Today if we search for CMS on internet we have thousands of content management software for a variety of purposes with varying quality and cost. If you are into business and trying to build your own eCommerce website, it would be unrealistic to try them all. To make your work easy I am going to list some best eCommerce CMS software you can use. I am going to write a brief description of the features, options, admin panel accessibility etc. I would give preference to free eCommerce software.

1. nopCommerce:
If you see the number of downloads for nopCommerce on Microsoft website, you would be a fan of this CMS. It is one of the most popular .NET engines around.

nopCommerce is a free ASP.NET open source eCommerce software. The system has been downloaded more than 200,000 times, with the team grown to seven people. Currently more than 10K websites are using nopCommerce. It is very reliable with lots of features and customization. If you want to host an eCommerce website on Windows server, nopCommerce will never put you down.

2. OpenCart: is the CMS for online magazine and shopping website with over 50K+ members. They provide thousands of add-ons and plugins to modify and supplement store function in many different ways.

The code corresponds to the basic principles of the pattern Model-View-Controller, while the structure is very simple, making it a great framework for creating an online store of any complexity.

Compared to other CMS, it consumes less server resources and boost overall speed of the website. It is compatible with all major browsers. It has multi-language support with English as the default language. Owner can create unlimited number of sections and products. It has greate support for templates, modules and add-on plugins.


  1. Admin panel with Database support
  2. Supports for unlimited products and categories
  3. Support for both physical and virtual (downloadable) products
  4. Ease backup and data recovery
  5. Statistics of goods and customers
  6. Multi-Language Support
  7. Support for multiple currencies

3. Magento: Magento is CMS for online shopping. According to Alexa, Magento is the most popular content management system for online shopping. The engine is built on ZendFramework, that immediately defines its scope: It’s big and heavy but powerful enough. Some of the Key Features are:

  1. Different domains, languages, product range can be controlled with single administrative section.
  2. Comes with different themes and templates that are highly customizable.
  3. Support various currency with highly customizations
  4. Multilingualism
  5. Support different payment methods.

4. VirtualMart: If you are familiar with Joomla, Virtuemart is justified choice. Virtuemart is best if you need to fine-tune any aspects of the store, or if you want to slightly change the logic. You will find yourself going deep into the admin module and look for that same button that will do everything nicely.

5. Oscommerce: is a eCommerce software which provide a rich set of tools with “out of the box” functionality. It is well known for its repository with more than 5,900 add-ons that are available for free. Some of the best features provided by Ocommerce are

  1. 1. Supports unlimited products and categories sections
  2. Support for both physical and virtual (downloadable) products
  3. Statistics of goods and customers
  4. Multi-language Support
  5. Support for multiple currencies
  6. Buyers purchase history
  7. Customers can view the history and status of their orders
  8. Temporary shopping cart for guests and permanent customer
  9. Fast and user-friendly search interface
  10. Support for multiple types of payments (checks, money orders, paypal)

6.PrestaShop: is a open-source web application to create e-commerce website. With big community the CMS is translated in many different languages. It comes with huge amount of modules and plugins that can do addany kind of functionality to the website. Some of the features include:

  1. Ability to add watermarks to photos
  2. Reviews from customers for goods and services
  3. Displaying prices with or without tax
  4. Displays the number of products in stock
  5. Sort products by different parameters (relevance, price)
  6. Show Discount Percentage
  7. Displays manufacturers and brands
  8. Payment using different gateways
  9. Automatic recalculation of prices in any currency
  10. Sync with the current exchange rate
  11. Recalculation of tax rates depending on the country