7/02/09

click2try Hosts osCommerce Online Merchant in Open Source Catalog

Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research

Provides popular online shop, catalog, and shopping cart software for evaluation and use in virtual jukebox

HOUSTON, June 30, 2009 -- click2try(TM) (http://www.click2try.com), a community site that makes it easy to try and use Open Source software, today announced it has posted osCommerce Online Merchant v2.2 into its Open Source software catalog site.

More than 14,000 online shopping sites use the popular osCommerce Online Merchant software (http://www.oscommerce.com/) to build their online storefronts and shopping carts. Online shoppers will interact with the osCommerce software whether purchasing apparel, games, jewelry, music, travel or travel accessories, or virtually any other item that can be sold over the Internet. The software is written mainly in PHP and run on the MySQL database platform.

"Online merchants continue to drive a majority of business on the Internet," says Tom Callaghan, click2try VP of Technical Services. "Adding osCommerce to our catalog signals our commitment to provide access to the best and most popular Open Source applications."

osCommerce Online Merchant provides all of the tools necessary to build online catalogs and storefronts. The software offers a simple administrative interface that lets users easily add products, product descriptions, pricing, shipping, and payment options, among other features.

osCommerce offers modules that integrate PayPal, 2Checkout, Authorize.net, ChronoPay, iPayment, and many other payment gateways.

Third-party developers continue to build add-ons to osCommerce, including shipping add-ons to accommodate a number of national postal services, FedEx, UPS, and other shippers. Add-ons also provide a variety of internationalization options, making osCommerce a powerful international online merchant solution.

About click2try

click2try is a content-rich, Community-driven Web site for sourcing, testing, evaluating, and hosting existing Open Source software products on pre-configured virtual appliances. With the most comprehensive collection of information on selected Open Source software applications online, click2try is committed to extending the access and the usability of Open Source software to as many people as possible by making it simple, reliable and economical to use. For more information, visit http://www.click2try.com/.

Contact:

Press Relations

press@click2try.com

(713) 401-9654, ext. 700

http://www.click2try.com

Topics:

Batavi, content management systems, Information technology management, OsCommerce

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