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  1. osCommerce-Official

    New management and osCommerce v4

    Jack, thanks for this post! The solution is being developed and we will be updating the public about our progress shortly.
  2. osCommerce-Official

    Next osCommerce v4 demo

    hi All! A couple of updates: 1. Demo(s) - there have been a number of demos offered, via Google Meet, of what will soon be osCommerce v4. We have had interested users from various countries connecting, asking questions, etc. Unfortunately very often interested parties would not connect for some reason - we hope they will be able to connect next time then 2. New version - it is about 3-4 weeks away at the moment, we will be announcing as soon as it becomes available 3. Documentation - here we need help from interested parties. We have a Wiki-type website but would like to ask for assistance to fill it in. Please contact via the Contact page of the main website if you're happy to offer help. Thank you!
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    New management and osCommerce v4

    Hi Demitry! Yes, indeed, Vadym's here. Nice to e-meet you! I'm afraid my days of programming a long gone (well, never say never!) but we are a decent size team of engineers who are looking forward to re-establishing osCommerce as a mainstream, "cool" Ecommerce platform. There are two reasons why we do it: - we want to make it a successful business for ourselves, and for the members of this community - this is what osCommerce as a brand, and members of this community fully deserve - to see it grow again after years of not being developed Product-to-market strategy can not be disclosed on a public forum, however there are indeed some points that can: - osCommerce v4 will be an "on premises" solution to start with. Next year we will consider SaaS option as well. As an "on premises" Ecommerce platform it will not be competing with the likes of Shopify directly, but rather with Magento and similar - osCommerce v4 will come fully SEO and mobile optimised, supporting design templates, with built in CMS and design editor, a number of great features - all free. - osCommerce v4 will come ready for a number of osCommerce-created add-ons and, eventually - for add-ons created by the members of this community - it is going to be a relatively low-code platform, that will allow not just designers and developers, but also pro-users like consultants, Ecommerce and marketing managers, etc using it to customise customer experience It may not have sense to compare it to WooCommerce though, as Woo is less a specialist Ecommerce platform than osCommerce and is perhaps not as suitable to solve customer problems that osCommerce can resolve. Feeling noble indeed, but we are in business, and have been for quite a few years. It makes no sense to run osCommerce for the sake of it. It shall work and bring profit. The strategy is to achieve success not just through sales of our own services, but by allowing members of this community offering their solutions and services too. We want osCommerce is to become a business engine, available to everyone who is interested in it, able to use it, and happy to play by the rules. It is a complete re-write indeed. Not to worry, it will not. Since it is a complete re-write, it will not be able to support any 3rd party plugins as such. We will be publishing guides on how to create new add-ons, new design themes (templates), new widgets, and new modules (like payment, shipping, order total, etc). There's definitely a learning curve there, but eventually it will be well worth it, for everyone!
  4. osCommerce-Official

    Translations

    Merci, Chris! Will consider your kind advise.
  5. osCommerce-Official

    osCommerce v4 Wiki

    Please could you pm to discuss?
  6. osCommerce-Official

    How do I develop an ecommerce site using osCommerce?

    osCommerce is indeed a very popular open source PHP Ecommerce platform. It has indeed been around for a bit more than 20 years now. Please note, however, that we are working on a new version of osCommerce, v4, that will replace the old v2.x shortly this year. Therefore further comments in this post will be given related to v4 It very much depends on the nature of your online business. But it is possible to say that the features of osCommerce, the fact that its core version comes free and open source, and the presence of this community of merchants and developers makes osCommerce a very good choice as an Ecommerce platform. - free - open source - support by community and also supported by development partners commercially - built in CMS - built in support for multiple sale channels - built in design builder - advanced stock, warehouse, supplier management - advanced marketing system and so on Please could you elaborate and give examples? To install a core version - should not take more than a few minutes. Again, could you please elaborate on your server, hosting, and of course - the nature of the online business? Design is managed in the back end of the website. Important is to make a decision whether or not to split desktop with mobile versions of the design. And which resolutions to design the site for (i.e. responsive design). There's a paid plug in that does it. Same for eBay and French CDiscount. Work is in progress for the new (v4) version. For 2.x there exist a lot of books and tutorials. That will depend on the nature of your website, your desired customisations, etc It can be anything from several hundred dollars to hundred thousands or more.
  7. osCommerce-Official

    Gift vouchers

    Would you like to discuss this offline, it is an interesting issue we'd like to learn more about, please
  8. osCommerce-Official

    Next osCommerce v4 demo

    Hi all, Going to have the next demo on Thursday the 13th of May at 4:30pm UK time. It will be a live demo of the current version of the platform, front end and back end. If you've already seen a demo last month, you probably wont find many differences there, but those who have not done it - you're VERY welcome to join. Will send a Google Meet invitation to anyone interested - please contact via the Contact Us form on the main website and provide email address to send it to. Have a nice weekend!
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    Marketplace features

    Thank you very much Loic, it is an interesting one indeed! osCommerce will be coming with possibility of integration with existing marketplaces (Amazon, eBay, CDiscount) but this is a whole new thing - its own marketplace - and will be extremely interesting to implement if there exists enough demand for it.
  10. osCommerce-Official

    osCommerce v4 demo

    Hi Violet, not a problem at all, there will be one this week, will post about it shortly.
  11. osCommerce-Official

    placing site from local host to real host problems

    Steve, please refrain from advertising other shopping carts on this forum. We welcome all users of any software of course, and would appreciate new osCommerce v4 to be judged on its merits by its users. If you prefer to use another ecommerce software - that's absolutely fine, but you'll not be allowed to promote it here. Also, please be reasonable and factual about the other ecommerce software and its recent history with osCommerce - happy to have a chat with you to not make it a public emotional discussion if you like.
  12. osCommerce-Official

    osCommerce v4 demo

    Sorry it's just finished! Will invite you to the next one!
  13. osCommerce-Official

    osCommerce v4 demo

    Great! Please contact us via the contact form on the main website and we will send an invite for the tomorrow's demo.
  14. osCommerce-Official

    New management and osCommerce v4

    We are aiming for mid summer for a beta version. Yes you can edit pages (content and design) from the back end and create multiple design templates. You can import and export product data in csv formats. There are certain sales reports built in, and if course full integration with Google tag management and analytics.
  15. osCommerce-Official

    osCommerce v4 demo

    Edward, To answer your questions in general: - osCommerce v4 will be based on the latest version of the Ecommerce platform that has been in development for the last 5.5 years. Not sure about which instance you've seen, but osCommerce v4 will be based on the latest PHP for this year - PHP 8. There are no plans to have an Ecommerce platform competing with osCommerce on the same market after osCommerce v4 is released. - osCommerce v4 is a considerable difference to osCommerce v2 and other solutions, however we would not recommend investing time into learning of the previous versions of this Ecommerce platform. There could be differences in design templates, data structure, etc. There are currently no plans to move customers from their websites built using the previous version of the platform to osCommerce v4. - osCommerce v4 is, first of all, for this community of merchants, developers, designers, consultants, everyone. And of course it is for the world - for far too many years this great brand was not developing and it is time to bring it back to prominence.
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