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Developer(s) Able Solutions Corporation
Written in ASP.NET
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Webshop, Shopping cart

AbleCommerce is an e-commerce Shopping cart software program which was first created back in 1993 when online shopping over the internet was hardly known. AbleCommerce's Shopping cart software was first sold in 1994 under the name of "StoreBuilder".

In the mid-1990s when e-commerce was in its infancy there were basically two commercial software packages that a business could use to have a web based store. The first was Microsoft Microsoft Merchant Server and the second was IBM Net.Commerce which later got renamed to Websphere. Out of the box these products did not meet common needs of the online merchants and thus required a great deal of custom development before they could be used in real world. Only larger companies with a sizable staff and budget could deploy either one of these solutions. In 1995 Jeremy and JJ Allaire came out with a commercial rapid application development product called ColdFusion which was powered by its proprietary scripting language called ColdFusion Markup Language which opened up the internet to many new development companies.


AbleCommerce is a division of Able Solutions Corporation, which was founded in 1994. AbleCommerce is a privately held US company with its headquarters in Washington State.


In late 1990s AbleCommerce went head to head with IBM and Microsoft Commerce Server. Since then, AbleCommerce won many awards such as:

  • Best Ebusiness Software winner in the 2001 Reader's Choice Awards.[1]
  • Best Ecommerce Package, winner of the 2009 asp.netPRO Readers' Choice Award.[2]


  1. ^ "2001 Readers' Choice Awards". Retrieved March 11, 2002. 
  2. ^ "2009 Readers' Choice Award Winners". Retrieved May 11, 2009. 

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