With the world of ecommerce technologies changing
each day, there are number of development platforms
geared towards the development of web stores (web
sites). Ecommerce development platforms are simply
the technologies that are designed specifically for
the purposes of building and maintaining web stores.
The first ever platform for ecommerce development
was the osCommerce which was released back in 2000.
There have been a number of other solutions built
for ecommerce development. Some of them are as
This was the original ecommerce platform and it is
simple and does not require very high resources to
work. Best part about osCommerce is the fact that is
has all the basic functionalities (multilingual
support, supports for multiple currencies, and
capabilities for out of the box payment gateways)
that are required from any ecommerce development
platform. This is the platform with the largest
number of extensions and developers customization.
However, the platform does not have SEF URLs and
templates that are out of the box. This platform has
formed the backbone for the creation of both CRE
loaded and Zen Cart ecommerce development platforms.
This shopping cart is based on the original
osCommerce platform and comes with Content
Management System (CMS) and a wide variety of
templates for setting up a web store. It also has
the capabilities to support all the basic payment
gateways. One of the best things about this platform
is that it supports overriding of modules this
ensures that the users can modify or extend the
functionalities of the platform without hacking it.
It has no SEF URLs and has a large number of
This development platform supports multiple web
stores and SEF URLs. Magento provides support for
extended shopping modules and payment gateways. The
platform has administration panel accessibility
levels and allows multiple administrators. It also
supports catalog price rules and customer support
groups. This ecommerce development platform needs a
semi-dedicated server hosting in order to run. To
extend or customize Magento, the user must be a
developer with objects oriented programming
knowledge using PHP. Magento has the most rapidly
growing community and developers.
There are still many other ecommerce development
platforms available some of them are CRE Loaded,
PrestaShop, VirtueMart, Drupal, BigCommerce, and
Importance of Ecommerce Development Platforms
Ecommerce development platforms are critical for
business owners who want to create web stores. This
is because the development platforms give developers
the best functionalities and features for creating
attractive, professional and well-optimized web
stores. They also provide for easy extension and
maintenance of already created web stores. These
platforms come with basic shipping and payment
Due to the complexity and technical knowledge
required to use these development platforms, it is
important for web storeowners to use the best
professional developers in order to ensure they get
the stores they wanted. This is our mission at
At NextGen eBiz, we have the best team of developers
who understand and have experience using some of the
most common ecommerce development platforms such as
osCommerce, Zen Cart, PrestaShop, and Magenta. This
means that we can create a web store that will give
you an edge over your competitors and help build
your online store brand.
We will ensure that your web store looks
professional and user friendly to give your
customers best online experience. We will not
develop your web store that would last only 6 or 12
months, we will create one that can be extended and
customized any time in future to match the growing
demands of your business.
Please contact us for a quote or if you need any
information regarding the ecommerce technologies we
use or any other services that we offer.
Get in touch with your
requirements and we'll help start your project.