Note:The topic says Top 5 eCommerce Software and not solutions.

Reason being a software only becomes a solution if its able to cover all or most of your requirements.

Here is our top 5 list and you can read further about them and comment on the list from here.





  • Marketing, Promotions and Conversion Tools
  • Site Management
  • Catalog Management
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Checkout, Payment and Shipping
  • Catalog Browsing
  • Product Browsing
  • Order Management
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Service
  • International Support
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Analytics and Reporting

Our Solutions Include:

  • Custom Theme Development & Customization
  • Extension Development & Customization
  • Third Party Integration
  • Core Enhancement
  • Support & Maintenance
  • Product Data Management




First two letters ‘os’ stand for ‘Open Source’ and commerce, obviously, stands of eCommerce.

As the official website stats, the developers of the product are purely geeks and such developers give the attention to the functionality and working sides of the software over the commercial or fame-related success. Genuine geeks are generally crazy after making the product better.

We can see that in their final product. osCommerce has came out as an all-inclusive product with enough community backup and add-ons (around 7000).


  • Trusted Software
  • No License Fees
  • Easy to use product catalog
  • Suitable for a wide range of stores
  • Customizable and expandable
  • SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption allowed
  • Large community of developers
  • Customer focused
  • Merchant focused


PrestaShop Logo



Prestashop is another major eCommerce solution similar to Magento. As of now, around 165,000 online shops are using its open-source, free service.

Prestashop has also won the title of Best Open-source Business Application award in 2010 and 2011. It’s about 6 years old, started in 2007. As of  today, PrestaShop supports popular gateways such as DirecPay, Google Checkout, Skrill, PayPal, etc. It shows its trustworthiness in the market.

It is written in PHP and has around 600,000 active members in its rich community.


  • Catalog Management
  • Product Displays
  • Site Management
  • Search engine friendly
  • One-page checkout
  • Flexible shipping modules
  • Numerous payment options
  • Variety of marketing and promotional tools
  • Client Account
  • Translations available in 41 languages
  • Online Shopping Security
  • Localization/Taxes
  • Analytics and Reporting


OpenCart logo


OpenCart is another powerful open source eCommerce solution with similar functionality and features like other carts. Though, a thing or two could differ in operating style or some unique features could be there, but everything else in operation you will find is easily manageable and useful.


  • Open Source
  • Documentation
  • Unlimited Categories
  • Unlimited Products
  • Unlimited Manufacturers
  • Templatable
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Currency
  • Product Reviews
  • Product Ratings
  • Downloadable Products
  • PCI Compliant
  • Automatic Image Re-sizing
  • 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


WooCommerce Logo


WooCommerce is a plugin for WordPress based websites. Any WP based website needing to transform itself into an eCommerce website, could use this plugin.

Although, nothing can beat the dedicated eCommerce platforms like Magento or Prestashop or Shopify, WooCommerce could be extremely easy, useful and kind of a boon for the business owners who are familiar with the functionality of WordPress and are reluctant to learn Magento or other eCommerce platforms.


  • Open Source
  • Compatible with WordPress
  • Payment gateway extensions
  • Variety of shipping extensions
  • Inventory management
  • Sales, stock levels & store performance reporting
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Configurable tax settings
  • Free Extensions
  • Free Themes