The Thirst for osCommerce


Aug 27, 2010

As online retailing continues to grow, therefore the demand for eCommerce solutions also is increasing.  Our friends at osCommerce, are providers of such solutions that allow Internet store owners to setup, run and maintain their online stores. Now the OS in osCommerce stands for “open source” meaning the source code can be accessed to the source code to customize and modify the functions of the software.
osCommerce offers a wide range of out-of-the-box features that allows online stores to be setup fairly quickly with minimal effort. It is available under the GNU General Public License and can be used on any web server that has PHP and MySQL installed.

osCommerce  began in 2000 in Germany by Harald Ponce de Leon, it is now currently powering close to 12,000 registered worldwide live shops. It is also an online shop ecommerce solution that is constantly under ongoing development by the more than 2,000 open source developers.

There are many variations to the web design software and some companies have begun offering osCommerce SEO modules as add-ons that can be used in a ready-made search engine friendly format. Because of the ever-growing support of the open source community, osCommerce templates also exist and some osCommerce template stores sell pre-configured templates.

Standard Features in osCommerce

Some Standard features that you will recognize of the open web development platform include easy sign up, shopping cart feature with product reviews, special products with multi-level categories. Developers also have implemented an address book and order history for tracking past orders. Additional features include meta tags, URLs, compatibility with all major browsers, multi-lingual English, German and Spanish by default and secure transactions with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) support.

Last year, osCommerce announced the fifth and final alpha release of osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 codenamed Vanillekipferl. This version is a stable production-ready release and will be the first supported release in the v.3x series. The osCommerce Online Merchant v2.2 to v3.0 migration tool was also announced at that time.

The all new features in the osCommerce Online Merchant v3.0 boasts the new object-oriented framework, fresh installation routine, new template structure implementation, additional service modules and language definitions implementation.

Web design and web development provider Dotcomweavers provides various web development services for osCommerce like templates, customization, support and maintenance. Dotcomweavers, which offers integration services with gateways like PayPal and Google Checkout, helps develop a unique and ideal store using osCommerce and Dotcomweavers services to increase online traffic and create an most efficient and enjoyable internet shopping experience for your customers.

Dotcomweavers Inc is a NJ/NY based web solutions company creating customized online business stores, with expertise in osCommerce platform.   For more details, visit

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