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1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings
Score 5.6 out of 101

Adobe Business Catalyst

58 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

1ShoppingCart

It's really user preference. Some people have been told by other colleagues that it's a great system to use so they want to go with that. There are other systems that do exactly the same thing. I have not found that 1ShoppingCart has any unique features that would lead me to persuade a client to use it over another one. I usually have clients look at two or three options and give feedback. Sometimes it comes down to monthly prices.
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Adobe Business Catalyst

Business Catalyst is suited for most web development scenarios. May suggest other options if running a very large ecommerce store, or if they need very specific needs regarding custom coding on a website
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

1ShoppingCart
7.9
Adobe Business Catalyst
Product catalog & listings
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Adobe Business Catalyst
Product management
1ShoppingCart
8.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Bulk product upload
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Branding
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Adobe Business Catalyst
Mobile storefront
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Product variations
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Website integration
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Visual customization
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
CMS
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Adobe Business Catalyst

Online Shopping Cart

1ShoppingCart
8.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Abandoned cart recovery
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Checkout user experience
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Adobe Business Catalyst

Online Payment System

1ShoppingCart
7.5
Adobe Business Catalyst
eCommerce security
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Adobe Business Catalyst

eCommerce Marketing

1ShoppingCart
7.5
Adobe Business Catalyst
Promotions & discounts
1ShoppingCart
8.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Personalized recommendations
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Adobe Business Catalyst
SEO
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Adobe Business Catalyst

eCommerce Business Management

1ShoppingCart
9.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Multi-site management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Order processing
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Inventory management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Shipping
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Adobe Business Catalyst
Custom functionality
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Adobe Business Catalyst

Email & Online Marketing

1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
WYSIWYG email editor
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.7
Dynamic content
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.9
Ability to test dynamic content
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.3
Landing pages
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.6
A/B testing
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Mobile optimization
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
Email deliverability
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
List management
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.3
Triggered drip sequences
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8

Lead Management

1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
Lead nurturing
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9
Lead scoring and grading
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3
Data quality management
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.5
Automated sales alerts and tasks
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.9

Campaign Management

1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
Calendaring
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.6
Event/webinar marketing
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4

Social Media Marketing

1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.2
Social sharing and campaigns
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.8
Social profile integration
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.6

Reporting & Analytics

1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Dashboards
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
Standard reports
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Custom reports
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.2

Platform & Infrastructure

1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.3
API
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.6
Role-based workflow & approvals
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Customizability
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1
Integration with Salesforce.com
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5

Pros

  • Email Marketing - Easy to use templates but you can also use your custom html template.
  • Managing your list - It is easy to set up separate lists and create opt in forms for each one. It allows multiple opt in forms with customized messages for all steps of the opt in process.
  • Ecommerce - Setup of your product or service is easy. You can use buy now type buttons on the 1ShoppingCart store. Integration with your merchant account or Paypal is offered.
  • Includes an affiliate management option. This module allows you to manage an affiliate with custom links and an area to post materials for affiliates to use - such as banners.
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  • Blogs are one of the best ways to generate new content and gain organic rankings with search engines. Business Catalyst's built in blog engine allows users to have their blog resident on their website instead of having to maintain to two sites. This helps to keep the website fresh and builds SEO.
  • Business Catalyst provides a comprehensive Email Marketing module. Users can create and schedule email series. BC also allows for other modules to be placed within the email so that as you update content on your website you are also populating your email newsletter.
  • Although not a feature of Business Catalyst itself, there is a great community of BC partners that support one another. The community shares their knowledge and successes as well as their trials and tribulations. The community happily welcomes new partners without condition or judgement. Through the knowledge shared partners can learn about the platform itself, site building in general, tips on working with clients and how to build their own business.
  • Business Catalyst support is excellent. Being able to chat with support in real time while you are talking a client through a problem is a great asset.
  • The Web Apps module is a powerful feature which allows users to add content to the site while locking in the design. Users simply fill out a form and the information is added to the site perfectly formatted.
  • The ability to replicate sites allows partners to reproduce a successful site thereby reducing build time and increasing productivity and profits.
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Cons

  • Customer Service - You have to pay in order to speak to a live customer service rep.
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  • The learning curve can be steep.
  • There is no access to the server side programming so some functionality needs a work around or cannot be accomplished.
  • It is more expensive for users than many of the other website options.
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Likelihood to Renew

1ShoppingCart5.5
Based on 2 answers
If I were in charge of the renewal decision I would really take a look at 1SC vs. Infusionsoft. There are many ways each are great and many ways they are different. I would look at what was best for my company and make the choice accordingly. I find that Infusionsoft has many more ways to intuitively market, segment and cultivate new leads and grow the business as a whole than 1SC currently has.
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Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
It's a robust and reliable product.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adobe Business Catalyst9.7
Based on 4 answers
Overall it is a "plug and play" interface. The majority of the work is done in other software interfaces. Managing billing, user roles and custom reports are all that you need to manage in the actual BC user interface. For my business this is an incredible benefit as I have to leave my preferred software less.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adobe Business Catalyst9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 5 answers
The support provided by Adobe is excellent. Though the knowledge base, forums, blogs and online chat questions most all answers can be found. In the event that you are unable to find an answer or you have a unique situation simply post a question to the forums. These forums are regularly monitored by Adobe and its users.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adobe Business Catalyst9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do
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Alternatives Considered

1ShoppingCart is the best solution for entrepreneurs who need a shopping cart solution. It is much easier to manage than Infusionsoft. The price point is much less than Infusionsoft. I recommend anyone considering Infusionsoft have a dedicated expert in that program on their team because of it's complexity. 1ShoppingCart does not require this because it is more user friendly
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More reliable; more integrated tools
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adobe Business Catalyst9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's easy to build small sites or large sites and there is lots of templating.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Integration of shopping cart in website
  • Better customer service
  • Improved brand visiability
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  • As someone who uses it on behalf of other clients, our ROI with BC is definitely positive. We needed a mid-range CMS without huge licensing costs to satisfy mid-range clients who have some dynamic needs but doesn't need the expense or liability of enterprise level products. Without it we would have lost possible customers or taken bigger hits on projects because of the costs involved with satisfying their mid-level needs
  • Our clients are all usually very positive about the BC platform and are able to use it themselves which lessens our Support time/cost.
  • To use the Web App element,. which we do on almost every site, you need to pay for the highest plan. This brings along with it many features most of our clients would never use. A more basic plan with that Web App capability would be a big improvement on our costs.
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Pricing Details

1ShoppingCart

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Adobe Business Catalyst

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details