Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:16
The basic install of oscommerce is very basic. It lacks many features that the others have, and this is what holds many people back from using oscommerce.
The good bit with oscommerce is that there is a very active free suppport forum, where most questions get answered and help is usually available. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of free addons, some good, some bad. This allows you to design your store to look like you want it, and also to work like you want it. The disadvantage with this is that you have to manually spend time adding these addons, which in most cases can be a case of cutting and pasting from the instructions to your site. Sometimes it is a bit harder.
You will have to learn the basics of html and css, but that is not hard, and will always come in handy should you use any of the other carts.
I currently use oscommerce and it works very well, and does what i want it to. I am developing a new store using 2.3.1 and it is just as easy to work with, and apart from the silly 960 grid system, is again working as it should.
At the end of the day, the choice is yours and if you posted the same question on any of the other sites forums you will probably find that they say their system is the best. Wich in fact is no help to you. Upload oscommerce to your server, which can be done with one click if you have cpanel, and try it. See what it does. If you do not want it remove it and upload one of the others.
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