The commerce starter kit ROCKS – plain and simple.  The code is clean and extensible.  It works straight out of the box.  There is already a budding community around it.  And Rob Conery over at WekeRoad is just an all around good guy.  Oh and it made its debut in my keynote for Steve Ballmer at the VS2005 launch – you should check it out…  and now for the official word

 

 

 

The PayPal-enabled Commerce Starter Kit is a free, open source e-commerce storefront that takes advantage of the new Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0. It includes out-of-the-box features such as product catalog, shopping cart and credit card processing and allows a web developer to setup and maintain an online store with little or no up-front costs or license fees.

 

The goal of the Commerce Starter Kit is to build and sustain a community of developers who continue to improve the kit through feature requests, code contributions and add-on modules. The project is supported by WekeRoad with continual involvement and from both PayPal and Microsoft.

 

To get more information and to download the starter kit, visit http://www.commercestarterkit.org.