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which is the best e-commerce engine to use?

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caitlyndania
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Hello everybody,

I`ve been away for some time, but I`m back now!

I have question to ask you all. I need help in making a decision.

So, I decide to get into this kind of online business, and I decided to make an e-shop for selling mountain gear, like skis, snowboards, clothes and stuff like that. Now, the problem is that I need to chose the best e-shop engine right ?
Basically, what I`m interested in when making this choice would be as follows:
- I need the best one on SEO of course. From your experience, as I beleive some of you used more that one e-shop software, which one is the best on SEO ? like short loading time, combining css files, and js files... meta tags and everything...
- I need ease of use of course... but I also need to be able to chose, select, and use lots of stuff maybe, I don`t know yet ..
- I want something customizable with templates, but something that can be made stilish of course, as I want to make the e-shop look good aswell.
- I want the e-shop to be very easy to use by my future clients of course, and I want easy communication with my clients, I want them to return and buy more from me , I want them to be happy buying from me... so I want them to be able to comment on the products, rate them, have their accounts on my e-shop so when they return they don`t need to write all their information again and stuff like that, I want them to feel like home, if you can say that ...
- I want lots of payment options of course, like paypal, visa, mastercards, and payment on delivery also. And also billing stuff would be needed. and choices for shipment... things like that...
- Control of the order, I don`t know how to say it in words, but something like the client should be able to see the situation of his order...

there might be more needs than I wrote, but I`m just starting on this one, I`m sure you know better so help!

Now, I`m on the internet for a long time now, and I did try many things as I`m sure many of you did... so simple as it is: I saw Zen-Cart a few years ago, but it didn`t seam very interesting to me... maybe I was wrong back then or maybe it changed ... I heard about osCommerce as being good, but nobody explained me why )... e-Commerce or something like this,don`t know anything about it... "shopify" ??? - what`s that ... and I heard people talking about the virtuemart from joomla...

About the virtuemart I heard many things, like it`s great, it`s easy to use, simple to modify, simple to control and things like that, but nobody talked to me about it`s SEO capabilities... now, this might sound a little bit strange , but I use Joomla on one of my website and I`m not really satisfied . Let me tell you why:
- Of course I made a template for it... so it would look good and everything, now that was not really hard, and it was done properly, you can say it met my expectations...
But, my website loads very hard from what google webmasters tools, or alexa says thing that I don`t like... and it`s not because of the template, and it`s not because of the images from my articles... it`s simply because of the complexity of joomla, lots of css, lots of js and stuff like that...
I wanted to use a forum on this website, and chose to use something that could be integrated with the same DB, so the forum is kind of not good it you can say so...
Profiles and accounts for the members are poor on options and it doesn`t seam that I can do much about it...
Meta data and SEO options, I used some plugin for easing this, but I tried lots, and none seamed to be working fine...

So basically my Joomla website, is not performing as I would like... and it seams google doesn`t seam to like it either )... so I have doubts about the virtuemart because of this.

On the other hand, I used wordpress on some website a long time ago, which seamed to be very simple and very liked by google, and laltey I heard they have some kind of e-shop posibility, but I saw an e-shop made on wordpress and it kind of sucked if I may say so ... I mean it didn`t seam very attractive to me, even though it might have been attractive to google , but as a client let`s say I would not buy from a shop like that )...

So cutting all the long stories and everything, I need a good, simple, search engine optimized, loved by google , stylish, beautiful, client oriented, customizable, eshop ... You know... I want clients to come to my e-shop and think "Wow, I will never buy from somewhere else again! "...

Any suggestions ?

thanks

SNIP

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xcdear213
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I have been using zen cart shopping procedures

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I use AscenderCart and have found its SEO features far better than any other shoppping cart I ever used. The support I get from them is great. They actually take the time to explain how things work so I can use the software to my advantage.

I'm afraid of using open source software because I don't know if my clients' credit card information is secure. I know I wouldn't want my credit card information stolen.

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pgmco
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There are many good shopping carts. It depends on many things and really each shop has different needs. CRE Loaded is a good open source platform.

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Saranya11
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In my point of view zen cart is best for this..

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I thing magento is the best option. It offers complete flexibility and control over the users experience, content, and functionality of their online store. Its intuitive administration interface features powerful marketing tools, a catalog-management engine and is SEO optimized to give merchants the power to create sites that provide an unrivaled and rich online shopping experience for their customers, tailored to their unique business needs.

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Zen cart is the best in my idea and experience!

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colinwood07
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Zend cart is best one of e commerce engine from my point of view....

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I recommend Zeuscart which is the best open source ecommerce software solutions.

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I also wanted to know about this. Thanks for sharing.

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cpci
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Zen cart is really good by my information.

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88dbsakthi
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I recommend to use
cs-cart
oscommerce

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Allison2009
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BigCommerce Website would be a huge plus. It is very much user friendly and SEO friendly. It starts with $30 per month. It is very simple to use; yet have powerful features.

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crishlay
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I recommand custom asp.net/php ecommerce development or ready made magento ecommerce development

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brianwaugh90
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Go for Zen cart. It is an excellent option to go for.

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.exe
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busy using wordpress cms its easy opensource and with plugins it can be fine tuned for almost any use

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.exe
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ive designed an ecomerce website with social networking intergrated into it try it see what you can do

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moncorp
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i liked the systems ending with "cart" :-) lolz

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latebloomer
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Tried a whole lot of things. Many carts look good...but clients recognise brands.
Make sure that you show the brand of PayPal.
E-commerce... Magento is good.

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alicecoco
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I am currently using opencart.

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