Expand you business online. Don't pay monthly charges or outrageous web development fees while your online store is getting established. With an open-source e-commerce CMS you can have a simple web store or all the features of the most advanced commercial online stores.

An online store should;

  • handle Canada's complicated federal, provincial sales and HST tax calculations ,
  • provide comfortable browsing and payment processing on mobile phones,
  • build a fully bilingual or multilingual site.
  • connect to Canada Post and major courier company servers to calculate shipping costs for purchases
  • and also
    • sell downloadable files
    • provide event registration and ticket sales

You can build your online store in three ways;

Magento Community Edition

Magento is suitable for building a very large online store. Over 100,000 merchants use Magento worldwide. It provides many of the advanced features provided by commercial shopping cart applications to build scalable online stores. The open-source Community Edition is free to download.

Magento Community Edition Quick Facts

Launched in: 2007
Website: www.magentocommerce.com
Features List PDF: www.magentocommerce.com/images/uploads/magento-feature-list.pdf
Add-ons: www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/
Admin Panel Demo: demo-admin.magentocommerce.com/index.php/admin/
Admin Panel Demo Username: admin
Admin Panel Demo Password: 123123
Frontend Demo: demo.magentocommerce.com/
Support Forum: www.magentocommerce.com/boards/
Training: www.magentocommerce.com/training/register
Mobile Compatible: Yes
Bilingual/Multilingual: Yes
Canadian Sales Taxes: Yes
Canadian Shipping Calculation: Yes
Downloadable Files: Yes
Event Registration and Payment: Yes
Licence: Open Source GNU|GPL

View the Magento open-source project information as posted on www.ohloh.net

Contact kWEBdesign to discuss your needs for an online store to-day or phone at   (613)   857-9562.

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OpenCart

OpenCart is a light-weight, streamlined shopping cart. It has an easy-to-use uncluttered control panel that appeals to less technical store owners. Reviewers have praised it ' s clean coding style, MVC architecture and security and fast functionality.

OpenCart Quick Facts

Launched in: 2008
Website: www.opencart.com
Features List: www.opencart.com/index.php?route=feature/feature
Extensions: www.opencart.com/index.php?route=extension/extension
Demo: http://demo.opencart.com/admin/
Demo Username: demo
Demo Password: demo
Support Forum: http://forum.opencart.com/
Mobile Compatible: Yes with template
Bilingual/Multilingual: Yes
Canadian Sales Taxes: Yes
Canadian Shipping Calculation: Yes
Downloadable Files: Yes
Event Registration and Payment: Yes
Licence: Open Source GNU|GPL

View the OpenCart open-source project information as posted on www.ohloh.net

Contact kWEBdesign to discuss your needs for an online store to-day or phone at   (613)   857-9562.

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Joomla VirtueMart

The Joomla/Virtuemart combination of content management and e-commerce is easy to use and has all the features required set up a content site with an attractive online store.

VirtueMart Quick Facts

Launched in: 2011
Website: www.virtuemart.net/
Features List: www.virtuemart.net/home/features
Extensions on Joomla Site: www.extensions.joomla.org/
Extensions on VirtueMart Site: www./extensions.virtuemart.net
Demo:www.virtuemart.net/home/demo
Demo Shop (Frontend) Username: demo
Demo Shop (Frontend) Password: demo
Demo Shop (Administrator) - Username: demo,
Demo Shop (Administrator) Password: demo
Support Forum: www.forum.virtuemart.net/
Mobile Compatible: Yes
Bilingual/Multilingual: Yes
Canadian Sales Taxes: Yes
Canadian Shipping Calculation: Yes
Downloadable Files: Yes
Event Registration and Payment: Yes
Licence: Open Source GNU|GPL

View the VirtueMart open-source project information as posted on www.ohloh.net


Contact kWEBdesign to discuss your needs for an online store to-day or phone at (613) 857-9562.

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Drupal Commerce

Drupal Commerce is a new open source e-commerce framework built on Drupal 7. Commerce comes as a scaled-down base installation with additional modules available to customized the e-commerce functionality. This enables the e-commerce framework to be fast and responsive without unneeded additional code.

Drupal Commerce Facts

Launched in: 2007
Website: www.drupalcommerce.org/
Features List: www.drupalcommerce.org/administration
Contributions: www.drupalcommerce.org/contrib
Demo: www.demo.commerceguys.com/dc/
Demo Username: Create account
Demo Password: Create account
Support Forum: www.drupalcommerce.org/forum/2
Mobile Compatible: Yes with addon and/or   templates
Bilingual/Multilingual: Yes
Canadian Sales Taxes: Yes
Canadian Shipping Calculation: Yes
Downloadable Files: Yes
Event Registration and Payment: Yes
Licence: Open Source GNU|GPL

View the Drupal Commerce open-source project information as posted on www.ohloh.net

Contact kWEBdesign to discuss your needs for an online store to-day or phone at (613) 857-9562.

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