Shopping Cart Review

There are plenty of open source shopping carts written in PHP and a very common question is "which one should I use?" Well here's our review of the most popular ones.

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1 OpenCart Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes 11 5 4.5
2 PrestaShop Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 12 4 3
3 AlegroCart Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes 11 4 4
4 Magento No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 11 5 2.8
5 zen cart Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes 9 3 3.6
6 osCommerce Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes 9 3 3.8
7 Quick.Cart Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No 6 4  

OpenCart

This is our favourite, the design looks good, it performs very well, it has all of the main features we need and there is integration with services such as Google Base and Google Talk.

Presta Shop

This is a very good cart that is also very fast and has pretty much all of the features you would want. One minor annoyance though is that although the URLs are search engine friendly, they do include a product ID.

AlegroCart

Another excellent cart with all of the most important features.

Magento

This is probably one of the best-known shopping carts and one of the most recommended on forums. It's one of the most comprehensive with the most features but it suffers badly from performance issues and is also relatively difficult to develop with.

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