Register

Comparison Zen cart, Presta, Oscommer, Magental Other Open

For discussion on various ecommerce shopping carts.

Moderator: Staff

Senior Member
Posts: 267
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:39 pm

Comparison Zen cart, Presta, Oscommer, Magental Other Open

Postby Titidirect » Fri May 15, 2009 3:06 pm

Me and a mate are arquing about the best cart ever, i chose zen cart even though i had to install all the mod, he uses presta cause some of the mod are one click, but i still prefer the support i get from zen cart. So throwing it to you guys which do you think is the best cart and why?
"Lord Forgive Me, For I've Sinned Over N Over Again Just To Stay On Top I Recall Memories Filled With Sin Over N Over Again.. And Again"

I Live Here
User avatar
Posts: 5176
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:49 am

Postby batespcm » Fri May 15, 2009 3:15 pm

That is an odd arguement to be having, there is no definitive best, its dependant on your needs!

King Member
User avatar
Posts: 2741
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:25 pm
Location: North Wales

Postby Wayzgoose » Fri May 15, 2009 3:17 pm

Why? I would have thought each to their own, as they say.

Alan.

King Member
User avatar
Posts: 2596
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:34 pm
Location: Scottish Highlands

Postby scotserve » Fri May 15, 2009 5:28 pm

For me I would choose other ( not open source ) but the question is totally academic as the best cart is the one that best does the job for you

Elite Member
Posts: 4068
Joined: Wed May 17, 2006 10:35 pm

Postby DVDdropship » Sat May 16, 2009 12:41 am

batespcm wrote:That is an odd arguement to be having

Yes, I was thinking that, too. When me and a mate are arguing, it is usually about which woman at the bar has the biggest t*ts - never about shopping carts :D

Member
Posts: 161
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:55 pm
Location: Manchester, UK

Postby 4eyes » Sat May 16, 2009 2:08 am

Horses for Courses

I like Prestashop - but I would never claim it was the best - it is just the best for me in particular circumstances.

Right now I am using it because I am setting up many shops and speed of deployment is crucial. I have modded the theme so it can be easily and quickly tweaked for different jobs, and the import from csv allows me to stock the store quickly. On the downside, there are still some features missing and not covered by modules, and there are a few bugs. I can live with that for the projects I am working on at the moment.

I have previously used Actinic, Zen, OSCommerce and Cubecart, and may well use any of them in future (except perhaps Actinic).
Correlation does not prove causality

Senior Member
Posts: 274
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:47 pm

Postby vinylperfection » Sat May 16, 2009 10:27 am

Well the best cart is one that is custom built to serve the exact needs of your business. There is no open source software which you could say is 'the best' because they all have problems, they are all free, and therefore dont have the huge input that a custom coded site would have.

however, if your talking about opensource then zen and presta would be high on the list.
Zen has all the features you could want, but there is a bit of a learning curve with the attributes with i think are badly coded. Presta is easier to use, but lacks a lot of features.

And i agree... what an odd argument for a friday afternoon.
As its saturday im off to a bbq to argue about who gets the last bit of chicken :)

Mayor
User avatar
Posts: 1424
Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:24 pm
Location: West Lothian, Scotland

Postby jack240302 » Sun May 17, 2009 4:23 pm

DVDdropship wrote:
batespcm wrote:That is an odd arguement to be having

Yes, I was thinking that, too. When me and a mate are arguing, it is usually about which woman at the bar has the biggest t*ts - never about shopping carts :D


Omg! :shock:

King Member
User avatar
Posts: 2596
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:34 pm
Location: Scottish Highlands

Postby scotserve » Sun May 17, 2009 5:02 pm

jack240302 wrote:
Omg! :shock:


Yes that was exactly Steven's comment when she was pointed out at the bar :D

-# Moderator
User avatar
Posts: 6155
Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:51 pm
Location: Scotland

Postby laggardlady » Sun May 17, 2009 5:25 pm

Julie's so easily shocked :lol:

I Live Here
Posts: 7323
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:24 pm
Location: Cheshire

Postby eemarket » Sun May 17, 2009 6:20 pm

Was her name Norma Snockers?

Mayor
User avatar
Posts: 1424
Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:24 pm
Location: West Lothian, Scotland

Postby jack240302 » Sun May 17, 2009 6:55 pm

eemarket wrote:Was her name Norma Snockers?


:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Return to Carts

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests