaShop Free Open Source e-Commerce Software

PrestaShop features special deals (where you give a price reduction or gift voucher), cross-selling (eg, to sell accessories), unlimited payment methods, payment by bank wire, the ability to order out-of-stock items, product tagging, return of merchandise, shopping cart recall, sale of services and virtual goods, pick up in store option, product search, an affiliate program, built-in support for PayPal, real-time currency exchange rates, unlimited categories, subcategories, product attribute combinations and specifications, unlimited tax settings, currencies, carriers and destinations, tax by state, country, both state and country, zones or no taxes at all, quantity discounts (digressive pricing), search engine friendly URLs (web addresses), SSL encryption, etc (lots of features). The software is released under the Open Software License (OSL) and requires PHP 5 or later and MySQL 5 or later. (Read their system requirements for more details.) Note: if you are using this software, you may also want to read the article How to Install PrestaShop Shopping Cart on Your Website for a step-by-step guide.

Zen Cart - Free Open Source Shopping Cart Software

Zen Cart is an open source shopping cart software that uses an XHTML template system so that you can customize it easily, supports unlimited extra pages, has multiple shipping options, payment options, tax support, different currency support, and ad-banner controller. It also allows you to set discount coupons, provide gift certificates, give quantity discounts and special prices, etc. The software is released under the GNU General Public License. This is a PHP script.

osCommerce - Open Source Secure Online E-Commerce Solution

osCommerce is an open source online shop solution that uses PHP and MySQL to manage your shopping cart. It allows you to have an unlimited number of products and categories, provides an automatic setup of a variety of e-commerce payment systems, supports secure transactions with SSL, many shipping options including weight, price and destination, taxes (including compounded taxes, etc), database backup and restore, physical products as well as downloads, multi-currency support, etc.

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