Some time ago I was looking for a shopping cart package to use for a friend's online store I was building (Coochi - they sell baby bathing aprons). I looked at a whole load of packages but none of them really ticked the box as to what I needed, so I ended up building my own.
I'm sure I included Ashop commerce at the time of my review but I recently re-visited them as once again, I was looking at alternative shopping cart software. Back then it didn't grab me, but they must have upgraded since then and I have to say that what they are offering now is impressive.
As well as a shopping cart which is easy to use for the consumer, the admin system is great. It offers everything you'd expect:
- category management
- order processing
- customer management
- gift certificates
- custom templates
but also has some great advanced features like:
- product feeds for submitting your product catalogue to shopping.com, Google base and others
- accounting package integration to QuickBooks and MYOB
You can see the admin system and a demo store on their website and they also offer a free 10 day trial, so if you're currently on the lookout for a shopping cart, it's well worth a look.
This has been a paid review - and I’ve given my honest opinion about the Ashop commerce service