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Do You Have an Online Store Front?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Dante_B, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Dante_B

    Dante_B Active Member

    Within your Xenforo Forums, How are you managing an online store front? I'm talking about selling Physical goods such as, Community Apparel. Shirts, hats, sweaters, stickers, etc.

    What script are you using? Third Party Addon? Any details about your store / forum would be greatly appreciated!
  2. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    standalone OpenCart store
  3. Gazhyde

    Gazhyde Well-Known Member

    WordPress and WooCommerce at the moment, but that's mainly used for some 3rd party adverts.

    I'm tinkering with OpenCart at the moment as I have a specific need which Woo won't do without a paid add on.
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  4. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I've been using OpenCart since 2009, and even managed to find a theme that was pretty similar to UI.X so it ties in nicely with my forum.
  5. Dante_B

    Dante_B Active Member

    Is this an easy integration for you all? @MattW @Gazhyde What's your website?
  6. Gazhyde

    Gazhyde Well-Known Member


    Now I've figure out the basics of OpenCart, I'll be looking to make it similar-ish to the WP site. Will probably only be used for a couple of months, then mothballed.

    I'm getting some custom mugs made up for the members and I want to make the process streamlined. OC allows images to be uploaded as part of the order process. Means I don't need people to email me files, or have to upload them somewhere separately.

    Will also come in handy with the obligatory forum calendar I'll be producing again this year!
  7. Mike Edge

    Mike Edge Formerly Da Bookie Mon

    @Micheal's Micro cart has come a long way in dedicated development and works seamless with xF.
  8. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

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  9. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    We don't. My forum is based around a 3rd party 'game', and therefore all the images are trademarked, and as such I can't use them for monetary gain ;)

  10. Dante_B

    Dante_B Active Member

    anymore suggestions?
  11. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    Wow - thats a nice shop - is it easy to set up? What is the cost? and is it branding free?
  12. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Free, easy, not branding free

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  13. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    What if I have other members besides myself who sell items- is that feasible me with this program ? Separate sellers in one store?
  14. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    No idea, I have a single store which I manage.
  15. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I have a headacheabout Paypal fees - my clients keep sending my fee which arrives with bits chopped off.
    I can set a fee for UK residents because I know how much Paypal will add extra.
    But if my clients are outside UK Paypal charges all different fees on top of mine.
    How can I pre-set it somehow so the fee arrives to me with the correct amount and adds the Paypal fee for them as they pay?
  16. ibaker

    ibaker Well-Known Member

    We are just about to update our online store but before we do we are seeing if there are any stores that allow for XF integration but there doesn't seem to be any other than Michaels MicroCart addon which doesn't suit. Currently we use CS-Cart and have done since it was released some 8 years ago so we have a life time license with free upgrades...it was a first release special. The problem with CS-Cart is that whilst it is extremely powerful with every conceivable addon already included in its core, it doesn't have XF integration and they would charge $1,000 to do it. My site using the old version of CS-Cart is at www.clearprop.com.au a bit different to the new version just released by CS-Cart
  17. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    I used X-Cart for awhile.
  18. Dante_B

    Dante_B Active Member

    X-Cart? Is this used for Physical products?
  19. ibaker

    ibaker Well-Known Member

    I am desperately looking for an alternative for CS-Cart that can be integrated with XF...it has to be able to have shipping of products based on product weight and Australia Post look up for shipping costs. CS-Cart does all this except for XF integration so if anyone knows of any cart software that has an XF bridge, please let me know
  20. smartpixels

    smartpixels Active Member

    I have used joomla + virtuemart covered every need for us. We were selling monthly subscription and other digital products but virtuemart is primarily designed for retail products

    But if I need to start a small store then I would go for something like shopify.

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