There is perhaps no better open source application for you to use when it comes to having an online e-commerce solution for your online store than osCommerce Shopping Cart which is also free to use and is widely available via the GNU General Public License. It is certainly a good package that will suit your online business needs and it comes with a host of features that are in fact out-of-the-box and which boasts of the best online shopping cart functions that provide users with many benefits.
The best part about using osCommerce Shopping Cart is that it allows you to setup as well as run and even maintain your online shop without needing to expend much effort and obviously without having to spend a dime in the process in the form of any costs or fees or any other kind of limitations.
It is not for nothing that osCommerce Shopping Cart can boast of a huge community (in fact, the largest) for any e-commerce solution and there are, if latest figures are accurate, as many as one hundred and sixty-two thousand store owners as well as developers from all parts of the world that use this solution, and what's even better for these users is the fact that each day new add-ons are being contributed to further enhance the experience. In fact, according to some estimates, osCommerce Shopping Cart has more than four thousand four hundred add-ons that you can use and which were created by some of the members of the community in order to further extend the capability of osCommerce Shopping Cart.
Other interesting features related to osCommerce Shopping Cart include use of PHP scripting language and also MySQL database server and you can easily run osCommerce Shopping Cart without needing special requirements as long as there is PHP 4.1 plus enabled web server and different popular operating systems running.