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osCommerce 4.01 release
August 04, 2022
osCommerce 4.01 is available from https://www.oscommerce.com   Changes are available from osCommerce Wiki:  https://wiki.oscommerce.com/index.php?title=Change_Log We will continue working on fixing issues and adding features, osCommerce will be regularly developed and updated. ...
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osCommerce 4.0 Interview
August 03, 2022
What is osCommerce 4.0? How it was created and why? What is the team behind osCommerce? How was osCommerce released during the war in Ukraine?  All of this and more in the video interview, done by David Goodale of Merchant Accounts (Canada):     Visit Merchant Accounts Canada  for the full video and transcript ...
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osCommerce proudly developed in the UK and Ukraine
July 27, 2022
As many readers would know, osCommerce is headquartered from the UK but the majority of our team members are in Ukraine. Same as it was for Magento btw, and for many other amazing technological solutions. What many readers perhaps do not realize is that osCommerce continues to be developed while the war is raging in Ukraine.  For example, the final touches to version 4 were made in the evening, while air raid sirens were wailing in many locations in Ukraine where our colleagues are located. We would like to once again express our appreciation and applaud the strong spirit of our colleagues who managed to complete their task (be it with a delay) and release osCommerce 4.0! Those men and women who continue to work hard on adding more features, enabling the App Shop, fixing those teething problems that users of osCommerce report to us. We are working hard to release more features and solutions, and will be updating you in due course! ...
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osCommerce v4 release
July 25, 2022
osCommerce 4 released today ...
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osCommerce Roadmap
July 25, 2022
Read more about osCommerce Roadmap ...
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osCommerce is dead... Long live osCommerce!
July 25, 2022
How osCommerce started, became extremely popular, went into decline and almost died... And was re-born and is being launched today on the way to success! ...
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Earn with osCommerce!
July 22, 2022
Calling all osCommerce developers, designers, consultants!  osCommerce, realistically for the first time in its history, is offering you an opportunity to grow your business and EARN with osCommerce! Read on to find out how you can earn with osCommerce.... ...
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osCommerce as a mainstream Ecommerce solution
July 22, 2022
osCommerce 2.x (old osCommerce) is old, unreliable, and is not supported by most hosting providers. Use new osCommerce v4, the best open source shopping cart solution! Read more...   ...
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Try before use osCommerce
July 20, 2022
How the "try-before-use" works with osCommerce, and how you can try new osCommerce without hosting and decide on that matter in a month. Read more to find out... ...
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Self-hosted vs Hosted by osCommerce
July 19, 2022
Consider your choices whether to host osCommerce yourself or to order osCommerce-optimised hosting from osCommerce themselves. Read more to find out... ...

osCommerce as a FREE shopping cart

osCommerce (goes for Open Source Commerce) has always been a free shopping cart and Ecommerce solution. Starting from the very beginning back in 2000.

Being free and open source, it was a natural choice for thousands of online merchants and Ecommerce developers when building new online shops. 

Being free and not having a proper commercial strategy behind it, resulted in osCommerce not being actively developed between 2010 and 2021. 

In 2021 osCommerce was acquired by Holbi - a long time partner and supporter of osCommerce. Being a leading Ecommerce development and consulting agency, Holbi's approach is to make osCommerce a mainstream Ecommerce platform again, and a solution that can benefit merchants' online businesses and at the same time allow Ecommerce developers to be well paid by providing osCommerce development services. 

In 2022 osCommerce v4 is to be launched in July. osCommerce App Shop is to go live as well, although apps are to be added in the next few months. 

How does it all work then and will osCommerce continue to be free?

The answer is "YES!". osCommerce has always been and will be free. 

osCommerce can be enhanced by osCommerce Apps and extensions, downloaded from the App Shop. osCommerce welcomes developers and designers to submit their Apps and Design Templates into the App Shop, to offer them to the merchants for free or at a price. 

osCommerce welcomes developers and consultants willing to offer migration, customisation, integration, hosting, support, and other services to the merchants.

Having osCommerce as a FREE shopping cart is essential for the philosophy of Holbi and of the osCommerce community. Being able to offer paid products and services, creating a proper osCommerce marketplace is essential to support the individuals and teams involved with osCommerce as its developers, consultants, and many more.

We are looking forward to a successful journey with the new osCommerce v4, powered by its free and open source spirit!