Miva Merchant vs. osCommerce


Miva Merchant

Miva Merchant is a dynamic browser based storefront development and management system that allows merchants to create multiple online stores.


osCommerce is an open source e-commerce solution and is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).


Store management (simple wizards and sophisticated tools)
Account management (provide frequent shopper programs, discounted pricing and special product availability)
Catalog Management
Associating complimentary products to give shoppers the opportunity to purchase others that are similar .
Configuring multiple sales tax methods, configures multiple sales tax methods and instant order e-mail confirmations.
Secure transactions with SSL
Driving targeted shoppers to your store with a search engine and "shop box" that is displayed on popular web sites.
Affiliate Program
Inventory Tracking
Advanced and simple mode administrative interfaces
Product Attribute Template
Site Traffic and Sales Statistics
Quick Selection when administering your storefront
Calculating shipping costs as a percentage of the total order

Add/Edit/Remove categories, products, manufacturers, customers, and reviews
Categories-to-categories structure
Statistics for products and customers
Dynamic product attributes
Tax zones, classes, and rates Configuration parameters in database for remote editing
Not tied together with the catalog module (admin module can be installed on another server)
Payment and shipping modules
Backup tool
Customer accounts
Customer address books (other shipping destinations)
Order history
Temporary (not logged on) and permanent (logged on) shopping carts
Search catalog for products or manufacturers
Product reviews by customers
E-mail notifications
Foreseen checkout procedure
Secure transactions with SSL
Number of products in each category are shown
Bestseller lists
Display what other customers have brought (relating to the current product displayed