I think Open Cart is a pretty good example of a feature rich and
versatile shopping cart system, however it may be much to fit into
one simple module. Achieving something like that might mean
creating a series of module that hook into the system to provide
the e-commerce functionality
When netlash must implement a webshop, with more or less the
same possibilities like shopping cart packages like Opencart,
Magento or prestashop. Do you use fork-cms extended with some
modules, or do you have other dedicated package for that.
And is the design of fork-cms suited for a complicated
web-application like a webshop. I do not see a clear seporation of
layers (like infrastructure, domain-model, application,
prestentation) or a design patern like MVC for the communication
The problem with a "generic" e-commerce module would be that
products are handled differently by each company. Several companies
have variants on the same product, for instance a t-shirt with a
logo in green, or red is the same product. But in another company
that are two different products.
Also a checkout can be different for different companies. For
instance, when selling medicins online you are required by Belgian
law, to ask the ages and you need to create an account.
Also a checkout will need several payments providers, and each of
these providers handle the payment differently, so it would be a
hell of a job to create a generic module.
@Andy: Wijs has developed their own Fork CMS E-commerce module,
but yeah it's not open-source. Every shop had different needs, and
it's a lot of customization. They also offer the whole webshop
package from A to Z, including SEO, SEA, copywriting, ... So people
actually find you on the web, and you can get a lot of customers.
They don't sell the module, unfortunately...
I'm converting a website to Fork CMS and a webshop can come in
handy, so I would be glad if an E-commerce module ever is released
for a price. Until then, I think i'll explore OpenCart (Magento is
overkill for the small shop I have in mind)
I was thinking the same about booking systems. I think that
it’s way outside the scope of WP plugins. It’s somewhat
possible, but would be a huge project and probably not too
economic. Integrating with 3rd party systems makes a lot more sense
to me. i have implemented this for my site http://www.domainregistrations.in/.
Any volunteers to participate in such a project? Never coded a
really complex fork module, never developed for e-commerce software
before, but I'd love to help with features.
An e-shop module would make Fork way more popular! Let's start
with a very, very basic e-commerce module? The CRUD actions for
products, categories & tags, a shopping basket implementation,
login®ister (=profiles module), and integration of a payment