jerrygarciuh has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Mighty Monquedillos,

I was wondering if anyone had any advice or recommendations on finding a stable, extensible eCom cart/ fullfillment system using mySQL and Perl?

My client is preparing to get online with what might be best described as a "mall" where it would be helpful to be able to house 5 or 6 stores with their own stock and fulfillment stuff but also be able to search across stores, etc. They are willing and able to pay but we have to have a system we can hack to suit. Closed 'hosted' solutions are not an option for us.

Any recommendations?

I have read Shopping Cart, Who needs shopping carts?, and also My favorite cartoon.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

"Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures - in this century, as in others, our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing people together."   Wind, Sand, and Stars
  Antoine-Marie-Roger de Saint-Exupery