Mar 17

Open Source Ruby On Rails Shopping Cart

It’s finally here….

I’m talking about the Substruct open source Ruby on Rails e-commerce platform.

Substruct is the foundation for your web project

  • A cleanly designed, simple platform for you to run your site
  • The first and only Ruby on Rails open source e-commerce project.

    • We’re trying to rival other packages out there like Miva Merchant, OS Commerce, etc
  • Implemented as a Rails Engine

  • Extracted from real world code
  • Developed, designed, and maintained by Subimage Interactive

It’s available for you to download and use for your own sites. Grab the latest copy now!

It includes…

  • A simple content management system with blogging capabilities

    • Manage your entire site from the web
  • A simple shopping cart that’s tied into (must have an account)

    • Live real-time shipping rate calculation via FedEx? (must have an account)
    • More payment processors like Paypal and 2CheckOut coming soon
  • Product and order management

  • A stunning administration interface
    • Create and maintain content
    • Create, maintain, void orders
    • Answer questions from your visitors

A live demo is always up and available at

Jump in, check it out, let us know what you think!

Written by Seth Banks

Seth spends most of his days leading the design team at Green Bits and improving Cashboard. Occasionally he finds time to write about music, design, startups, and technology.

Tagged: rails, ruby, substruct, portfolio