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osCommerce 4.07 release
October 26, 2022
osCommerce 4.07 release notes  ...
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FREE osCommerce Design Webinar
October 18, 2022
osCommerce is looking to have a Webinar to demonstrate how to modify existing and create new designs. All interested parties, businesses, designers, and developers, are welcome to indicate their interest to participate by commenting on this post in our Forums: https://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/497631-webinar-oscommerce-design/ See you online soon! ...
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osCommerce Apps - free until 1/1/23
October 13, 2022
While the osCommerce team are working hard on adding apps to the App Shop, we have decided to make ALL available osCommerce-made applications free in the App Shop until the 1st of January 2023.  You're welcome to download any app via the App shop, and use it to build your own osCommerce site or such for your client. Your feedback is highly appreciated.  With best wishes, osCommerce team ...
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osCommerce 4.05 release
September 21, 2022
osCommerce 4.05 has been released! Read more to find out how to upgrade to the latest version and what has changed ...
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Hybrid Ecommerce
August 16, 2022
osCommerce brings a new type of Ecommerce platform to the market - a so called Hybrid Ecommerce. So what is Hybrid Ecommerce? We see it to be the best of both worlds - an open source (and free) Ecommerce solution that is also hosted as if it was SaaS (or EaaS - Ecommerce as a Service). This means users (businesses and developers) do not need to worry about hosting requirements and at the same time have full access to the source code and can change or implement any custom features, integrations, etc. Of course, it is always possible to host osCommerce on your own server! It is just so much easier (and quite likely more cost effective!) to use osCommerce's own hosting solutions.  Hybrid Ecommerce from osCommerce Users can choose to have osCommerce installed for free on one of our servers to try osCommerce before use.  Once satisfied with its features, speed, robustness - they can choose to move to a paid osCommerce hosting account or to download and use osCommerce site on their own server. Move to an osCommerce-managed server is done automatically. Server environment is optimised for osCommerce, allowing it to give the best performance. It is also managed and upgraded with the latest server software. Most importantly, osCommerce installation can be automatically updated to the latest version of osCommerce (and Applications) as well. Any customisations, done right, will stay but all the standard modules and the core of osCommerce will be regularly updated, bringing fixes, changes, new features. Full FTP and mySQL access are offered to businesses and developers should they require such.   ...
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osCommerce 4.03 release
August 16, 2022
osCommerce 4.03 has been released. Read more about what's new in the latest version of popular open source free shopping cart! ...
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osCommerce 4.02 release
August 09, 2022
osCommerce 4.02 release, update notes, download instructions ...
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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! ...

osCommerce as a mainstream Ecommerce solution

Looking back at 2000, osCommerce was on the rise. It was THE shopping cart to have, and the community of both merchants and developers was growing at an amazing speed.

Many businesses, organisations, charities would use osCommerce to build their online store.

As time went by, new challengers emerged (like Magento, or Shopify, for example) but osCommerce, instead of being developed and maintained, went in decline. Not the fault of the brilliant code that it was, but rather negligence of the team that created the original software. 

By 2022 most of the websites in what is considered "old osCommerce" - i.e. osCommerce 2.x - require an upgrade, due to the codebase being old and effectively obsolete. The codebase requires older versions of server software, ones that are not supported anymore and are even potentially dangerous to use because of the known vulnerabilities. Such sites in old versions of osCommerce are very difficult to host as hosting providers insist on having modern, safe, and secure server software installed. Effectively, any business using old osCommerce risks seeing their online shop stop working at any time.

New osCommerce, version 4, as a mainstream Ecommerce solution

Here comes NEW osCommerce, version 4! Besides all the exciting features and solutions, it should be noted that osCommerce v4 uses the most up-to-date and modern server software, and can be installed on any modern hosting account.

It is a reliable, flexible, upgradeable Ecommerce platform that can be easily integrated with third-party software. 

Advanced CMS, support for multiple design templates, mobile- and SEO-friendly, with good a range of solutions for stock and warehouse management, sales and marketing, with support for multiple sale channels - it can be used to support any online selling business (B2C and B2B)

osCommerce v4 makes it possible to create simple small websites as well as complex fully integrated Ecommerce systems. It is cheaper to use and develop than its competition (like Adobe Commerce - formerly Magento, or ShopWare), it is easier to upgrade, and it is faster to bring business's ideas to the market. Overall, using osCommerce v4 as an Ecommerce solution allows businesses to save on Ecommerce development costs and still receive reliable featured Ecommerce solutions. It allows Ecommerce developers to offer their clients advanced implementations cheaper and faster, therefore producing more profit, quicker.

osCommerce v4 is an Ecommerce software that is back to being a mainstream Ecommerce solution!