[plug] eCommerce apps, where to begin

Lucas van Staden lvs at dedmeet.com
Wed Apr 22 17:48:49 WST 2009

Hi Greg.

Magento is a widely used e-commerce system, highly configurable, with 
many plugins available.
Possibly be too much for what you require, but worth a look.


Gregory Orange wrote:
> Hi all,
> Someone in my family would like a website to sell stuff and I'd love 
> to help them out. I said I'd investigate, but to be honest I've had 
> practically nothing to do with webapps, beyond a little Apache config 
> and Tomcat app migration.
> I won't go into full details, but here's a gist of what I have in 
> mind: There will be lists of things that a customer can buy. Combo 
> boxes to select region and some other broad categorisation. Then one 
> tick box will select a predetermined list of items, alternately one 
> could individually tick items in the list, and further there would be 
> a 'more' button to see items not on their list.
> The rest would be as per a pretty straightforward online store.
> Can anyone tell me where to begin learning and what might be involved? 
> At my level of knowledge, am I totally the wrong person to be doing 
> this, and should hire someone, or at least hire someone to teach me? 
> I'm willing to put in the time (and some money, this is for a small 
> business after all), and I don't think it's highly urgent.
> Thanks,
> Greg.
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