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We take a hands-on look at 10 e-commerce tools that can help your business sell products and/or services online.

Cart66

It is very simple to add products using Cart66, a WordPress plug-in that started as a product called PHPurchase. The Lite version offers a lot of great tools, while the Pro version adds more choices and some additional features, such as PayPay Pro connectivity.

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CubeCart

CubeCart is a very strong commerce platform with an abundance of features; its main administrative home page offers a useful sales statistics dashboard.

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HikaShop

HikaShop is based on Joomla, which means that the (many) administration pages are clean and simple to navigate.

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Magento

Even the free Community version of Magento has features that most e-commerce systems charge for, including a robust catalog management system.

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OpenCart

OpenCart has a Joomla-like interface that supports a number of features, including shipping, product entry and management, and many payment gateway options.

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osCommerce

The administrative interface for osCommerce is sharp and not difficult to navigate -- as long as you know where the data you want is to be found.

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PrestaShop

PrestaShop's interface is streamlined and efficient; it has several seemingly trivial features that considerably enhance its useability. 

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VirtueMart

VirtueMart is well integrated with Joomla, which makes using and managing it a lot less complicated than some of the other e-commerce solutions available.

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WooCommerce

WooCommerce has all the standard features needed for e-commerce, but you'll need add-ons to expand some of the options available.

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Zen Cart

Zen Cart is a very powerful PHP-script e-commerce system, but the administrative tools are complicated and can be difficult to use.

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