In 2010, I downloaded and installed an open source internet mall (ECMALL from China) as part of my learning for internet marketing. ECMALL enabled multiple users to open web store and sell products. It also supported transactions via Paypal. It was and still is a popular open source internet mall in China and other countries.
The installation process was easy with the instructions given. With no much knowledge in PHP, I changed the language files and created an English version of ECMALL. However, after released for two months, there was not even a single person came to sign up as seller! The website was still very new and with little content, no one was able to find it through search engine. I need to decide closing down the website or find a way to attract buyers and sellers.