Best Open Source eCommerce Software

If you are a business owner who wants to start the online eCommerce business, you will need an eCommerce software that helps you manage and sell your products or services online. If we search on the web, we will see a lot of eCommerce software and solutions on the market. If you just start up your online business or you can’t afford it, you can use a free and best open source eCommerce software. In this article, I am going to introduce two of eCommerce software that let us manage and sell online for free of charge. They are perfect for small business.

OpenCart

OpenCart is one of best open source eCommerce software. It is released under GNU General Public License. It is written in PHP with support for MySQL. It has an active community for user support as well as commercial partners for professional installation and customization. You can find a lot of templates on the market. OpenCart features more than 8 shipping methods and more than 20 payment gateways. It is feature rich, easy-to-use, SEO friendly and has a great interface.

Features:

Unlimited Categories.
Unlimited Products.
Unlimited Manufacturers.
Templatable.
Multi-Language.
Multi-Currency.
Product Reviews.
Product Ratings.
Downloadable Products.
PCI Compliant.
Automatic Image Resizing.
Multiple Tax Rates.
Related Products.
Unlimited Information Pages.
Shipping Weight Calculation.
Discount Coupon System.
Search Engine Optimization.
Unlimited Module Instance System.
Backup & Restore Tools.
Printable Invoices.
Sales Reports.
Error Logging.

Prestashop

PrestaShop is one of best open source eCommerce software. It is written in the PHP with support for the MySQL. PrestaShop is currently used by 250,000 shops worldwide and is available in more than 60 different languages. It comes with a lot of features and modules and templates. It features cross-selling, downloadable products, product export, one-page checkout, shipping discounts, and much more.

Features:

Unlimited products.
Unlimited categories and subcategories.
Unlimited attributes (sizes, colors, etc.).
Unlimited features (style, season, trend).
Unlimited combinations.
Unlimited product images.
Unlimited shipping carriers.
Unlimited destinations.
Inventory management.
Inventory tracking by product and variations.
Control multiple stores via one back-office.
Multiple currencies.
Multiple languages.
Inventory valuation (PMP, FIFO LIFO).
Manufacturer management.
Supplier management.
Unlimited tax rules.
Unlimited currencies.
Taxes set by country, state.
Integration with major payment providers.
Unlimited payment options.
Pay by check.
Pay by bank wire.
Payment upon delivery (COD).
Much more.

In this article, I have introduced two eCommerce software that let us manage and sell products or services online. This article is not explaining the detail of this two software. You can find a lot of information about this eCommerce software on the internet. I can’t say which is the best for you. It depends on what you are trying to do with your online business. You should try them all before you decide to choose one that is best for you.