E-Commerce Applications

If you want to know how to sell your products online, you’ll need to know about e-commerce applications.

If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, you might need to look into your options for e-commerce applications. Statistics show that e-commerce businesses did over $108.7 billion in sales last year and this number continues to grow exponentially as consumers become more web savvy and businesses recognize the business trend of online purchasing.

If you don’t have a solid web presence that includes an e-commerce site enabling consumers to take advantage of the services, products and benefits your company has to offer, you may need to seriously consider the advantages an e-commerce site may have to offer you.

When you decide to offer your goods or services online through an e-commerce site, you will need to make the decision on how you’re going to do it. There are a large number of options out there and after researching those options, you may be more confused and overwhelmed than ever. We know of e-commerce development companies that charge businesses literally hundreds of thousands of dollars for e-commerce solutions that in the end lead to nothing more than huge profits for the web development firm that sold that application! Imagedia does not incorporate that business model. You deserve an internet web development firm that will act as a partner in your business, willing to work with you to develop a long standing relationship that will lead to success for all parties involved. Imagedia is that web development firm.

Once you decide to take your business online and develop an e-commerce site, you’ll need to determine which e-commerce application best suits your needs.

There are a number of e-commerce applications out there, many of them open source, meaning “free” and many commercial applications. The level of quality can vary, but we have to say, three of the most popular and most powerful e-commerce solutions are open source. Those two are Magento, osCommerce and now Opencart. Magento is a fairly new open source e-commerce application, released to the public on April 9th, 2007. We have Magento implemented on a number of sites, one of our top selling Magento sites is Summit Equipment.Another open source ecommerce application we mentioned is osCommerce, which ┬áhas been around forever and was really the leader for years for open source ecommerce applications. You can read more about osCommerce here. And finally, fairly new to the internet for open source shopping cart applications is Opencart. Opencart is a nice polished version of osCommerce in regards to code and very simple to figure out, unlike the beast of Magento. But Opencart has a really nice look and feel, very similar to the user experience that Magento gives. We’ll be adding more and more help for Opencart as time goes on and we continue to make modifications to our website.

An example of a fairly stock Opencart ecommerce site is Work Truck Outfitters, an Opencart site that specializes in work truck equipment and work truck accessories.