OsCommerce, on of the primary e-commerce software program instruments, launched a brand new model. The v4-version stays free and open supply, however introduces design templates, a number of gross sales channels and up to date safety. “We wish to revive the as soon as nice ecommerce platform,” managing director Vadym Gurevych says.

OsCommerce was one of many first purchasing carts based in 2000 in Germany. It has been the stepping stone for a lot of ecommerce software program gamers, corresponding to Magento. Presently there are 46,000 on-line shops utilizing it. Final yr, osCommerce was acquired by the United Kingdom-based Holbi Group.

‘Every little thing is completely different’

OsCommerce v4 has been lengthy in progress. Initially, it was purported to launch final yr. This month it lastly went reside. “It took some time to create the primary model,” managing director Vadym Gurevych from the Holbi Group says. “We texted and glued and examined once more. Then we collected the suggestions of purchasers, applied it, and repeated the method many occasions.”

The brand new model relies on True Loaded.

The brand new model relies on the Holbi Group’s personal software program True Loaded, the co-CEO says, which in flip is a fork of an earlier osCommerce. Model 4 continues to be free and open supply, however in any other case, ‘every part is completely different’.

“It utterly separates design from code and introduces design templates,” says Gurevych. Moreover, it contains a number of gross sales channels, a visible editor, Content material Administration System, superior inventory and product administration options in addition to an open API.

‘osCommerce was uncared for’

Can osCommerce regain a few of its previous glory? “OsCommerce was an awesome instrument for companies 20 years in the past and helped encourage software program like Magento and PrestaShop,” Gurevych says. “It was unhappy to see it fall behind new gamers.”

“It was unhappy to see osCommerce fall behind new gamers.”

In keeping with the brand new managing director, the software program has been uncared for. “We wish to revive the as soon as nice ecommerce platform and its group of store house owners and builders.”

‘Invite all store house owners to maneuver to new model’

Though osCommerce is now prepared and reside, the event is ongoing, the managing director says. In keeping with Gurevych, the App store will open quickly for native and third get together apps.

The event of model 4 is ongoing.

The co-CEO says that he expects osCommerce will turn out to be a mainstream ecommerce platform once more. “We invite all osCommerce store house owners to contemplate transferring to the brand new protected, safe, featured and strong model of osCommerce. We additionally invite designers and builders to start out utilizing osCommerce v4 and submit their design templates and apps into the App retailer as soon as it’s launched.”

By Piszz