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 B

As Principal of Subimage LLC, Seth spends most of his days improving Cashboard. Occasionally he finds time to write about music, design, startups, and technology.

Tagged: rails, ruby, substruct, portfolio