Reducing the e-Commerce Development Costs with Open Source Technologies
Presently, E-commerce application development is one of the most thriving trends in the business world. It is a platform from where people can explore and buy all kind of their favourite products and brands online, filter them according to their preference, pay for them through debit or credit cards, e-wallet or internet banking and get them delivered at the customers’ homes address or they can also pick their chosen products by visiting stores.
PHP has widely contributed to the domain of e-commerce application development – an open source server-side scripting technology for developing dynamic web applications and websites. Being open source technology means that almost all sources required for developing the PHP based commerce apps are available for free. This helps in reducing the development cost to a great degree.
If you are a business planning to develop your own e-commerce website, then following are some technologies used for developing shopping sites that might be offered by the e-Commerce Application Development companies.
OpenCart is a web based shopping cart solutions with easy install for e-commerce web applications and websites. In addition, developers can also integrate it with search engine friendly coding. It is a free open source platform for online retailers providing a sophisticated and reliable foundation of building a successful online store.
It is a CMS system designed specifically for developing e-commerce apps and websites. It’s a feature-rich online platform providing administrators a great control over their website, content, analytics, localization, multiple currencies, etc.
osCommerce is an open source CMS system designed for e-commerce stores. It includes a number of out-of-the-box features. After January 2016, more than 13,500 stores across the world were powered by osCommerce.
Prestashop is easy to download and install. This PHP based platform is available free of cost. A dedicated team constantly takes care of the platform by fixing bugs and adding new functionalities and features.
It is a lesser known platform but is a powerful e-commerce solution. It includes all the basic features required to develop e-commerce website and the best thing is its unlimited flexibility to design the interface.
It is an advanced e-commerce solution which supports a great environment for online stores. Moreover, it can also be set to sell events, services, and subscription.
Ubercart can be easily integrated with Drupal (a powerful CMS) and the combination of these two results in a great shopping portal.