|Original author(s)||Andrei Mazulnitsyn|
|Developer(s)||The nopCommerce development team|
4.10 / 27 July 2018
|License||GNU General Public License|
nopCommerce is an open-source E-commerce solution based on Microsoft's ASP.NET MVC 4.0 and MS SQL Server 2008 (or higher) backend Database. It provides a catalog frontend and an administration tool backend, allowing shopping cart creation. It is available under the nopCommerce Public License V3 and officially launched in October 2008 for small to medium-sized businesses.
Nopcommerce development started in 2008 by Andrei Mazulnitsyn in Yaroslavl, Russia. In 2009, Nop Solutions was founded and expanded to a company of two, with offices in Yaroslavl, Russia. Later that year, Microsoft recognized nopCommerce as significant and included it with Microsoft's Web platform Installer.
The first versions introduced basic functionality such as order processing, attributes, plugins, discounts, tier pricing, news, blogs, private messages, forums, tax and shipping support. In June 2010, a new data access layer was introduced in version 1.70. Version 2.00 (August 2011) launched nopCommerce as an ASP.NET MVC based solution. Later in 2011 nopCommerce moved to ASP.NET MVC 4. Versions 3.00 and 3.10 were extended to include multi-store and multi-vendor features and to simplify the product logic. In versions 3.50, 3.60 and 3.70 a modern and responsive template were included. Version 3.80 was released with a brand new and responsive admin area with basic and advanced views and with the capability to run in web farms. Version 3.90 contains significant improvements in marketing and content management functionality, in performance optimization, and in the admin area UI and UX. The version release cycle is 5-6 months.
As of December 2016, Builtwith.com reports that 30,950 websites that have used nopCommerce  and that the market share for nopCommerce among top sites is 2.0%. The installation package was downloaded more than 1.7 million times.
nopCommerce can be downloaded, installed and used free of charge. The community forum provides free support. There is an optional fee for white-labeling. Until 2014, the documentation was downloaded on a paid basis and now is available free of charge.
nopCommerce has an active community of users and developers, which provides assistance to other users; contributes with code, plugins and other extensions; and helps with planning the roadmap. It has 107 solution partners in 37 countries providing custom development, graphic theme creation, and other services. The stackoverflow.com has more than 750 questions tagged "nopCommerce". Current marketplace offers more than thousand plug-ins and themes. As of December 2015, the program had been translated to 30 languages. On 30 October 2015, the first conference of the nopCommerce community #NopDevDays took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, attracting more than 65 delegates from 14 countries. nopCommerce Days was the second conference in Amsterdam in October 2016, which hosted 160 attendees from 30 countries and was a 2-day event with 19 presentations and 4 workshops. Also in 2016 started the organization of webinars and meetups in different parts of the world.
In 2010 and 2011 nopCommerce reached the final in the Packt Open Source E-Commerce Award. nopCommerce is in the featured and top 5 most downloaded applications provided by Microsoft Web Platform Installer. In 2013, nopCommerce was chosen as the best finance app by Russian WebReady awards.
In January 2016, nopCommerce won CMScritic's "Best eCommerce for SMB" award.
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