TomatoCart is an open source e-commerce application that uses OSCommerce as its core. Its a great free solution to starting an online shopping experience for your customers. Opensource software is often a better alternative to paid eCommerce shopping cart software. Its easy to install, easy to setup and packs a lot of features.
It comes with a totally new front and back-ends where the back-end is an impressive desktop-like ExtJS-powered interface.
The application supports selling any type of item from simple products to digital goods and services
Also, there are lots of features for marketing them including:
Products highlights include:
- Simple Products
- Virtual Products
- Downloadable Products
- Gift Certificate
- Support unlimited products
- Support unlimited product images
- Wysiwyg html editor for product descriptions
- Separate price and stock management based on attribute combination
- Product Variant
- Product Attribute
- Product Comparison
TomatoCart uses SEO Friendly URLs for your products, making them easier to find via search engines. This is one of the main features to look for in an eCommerce solution.
TomatoCart uses Piwik, an open source analytics application, which is integrated into the dashboard of the admin console.
With all these features built in, its no surprise that TomatoCart also included its own email solution right into the dashboard, which helps receiving and replying customer e-mails within the back-end. No more going to different screens to check orders or reply to customers, everything is handled within TomatoCart.
TomatoCart currently supports many languages, and is asking for translations from the community, as with most opensource software, community support in development is always welcomed.