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  • I should have asked this before the other question.

    I was working with magneto, but it was way to slow and managed to crash fatally... a lot.

    So I came across foxycart, which is slick.

    They suggest modx. which brought me here.

    I have been poking around at a catalog management solution for modx.

    Thusly - kiwicart and or treasurechest.... it seems like development on shopx is dead and i cant find any update.

    I’m looking for a way to make a nice looking estore (i have done 2 zencart stores and i wont touch that ever again, the shops just screamed crappy site to me)

    I’d like an easy way to manage the catalog of products (1-200 SKUs) so that the admin people can log in and make changes. This was one area where magneto excelled, as far as i could see.

    I know foxycart is just a basket, nothing more.

    It looks like kiwicart and treasurechest can manage the catalog for me, but do they integrate with different payment gateways?

    Can you wizards of modx shed some light on this?







    • It looks like kiwicart and treasurechest can manage the catalog for me, but do they integrate with different payment gateways?
      Not sure about Kiwii but TC is only setup for Paypal I think. Foxy + MODx work great. You can setup the inventory in MODx in several ways, treat each item as a modx document and you can organize them in the document tree in whatever way you want. Then use Template Variables (TVs) for item details (colors, sizes, price, etc..). I think that Foxy may have an inventory module of some sorts.

      TC is a great system, but I have heard it can be buggy (not sure to what extent).
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      • Greetings atracksler,

        Yeh, MODx + Foxy Cart would work perfectly for what you’re requesting.  I’ve setup a bunch of MODx and Foxy Cart stores and what you’re asking for below will definitely work with FC.

        I’ve got to get the screencast completed for FC + MODx...I did one recently, but I’ve got to go back and revise it.
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        • Hi,

          Yes, TreasureChest is PayPal only, but it allows very cutomized carts and layouts since the 1.1 version, which brings many new placeholders, and more clarity in placeholder names.

          You can find a demo shop here (in French): www.altipoint.ch/demo_treasurechest
          If you add one or more products to the cart, you’ll see the embedded cart that appears and is automatically refreshed (by Ajax).
          You can access the details of a product by clicking the "Fiche produit" button.

          The demonstation is fully functional (real PayPal account, not sandbox one), so that everyone can test. This also mean it costs really but no product will be shipped to you. This is what the disclaimer tells.
          Currently, a Swiss Franc (CHF) is about 0,9 US $.

          When you have a minimum of 1 product in the cart, the "Voir" (View) button appears.
          If you click it, a Thickbox will open and you’ll see that very detailed cart views are now possible. This example layout might appear excessively detailed, but shows well how many different placeholders you can use with TreasureChest 1.1.

          Here is also a screenshot of a detailed voucher on the "Thank You" page:
          http://www.altipoint.ch/treasurechest_screenshots/TreasureChest_example_detailed_voucher.png

          And the same screenshot, commented, showing that the "PDT" servcice now accepts sub-templates to build the detailed vouchers:
          http://www.altipoint.ch/treasurechest_screenshots/TreasureChest_example_detailed_voucher_annotated.png

          TC is a great system, but I have heard it can be buggy (not sure to what extent).

          It is true that TreasureChest 1.0 had several bugs.
          For example when having two options for a product, the second option value was overwriting the first option, or something like that if I remember.
          This problem concerning options is corrected in TreasureChest 1.1.

          TreasureChest 1.0 also had problem building the PDT page, it did not output the placeholders. This problem was is also corrected in TreasureChest 1.1.

          As long as I know after many tests, the 1.1 version is bug free.
          (I only know a minor graphic bug with Safari that would be easy to correct.)

          There are small bugs with the behaviour of the [-] ("Remove one" buttons), but these are bonus of the 1.1 version and will work perfectly in the 1.2 version.

          TreasureChest 1.1 in English : www.altipoint.ch/treasurechest
          TreasureChest 1.1 en français : www.altipoint.ch/treasurechest_fr
          TreasureChest 1.1 en allemand: www.altipoint.ch/treasurechest_de

          To display the content of the "Placeholders" tab correctly, please follow the instructions given in the head message of this thread:
          http://modxcms.com/forums/index.php/topic,46813.0.html
          I recommand the Opera browser which behaves the best toward this issue.

          I also provide service for TreasureChest customization/integration.
          You can contact me via private message or via the secured contact form on my website.

          • From what I can gather googling "paypal ipn vs pdt", using Paypal with IPN is preferred over using PDT. I’ve gotten code to work using buttons and the online Paypal cart (and Paypal IPN) but haven’t tried moving the older TC code over to using IPN (vs. PDT, which it currently uses I think).

            I’d be interested in knowing other people’s thoughts.

            MattC
            • Hi Matt,

              TreasureChest uses both IPN and PDT :
              - IPN is used for updating the database with the transaction details.
              - PDT is called to display similar informations to the buyer after the transaction.

              A few variables are for PDT only. See the bottom table here:
              https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=developer/e_howto_html_IPNandPDTVariables

              This discussion thread being dedicated to the comparison of several cart systems, we’re off-topic and I would suggest you to create a new thread.
              • Hi Jul,
                Thanks for the clarification. And yes, your are right, I should have started a different thread. My apologies...
                MattC
                • In case anyone's still looking for an ecommerce platform, these guys over at this thread's releasing their Mojopea ecommerce solution (beta) in a few hours:

                  http://forums.modx.com/thread/83288/new-e-commerce-solution---we-want-to-hear-what-you-think?page=3#dis-post-467360

                  • MODx+foxycart is good but i have no idea about other