I have been developing and designing e-commerce websites for small to medium businesses for the past 3 years. In my experiences I have found that every single one of the existing platforms leaves something seriously to be desired. Whether it be in the form of poor organization and management or seriously lacking features, there is not one platform that can serve both small businesses looking to "DIY" and small developers who want to expand on something solidi that they know will serve them well over the years.
This concept is nothing new, and it has been done in the world of content management with Drupal and Wordpress. I have carefully looked at all options for Open Source shopping carts including those that run on the famous content management systems and have found the gap that could be filled. Please follow this project to learn more about how I feel this could change the way we see selling online.