TeamPhotoshop
Reviews, updates and in depth guides to your favourite mobile games - AppGamer.com
Forum Home Latest Posts Search Help Subscribe

oscommerce

Page: 1 2 Reply
Feb 29th 2004#143918 Report
Member since: Mar 16th 2001
Posts: 2421
I know some of you have used oscommerce. I'm thinking of jumping to a full blown shopping cart for the vbskinz.com site.

Here is my question. How does it handle digital downloads? I need it really secure and for the download to last like a year or so.

Thanks.
Reply with Quote Reply
Feb 29th 2004#143961 Report
Member since: May 1st 2002
Posts: 3034
yeah derek's been talking about it alot lately, he seems pretty impressed said something about it being hard to customize tho :/ and their site is really ugly :D
Reply with Quote Reply
Feb 29th 2004#143994 Report
Member since: Mar 18th 2001
Posts: 6632
I hate OSCommerce. It has a lot of features, but it is a total pain in the ass to customize, and all of the markup terrible. Almost no commenting in the code, and they use variables for all of the text so it can be multi-language. It's awful. So awful in fact that for my next site I'm using the ExpressionEngine and PayPal's shopping cart instead of something like OSCommerce.

I've never used the download feature though. So I don't know how that works.
Reply with Quote Reply
Mar 1st 2004#144002 Report
Member since: Mar 16th 2001
Posts: 2421
If you get a chance go here http://www.showercrafts.com/shop/catalog/

Let me know how it works. You can download the air skin for $.01

Just curious what you think. It's only a penny ;)
I still need to update the templates but I think it is functional...
Thanks.
Reply with Quote Reply
Mar 1st 2004#144009 Report
Member since: Mar 20th 2001
Posts: 3367
Yup it works.. Now give me my penny back !!
Reply with Quote Reply
Mar 1st 2004#144010 Report
Member since: Mar 20th 2001
Posts: 3367
:D just kidding

I've bought 20 different items worth US$250 from Performance-PC.com which uses the same shopping cart + Paypal. I guess if you have the patience to customize it, its pretty good.
Reply with Quote Reply
Mar 1st 2004#144015 Report
Member since: Mar 16th 2001
Posts: 2421
Heh ;)
I'm just glad I actually got the digital downlloads working. It also looks like if you copy and paste the download link into a new browser it won't work. Meaning you need to be logged in to download items. Which is what I need for security. Hopefully I can monitor ip's.

And as far as cutomizing I can buy a template for like $60
Reply with Quote Reply
Mar 1st 2004#144040 Report
Member since: Aug 9th 2001
Posts: 2333
Just out of interest..would you say your income from vbskinz.com is good? Is it popular and is it advertised anywhere?
Reply with Quote Reply
Mar 1st 2004#144041 Report
Member since: Mar 16th 2001
Posts: 2421
Only advertised here an word of mouth. I'd say sales are good ;)
Reply with Quote Reply
Mar 3rd 2004#144241 Report
Member since: Dec 31st 1969
Posts:
Where have I been? Your link is dead... :(

Unlike Dek, I have had fun messin' with OSCommerce. I believe there is a digital download module plugin from the contributions section.

Dek also pointed me towards eShox, which involved minimal cost, but it does have digital download, and a nice simple template system. You can even switch between your templates from the admin panel. You could have seasonal themes, like, around Valentine's day you could have a Bob's Love Shack theme!!!
Reply with Quote Reply
Page: 1 2 Back to top
Please login or register above to post in this forum