6 Open source apps that helped Ecommerce grow

Today it is easy to setup a business website with all the bells and whistles and have them ecommerce enabled. This was not always the case. Just a few years back it was difficult for most online entrepreneurs to get their own ecommerce website built without spending a fortune.

Thanks to the open source revolution, we have a variety of platforms to choose from to easily setup a business website with ecommerce enabled. Now you just need to state your website goal and requirements, choose a competent web design company and you get the best that the industry has to offer.

Here are 6 open source applications that have enabled website owners to chart several success stories in the online world


One of the most popular open source CMS systems available, Joomla has been used to build a variety of websites from simple personal websites to large Ecommerce enabled online businesses to corporate intranets. with its extensive components ecosystem, Joomla easily supports ecommerce with Virtuemart and similar components.


This popular blogging platform has come a long way since its launch. It has been used by small businesses to quickly setup small, light websites with a built in blog. Plugins have been built to serve numerous purposes like ecommerce, SEO, image galleries, videos and many more. The latest releases of WordPress, versions 3.0 onwards are now a much more complete CMS solution and move it closer to the leading CMS products.


Considered the most developer friendly CMS, this is the other highly popular open source application. Favored by most web developers around the world, Drupal has been used to build numerous large scale corporate and government websites.


The fastest growing open source ecommerce platform, Magento continues to evolve into a product that gives commercial ecommerce platforms a run for their money.


The first popular ecommerce platform is still going strong. One of the pioneering products that made setting up an ecommerce website easy for small businesses. It continues to be a popular option and is still easier to use than Magento.

Zen Cart

Branched from osCommerce, Zen Cart comes with a greater variety of Ecommerce features to manage your own online store.

Open source applications have come a long way and today they are major drivers of the online economy.

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