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Posted by on 6th March, 2011

nopCommerce Ecommerce platform

nopCommerce Ecommerce platform

While researching options for a shopping cart module for an ASP.NET application, I came across several packages. Of course, I had already gone through the list of the popular players in this market:

And there are likely several more. However, most of these listed carry a hefty price tag and the ones that don’t just didn’t feel like the right choice for the app I am developing, based on reviews of developers who have had to work with them.

However, one package, NopCommerce, impressed me out of the box: it is an open source e-commerce solution that is based on ASP.NET 4.0 and installs using Microsoft Web Platform Installer (in my case, on Arvixe Hosting). I was able to use it right away and the list of customizable features and options is vast.

The jury is still out until I play with it some more, but from my initial research, this is the one I will be using for this project. I have also found some decent looking templates on specifically for this shopping cart.