What is best solution for E-Commerce Website?

There are hundreds of solutions available to develop your new E-Commerce Web Store. Some suits to some requirements and Industry and others to others. It is very important to hire a Professional Company who can develop you new Store on solid footings
By: Khuram Iqbal
 
May 28, 2010 - PRLog -- I am just introducing here two most popular plateforms, but as I said above, its most important to hire a professional Company who can provide you consultancy services on every aspect of Online Business and develop solid foundation for your success.

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Magento Commerce (magentocommerce.com)
This is truly one of the best and most robust open source ecommerce platforms out there. It is solid, on-par with enterprise level proprietary platforms. Backed by strong venture capital, this is a company However, it's also not a turn key solution. Magento requires a very experienced developer and is overkill for most small ecommerce operations.

Key features:
* Full featured marketing platform: coupons, gift certificates/gift cards customer groups, private sales, timed promotions (ex: flash sales), robust email marketing
* Strong segmentation and personalization features
* Built in up-sell features for shopping cart and cross-sell features for product pages
* Checkout: One-page checkout, permanent shopping cart for logged in users, guest checkout option
* Product browsing features: multiple images per product/attributes (such as color), native zoom capability, user reviews, product groups, wishlists, send-to friend features
* Very flexible product search functionality with personalization and recommendations based on user history
* Robust catalog management: batch imports, batch updates, inventory management, inventory alerts via RSS or email, media asset management and watermarking, advanced pricing rules, API for integration with CRM or back-end systems, Google Base integration
* SEO-friendly URL control and automated XML Sitemap creation.
* Customer product personalization features (ex. upload text for engraving or embroidery)
* Support for virtual and downloadable products (ex. services or software)
* Multi-address shipping, realtime integration with UPS, FedEx, USPS and DHL
* Internationalization: multi-language, multi currency, tax rates
* Built in support for Paypal gateways, Amazon payments, Google Checkout, Authorize.net, and extensions are available for most payment gateways. Accept both online and offline payments (check, money order, etc)
* Client-side account management: view and track orders, re-order, save credit card info, personalized product recommendations
* Merchant-side store management: view, track and edit orders, split fulfillment support, print invoices and packaging slips, full featured manual order input (for call center), analytics, and more.
* Advanced for role based permission for back-end user (ex. customer service agent, inventory manager, IT team, etc), full action logs and reporting
* Magento Connect - Community of extension developers
* BridgeConnect - Backend integration to accounting and ERP systems (SAP, Quickbooks, Sage, and others)

Important things to consider:
* Magento requires a hefty development budget and advanced LAMP developers
* Features surpass most small business ecommerce needs
* Marketing and merchandizing features require time to setup and a solid ecommerce/marketing background
* This platform will grow with your business, it's open and can be extended to run very complex stores

Pricing
* Community edition - Free* (doesn't offer most of the enterprise features listed above)
* Enterprise version - $13,000/year
* Development cost can range from $5,000+ depending on quality of developer

OSCommerce (oscommerce.com) (ZenCart and  is also very similar)
OSCommerce is one of the best open source platforms for ecommerce out there. It's an excellent choice for a company with a decent development team behind it. It doesn't have the robust ecommerce features of Magento but it does the job when you're want to a simple online store.

Key features:
* Marketing features: coupon support, basic email newsletters, best sellers, product reviews, recommendations based on other customers purchases.
* Support for both physical and virtual products (ex. downloadable software)
* Product search functionality
* Permanent shopping cart (logged in users)

* Support for UPS, USPS and FedEx web services
* Support for most payment gateways (PayPal, 2CheckOut, Authorize.net, iPayment), Zone based payment options (ex. restrict certain payment methods by country)
* Support for both online and offline payments (check, money order, etc)
* Client-side account management: Order history and status,
* Batch import for catalog management, inventory control, HTML product descriptions (via WYSIWYG)
* Merchant-side store management: view, track and edit orders, print invoices and packaging slips, manage user accounts, basic store statistics
* Multi-language support, multiple currencies, tax rates

Important things to concider:
* OSCommerce is built by developers, so you can't expect a lot of the built-in commerce and merchandizing features of enterprise platforms
* Extremely flexible and customizable, you can build almost anything around this platform with the right development team and budget.
* Comparable to ZenCart (although they are adding more marketing features like gift cards)
* Good for entry-level ecommerce and cheaper to develop than Magento
* Widely available as a one-click install on most shared hosting providers.

Pricing
* Platform is open source - Free
* Development cost can range from $500 for a simple plug-and-play template to $3,000+ depending on complexity of store

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Source:Khuram Iqbal
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