A web hosting plan and a web browser are required to use osCommerce. Not to mention a desire to sell
services/products and make money!
osCommerce comes complete with a set of wizards to simplify the process of building your store. Then, the
browser-based administration interface provides access to an array of more sophisticated tools to maintain your
catalog and inventory, manage accounts, create comprehensive promotional campaigns, handle order
fulfillment responsibilities, and generate detailed sales and website traffic reports.
Whether you are running a single store, or a "shopping mall", osCommerce allows you to have complete management
control. You can create a store manager with full authority and multiple user accounts to handle the normal
day-to-day operations of running your store. Also, customer accounts can be set up to provide frequent shopper
programs, discounted pricing and special product availability.
Create categories, products, and attributes within osCommerce using wizards, the osCommerce
administration interface, or the product import utility. Use the sorting capability to quickly organize
your products for display. Create detailed product descriptions using text and HTML and attributes can be
assigned to products to allow you to identify your products' characteristics more accurately to your customers.
Merchandising is key to success of all stores and osCommerce has the capability to implement a variety
of programs to increase your sales. With osCommerce you can associate complimentary products to give
shoppers the opportunity to purchase others that are similar. You can also create an upsale process when
shoppers meet pre-defined criteria such as purchasing specific products, or exceeding specified dollar amounts.
Pricing groups can be used in combination with select shopper availability groups to qualify them for discounts
on any or all products in the store.
osCommerce is specifically designed so developers and aftermarket venders can implement their own customized
modules around a common API. Once a module is developed, push-button registration automatically integrates it
into the main osCommerce system.
- Abundant Features
- User Interface
- Sales Tax
- Batch Reporting
- Import / Export
- Buyer Traffic Reporting
- Intercept System Functions
- Context-sensitive help is available for each key field in the administrative interface