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  • # December 23, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Just curious about the size of the store that foxycart begins becoming more trouble than it’s worth. I’m getting ready to do a rather large ecommerce project. They are starting out with like 20 products but it could turn into 100+. So I want to recommend the solution that is going to last.

    Since foxycart kind of just plugs into wordpress, is there a point where it would be better to use something else? Or is foxycart infinitely flexible enough to handle expansion?

    # January 7, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I’ve used Foxy Cart for about 30+ different stores over the last few years and have yet to hit a problem with it b/c of the number of products. Really the issue is how well equipped is your CMS or or site setup to handle the products? In other words, if you had a 1000+ products, do you have a search functionality built in…how easy is it for the visitor to find what they’re looking for, etc? I’ve had really large sites using Foxy Cart with no problems down to simple sites…it’s really all a matter of who you set it all up so the visitor can find your products.

    # January 7, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    flinx777 is right, it all depends on your website really.

    Whereas I have never used Foxycart before I have heard good things about it, if you wanted a wordpress related cart, then wpecommerce I have used and that was good software.

    But for larger websites selling stuff I find magento is the best, but you need a decent server for that to run smootly and quickly.

    # January 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Well, this would be within WordPress. The current 2 sites they have are in WP and they want to maintain WP because they are familiar with it.

    That’s good to hear about foxycart. I’m honestly leaning toward it. I’ve used Magento in the past once or twice, and that was my initial thought before having the stipulation of keeping it within WP and to keep costs down (Magento takes more time for me than setting up stuff in WP as I’m much more familiar with it).

    # January 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Oh if it is wordpress related then yes I would use Foxycart or WPEcommerce.

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