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Online Store apps with PayPal IPN support

edited April 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I have been after an online application like this for a long time, and with the completion of the project that requires the online store, I am sort of desperate to find a GOOD one. Can anyone here suggest a good* e-commerce solution that can be used to sell a few 'digital' products (there are file downloads). Thanks for your help. * = free, can be themed or syled, is easy to use.


  • OSCommerce. Not sure if it supports "digital products" out of the box, but I believe there should be third-party mods out there for this.
  • Akinwale. Thanks for your relpy. But, I shall make a slight change to the the term 'good'. Good = same as above BUT no oscommerce. I had a bad experience with it once and I just don't like the way it is written or how it handles things. It is also a bit to big for what I want it for. Ideally, I would like ot use the online store they have at the Panic goods store ( and their FAQs indicate that people seem to want to use it also. While they are not offering it yet, they have said to hold tight. Now, I have no idea what that means.
  • MR ICT's digital goods store is great.

    The site itself looks wonky, but they're very nice, and really interested in how youuse their code, and offer a year of support via email.

    I use them, and style it myself and it's been up and doing fine for more than two years. No troubles aside from the customers who buy without reading the instructions. But they're always trouble.
  • I'm also working on an online store. I was thinking of using osCommerce but it seems sort of bloated. Then again, I do need a lot of features. I just wish it was easier to customize, etc. I'd love some simple one like digitalgoodsstore but that accepts credit cards over SSL, etc.
  • Does digital goods store not user SSL? That could be a problem.
  • Maybe you can take a look Zen Cart? It's a open source e-commerce system
  • Zen Cart looks nice. I googled it, and I can't see how I actually missed it when I was looking for them before. Anyway, I am going to give it a go. I'll tell you how it handles. Thanks again.
  • edited April 2006
    Try these ... I've used Pinnacle Cart, but not iUser
  • Does digital goods store not user SSL? That could be a problem.

    It can. But I'm not sure if it makes a distinction. That's a request for the developer. He's a nice guy, and will help.
  • Is there a big advantage over something like Pinnaclecart (for ~500 dollars) vs. something free like Zencart?
  • I've tried OSCommerce and ZenCart and neither is "easy" to theme/style or customize in any other way. Yeah, they're free, but your store is going to *look* like an OSC/ZenCart store...which, to me, looks like a$$.

    If you don't mind shelling out around $100, go with LiteCommerce, which is basically a "lite" version of X-Cart. It's REALLY easy to setup and theme. Updates are free and it's got a good selection of free and pay modules and the support guys are quick and actually knowlegable about the product. (Jeez, I sound like a PR flack.)

    Anyway, here's an example of a quick and dirty site I put together with LiteCommerce: (an online custom jewelry store I put together for my mother). The theme took me maybe a day to put together and put online. Also, you can check out other stores built with LC here. Plenty of examples of how customizable LC really is.
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