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Oscar

Domain driven e-commerce for Django

Oscar is an e-commerce framework for Django designed for building domain-driven applications. It is structured so that the core business objects can be customised to suit the domain at hand. In this way, your application can accurately model its domain, making feature development and maintenance much easier.

Features:

  • Any product type can be handled, including downloadable products, subscriptions, variant products (e.g., a T-shirt in different sizes and colours).
  • Customisable products, such as T-shirts with personalised messages.
  • Can be used for large catalogues - Oscar is used in production by sites with more than 20 million products.
  • Multiple fulfillment partners for the same product.
  • A range of merchandising blocks for promoting products throughout your site.
  • Sophisticated offers that support virtually any kind of offer you can think of - multi-buys, bundles, buy X get 50% off Y etc
  • Vouchers (built on top of the offers framework)
  • Comprehensive dashboard that replaces the Django admin completely
  • Support for complex order processing such split payment orders, multi-batch shipping, order status pipelines.
  • Extension libraries available for many payment gateways, including PayPal, GoCardless, DataCash and more.

Oscar is a good choice if your domain has non-trivial business logic. Oscar’s flexibility means it’s straightforward to implement business rules that would be difficult to apply in other frameworks.

Example requirements that Oscar applications already handle:

  • Paying for an order with multiple payment sources (e.g., using a bankcard, voucher, gift card and business account).
  • Complex access control rules governing who can view and order what.
  • Supporting a hierarchy of customers, sales reps and sales directors - each being able to “masquerade” as their subordinates.
  • Multi-lingual products and categories.
  • Digital products.
  • Dynamically priced products (eg where the price is provided by an external service).

Oscar is developed by Tangent Labs, a London-based digital agency. It is used in production in several applications to sell everything from beer mats to ipads. The source is on GitHub - contributions welcome.

The Oscar open-source project

Learn about the ideas behind Oscar and how you can contribute.