I was asked to recommend the simplest shopping cart solution that can do these :
- the website will sells construction materials
- the website will not be in English, so it needs to be easy to change the language
- at checkout it either accepts credit cards AND / OR allow you to send an invoice that will later be payed on delivery [ this is the tricky part, at least for me as generally I only see paypal checkouts ]
- allows the possibility to offer discounts / codes can be introduced to obtain 10 – 30% discounts
- intuitive admin panel
- relatively easy templateing system and availability of templates
- good seo options
Since I haven’t worked with eshops in a long time I thought it would be wise to ask here for some suggestions.
I hope someone can help me out
Sounds like a simple e-shop. PrestaShop, OpenCart or something similar should work for you. Anyway, both are not too simple for templating and there are not many good templates.
Drupal + Ubercart fits, except admin panel intuitivity. Google for “Litecommerce” — D+U custom free installation profile.
Prestashop get’s my vote. I recently set up a couple stores using it along with a Cash On Delivery payment module which invoices and allows for payment on delivery as well as with an Offline Credit Card Module – client had the necessary tools in his physical store to process cards and didn’t want any of the extra costs associated with merchant accounts and payment gateways so that worked out quite well for him.
It’s also easy to add another language (or more than one), has a discount coupon feature which u can set the amount or you could create a user group and apply the discount to it. It’s SEO capabilities are pretty decent too.
As for the PrestaShop themes, if you know where to look you’ll find quite a few semi-decent ones. I even went as far as asking ThemeForest where i could submit PS themes but unfortunately they “aren’t accepting any at the moment”
Great stuff guys.
pedrodonkey that is a very detailed description, thank you, it is super helpful. I need more info about the Cash On Delivery payment module. I’m going to PM you about that.
Great stuff guys. pedrodonkey that is a very detailed description, thank you, it is super helpful. I need more info about the Cash On Delivery payment module. I’m going to PM you about that.
I replied your e-mail, glad i could help just let me know if you need anything else.