In an earlier article, I listed some of the best open-source CMS options available out there. These CMS software, as the name suggests, are more suitable for content focused websites.
But what if you want to build your own online shopping website? Thankfully, we have some good open source eCommerce solutions that you can deploy on your own Linux server.
These eCommerce software are tailored for the sole purpose of giving you a shopping website. So they have essential features like inventory management, product listings, cart, checkout, wishlisting and option to integrate a payment solution.
Please note that this is not an in-depth review article. So, I insist that you should try the platforms mentioned in this list to know more about them.
Best Open Source eCommerce Platforms
There are many open source eCommerce software available. I have filtered the ones which are actively maintained so that your shopping website doesn’t suffer because of obsolete or unmaintained software stack.
It is also worth noting that the list here is in no particular order of ranking.
5. Zen Cart
8. Odoo eCommerce
And since you are working on your e-Commerce site, it will be a good idea to have an open source community forum software to support the customers.
I’m sure there are a few more open-source eCommerce platforms out there – however, I haven’t come across anything that’s better than what I’ve listed above (yet).
If you think that I missed one of your favorites that deserves a mention, let me know in the comments. Also, feel free to share your experience and thoughts about the open-source eCommcerce platforms available in the comments section below.