[UPDATED] In the last few years, PHP opensource ecommerce platforms have completely revolutionized the online shopping industry. The reason? These platforms enable you to start your ecommerce store even if you don’t have any experience with ecommerce development. Just point, click, drag, and voila, your store is ready to launch. This is the charm of the best ecommerce CMS (Content Management Systems).
I have listed 13 of the most popular PHP ecommerce platforms that you can use to start your online business. Have a go through this list and select the platform that best suits your need.
List of Opensource Ecommerce Platforms and Shopping Carts
Here’s a compilation of some top ecommerce website builders to create an online store that are totally free:
WooCommerce is one of the best free ecommerce platforms that’s based on PHP programming language. It is an extension of WordPress CMS made by Jigoshop. WooCommerce has almost 21% global market share because of its ease of use. It can be easily installed even by a beginner, while setting it up on any PHP Host is just a matter of seconds.. If you are using Cloudways, WooCommerce can be installed with just a single click. As it is used by 380K retailers until now, it offers a huge repository of plugins and themes.
Magento is one of the most trusted ecommerce platforms and shopping cart available for individuals and enterprises alike. The ecommerce system is based on a PHP based framework that lets you build scalable online businesses with ease. It comes with multiple extensions allowing easy integration of relevant third party apps with the ecommerce store. However, as Magento is initially developed for developers so they don’t have to start from scratch, building an ecommerce store on this platform would require certain level of expertise in PHP programming. Magento is third most used ecommerce store builder and has over 10 percent market share.
Bagisto is an open-source eCommerce platform powered by PHP’s Laravel framework. Bagisto offers a wide range of basic to advance eCommerce enabling features that is making it a go-to platform for startups, and entrepreneurs. With Bagisto, you can make a multi-vendor marketplace with RTL Support and powerful SEO features. You can control multi-channel inventories from a single website, link your store with multiple inventory sources, and easily monitor your product stock in a given inventory.
Drupal commerce is an PHP opensource ecommerce solution that is used by a little over 5K sites. Drupal commerce keep an organized track of orders, receipts, payments and invoices along with integration of different options for shipping and payment methods. Drupal is based on Drupal content management system and offers complete administration system including checkout form and multi
This article was written by Ahmed Khan and originally published on The Official Cloudways Blog.