concrete5 Adds eCommerce

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Popular open source content management system introduces a versatile, low-cost eCommerce add-on for web site developers and designers

concrete CMS, developer of next-generation open source solutions for web sites, today announced general availability of the company's first eCommerce solution for its concrete5 content management system. Priced at a $95 per domain, concrete5's eCommerce solution is an extremely affordable option for even the smallest business.

The new eCommerce module includes a product block developers and designers can place anywhere on the site, with multiple formatting options available to create custom experiences. Its deep integration with the concrete5 content management system means online sellers will be able to break the mold of most eCommerce solutions.

"We like to solve problems in new ways. It seemed like every eCommerce solution we ran into forced you into a Store Category > Product Detail architecture. That makes sense for huge sites, but for a smaller store you're often left wondering why every aisle feels exactly the same," said Franz Maruna, CEO of concrete CMS. "With our new eCommerce module, designers can dream up websites that present goods and services in any way they please, without having to battle with the tech guys to hide irrelevant category and search interfaces."

Since concrete5 makes it so easy to build great websites that owners can actually change, businesses and entrepreneurs have been flocking to the free platform since its general release earlier this year. The marketplace of commercial add-ons for concrete5 has continued to grow, with applications ranging from $15 to $125 built by both the core concrete5 team and 3rd party developers. Much of concrete5's income comes from revenue sharing relationships with these developers, just like Apple's App store.

concrete5's biggest adopters to date have been mid sized web shops and technology freelancers. The introduction of an affordable eCommerce solution will help them sell their services and their concrete5 expertise to a much wider range of clients.

Learn more about the new eCommerce add-on at:

http://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/addons/core_commerce/

About concrete5
concrete CMS is a leading developer of next- generation open source solutions for web sites. The company's flagship product, concrete5, combines the ease-of-use of a blogging platform with the flexibility and power of a web development platform. To date, thousands of advertising and creative agencies and web developers around the world have downloaded concrete5 for free and used the technology to quickly and inexpensively build enterprise-quality web sites that can be updated by end users. concrete CMS is a privately held company based in Portland, Oregon, and manages the concrete5.org project. For more information, please visit http://www.concrete5.org.

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