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Hey, maybe someone will have some advice here. I'm looking for a simple cart that I can easily customize.

Here are some of things it needs:
- To accept all major credit cards
- I should know all the shipping costs, but it'd be great if it had UPS, FedEx, Canada Post integration etc.
- Affiliate program
- Coupons would be nice
- Simple simple simple. People won't be buying more than one of each thing, so 1 click and it'll add that to the cart, no need for a "quantity box"


I think that's all my tired brain can think of. Oh and reasonably priced.
 

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osCommerce, Open Source Online Shop E-Commerce Solutions

I've set that up for a few businesses, and it works quite well. Can be integrated with PayPal for easy credit card processing (otherwise you have to setup a mrchant account through a bank which is a pain in the butt). Can also be integrated with Canada Post to automatically calculate shipping and handling based on package size, weight, and destination.
 

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If you like, check out my OS Commerce site at the bottom of my signature (Mexitan). If you would like to do a phony purchase, PM me and I can give you a test Credit Card Number so you can go through the process.
 

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If you like, check out my OS Commerce site
Hmmm..... I have a similar interest to altrodesigns.

I tried your 'store' - going to Specials I got
1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '-9, 9' at line 1

select p.products_id, pd.products_name, p.products_price, p.products_tax_class_id, p.products_image, s.specials_new_products_price from products p, products_description pd, specials s where p.products_status = '1' and s.products_id = p.products_id and p.products_id = pd.products_id and pd.language_id = '1' and s.status = '1' order by s.specials_date_added DESC limit -9, 9

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Everything is working on my end. I did fix some funky code today. Maybe that was the culprit.
 

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Hey, maybe someone will have some advice here. I'm looking for a simple cart that I can easily customize.

Here are some of things it needs:
- To accept all major credit cards
- I should know all the shipping costs, but it'd be great if it had UPS, FedEx, Canada Post integration etc.
- Affiliate program
- Coupons would be nice
- Simple simple simple. People won't be buying more than one of each thing, so 1 click and it'll add that to the cart, no need for a "quantity box"


I think that's all my tired brain can think of. Oh and reasonably priced.
I've used x-cart and it has most of the modules you are looking for out of the box.
The credit card acceptance will come from your merchant account.
 

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Hmmm..... I have a similar interest to altrodesigns.

I tried your 'store' - going to Specials I got


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What you were looking at is my wife's site that is still under construction. we are still getting the bugs out.
 

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some suggestions....

What you were looking at is my wife's site that is still under construction. we are still getting the bugs out.
YummySkin.com?

- On IE windows "Customer login" in not on one line - it looks like "Specials login".
- Please add meta tags (SEO will love you for it)
- Coding is sub-par - what's with all the empty and useless tags?
- You have some mouse overs giving the user a hover state but not on the left hand side (this is bad UI, as it confuses)
- Not sure of some of the UI choices - there seems to be emphasis on the left side menu bar, but it's not really promoting products (except for specials).
- Information menu, the mouseover state gets loss (bad choice of colour).
- there are no breadcrumbs (navigation is more difficult)
 

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Yes YummySkin.

Thanks for the input AS. I haven't had much time to spend on tweaking the site and we are not really up and running just yet. I'll take a closer look at your comments and fix them. I still have to add the proper products and descriptions.

Please keep in mind that this was a template from Template Monster and we didn't do the coding. So sometimes you have to dig through the code to find out just what the heck the designer was thinking.
 

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Yes YummySkin.

Thanks for the input AS. I haven't had much time to spend on tweaking the site and we are not really up and running just yet. I'll take a closer look at your comments and fix them. I still have to add the proper products and descriptions.

Please keep in mind that this was a template from Template Monster and we didn't do the coding. So sometimes you have to dig through the code to find out just what the heck the designer was thinking.
Template Monster is great to get inexpensive designs going and yes sometimes I wonder what the coder was thinking.

Good luck with the new site. I'm imagining that your busy season is now...
 
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I've used x-cart and it has most of the modules you are looking for out of the box.
The credit card acceptance will come from your merchant account.
I've setup X-cart for a few customers, but the bigggest problem for me was support, it was non-existant last time we tried it. Found a couple of major bugs in their code and it took over 30 days to get any kind of response from them. Not cool for a commercial cart. That client ended up getting a refund eventually (it took 4 months and a slew of emails -- typical email response time was a week or longer for even the simplest of requests).
 

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I've setup X-cart for a few customers, but the bigggest problem for me was support, it was non-existant last time we tried it. Found a couple of major bugs in their code and it took over 30 days to get any kind of response from them. Not cool for a commercial cart. That client ended up getting a refund eventually (it took 4 months and a slew of emails -- typical email response time was a week or longer for even the simplest of requests).
I think that they are better now. The turnaround has been 24 hours at most.
Some SQL statements are still odd and their "fancy menus" should be avoided.
 
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