Discover how OSCommerce with CYOP's open source and cloud based ecommerce services allow businesses to increase sales, improve customer service, and lower costs.
OSCommerce, which began in early 2000, was one of the earliest open source ecommerce shopping carts and as such has spawned a number of forks including both Zen Cart and Magento.
OSCommerce is a complete online ecommerce store that consists of both a catalog front-end and an administrative backend that simple to install and manage. The OSCommerce shopping cart runs on PHP and MySQL and is packed with features:
osCommerce comes with a user-friendly administration panel that include menus allowing you access to configuration functions and tools to set up your site:
The admin menu includes a Catalog menu that allows you to
osCommerce has no limits on any entity so you have unlimited categories, products and manufacturers. However it is a good idea to consider the impact on your site design and navigation when the number of categories become too great in terms of number or levels.
It also allows to manage product options in terms of:
If your site design allows your customers to leave reviews, then you can also see your reviews and edit or disapprove.
CYOP employs a proven ecommerce design and development methodology that includes a detailed requirements analysis to effectively discern feature/function requirements before any programming efforts begin which minimizes deployment time and necessary re-work.
The CYOP planning process includes development of a basic Functional Design, a Gap Analyis to determine custom development efforts, a Data Migration Strategy to ensure data from current systems can be effectively migrated to the new system, and a Systems Interface Design to describe any external systems that need to be integrated and how that will be accomplished.
CYOP's ecommerce integration services invovle a coordinated technical programming and development effort combined with sound project management to effectively bridge the gap between the client and the programmers and to ensure business objectives, and not just a programming exercise, are achieved.
CYOP leverages free open source software to build for our clients an ecommerce website that is highly customized for thier specific business and that they OWN. Because the finished application is owned by the customer who has full access to the souce code, there is no vendor lock-in and the application can never be obsoleted since with a large community of open source programmers able to ensure ongoing development and support.
Because we understand how critical your ecommerce web site is to your business, CYOP Hosting is dedicated to providing reliable, business-class web hosting solutions with the highest levels of quality, service and support available in the industry. CYOP offers both shared and dedicated hosting plans and all of our web hosting servers are located in state-of-the-art data centers with superior levels of security, redundancy, and fault tolerance. High uptime guarantees and SLA's make CYOP the perfect host for your ecommerce store and critical cloud based business applications.
If you're looking to build a successful ecommerce website, it's wise to invest significant time in planning to minimize the money spent on unnecessary programming and re-work since a little bit of planning up-front can avoid a whole lot of problems later!
Here are ten tips to create a successful ecommerce website: