osCommerce Online Merchant‘s success is thanks to its dedicated team that focus on the core features which in turn is re-enforced by an active community of store owners, developers, and service providers that focus on additional features. To date, osCommerce has been the inspiration behind other open source shopping cart solution such as Zen Cart. The osCommerce community has provided over 7,000 add-ons that extend on the core feature set of osCommerce Online Merchant to meet the individual requirements of store owners. And did we mention all of this is available for free.
The add-on categories include:
» Order Total Modules
» Payment Modules
» Shipping Modules
» Templates and Themes
osCommerce Online Merchant is built using the PHP scriping language and uses a MySQL database server for the online store data. The combination of PHP and MySQL allows osCommerce Online Merchant to run on any webserver environment that supports PHP and MySQL, which includes Linux, Solaris, BSD, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows environments.
osCommerce started in March 2000 and has since matured to a solution that is powering many hundreds and thousands of live shops around the world.
You can find out more about and download osCommerce at: http://www.oscommerce.com