OsCommerce (“open source Commerce”) is an e-commerce and online store-management software program. It can be used on any web server that has PHP and MySQL installed. It is available as free software under the GNU General Public License.
OsCommerce was started in March 2000 in Germany by project founder and leader Harald Ponce de Leon as The Exchange Project.
The osCommerce ecommerce solution is very robust and designed with long-term growth in mind. Over 15,000 significant shops developed and online to learn from and emulate. osCommerce is the leading Open Source online shop and e-commerce solution that is available free under the GNU General Public License. It features a rich set of out-of-the-box online shopping cart functionality that allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain their online stores with minimum effort and with no costs, license fees, or limitations involved.
osCommerce is an online shop e-commerce solution that offers a wide range of out-of-the-box features that allows online stores to be setup fairly quickly with ease, and is available for free as an Open Source based solution released under the GNU General Public License. osCommerce was started in March 2000 and has since matured to a solution that is currently powering over 12,000 registered live shops around the world.
Today, osCommerce has been taken to the next level, moving towards an e-commerce framework solution that not only remains easy to setup and maintain, but also making it easier for store administrators to present their stores to their customers with their own unique requirements. The success of osCommerce is secured by a great and active community where members help one another out and participate in development issues reflecting upon the current state of the project.