Online stores

Online stores can be created with just a link to a payment gateway like Paypal. More often it is comprised of a database, admin files, theme files and other files forming an ecommerce content management solution.

They range from minimalist to full-fledged. Two popular, free and complete ecommerce solutions are OSCommerce and Magento.

An ecommerce CMS allows you to manage content, design and function of the store. Specifically it allows to manage products and product information, setting up product searches, order management, gateway payments, shipping and many other options.

  • An ecommerce CMS enables you to manage your store completely.
  • It is geared towards selling online in both design and functionality.
  • The design focuses on displaying and finding products effectively for buyers.