eCommerce CMS

Hello Concrete5 members!

Concrete5 lets you choose how to code your theme and that's why I find Concrete5 the best! :)

I am curious if there is an Ecommerce CMS that is made as simple as Concrete5 to create themes for.

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appliculture replied on at Permalink Reply
You can deal with eCommerce directly in concrete5:
MrKDilkington replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi nesoor,

For ease of styling, I think your best choice is VividStore.

I believe the latest code is on the GitHub page:
nesoor replied on at Permalink Reply
Hello appliculture & MrKDilkington,

Thank you for your replies!
I've tried vivid eCommerce. The only thing is that the webshop gets over 7000 products and I think Concrete5 is made for that.

That's why I was looking for an eCommerce CMS that is as simple as Concrete5 in theme editing or maybe an eCommerce CMS that can be included in Concrete5.
With including I mean a different eCommerce CMS but in a Concrete5 webpage.

I hope I explained it well!!! Thanks for your help!
MichaelG replied on at Permalink Reply
Frankly, even Magento sucks for that many products in terms of sluggishness and being resource heavy.

I honestly don't know of any dedicated ecom CMS that's great for front end developers though. It's really a nightmare. If you feel there's something that VIVID store can't do though, let me know. When your site bogs down at 7000 products, it's typically not the CMS's fault, but the servers. I assume you are aware that this wouldn't be a job for cheap shared hosting etc...
GNUguy replied on at Permalink Reply
I have to agree with MichaelG. I'm not doing any eComm stuff, but I'm running into performance issues with my low-cost shared hosting service. So I upgraded my package and it got worse. Lately it seems to have improved after I complained several times and threatened to move all my sites. But from what I've learned as a result of all that irritation, there is a problem with low-cost shared hosting services storing your website files on one server and using a different server for all your db transactions (IOW, lots of latency). They also set limits on concurrent connections (typically 15, I guess) unless you pay for better performance. Find out what your hosting package provides. You might need to upgrade your hosting package (or get a dedicated server) for a big eComm site. That's my impression anyway, fwiw.
nesoor replied on at Permalink Reply
Hey MichaelG,

So basically an eCommerce module for Concrete5 is as good optimized as an eCommerce CMS?
It's just the server that needs to be good?
MichaelG replied on at Permalink Reply
"As good" is a whole other question. I would say obviously systems like magento have way more features, and you can probably accomplish more out of the box and there's more add-ons.

However, if one of C5's ecom options meets your feature requirements, then yeah, I believe it will pretty much perform as well as anything else. Another question is maintainability. Are you familiar with C5? If so, do you really want to try and learn the ins and outs of another CMS and maintain that as well? C5 and its ecom systems are quite clean and understandable. I can't say as much for every other ecom cms.
GNUguy replied on at Permalink Reply
And to clarify what I wrote, the performance of your shared hosting service package (ie, the server) is _one_ of the factors. Note that I said "package." A shared hosting service is essentially a "server farm." ie, they have lots of servers at their disposal and allocate them to provide different levels of service (aka packages). So how they allocate them will have an impact on the service/performance you get as a client. The impression I have (and I'm certainly no expert re this) re the low-cost packages is that they'll put your site on a server that has websites of several other clients on it as well. So if one of those clients has a site that gets lots of action, that site will consume more of that specific server's processor/memory/drive/IO resources possibly leaving your site subject to more latency. So you might want to look at what type of package your shared hosting service is providing. If you're not paying much per month (about $3 to $7 per month), you're site is probably on a server with the sites of several other people. Also, since you need db operations, you'll want to know if your site and the db app are on the same server. Search on "Top 10 Web Hosting Services" to learn more.