Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Yahoo Store vs. OpenACS Ecommerce?

Posted by Matthew Geddert on
Yahoo Store will be WAY easier than doing it yourself with the openacs ecommerce package, plus you would also need to pay for a credit card processing service with openacs ecommmerce which costs a portion of your sales, plus hosting, and all the time and hassel of maintaing it. Last time i checked it out yahoo store did not give you an ssh'able account. If your friend is a baker why would they want to complicated their lives with software development and maintenance? OpenACS Ecommerce is more flexible but most people don't need this flexibility for smaller services.
Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Using OpenACS Ecommerce may not be a practical option for that one user, but I'd still like to understand trade-offs in general between using it and hosted apps like Yahoo Store.