Why and When to use OSCommerce
osCommerce is a free, open-source shopping cart platform that can be expanded and customized using available modules and additional programming.
osCommerce is ideal for small to medium sized online stores and those with a lower budget.
- Fairly inexpensive to implement and operate
- Can be customized to include features such as e-mail marketing, special pricing, suggestions of related products, product reviews and more
- Requires installation of many add-on modules for most implementations as core functionality is not a robust as other solutions
- Not as search engine friendly as other ecommerce platforms
- No direct support—must rely on community for support
- Open source built in PHP and MySQL