[Pro] ecommerce options

Hi all!

I wonder if I could get some feedback on an easy e commerce option. I cannot use Mals for this because of its design limitations and other reasons.
and I would like a seamless url within the website and one that I can design within freeway to keep the design of site…

I was looking at ecwid, zen, open cart… any advice?

Thx
C


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I cannot use Mals for this because of its design limitations and other reasons.

Which are?

These may be surmountable.

David


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Hi there buddy! Dave
I just dont like the Mals limitations as far as design. Its fine for a client who does not care too much

I looked at ecwid and that one I think would be best for Freeway and it does not have that long unsightly url…

I used Mals in the past and will continue to use them but the free service does not save any order history etc.
The client is willing to pay for a small service
I was just checking to see if I am choosing the right one
thx Dave


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but the free service does not save any order history etc

And does the paid for version do what you need? You say the client would be willing to pay.

What design liumitations are yoiu talking about in Mal’s

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The highest-style cart I know of is Shopify. They have hundreds of lovely templates to start with, and they let you use your own templates. While I haven’t tried to use Freeway to make those, I imagine they wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to do that. The template language is called Liquid, and it is rigorously designed to separate content from logic. Here’s a tutorial (part of a larger series) that shows you how to build a search page: http://www.tetchi.ca/shopify-theme-from-scratch-part-9/

Walter

On Jul 3, 2013, at 1:59 PM, Carla wrote:

Hi there buddy! Dave
I just dont like the Mals limitations as far as design. Its fine for a client who does not care too much

I looked at ecwid and that one I think would be best for Freeway and it does not have that long unsightly url…

I used Mals in the past and will continue to use them but the free service does not save any order history etc.
The client is willing to pay for a small service
I was just checking to see if I am choosing the right one
thx Dave


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Thx Walt . I will have a look but I did read somewhere here Shopify is difficult and you know me…

Dave
the problem I have with mals is that the Shop online page I cannot have my Css menu to navigate . The page will be separate.
I need to have my logo, CSS menu and social icons on that buy online section…Mals does not have this ability.


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Whilst I haven’t used it (only Mals), but Thomas Kimmich seems to like ecwid - nuff said.


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the problem I have with mals is that the Shop online page I cannot have my Css menu to navigate

But they dont actually have to visit the checkout page (if that is what you mean) until they check out. Cart totals can be displayed in your own pages.

Besides I think you probably could incorporate your menus - at least in the paid for version.

I am travelling for a couple of days so dont have the resources to clarify this but if you are happy with Mal’s I can look into it.

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Hey Dave

thanks for your help… I think I would really like to try a new cart, at least try it out first. Im not in a hurry. have a great time on travels

its for my designer and you know how picky they are


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I have tried so many different carts with FW and I have finally settled on Shopify for the simple reason that everything is contained in one hosted package. Any of the templates available in Shopify is a good starting point to build a unique looking site. It’s mobile friendly, easy to integrate SEO and social media lots of add-ons .

I have stumbled on these options a while ago - I have not used them but they do look interesting
http://goodsie.com - its like a light version of Shopify
http://www.ambercart.com
Great for ebooks or digital goods - https://payhip.com

Cheers
Marcel


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