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Trend Watch: What's Hot in osCommerce

Dec 14, 2007, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kerry Watson)

"osCommerce was one of the first full-featured shopping cart programs. A shopping cart is a program that makes it easy for a user to sell goods online with pictures and descriptions of products for sale, and to accept credit card payments that are automatically deposited into your bank account.

"Today there are four major players in the osCommerce industry: the original osCommerce, Zen Cart, CRE Loaded and osC-MAX. There are also a handful of smaller players. Some of these carts sprang from the original open source osCommerce project. Others were inspired by osCommerce, and have a similar look and feel, but the programmers started from scratch to build their own systems. Because some of these are not true osCommerce programs, even though these programs share many similarities, we say 'OSC industry' when we are referring to this extended family..."

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