nopCommerce is an open source platform designed for building e-Commerce websites. Having won the peoples choice award in 2015 for "Best eCommerce for SMB", the solution is proven in the market with over 1.5million downloads - the most popular e-Commerce open source application in .NET from around the world. Designed specifically for store-owners, either with a high-street shop, online store or a mixture of the two, the platform is supported by a very active community of developers.
Features of nopCommerce
The following describes some of the core features of nopCommerce. Please note that there are many features here that the product is capable of, please contact us about which features are included in your solution.
- Open Source
- Mobile Commerce
- Multi Vendor
- Product Features
- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
- Payment Methods
- Shipping Features
- Tax Features
- Customer Service
Why is Open Source Better?
What is it?
Open source software (OSS) is software where the copyright holder provides the source code with a licence to study, change and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose.
The key business benefit of Open Source programs is that the base package is free. Not only does this mean that it allows for a low starting cost for any project, it also means that developers can afford to download, modify and improve the software without large expenses.
A lot of e-Commerce solutions on the market, such as Shopify or Wix, use a subscription model where you pay monthly to use their platform. When you stop paying you will no longer have access to the website, the data or any of the modifications that you have done. With Open Source you actually own your website, so you can change developers, hosting and domain name without having to start from scratch.
Because the code is fully editable, developers have full flexibility to provide you with bespoke solutions to suit your exact needs.
Mobile Commerce, also known as M-Commerce or mCommerce, is the ability to conduct commerce using a mobile device, such as a mobile phone.
nopCommerce allows you to create a mobile version of your website through an intuitive and user-friendly graphical user interface with just one click. nopCommerce Mobile is a free and available out-of-the-box. nopCommerce Mobile works on any connected device, without requiring extra development or add-ons, regardless of device type.
The application, which renders a device-aware shopping experience, delivers a compelling, feature-rich and graphically pleasing storefront and provides a means for retailers to immediately deliver relevant offers, promotions and products to increase sales and drive business across all channels, no matter what device the consumers are using.
The multi-store feature enables you to run more than one store from a single nopCommerce installation.
- Categories and manufacturers per store
- Products per store
- Content (news, blog, articles) per store
- Payments per store
- Shipping methods per store
- Tax rules per store
- Product prices per store
- Newsletters per store
- Graphical themes per store
- Order filtering and reports per store
- Almost each configuration setting can be set per store
Multi vendor and drop shipping support enables you to sell online without having to stock inventory or ship orders. When drop shipping is enabled, each product is assigned to a particular vendor whose details (including email address) are stored.
When an order is placed, an email is sent to the vendor of each product in the order. The email includes the products, quantities, etc. The vendor then ships the item to the customer on behalf of the merchant, who typically pays each of their vendors at the end of the month.
Products from multiple independent vendors appear in the common product catalog and your website visitors can shop at one web store even if your products are supplied by hundreds of different vendors from all over the world. Each vendor could be provided with an administrator panel access to manage their products, review sales reports and order details regarding their products. Vendors do not interfere with each other's activity.
When a sale is made, all money will go straight to your account. Afterward, a store owner will manually distribute a payment to each vendor according to the order history.
Each vendor has its own admin panel where he can manage his catalog and see placed orders.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website in search engine results. SEO helps to ensure that a site is accessible to a search engine and improves the chances that the site will be found by the search engine. Our search engine optimization gives you higher search rankings, meaning more free traffic to your store.
- Search Engine Friendly
- Localizable URLs
- URL Canonicalization
- Google Analytics Integration
- Anonymous checkout
- Checkout attributes
- One-page checkout
- Phone order support
- Multilingual and multicurrency support
- Configurable measure weights and dimensions
- SSL support (secure browsing and checkout)
- SMS notifications
- PDF order receipts
- Mini shopping cart
- Reward points system
- Export products to Facebook
- Supports related products
- Discounts and coupons
- Newsletter subscriptions
- Gift cards
- Product reviews and ratings
- Product comparison sites
- Affiliate program
- Estimate shipping
- Packaging slips
- Shipping methods (UPS, USPS, FedEx, Australia Post, Canada Post, etc.)
- Configure taxes by country, state, zip
- Individual products can be marked taxable or tax-exempt
- Tax classes supported by product (e.g. goods, services, alcohol, etc.)
- Some customer groups can be marked as tax exempt
- The European Union Value Added Tax (EU VAT) support (Company VAT Number)
- Allow store owner to specify "tax based on" setting: billing/shipping/default/shipping origin address
- Allow store owner to specify whether prices are entered including or excluding tax
- Allow customer to choose tax display type (incl./excl. tax)
- Allow a store owner to specify tax display type (incl./excl. tax)
- Allow store owner to specify whether shipping is taxable
- StrikeIron integration
- Avalara integration
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