5 (More) Best Web eCommerce Software for Linux

I have already featured here some of the best web eCommerce software available for Linux. However, I've noticed that I left out several other high-quality web e-commerce solutions. So, I decided to give you another round of some of the best open-source web eCommerce software that you may find useful:

Zen Cart
Zen Cart is an easy-to-use free and open-source online store management system based on PHP. Its default installation provides everything you need for maintaining a shopping cart web site. Using the administration area, you can manage products, pricing, shipping, newsletters, sales, and other important tasks. The shopping cart is set up to accept payments from any major credit card via the merchant's choice of several available payment gateway services. Some of the main features of Zen Cart:

* Multiple language support
* Multiple customer modes
* Unlimited category depth
* Multiple sales and discounts
* Multiple display modes
* XHTML 1.0 compliant template system
* phpBB integration through external module
* Multiple ad banner controllers
* Multiple shipping options

Broadleaf Commerce
Broadleaf Commerce is an open-source eCommerce solution that utilizes Java/Spring platform. It is designed to be highly-configurable and extendable, and it offers painless integration with your present database and back end fulfilment system. With Broadleaf Commerce, you can easily manage product catalogue through its user-friendly merchandising tool. Also, with it you can showcase and change promotions, designate featured products, cross-sell and up-sell featured products, customize product search, retrieve analytics and reporting, and integrate with social networking sites such like Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Delicious, etc.

Apache OFBiz
Apache OFBiz (Apache Open For Business) is an open-source enterprise resource planning system that provides a suite of enterprise applications that incorporate and automate plenty of the business processes of an enterprise including eCommerce. It offers a common data model and a loaded set of business process. Aside from eCommerce, Apache OFBiz offers a wide range of functionality that includes:

* Asset Maintenance
* Catalogue and Product Management
* Facility and Warehouse Management
* Manufacturing
* Order Processing
* Inventory Management, automated stock replenishment etc.
* Content management system (CMS)
* Human resources (HR)
* People and Group Management
* Project Management Software
* Sales Force Automation

Satchmo is an open-source online store management system utilizing the Django web application framework, providing a number of useful, robust, and tested features. It is highly-flexible having the ability to use any database system that Django supports including MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite, and it takes advantage of Django's power internationalization framework. Satchmo supports several different product types such as downloadable products, custom products, gift certificates, and subscription products.

Bots is an open-source EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) translator and business-to-business electronic commerce software that uses Django as a web framework. As a complete EDI translator for business, it is designed to be very flexible. Some of the features of Bots:

* Very powerful mapping
* Any-to-any-format conversions
* Very flexible by using user scripts (in Python)
* Plug-ins for easy configuration of EDI and examples/learning
* All edifact messages and X12 transactions are available
* Convert to readable/printable format ('EDI-fax')


  1. You should look into a total online business platform such as which handles shopping cart, website, customer database and marketing features. It’s a hosted solution so you don’t have to worry about the technical stuff either. All the other bases are also integrated, such as the payment gateways, shipping modules etc., and you can even give your customers coupons and vouchers. It’s an all in one solution so you don’t need to juggle multiple systems.

  2. Thanks. I've been looking for some free web ecommerce software for my online store and I may try some of these.

  3. What about osCommerce?