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E-commerce engine

June 3rd, 2011

Over 80% of people surfing over the net are supposed to be online shoppers. The industry of selling online has become wide-spread and gave birth to the whole industry of software which ensures the functioning of webstores.

E-commerce engine is an essential tool for your webstore. Nowadays there is a wide choice of different engines, offering various features and options.

E-commerce engine is most often required to be a flexible platform, which could satisfy most peculiar needs and to build ingenious webstore.

E-commerce platform

June 2nd, 2011

An E-commerce platform is a complete online store application. It has many synonyms like E-commerce software, shopping cart software, Webshop software and many others.

The term E-commerce platform refers to the complete software needed to run a site and could be built on proprietary or generally available toolsets like LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), .NET, Java, etc.

E-commerce platform have some varieties of distribution:

Commercial licensing – when E-commerce platform is available for a determined fee (there are also several options and possibilities), usually the software is permitted to be set up only for one webstore. This type of license considerably restricts what the user can do with the software.

Best E-commerce software

June 2nd, 2011
Best E-commerce Software

Alt-team has launched the poll in order to find out what is The Best E-commerce software according the user's and developer's point of view.

This question is one of the most burning all over the net. However the opinions differ a lot.

We decided to distinguish two nominations:

Best licensed E-commerce software.

Best open-source E-commerce software.

E-commerce software reviews

June 1st, 2011

Nowadays merchants are offered a range of various shopping carts with different options and under unlike conditions so it's rather difficult to surf in the sea of software if you're a newbie. In this E-commerce software review, shopping carts are divided into some sections according to some most general features.

Before making an E-commerce software review let's determine with the terminology.

The term of open-source is very often considered equal to “free shopping cart”. It's not the exact meaning.

In general, by the term open-source the access to the source code is meant. Actually most of shopping carts are created using PHP and ASP languages, and it's hard for developers to make them not available. So you'll most likely will have the copy of source code.

How to choose online business software

May 31st, 2011

In order to launch a business online you need to choose the right shopping cart software. When making a choice among wide range of online business software solutions existing nowadays, ask yourself the following questions:

1. What size is your business? That is really a big deal, as if you have a huge amount of products and shopping cart which isn't able to manage with it or vis-versa you risk to waste your time trying to set up webstore. There also can be occasions when you need to sell only a few products and expand your online business then, in this case choose the most flexible software able to sell any amount of products.

2. What kind of products/services are you going to sell? Books and, say, computers require different features from the software don't they? As well clothes or cosmetics. Choose your online business software depending on your product's features.

CS-Cart Shopping Cart

May 30th, 2011

CS-Cart shopping cart is a representative of a range of software solutions used in E-commerce.

CS-Cart shopping cart is a software allowing to make purchases online. It helps to launch and run a webstore, to place products with pictures and description, to divide them into categories, sort by price, manufacturers, etc. With the help of shopping carts customer can examine the product's information, choose the necessary items for purchase and place them in the cart. The customer's cart is a place where all the chosen products are collected.

Open online store

May 30th, 2011

Opening your online store may seem a difficult task requiring lots of efforts. There are so many details to consider that anyone can feel lost among them. However, in reality, it is necessary just to make a plan and follow it step by step. Here are a few points that can help you when opening your own online store. 

Step 1

1. Find the name for your business. The name of your business will be the same as the name of your web address.

2. Check if this name is available.

3. Register the name as long as you found the right one.

E-business software

May 26th, 2011
E-business software

Before talking about E-business software it's worth noting what the term of E-business means.

E-business (electronic business) is a notion which means a business held over the Internet with the help of information and communication technologies. E-commerce which assumes different types of transactions between groups, businesses and individuals constitutes an essential part of E-business.

Due to electronic business methods companies have a possibility to link their internal and external data processing systems in more efficient and flexible way, to work more closely with suppliers, affiliates and partners.



Best E-commerce website

May 25th, 2011

Some time ago creating an E-commerce website could take a lot of time and thousands of dollars. Nowadays it's possible to launch your own website only in few minutes, not spending a dollar. But that's only the basic startup which is not enough to survive in the competitive world of E-commerce.

To take full advantage of the e-commerce opportunity, you'll have to make your site one of the best ones or at least able to competitiveness.

Ok, you've decided to improve your E-commerce website – next question arises: what does best E-commerce website look like? What is it distinguished for?

Online shop software

May 19th, 2011

Online shopping is a form of electronic commerce which refers to the process of buying goods or services by consumers directly from a seller in real-time, without an intermediary service, over the Internet.

Online shop have lots of synonyms: eshop, e-store, internet shop, webshop, etc. - all of them represent an analogy of physical retailer store or a shopping center.

The process of transaction between business and customer is called Business-to-Consumer (B2C) online shopping.

Like many online auction websites, many websites allow small businesses to create and maintain an online shops (E-commerce online shopping carts), without the complexity that involved in purchasing and developing an expensive stand alone E-commerce software solutions.