osCommerce is a full featured online ecommerce platform that will allow you to sell and manage unlimited products online with absolutely minimum cost.

osCommerce is an Open Source based online e-commerce solution that is available for free under the GNU General Public License. It features a rich set of online shopping cart functionality that is available at the moment of installation. This means that store owners can run, and maintain their online stores with minimum effort all for a remarkably low monthly fee.

With osCommerce you will benefit from the labours of the largest ecommerce development community in the world. The osCommerce community consists of over 124,000 store owners and developers worldwide with added features and tools being contributed on a daily basis. To date there are over 3,800 add-ons available that have been created by the community to extend the features of an osCommerce online store.

With osCommerce you get a thoroughly tried and tested solution. With over 6 years of operation, osCommerce powers many thousands of online shops worldwide. It is the most used e-Commerce solution in the world.

Providing you with a complete online store solution, osCommerce contains both a catalogue frontend and an administration tool backend, both of which Netflare will install and configure for you.


General Functionality

  • Compatible with all PHP 4 versions
  • All features are enabled upon installation
  • Object oriented backend
  • Completely multilingual with English, German, and Spanish provided by default

Setup / Installation

Automatic installation and upgrade through Netflare

Design / Layout

A range of templates to choose from which can be customised with your company logo

Administration / Backend Functionality

  • Supports unlimited products and categories
    • Products-to-categories structure
    • Categories-to-categories structure
  • Add/Edit/Remove categories, products, manufacturers, customers, and reviews
  • Support for physical (shippable) and virtual (downloadable) products
  • Administration area secured with a username and password defined during installation
  • Contact customers directly via email or newsletters
  • Netflare will regularly backup and restore the database as required
  • Print invoices and packaging lists from the order screen
  • Statistics for products and customers
  • Multilingual support
  • Multicurrency support
    • Automatically update currency exchange rates
  • Select what to display, and in what order, in the product listing page
  • Support for static and dynamic banners with full statistics

Customer / Frontend Functionality

  • All orders stored in the database for fast and efficient retrieval
  • Customers can view their order history and order statuses
  • Customers can maintain their accounts
  • Address book for multiple shipping and billing addresses
  • Temporary shopping cart for guests and permanent shopping cart for customers
  • Fast and friendly quick search and advanced search features
  • Product reviews for an interactive shopping experience
  • Forseen checkout procedure
  • Secure transactions with SSL
  • Number of products in each category can be shown or hidden
  • Global and per-category bestseller lists
  • Display what other customers have ordered with the current product shown
  • Breadcrumb trail for easy site navigation

Product Functionality

  • Dynamic product attributes relationship
  • Product descriptions
  • Automated display of specials
  • Control if out of stock products can still be shown and are available for purchase
  • Customers can subscribe to products to receive related emails/newsletters

Payment Functionality

  • Accept online payments from visa, switch and master cards through a secure payment gateway
  • Accept numerous offline payment processing (cheque, money orders, offline credit card processing, ..)
  • Accept numerous online payment processing (2CheckOut, PayPal, Authorize.net, iPayment, ..)
  • Disable certain payment services based on a zone basis

Shipping Functionality

  • Weight, price, and destination based shipping modules
  • Real-time quotes available (UPS, USPS, FedEx, ..)
  • Free shipping based on amount and destination
  • Disable certain shipping services based on a zone basis

Tax Functionality

  • Flexible tax implementation on a state and country basis
  • Set different tax rates for different products
  • Charge tax on shipping on a per shipping service basis
osCommerce is an excellent Open Source eCommerce solution with a remarkable array of features as standard, available from the moment of installations.

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