Ruby ecommerce options


#1

I am looking into setting up a storefront, what are some good ruby
store front solutions, what is everyone using?


#2

I know Substruct - http://code.google.com/p/substruct/
But I never use it, so we can give you an opinion


#3

Unfortunately there are no good e-commerce framework for Rails.

There are 3 as far as I know:

  • already mentioned Substruct, the most popular; I’ve tried to
    customize it once – very messy codebase, use it only if you like it
    as-as
  • Spree (spreehq.org), a bit better, can be used as a starting point
  • Potionstore (potionfactory.com/potionstore) – only for selling
    software.

So, in my opinion, if you need a simple store use one of those as is
(or look for carts written in some other web frameworks), but if you
need a decent store – write a custom one.

Dmitry


#4

What is your opinion of using PHP packages instead of Ruby on Rails?
It seems they are more mature and possibly easier to implement,
especially if you need something quick.

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Dmitry S.
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk?hl=en
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Frank K.
http://betweengo.com/


#5

Frank K. wrote:

What is your opinion of using PHP packages instead of Ruby on Rails?
It seems they are more mature and possibly easier to implement,
especially if you need something quick.

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Dmitry S.
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk?hl=en
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Frank K.
http://betweengo.com/
Uber Cart in drupal
Virtumart in zoomla
http://www.prestashop.com/
For Php Option