15 Best Open Source Ecommerce CMS

Ecommerce consists of a term for any type of business, or commercial transaction, that involves the transfer of information Internet and other computer networks. Ecommerce allows consumers to electronically exchange goods and services with no barriers of time or distance. Ecommerce became possible in 1991 when the Internet was opened to commercial use.

If you want to make ecommerce website can be useful to take a look at this list with 15 best open source ecommerce cms which can help you to reduce your programming effort for developing ecommerce projects. If you know other products or have some opinion about this CMS please add a comment, thanks!

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1. Magento

Magento is a professional open source eCommerce cms offering unprecedented flexibility and control. Launched on March 31, 2008 and developed by Varien (now Magento Inc), it was designed with the notion that each eCommerce implementation has to be unique since no two businesses are alike. Magento was built using the Zend Framework.It uses the Entity-attribute-value (EAV) database model to store data.

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2. OpenCart

OpenCart is an open source PHP-based online shopping cart system. A robust e-commerce solution for Internet merchants with the ability to create their own online business and participate in e-commerce at a minimal cost. OpenCart is designed feature rich, easy to use, search engine friendly and with a visually appealing interface.
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 3. Prestashop

PrestaShop is the most reliable and flexible Open-source e-commerce software. Since 2007, PrestaShop has revolutionized the industry by providing features that engage shoppers and increase online sales.

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4. Zencart

Zen Cart is a free, user-friendly, open source ecommerce software. The ecommerce web site design program is being developed by a group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think ecommerce web design could be and should be done differently.
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5. WordPress + Ecommerce Plugin

WordPress is one of the most popular CMS in the world.  WordPress can be used to make any type of website like corporate website, forum, magazine, news, social networking, ecommerce website and much more. If you want to make ecommerce website based on wordpress you just install wp ecommerce on you wordpress blog

6. Jooma + VirtueMart

Joomla! is an award-winning open source CMS for building powerful websites for any purpose. VirtueMart is an Open Source E-Commerce solution to be used together with a Joomla. It are written in PHP and can be used in typical PHP/MySQL environments.

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7. osCommerce

osCommerce is the leading Open Source ecommerce cms that is available for free under the GNU General Public License.

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8. AlegroCart

Free open source E-Commerce shopping cart solution, MVC Design, modular template system, PHP 5, MySQL 5 database, multiple languages and autoupdate.

9. Axiscommerce

Axiscommerce is a powerful and free ecommerce content management system that have flexible modular structure and outstanding support for theme overriding and custom modules.

10. Onxshop

Onxshop is great CMS offering integrated in-context editing and full design freedom. It’s also stable ecommerce platform used in production environment since 2006.


11.  osCmax

osCmax is powerful e-commerce/shopping cart web application. It installs in minutes, and will run with very well even on small shared hosting accounts.

12. TomatoCart

TomatoCart is the best ecommerce platform you can choose to expand your online business into mighty enterprise. Featuring in flexibility,modular design and intuitive user interface, this open source ecommerce software gets you to your dream of being successful.


VamCart  is a Free and Open Source ecommerce cms that based on CakePHP.

14. xtcModified eCommerce Shopsoftware

xtcModified eCommerce Shopsoftware is an independent development (Fork) of the shop system xt:Commerce 3.04 SP2.1. It is maintained and developed by an independent community and is further developed under compliance of the GNU General Public Licence.

15. Matterdaddy Market

Matterdaddy Market  is ecommorce cms that can help run your own online marketplace or classifieds listing site similar to Craigslist. It was written in PHP and uses MySQL to for data storage.

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  • hi, very helpful topic for choosing the best ecommerce cms, I ve used oscommmerce and opencart and can say that I prefer Opencart. 1-it has modern algo and interface 2-seo is good 3- can find lots of new modules 4-interface design css is npt hard 5-can find support and themes from other sources.

    sibersonik June 17, 2013 4:03 pm Reply
  • Nice list! but I will add Spree Commerce. I’m working on Spree and thinking that Spree is an awesome 100% open source e-commerce platform powered by Ruby on Rails that provides a lot of features out of the box: Product management, order management, shipping and gateway configuration. Like RefineryCMS, it is a flexible and highly customizable platform that will.

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    Heather October 23, 2013 7:07 am Reply
  • great info. Im looking for a free Open Source Ecommerce CMS to run a hosting company and basically sell hosting packages online? Can you help ?

    nizam July 8, 2014 11:29 am Reply
  • I think you have forgotten to mention Woocommerce, mate!

    web design April 27, 2015 9:30 am Reply
  • Nice article. Although, considering the newest development with Magneto (they are about to move to version 2.0 and put many people into deep trouble), i would suggest Kooomo ( http://www.kooomo.com ) as an alternative to Magneto Enterprise. It has many advantages. The functionality and the options cover everything Magneto offers, but it is a SaaS platform, so the benefits are numerous. Also, it is cheaper than the Magneto Enterprise.

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    Ilarion Bekchyan October 29, 2016 3:06 pm Reply

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