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Ecommerce site with social network functionality

Discussion in 'e-Commerce' started by srijan, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. srijan

    srijan New Member

    I have an idea for a website which is essentially an ecommerce site with added social network functionality. I want to allow members to review / rate the products / services on sale. I also need members to be able to interact with each other.

    I'm not quite sure how to go about this, what frameworks to base this on etc. and I need advice. I was thinking of maybe integrating am open source social networking platform like elgg with an open source ecommerce solution like zen-cart or magento, and then using something like open-id to integrate members between the two. But I did a little research and this seems like a messy solution. There doesn't seem to be an easy way for elgg to access the products in the zen-cart database.

    I think I'm going about this the wrong way. I need advice. Please help!
  2. flimsy

    flimsy New Member


    Didn't you get the solution of your issue? And, which ecommerce solution are you going to use? Magento or zencart?
  3. ankizaptech

    ankizaptech New Member


    I personally believe that Magento is the best and easiest Open-Source Ecommerce platform that provides online merchants with unique flexibility and control over the look, content and functionality of their Ecommerce Store. It is also SEO friendly Ecommerce Software so your Onpage SEO is more or less done by it. You will only think about at Offpage.
  4. poshwebdeveloper

    poshwebdeveloper New Member

    Hello srijan,
    Mageno is the best open Source Solution for Ecommerce because it is also simply for a Online marketing means SEO. You said you put the functionality in which people interact that product, write Review & Share. Its very nice functionality for you ecommerce website for SEO also. You can use also snippet code for that in which you can write review, give rates & display in search engine results so people attract on your Product & search more by given rating & Reviews.
  5. KaveriJoshi

    KaveriJoshi New Member

    Yes, Srijan Magento is the best option for developing the eCommerce store. If you want to develop this functionality of social network that access all the users and also share their view for the product and also post product information and review at social network site.
    All this activity of social network is really helpful for your site. Your site get many users form this activity and Magento has the many extension that provide all of your functionality.

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