I read an article saying about ” How to set up a free ecommerce store in India, and all it had listed was magneto and why shouldnt one use it. I think it was a lame article.
If you google “OPEN SOURCE SHOPPING CART SOFTWARE” you will get many results on the first page, all of these results give you a Open-source ready to use software which can be installed into your hosting.
I recommend the following three softwares to create your dream ecoomerce site and get your business online at little or nocost.
I have tried OPENCART it is wonderful, it can be localised and its bloody free, because its OPEN SOURCE!!
I have seen one of my client using this software and these guys are IIT ians and they have made a fabulous website out of this.
3) WOOCOMMERCE– WORDPRESS BASED
If you are like me who love wordpress and want the familarity of wordpress then you should check the woocommerce plugin (which is free) or a woocommerce free theme. They have paid themes also if you are ready to spend. I am using the woo-commerce plugin in one of my site and it is convenient when you dont want a full fledged store front but still have a few products you can retail via your blog.