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    eCart recommendations?

    johngordon12 Community Member
      Hi there,

      Looks like it's time to tackle my first eCart project. The last big project I did was a fairly involved database app with PHP and mySQL that turned out really well.

      So am just after any pointers really - am I right in thinking that rather than reinvent the wheel, I'd be as well to use one of these extensions :

      ecarts

      If so - any recommendations?

      How does it all work anyway - do they pretty much all tie into something like PayPal, with code snippets provided by PayPal etc that you drop in?

      In which case, are the site / store owners going to be tied into giving PayPal a cut, or can they set it up so that they can be paid more directly?

      I guess it's slightly daunting, as I haven't done it before, and it's the whole thing about it handling money / transactions etc - but coding / technical wise, should it be any more daunting than the fairly involved database stuff I've done - or should that be me most of the way there in that respect?

      Cheers,
      Iain
        • 1. Re: eCart recommendations?
          Community Member
          Iain,

          If you are looking for a PHP/MySQL eCart solution then out of the list on
          that page there are only two current possibilities that tie in with DW8
          which are WebAssist eCart and Cartweaver, the rest are ASP or now defunct.

          Cartweaver www.cartweaver.com gives you a finished shop that you plug into
          your current site but you are tied into their DB structure and their product
          presentation methods.

          WebAssist eCart www.webassist.com requires more work on your part but is
          infinitely more customisable and ties in with their other range of
          extensions such as Digital File Pro to enable you to build a broad range of
          e-commerce sites. Both have excellent PayPal integration so the choice is
          really how you want to build your sites.

          --

          Dave Buchholz
          I-CRE8
          www.i-cre8.co.uk
          Skype ID: I-CRE8


          "Iain71" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:efk5dn$4o$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          Hi there,

          Looks like it's time to tackle my first eCart project. The last big project
          I
          did was a fairly involved database app with PHP and mySQL that turned out
          really well.

          So am just after any pointers really - am I right in thinking that rather
          than
          reinvent the wheel, I'd be as well to use one of these extensions :

          http://www.dwfaq.com/Resources/e-Commerce/default.asp

          If so - any recommendations?

          How does it all work anyway - do they pretty much all tie into something
          like
          PayPal, with code snippets provided by PayPal etc that you drop in?

          In which case, are the site / store owners going to be tied into giving
          PayPal
          a cut, or can they set it up so that they can be paid more directly?

          I guess it's slightly daunting, as I haven't done it before, and it's the
          whole thing about it handling money / transactions etc - but coding /
          technical
          wise, should it be any more daunting than the fairly involved database stuff
          I've done - or should that be me most of the way there in that respect?

          Cheers,
          Iain


          • 2. Re: eCart recommendations?
            Community Member
            Iain,

            If you are looking for a PHP/MySQL eCart solution then out of the list on
            that page there are only two current possibilities that tie in with DW8
            which are WebAssist eCart and Cartweaver, the rest are ASP or now defunct.

            Cartweaver www.cartweaver.com gives you a finished shop that you plug into
            your current site but you are tied into their DB structure and their product
            presentation methods.

            WebAssist eCart www.webassist.com requires more work on your part but is
            infinitely more customisable and ties in with their other range of
            extensions such as Digital File Pro to enable you to build a broad range of
            e-commerce sites. Both have excellent PayPal integration so the choice is
            really how you want to build your sites.

            --

            Dave Buchholz
            I-CRE8
            www.i-cre8.co.uk
            Skype ID: I-CRE8


            "Iain71" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:efk5dn$4o$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            Hi there,

            Looks like it's time to tackle my first eCart project. The last big project
            I
            did was a fairly involved database app with PHP and mySQL that turned out
            really well.

            So am just after any pointers really - am I right in thinking that rather
            than
            reinvent the wheel, I'd be as well to use one of these extensions :

            http://www.dwfaq.com/Resources/e-Commerce/default.asp

            If so - any recommendations?

            How does it all work anyway - do they pretty much all tie into something
            like
            PayPal, with code snippets provided by PayPal etc that you drop in?

            In which case, are the site / store owners going to be tied into giving
            PayPal
            a cut, or can they set it up so that they can be paid more directly?

            I guess it's slightly daunting, as I haven't done it before, and it's the
            whole thing about it handling money / transactions etc - but coding /
            technical
            wise, should it be any more daunting than the fairly involved database stuff
            I've done - or should that be me most of the way there in that respect?

            Cheers,
            Iain


            • 3. Re: eCart recommendations?
              Community Member
              Iain,

              If you are looking for a PHP/MySQL eCart solution then out of the list on
              that page there are only two current possibilities that tie in with DW8
              which are WebAssist eCart and Cartweaver, the rest are ASP or now defunct.

              Cartweaver www.cartweaver.com gives you a finished shop that you plug into
              your current site but you are tied into their DB structure and their product
              presentation methods.

              WebAssist eCart www.webassist.com requires more work on your part but is
              infinitely more customisable and ties in with their other range of
              extensions such as Digital File Pro to enable you to build a broad range of
              e-commerce sites. Both have excellent PayPal integration so the choice is
              really how you want to build your sites.

              --

              Dave Buchholz
              I-CRE8
              www.i-cre8.co.uk
              Skype ID: I-CRE8


              "Iain71" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:efk5dn$4o$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              Hi there,

              Looks like it's time to tackle my first eCart project. The last big project
              I
              did was a fairly involved database app with PHP and mySQL that turned out
              really well.

              So am just after any pointers really - am I right in thinking that rather
              than
              reinvent the wheel, I'd be as well to use one of these extensions :

              http://www.dwfaq.com/Resources/e-Commerce/default.asp

              If so - any recommendations?

              How does it all work anyway - do they pretty much all tie into something
              like
              PayPal, with code snippets provided by PayPal etc that you drop in?

              In which case, are the site / store owners going to be tied into giving
              PayPal
              a cut, or can they set it up so that they can be paid more directly?

              I guess it's slightly daunting, as I haven't done it before, and it's the
              whole thing about it handling money / transactions etc - but coding /
              technical
              wise, should it be any more daunting than the fairly involved database stuff
              I've done - or should that be me most of the way there in that respect?

              Cheers,
              Iain


              • 4. Re: eCart recommendations?
                Community Member
                Iain,

                If you are looking for a PHP/MySQL eCart solution then out of the list on
                that page there are only two current possibilities that tie in with DW8
                which are WebAssist eCart and Cartweaver, the rest are ASP or now defunct.

                Cartweaver www.cartweaver.com gives you a finished shop that you plug into
                your current site but you are tied into their DB structure and their product
                presentation methods.

                WebAssist eCart www.webassist.com requires more work on your part but is
                infinitely more customisable and ties in with their other range of
                extensions such as Digital File Pro to enable you to build a broad range of
                e-commerce sites. Both have excellent PayPal integration so the choice is
                really how you want to build your sites.

                --

                Dave Buchholz
                I-CRE8
                www.i-cre8.co.uk
                Skype ID: I-CRE8


                "Iain71" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                news:efk5dn$4o$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                Hi there,

                Looks like it's time to tackle my first eCart project. The last big project
                I
                did was a fairly involved database app with PHP and mySQL that turned out
                really well.

                So am just after any pointers really - am I right in thinking that rather
                than
                reinvent the wheel, I'd be as well to use one of these extensions :

                http://www.dwfaq.com/Resources/e-Commerce/default.asp

                If so - any recommendations?

                How does it all work anyway - do they pretty much all tie into something
                like
                PayPal, with code snippets provided by PayPal etc that you drop in?

                In which case, are the site / store owners going to be tied into giving
                PayPal
                a cut, or can they set it up so that they can be paid more directly?

                I guess it's slightly daunting, as I haven't done it before, and it's the
                whole thing about it handling money / transactions etc - but coding /
                technical
                wise, should it be any more daunting than the fairly involved database stuff
                I've done - or should that be me most of the way there in that respect?

                Cheers,
                Iain


                • 5. Re: eCart recommendations?
                  Community Member
                  Iain,

                  If you are looking for a PHP/MySQL eCart solution then out of the list on
                  that page there are only two current possibilities that tie in with DW8
                  which are WebAssist eCart and Cartweaver, the rest are ASP or now defunct.

                  Cartweaver www.cartweaver.com gives you a finished shop that you plug into
                  your current site but you are tied into their DB structure and their product
                  presentation methods.

                  WebAssist eCart www.webassist.com requires more work on your part but is
                  infinitely more customisable and ties in with their other range of
                  extensions such as Digital File Pro to enable you to build a broad range of
                  e-commerce sites. Both have excellent PayPal integration so the choice is
                  really how you want to build your sites.

                  --

                  Dave Buchholz
                  I-CRE8
                  www.i-cre8.co.uk
                  Skype ID: I-CRE8


                  "Iain71" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                  news:efk5dn$4o$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                  Hi there,

                  Looks like it's time to tackle my first eCart project. The last big project
                  I
                  did was a fairly involved database app with PHP and mySQL that turned out
                  really well.

                  So am just after any pointers really - am I right in thinking that rather
                  than
                  reinvent the wheel, I'd be as well to use one of these extensions :

                  http://www.dwfaq.com/Resources/e-Commerce/default.asp

                  If so - any recommendations?

                  How does it all work anyway - do they pretty much all tie into something
                  like
                  PayPal, with code snippets provided by PayPal etc that you drop in?

                  In which case, are the site / store owners going to be tied into giving
                  PayPal
                  a cut, or can they set it up so that they can be paid more directly?

                  I guess it's slightly daunting, as I haven't done it before, and it's the
                  whole thing about it handling money / transactions etc - but coding /
                  technical
                  wise, should it be any more daunting than the fairly involved database stuff
                  I've done - or should that be me most of the way there in that respect?

                  Cheers,
                  Iain


                  • 6. Re: eCart recommendations?
                    Community Member
                    Iain,

                    If you are looking for a PHP/MySQL eCart solution then out of the list on
                    that page there are only two current possibilities that tie in with DW8
                    which are WebAssist eCart and Cartweaver, the rest are ASP or now defunct.

                    Cartweaver www.cartweaver.com gives you a finished shop that you plug into
                    your current site but you are tied into their DB structure and their product
                    presentation methods.

                    WebAssist eCart www.webassist.com requires more work on your part but is
                    infinitely more customisable and ties in with their other range of
                    extensions such as Digital File Pro to enable you to build a broad range of
                    e-commerce sites. Both have excellent PayPal integration so the choice is
                    really how you want to build your sites.

                    --

                    Dave Buchholz
                    I-CRE8
                    www.i-cre8.co.uk
                    Skype ID: I-CRE8


                    "Iain71" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                    news:efk5dn$4o$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    Hi there,

                    Looks like it's time to tackle my first eCart project. The last big project
                    I
                    did was a fairly involved database app with PHP and mySQL that turned out
                    really well.

                    So am just after any pointers really - am I right in thinking that rather
                    than
                    reinvent the wheel, I'd be as well to use one of these extensions :

                    http://www.dwfaq.com/Resources/e-Commerce/default.asp

                    If so - any recommendations?

                    How does it all work anyway - do they pretty much all tie into something
                    like
                    PayPal, with code snippets provided by PayPal etc that you drop in?

                    In which case, are the site / store owners going to be tied into giving
                    PayPal
                    a cut, or can they set it up so that they can be paid more directly?

                    I guess it's slightly daunting, as I haven't done it before, and it's the
                    whole thing about it handling money / transactions etc - but coding /
                    technical
                    wise, should it be any more daunting than the fairly involved database stuff
                    I've done - or should that be me most of the way there in that respect?

                    Cheers,
                    Iain


                    • 7. Re: eCart recommendations?
                      Community Member
                      Iain,

                      If you are looking for a PHP/MySQL eCart solution then out of the list on
                      that page there are only two current possibilities that tie in with DW8
                      which are WebAssist eCart and Cartweaver, the rest are ASP or now defunct.

                      Cartweaver www.cartweaver.com gives you a finished shop that you plug into
                      your current site but you are tied into their DB structure and their product
                      presentation methods.

                      WebAssist eCart www.webassist.com requires more work on your part but is
                      infinitely more customisable and ties in with their other range of
                      extensions such as Digital File Pro to enable you to build a broad range of
                      e-commerce sites. Both have excellent PayPal integration so the choice is
                      really how you want to build your sites.

                      --

                      Dave Buchholz
                      I-CRE8
                      www.i-cre8.co.uk
                      Skype ID: I-CRE8


                      "Iain71" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                      news:efk5dn$4o$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                      Hi there,

                      Looks like it's time to tackle my first eCart project. The last big project
                      I
                      did was a fairly involved database app with PHP and mySQL that turned out
                      really well.

                      So am just after any pointers really - am I right in thinking that rather
                      than
                      reinvent the wheel, I'd be as well to use one of these extensions :

                      http://www.dwfaq.com/Resources/e-Commerce/default.asp

                      If so - any recommendations?

                      How does it all work anyway - do they pretty much all tie into something
                      like
                      PayPal, with code snippets provided by PayPal etc that you drop in?

                      In which case, are the site / store owners going to be tied into giving
                      PayPal
                      a cut, or can they set it up so that they can be paid more directly?

                      I guess it's slightly daunting, as I haven't done it before, and it's the
                      whole thing about it handling money / transactions etc - but coding /
                      technical
                      wise, should it be any more daunting than the fairly involved database stuff
                      I've done - or should that be me most of the way there in that respect?

                      Cheers,
                      Iain


                      • 8. Re: eCart recommendations?
                        Community Member
                        Iain,

                        If you are looking for a PHP/MySQL eCart solution then out of the list on
                        that page there are only two current possibilities that tie in with DW8
                        which are WebAssist eCart and Cartweaver, the rest are ASP or now defunct.

                        Cartweaver www.cartweaver.com gives you a finished shop that you plug into
                        your current site but you are tied into their DB structure and their product
                        presentation methods.

                        WebAssist eCart www.webassist.com requires more work on your part but is
                        infinitely more customisable and ties in with their other range of
                        extensions such as Digital File Pro to enable you to build a broad range of
                        e-commerce sites. Both have excellent PayPal integration so the choice is
                        really how you want to build your sites.

                        --

                        Dave Buchholz
                        I-CRE8
                        www.i-cre8.co.uk
                        Skype ID: I-CRE8


                        "Iain71" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                        news:efk5dn$4o$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                        Hi there,

                        Looks like it's time to tackle my first eCart project. The last big project
                        I
                        did was a fairly involved database app with PHP and mySQL that turned out
                        really well.

                        So am just after any pointers really - am I right in thinking that rather
                        than
                        reinvent the wheel, I'd be as well to use one of these extensions :

                        http://www.dwfaq.com/Resources/e-Commerce/default.asp

                        If so - any recommendations?

                        How does it all work anyway - do they pretty much all tie into something
                        like
                        PayPal, with code snippets provided by PayPal etc that you drop in?

                        In which case, are the site / store owners going to be tied into giving
                        PayPal
                        a cut, or can they set it up so that they can be paid more directly?

                        I guess it's slightly daunting, as I haven't done it before, and it's the
                        whole thing about it handling money / transactions etc - but coding /
                        technical
                        wise, should it be any more daunting than the fairly involved database stuff
                        I've done - or should that be me most of the way there in that respect?

                        Cheers,
                        Iain


                        • 9. Re: eCart recommendations?
                          Community Member
                          Iain,

                          If you are looking for a PHP/MySQL eCart solution then out of the list on
                          that page there are only two current possibilities that tie in with DW8
                          which are WebAssist eCart and Cartweaver, the rest are ASP or now defunct.

                          Cartweaver www.cartweaver.com gives you a finished shop that you plug into
                          your current site but you are tied into their DB structure and their product
                          presentation methods.

                          WebAssist eCart www.webassist.com requires more work on your part but is
                          infinitely more customisable and ties in with their other range of
                          extensions such as Digital File Pro to enable you to build a broad range of
                          e-commerce sites. Both have excellent PayPal integration so the choice is
                          really how you want to build your sites.

                          --

                          Dave Buchholz
                          I-CRE8
                          www.i-cre8.co.uk
                          Skype ID: I-CRE8


                          "Iain71" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                          news:efk5dn$4o$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                          Hi there,

                          Looks like it's time to tackle my first eCart project. The last big project
                          I
                          did was a fairly involved database app with PHP and mySQL that turned out
                          really well.

                          So am just after any pointers really - am I right in thinking that rather
                          than
                          reinvent the wheel, I'd be as well to use one of these extensions :

                          http://www.dwfaq.com/Resources/e-Commerce/default.asp

                          If so - any recommendations?

                          How does it all work anyway - do they pretty much all tie into something
                          like
                          PayPal, with code snippets provided by PayPal etc that you drop in?

                          In which case, are the site / store owners going to be tied into giving
                          PayPal
                          a cut, or can they set it up so that they can be paid more directly?

                          I guess it's slightly daunting, as I haven't done it before, and it's the
                          whole thing about it handling money / transactions etc - but coding /
                          technical
                          wise, should it be any more daunting than the fairly involved database stuff
                          I've done - or should that be me most of the way there in that respect?

                          Cheers,
                          Iain


                          • 10. Re: eCart recommendations?
                            Community Member
                            Iain,

                            If you are looking for a PHP/MySQL eCart solution then out of the list on
                            that page there are only two current possibilities that tie in with DW8
                            which are WebAssist eCart and Cartweaver, the rest are ASP or now defunct.

                            Cartweaver www.cartweaver.com gives you a finished shop that you plug into
                            your current site but you are tied into their DB structure and their product
                            presentation methods.

                            WebAssist eCart www.webassist.com requires more work on your part but is
                            infinitely more customisable and ties in with their other range of
                            extensions such as Digital File Pro to enable you to build a broad range of
                            e-commerce sites. Both have excellent PayPal integration so the choice is
                            really how you want to build your sites.

                            --

                            Dave Buchholz
                            I-CRE8
                            www.i-cre8.co.uk
                            Skype ID: I-CRE8


                            "Iain71" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                            news:efk5dn$4o$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                            Hi there,

                            Looks like it's time to tackle my first eCart project. The last big project
                            I
                            did was a fairly involved database app with PHP and mySQL that turned out
                            really well.

                            So am just after any pointers really - am I right in thinking that rather
                            than
                            reinvent the wheel, I'd be as well to use one of these extensions :

                            http://www.dwfaq.com/Resources/e-Commerce/default.asp

                            If so - any recommendations?

                            How does it all work anyway - do they pretty much all tie into something
                            like
                            PayPal, with code snippets provided by PayPal etc that you drop in?

                            In which case, are the site / store owners going to be tied into giving
                            PayPal
                            a cut, or can they set it up so that they can be paid more directly?

                            I guess it's slightly daunting, as I haven't done it before, and it's the
                            whole thing about it handling money / transactions etc - but coding /
                            technical
                            wise, should it be any more daunting than the fairly involved database stuff
                            I've done - or should that be me most of the way there in that respect?

                            Cheers,
                            Iain


                            • 11. Re: eCart recommendations?
                              Community Member
                              Iain,

                              If you are looking for a PHP/MySQL eCart solution then out of the list on
                              that page there are only two current possibilities that tie in with DW8
                              which are WebAssist eCart and Cartweaver, the rest are ASP or now defunct.

                              Cartweaver www.cartweaver.com gives you a finished shop that you plug into
                              your current site but you are tied into their DB structure and their product
                              presentation methods.

                              WebAssist eCart www.webassist.com requires more work on your part but is
                              infinitely more customisable and ties in with their other range of
                              extensions such as Digital File Pro to enable you to build a broad range of
                              e-commerce sites. Both have excellent PayPal integration so the choice is
                              really how you want to build your sites.

                              --

                              Dave Buchholz
                              I-CRE8
                              www.i-cre8.co.uk
                              Skype ID: I-CRE8


                              "Iain71" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                              news:efk5dn$4o$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                              Hi there,

                              Looks like it's time to tackle my first eCart project. The last big project
                              I
                              did was a fairly involved database app with PHP and mySQL that turned out
                              really well.

                              So am just after any pointers really - am I right in thinking that rather
                              than
                              reinvent the wheel, I'd be as well to use one of these extensions :

                              http://www.dwfaq.com/Resources/e-Commerce/default.asp

                              If so - any recommendations?

                              How does it all work anyway - do they pretty much all tie into something
                              like
                              PayPal, with code snippets provided by PayPal etc that you drop in?

                              In which case, are the site / store owners going to be tied into giving
                              PayPal
                              a cut, or can they set it up so that they can be paid more directly?

                              I guess it's slightly daunting, as I haven't done it before, and it's the
                              whole thing about it handling money / transactions etc - but coding /
                              technical
                              wise, should it be any more daunting than the fairly involved database stuff
                              I've done - or should that be me most of the way there in that respect?

                              Cheers,
                              Iain


                              • 12. Re: eCart recommendations?
                                Community Member
                                Iain,

                                If you are looking for a PHP/MySQL eCart solution then out of the list on
                                that page there are only two current possibilities that tie in with DW8
                                which are WebAssist eCart and Cartweaver, the rest are ASP or now defunct.

                                Cartweaver www.cartweaver.com gives you a finished shop that you plug into
                                your current site but you are tied into their DB structure and their product
                                presentation methods.

                                WebAssist eCart www.webassist.com requires more work on your part but is
                                infinitely more customisable and ties in with their other range of
                                extensions such as Digital File Pro to enable you to build a broad range of
                                e-commerce sites. Both have excellent PayPal integration so the choice is
                                really how you want to build your sites.

                                --

                                Dave Buchholz
                                I-CRE8
                                www.i-cre8.co.uk
                                Skype ID: I-CRE8


                                "Iain71" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                                news:efk5dn$4o$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                                Hi there,

                                Looks like it's time to tackle my first eCart project. The last big project
                                I
                                did was a fairly involved database app with PHP and mySQL that turned out
                                really well.

                                So am just after any pointers really - am I right in thinking that rather
                                than
                                reinvent the wheel, I'd be as well to use one of these extensions :

                                http://www.dwfaq.com/Resources/e-Commerce/default.asp

                                If so - any recommendations?

                                How does it all work anyway - do they pretty much all tie into something
                                like
                                PayPal, with code snippets provided by PayPal etc that you drop in?

                                In which case, are the site / store owners going to be tied into giving
                                PayPal
                                a cut, or can they set it up so that they can be paid more directly?

                                I guess it's slightly daunting, as I haven't done it before, and it's the
                                whole thing about it handling money / transactions etc - but coding /
                                technical
                                wise, should it be any more daunting than the fairly involved database stuff
                                I've done - or should that be me most of the way there in that respect?

                                Cheers,
                                Iain