Shopping cart in Java, any ready-to-use?

As a open source enthusiast, I ventured looking for a open source full fledged “Shopping cart” in Java! There are excellent ones in PHP but I was primarily looking for ones written in Java.

Found lot of them doing Krugle, checked in SourceForge that most of the so-called shopping cart application no longer exist in sf.net repositary. I hope somebody is reading this from Sf.net to take a note that “let’s keep only those open source in repositary which has some source file in it“.

Out of the 5 shopping cart I found, I did a quick scan to understand 1) depolyment hassles 2) application configuration issues 3) adptability(is it easy to learn and add/modify code if required) 4) is it big for a small scale cart application. My findings are as follows. In brief, if you ever need a shopping cart in java, use JPetStore and adapt it to your need.

1.JSPShop
Seems to be very old, need changes to configuration to support running inside JBoss.
Uses CMP EJB inside the application, uses classes from a company called submersion.com, I think they were owning the product?
I din’t see any license stating GPL/etc inside the source.But when I downloaded from Sourceforge, I see GPL license is mentioned there.
Needs JBoss/Application to run the application

I don’t think a small customer looking for a simple few pages and few classes type shopping cart can invest time in tweaking this application!

2.rest-client-1.0.2
Downloaded as it is mentioned shopping cart ..I find the code has lot of classes but nothing todo with shopping cart !!! Am’I missing something?

3.karpuz

This application has all client side …like menu item lisitng, adding to shopping list, and submit for checkout.
But beyond that there is no database support, no third party payment integration support..etc available.

Go ahead, implement on top of this.

4.Openedit-cart (this is part of openEdit CMS product and open source)

It seems to have more stuff for a simple cart. Their latest war (openedit-cart.war,11-Jul-2006 00:14:30 failed to work in Tomcat 5.5.
Also I think using this shopping cart forces user to go thorugh openedit CMS!!

5.JPet Store 5(not the Sun one but the one with IBatis stuff). I got the latest release 5.

It has all the features for a small scale shopping cart like item list, checkout, update cart, payment capture, few nice UI screens. Backend database support for Mysql,orcl, etc. I think for name sake it is called JPet store otherwise it is small shopping cart.

I think whoever needs basic shopping cart should adapt JPetStore and add few plugin code for PayPal/etc rather than investing time in other shopping cart applications.

Do you know some more???, leave us a comment here.

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9 Comments on “Shopping cart in Java, any ready-to-use?”


  1. […] Just came across this in a post titled Shopping cart in Java, any ready-to-use? As a open source enthusiast, I ventured looking for a open source full fledged “Shopping cart” in Java! There are excellent ones in PHP but I was primarily looking for ones written in Java. Found lot of them doing Krugle… […]


  2. Options for a Java shopping cart using open source are out there such as Elastic Path. The options for FREE open source java shopping carts are more limited but ofbiz seems to be the most common.

  3. Santosh Says:

    Jason, thanks, I checked Elastic Path and also Ofbiz. Elastic path seems to be full fledged shopping cart product and lot of customers are using it.

    One of our customer was looking for a low price shopping cart and that’s where we thought if we can adapt any open source or develop one for them.

  4. Patrick Says:

    Elastic Path costs a ton of money for a small business user. I’m only interested in open source, not paying $13K for a solution for a small business owner.

  5. John Hornsby Says:

    There’s a new free java shopping cart product at http://www.konakart.com that claims to be database compatible with osCommerce as well as having a Java API and a SOAP Web Service interface. There are demonstrations of it running on their web-site.

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  8. Thanks for sharing this information. Really is pack with new knowledge. Keep them coming.

  9. Maximus Says:

    I would like to see a continuation of the topic


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