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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

Adobe Business Catalyst is perfect when you need to create a data driven element for a site. The Web Apps element is great and not something other hosted CMS systems have. It is also a good product when someone wants to make use of multiple modules in one place such as having your website, CRM, online store and email marketing in one place. BC is fine for small sites, but is a bit over complicated and over-priced for a basic brochure-ware type site without any dynamic features. It also does not allow enough customization for a large enterprise level site with a demanding client. As a hosted solution, it has no ability for server-side development or other customization that might be needed on a very complex custom site.
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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
2.5
Dynamic content
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
9.0
Ability to test dynamic content
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.6
Landing pages
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.7
A/B testing
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Mobile optimization
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.0
Email deliverability
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
List management
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.2
Triggered drip sequences
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8

Lead Management

1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
Lead nurturing
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8
Lead scoring and grading
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.2
Data quality management
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.5
Automated sales alerts and tasks
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.8

Campaign Management

1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
Calendaring
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5
Event/webinar marketing
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.3

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
8.0
Standard reports
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Custom reports
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.1

Platform & Infrastructure

1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.4
API
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Role-based workflow & approvals
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.0
Customizability
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.0
Integration with Salesforce.com
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
5.5

Pros

  • Email broadcasts are super easy with 1ShoppingCart
  • Affiliate set up and management is easy
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  • Continues to upgrade/improve the platform. Moved hosting to Amazon cloud, a more secure environment. Added B.C. widgets factory to greatly enhance modules used.
  • BC apps are being developed by a third party (bcappstore.com). BC Gurus is a great platform for getting tutorials on how design, coding, and more. And they provide client tutorials.
  • Recent addition of Liquid logic on the server is the closest thing to server side programming on BC.
  • Great tech support.
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Cons

  • I found their customer service team to be confusing with their responses and not as helpful as other products customer service teams. It can be frustrating to try to decipher their responses to more complicated questions and often felt a little 'annoying' whenever I needed to reach out.
  • When creating newsletters, I found the WYSIWYG (what you see if what you get) version of creating newsletters the formatting was almost always off which always resulted in needing to send tests to myself to fix the formatting because it never showed up as it would look when it was sent. That took a lot of extra time to edit.
  • Lots of different options with reports, as a beginner you may need someone else to support you. In the beginning I needed support from other team members in how to understand and create certain reports. Not the most intuitive and user friendly until you understand what you're doing!
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  • The blog module could be improved so there is more functionality and more freedom for easy customization.
  • Multiple files upload into the Media Downloads module would be a great feature to have.
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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 easy to use and we are invested in it now.
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Usability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Adobe Business Catalyst9.7
Based on 4 answers
It's easy to log in; areas are well marked, and support is available if needed.
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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

Again, it's the client that usually selects the system they want to use. I think 1ShoppingCart has lower monthly payment options so that makes it more appealing. Infusionsoft has a $2k payment that must be made in order to use their product
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I have worked with BigCommerce, ExpressionEngine, WordPress and other custom content management systems. The speed of the setup and ease of use are the primary reasons I choose BusinessCatalyst over other systems. While the CRM and Email platform are not as extensive as others, it provides a one stop solution to clients
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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

  • Better ability to gather information quickly for customers to support in the customer service response time
  • Faster lead conversion
  • Ability for multiple users to use the product under different user names so the team can work on different projects at once
  • Unless you know HTML the newsletters can take some time to be formatted correctly based on other programs
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  • It allows me to gain more customers by providing a more affordable website solution to them.
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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