OpenCart is an online store management system. It is PHP-based, using a MySQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for numerous languages and currencies, and it is freely available under the GNU General Public License.
OpenCart was software originally developed in 1998 by Christopher G. Mann for Walnut Creek CDROM and later The FreeBSD Mall. The first public release was on the May 11, 1999. Developed in Perl, the project saw little activity, and progress stalled in 2000, with Mann posting a message on April 11 stating “other commitments are keeping me from OpenCart development”.
The domain expired in February 2005 before being revived by Daniel Kerr, a UK-based developer, who used it as the basis for his own e-commerce software, written in PHP. The first stable release was version 1.1.1, released onto Google Code on 10 February 2009.
In September 2014, Kerr claimed that OpenCart was the number one e-commerce software supplier in China while in August 2015 it was recorded as responsible for 6.42% of the global e-commerce volumes recorded by builtwith.com, behind WooCommerce and Magento and ahead of OSCommerce, ZenCart and Shopify.
Version 2.0 of the software was released in October 2014, featuring an extensive revamp of the interface.
OpenCart is a turn-key ready “out of the box” shopping cart solution. You simply install, select your template, add products and you’re ready to start accepting orders.
It has order management and multiple payment gateways already built in and we provide lifetime free support and free software updates.
- Open Source
- Unlimited Categories
- Unlimited Products
- Unlimited Manufacturers
- Product Reviews
- Product Ratings
- Downloadable Products
- PCI Compliant
- Automatic Image Resizing
- Multiple Tax Rates
- Related Products
- Unlimited Information Pages
- Shipping Weight Calculation
- Discount Coupon System
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Unlimited Module Instance System
- Backup & Restore Tools
- Printable Invoices
- Sales Reports
- Error Logging
If you’re a “Backyard Coder” and like getting your hands dirty with PHP you’ll love the flexibility and ease with which you can customize and modify your OpenCart site. It’s definitely one of my FAVs!