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Shopping Carts

Shopping Carts in Website Design HTML, XML, CSS, Graphics topic (part of our Website Design & Hosting group).

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KarenG
IA USA
Hi All,

I use FrontPage for building my websites and am currently trying to solve the dilemma of what shopping cart to use for e-commerce. My host supplies cart32 v3.5, but in my tests some kind of scary things happened, like order number 2 overwrote information in order number1. I am debating whether to write my own, or use the basics of someone else's. I see many advantages in this process since we are in the process of selling our services in the web design area. My dilemma is what one should choose to write in these days and I am hoping this will generate some spirited debate.

One can choose Cold Fusion, cgi(perl), java, etc. I am looking for Windows-based solutions and want to be able to use PayPal to take payments.

I am looking forward to the feedback to come.

Karen
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Here at Prestwood we use SoftCart for alot of our clients. SoftCart is a Perl based "all web" solution. Very sophisticated and meets most everybody's needs. We've implemented this for clients using both CyberCash and our new Merchant Payment Center. We haven't hooked up paypal, billpoint, or any of the others yet.
Old UBB Archived Link: [URL=http://www.prestwood.com/internet/hosting/e-commerce/index.html]Click here[/URL]
for a list of SoftCart features.

We've also implemented a few sites using "third party" credit card processors like authorize.net and plugnpay.net. For one client, we used a free shopping cart product called CommerceCGI v2.01 (a perl CGI shopping cart script from Carey Internet Services (http://careyinternet.com). CommerceCGI not only provides a decent shopping cart, but also includes an admin interface for such tasks as adding products and an internal connection to the Authorize.Net credit card processing.

For more info on some other ways we've implemented eCommerce for our clients and for overview material,
Old UBB Archived Link: [URL=http://www.prestwood.com/internet/design/ecommerce.html]click here[/URL]
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The next technology we're just starting to use is Microsoft eCommerce server. Does anyone have experience with it? Any comments?

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Post ID #2557 (Level 1.1)  Reply to 2543
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Karen:

Be sure to let us know what you decide. I'm particularly interested in reasons you decide for or against using the MS eCommerce server.

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Post ID #2628 (Level 1.2)  Reply to 2543
Reply Posted 6/19/2001 7:57:00 AM
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KarenG
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There seem to be many shopping cart options. Oh, remember the good old days of just one way to do things Big Grin! , well in some ways it was simpler then.

I will look at SoftCart's options, I picked up a free CGI PayPal enabled, with a manager, cart, but haven't played with it yet.

We were discussing Microsoft's e-commerce solutions this morning and what all would be involved in employing their solutions, so I will be looking forward to other peoples feedback here as well.

Thank you.

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Post ID #2581 (Level 1.3)  Reply to 2543
Reply Posted 6/15/2001 12:31:00 PM
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KarenG
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Dear Mike,

Briefly, I have not as yet spent any time looking into the Microsoft offerings, we spent a little chat time here in the office on it and concluded that since we are having the site hosted elsewhere for many reasons, that it would be very expensive to use a host that offered any of their solutions on the server. Therefore, I am going back to playing with Cart32 and some of the free carts that I have downloaded. When I get a free moment, Big Grin!I'll look harder at the Microsoft offerings.

I used to belong to MSDN and would probably rejoin if we were going to use any of their products. So, now, if you get time first, then you can tell me what you find out, or vicey versey.
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Post ID #2633 (Level 1.4)  Reply to 2543
Reply Posted 6/19/2001 8:38:00 AM
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I have set up my web site using CARTIT. It has worked for me quite well. You can do some investigating at
Old UBB Archived Link: [URL=http://www.cartit.com]www.cartit.com[/URL]
as well as
Old UBB Archived Link: [URL=http://www.im1.net]www.im1.net[/URL]
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Post ID #6926 (Level 1.5)  Reply to 2543
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Oh yeah I forgot to mention that you can actually download a little front pagbe plug in to help build your items. It does a great deal of the product building for you, then you can just tweak the html code or whatever you wanted. Its called Commerce Monkey
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