I have always wondered what it would be like to have ones own shop online, something like Amazon or Ebay, so I decided to try one out myself and many thanks to Ray, a friend of mine, who suggested I look at osCommerce, and open source online shop e-commerce solution that is available for free under the GNU General Public License.
It features a rich set of out-of-the-box online shopping cart functionality that allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain their online stores with minimum effort and with no costs, license fees, or limitations involved. And I tell you, it took just under an hour to set it all up and figure out the security and paths only because I am relatively new to debian and the linux command prompt. Anyway it is now up and running over at http://shop.lookatbowen.com. I have so far changed the front page and will soon had some content (haven’t quite decided what I am going to sell yet .