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How open source technologies can reduce the cost of e-commerce web development

PHP - the open source server side scripting-level programming language powers a number of e-commerce tools, technology and platforms. This article discusses about most of them.

E-commerce is nowadays the buzzword in the entire world of business. An ecommerce website is a platform where customers explore goods online, filter them as per their preference, choose product for shopping, add them to cart, and then pay for them online via using credit / debit cards, e-wallet or internet banking. Products are then delivered to their customers' homes or they can also pick the purchased products by visiting stores.  

PHP has contributed a lot in powering ecommerce web applications and websitess.

PHP is an open source server side programming technology for dynamic web application and website developments. It’s an open-source technology which means almost all sources required during the development are available for free. This supports in minimizing the cost of development to a great extent. 

An ideal ecommerce web application and website development company is supposed to provide following services, tools and technologies: 



The web based shopping cart solutions with easy-to-do set-up for ecommerce web applications and websites. It requires lowest investment possible. Also, it is integrated with search engine friendly coding. 



Magento is a content management system designed and developed mainly for ecommerce apps and websites. It’s a feature rich platform providing administrators with the best of the controls over website, content, media, analytics, localization, multiple currencies and so on. 



osCommerce is an open-source content management system designed for ecommerce stores. It comes with a number of out-of-the-box features. As of January 2016, osCommerce was running in more than 13,500 stores across the world. 



When it comes to setting up an online store easily, PrestoShop is the answer. The PHP based platform is available for free. The platform is taken care by a dedicated team which keeps fixing bugs and adding new features and functionalities to PrestoShop.



However, AgoreCart is lesser known platform but those who know it, they know how powerful this ecommerce solution is. It comes with all basic features required in the development of ecommerce websites. The best thing about AgoraCart is its flexibility.



As per the designing viewpoint, StoreSprite is doubtlessly another powerful ecommerce resource. It’s based on simple code structures which makes it easily maintainable with minimum requirements of efforts.



When it comes to an advanced ecommerce solution providing great environment for online stores, Freeway is the answer. It can be set to sell events, services and subscription too.



Ubercart can easily be integrated with Drupal which is already a one of the most powerful content management systems. The blend of both results in great online shopping portal.



Last but not least, if you need ecommerce solution for a Joomla based website, the recommended technology is VirtulMart.

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