I’m looking around for a stack solution to implement a very small e-commerce like site for a no-profit association.
What we need is the ability to sell seats for courses now and then, e.g. we might have 15 seats available on a single date course on day1, 10 seats on another on day 2 and 20 on day3 and so on. This will probably happen no more than 20 - 50 times a year, so I suppose we don’t really need a proper e-commerce platform. But we’d need seats processing and at least e-mail or - better - backend confirmation. Having off-site payment options would be great, too though I think that would be possible with something like Booking stack.
I was looking at cart2/checkout/booking from Yuzool to get things going and at Sitelok to manage membership calendar, data and so on. I will eventually set up the integration in the backend with the membership pages and the calendars, but of course I would not want to patch any stack
What I’m not so sure about is the ability of Cart2 or Checkout stacks to cope with the limited seats available, i.e. is there any automatic processing of available seats or would we end up with having over-booking if we don’t constantly republish the RW site as soon as orders flow in?
I was looking at Cartloom, too, but it’s very different from what I remember seeing years ago, now the free plan does not accept payments at all and the association would prefer not to pay a monthly fee if/when no course is being organized. I saw the Ecwid plugin and the latest RapidCart but they seem overkill anyway. I’m not part of the association and they would have nobody capable to follow any of this, that’s why I would prefer to have a tiny solution tailored in.
If you’ve got comments, answers or any other suggestions, please comment!