osCommerce E-Commerce System

osCommerce is a premium shopping cart and catalog system without the premium price. The osCommerce cart and catalog can be customized with a number of options to achieve your business objectives. It is the most widely used open source e-commerce system in the world.

Main e-commerce features

  • Unlimited number of products
  • Unlimited categories and sub-categories
  • Unlimited product options with price adjustments
  • Unlimited pricing levels (wholesale, retail, separate dealers…)
  • Unlimited sales or specials¬†
  • Unlimited featured products
  • Category description and image
  • Search by new products, sales, name, price, category, manufacturer, and custom fields
  • Cross-selling or suggestive selling
  • Dynamic product attributes relationship
  • WYSIWYG HTML based product descriptions
  • Automated display of specials
  • Control if out-of-stock products can still be shown and sold
  • Quantity discount price break points

  • Discount on order total or total products
  • Available discount on products from one category
  • Affiliate program management
  • Multiple shipping calculation methods
  • Multiple secure payment options
  • International shipping
  • Automatic state tax calculation
  • Tell-a-friend
  • Multiple product images
  • Click to enlarge product images or hover and zoom
  • Automatic new product identification
  • Personalization options for customized gifts
  • Multiple option types
  • Spec sheet, diagrams, instructions links
  • Invoices and packing lists
  • Available year, make and model search


Customer information

  • Promotional mail programs
  • Wish lists
  • Available repeat order list
  • Discount Manager – Create discount codes for customers or groups of customers (i.e.,wholesale accounts)
  • Promotion Manager – Create any number of sales promotions
  • All orders stored in the database for fast and efficient retrieval
  • Customers receive an email when their order status changes
  • Customers can review their order history and order statuses
  • Customers can maintain all aspects their accounts
  • Address book for multiple shipping addresses
  • Product reviews
  • Global and per-category bestseller lists
  • Customers also bought
  • Breadcrumb trail for easy site navigation
  • Price discounts based on log in
  • Email order notification
  • Email customer order confirmation
  • Wish List
  • Recommended Products

Promotional Functionality

  • Affiliate sales programs
  • Support for static and dynamic banners with full statistics
  • Contact customers directly via email or newsletters

Search Engine Features

  • Search engine friendly URLs (page and product links without a question mark)
  • Page title, description, and keyword meta tags are filled in automatically from page and product content.
  • Available manual meta tag entry

Payment processing

  • Secure transactions with SSL
  • Payment options include credit cards, e-check, P.O., C.O.D., Phone/Fax, and PayPal
  • Numerous payment¬† processing gateway choices
  • Use Instant Payment Notification (IPN)
  • Instantly e-mail the buyer with any order issues

Information Pages

  • Fully editable information pages for customer testimonials, products specifications, instructions, or any other content desired.
  • Automatic navigation is generated when pages are created, deleted, or suspended.
  • Individual meta title and description tags for each page.

Administration / Backend Functionality

  • Multiple user administration
  • Multiple products to multiple categories relationship
  • Categories-to-categories relationships
  • Add/Edit/Remove categories, products, manufacturers, customers, and reviews
  • Support for physical (shippable) and virtual (downloadable) products
  • Administration area secured with a username and password
  • Easily backup and restore the database
  • Print invoices and packaging lists from the order screen
  • Statistics for products and customers
  • Select what to display, and in what order, in the product listing page
  • Quick update of multiple products
  • Customer order status change notification
  • Editable home page
  • Edit order


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