which ecommerce platform should I go with

Feb 20, 2013 12:37PM PST

Hi all,
I recently got a web development project which involves shopping cart system and product listing. Now I am in the process of picking up right CMS, magento is out of options at this stage because it is too big and complicated to maintain and it requires a very good hosting environment to run a magento site. So, the best choice I may have is one of these two: prestashop and .net shopping cart platform, they are both powerful and relatively easy to maintain.
Is there anyone who familiar with these platforms? I would very much appreciated for any advise.


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Just sharing.
Feb 21, 2013 2:29AM PST

A close friend went through all that and ended up 6 figures poorer and after 5 years back to my original suggestion. It's not the best, not the worst but anyone that does this has to answer the big question. Ready?

Are you selling your product or running the web site?

(or is the web site running you?)

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Feb 22, 2013 8:39PM PST

You can consider Prestashop as an alternative if you are not comfortable with Magento. PrestaShop is much small
(in MBs and files) and easy to install, easy to customize, has lower system requirements and has emphasized its search capabilities.

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Mar 13, 2013 8:09PM PDT

go with Prestashop as its php based and opensource and free

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