I’m interested in getting a shopping cart but how does someone change the templates as they are so plain?
I’ve looked at osCommerce, ZenCart, OpenCart and others, but confused on how to make it look unique, as they all look very plain, quite unattractive. Anyone using shopping carts familiar with how to make them look unique – do I have to know coding, or is there places in the admin panel to change colors, layout, banners, buttons, etc?
Are there good carts out there that are not open sourced, but can be purchased instead?
The templates you saw are just examples to see what the cart may look like. You can actually make the shopping cart checkout page look just like your website. All you have to do is remove everything that you don’t want and insert your own website formatting. It is hard? You bet, in the beginning, but I have worked with PHP before so I wasn’t totally lost. If you have never worked with a server side script, you may find it difficult. The carts you mentioned are also not really open source carts. I guess they could be if you used the default cart design, but I’m pretty sure no one does this. They are professional ecommerce tools that a credible selling website would need, it’s just up to you to make he page look like a pro did it.