It’s been a long journey from creating my first shopping cart on VirtueMart using a multi-vendor hack that was pretty much half-baked when consumed by me in 2008.
Well, I’ve invested hundreds of hours on my store, and now must walk away from it, since no one is developing the multivendor module now, and it’s not even compatible with the current version of VM.
So, in September 2010 I began the process of evaluating different shopping cart software solutions. I won’t write a book about that process here. But, I will say that ultimately I decided a simple drop ship addon to a solid, feature-rich cart was all that was necessary. I did not need for each vendor to manage their own mini-store, which can bring headaches. My last cart on VM allowed for that, and sometimes vendors would screw up their own product pages that I had to fix on my clock.
So here it is: my analysis. It’s 32 pages long and compares 22 shopping carts, listing about 68 features. And, you get it FREE right here. What a deal. In return, would you do me a small favor and click a Share button at the bottom of the page? Thanks, from one cartmaster to another.