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1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings
Score 5.5 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.

Adobe Business Catalyst

Adobe Business Catalyst is an absolute rock-star for companies that want an all in one solution, who have limited budgets and/or little technical expertise. It will scale well and can grow with your company. It is more complex and more flexible than something like Wix, where your options are heavily limited, but less open than WordPress where you can use plug-ins and custom code to rebuild how anything works. So it is a nice area in the middle.Adobe Business Catalyst would probably not be a great solution for companies who want absolute control over their website and everything in it and have highly experienced technical resources to build out whatever they need since not every area of the website or server can be modified.

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
6.6
WYSIWYG email editor
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
3.0
Dynamic content
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.9
Ability to test dynamic content
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Landing pages
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.5
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
3.6
Triggered drip sequences
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.8

Lead Management

1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.0
Lead nurturing
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.0
Lead scoring and grading
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.4
Data quality management
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
1.6
Automated sales alerts and tasks
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.0

Campaign Management

1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.6
Calendaring
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.7
Event/webinar marketing
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
2.5

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
7.2
Dashboards
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
8.1
Standard reports
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.2
Custom reports
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.3

Platform & Infrastructure

1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.2
API
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.2
Role-based workflow & approvals
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
7.1
Customizability
1ShoppingCart
Adobe Business Catalyst
6.2
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
  • The e-commerce module is the strength of Adobe Business Catalyst as I see it. It's easy to set up and establish a secure online store.
  • I like using the "content holder" interface. There are building blocks that simplify the process of adding re-usable content to any page.

Cons

  • The UI needs improvement. There are other systems out there that are more intuitive.
  • Customizing/branding a shopping cart page can be a little tricky - when it should be very simple.
  • I have run into some Adobe CC shortcomings. Video, specifically, seems to lack options. I was recently required to download a third party system to translate my video into web-ideal formats, such as .ogg and .webm. These are fairly common as web-optimized videos. I was very disappointed that Adobe's fairly advanced video software was unable to export in these formats.
  • In addition to the video software shortcomings, I am usually disappointed with the online help options. Adobe is an extremely expensive product, so I naturally expect to have help at my fingertips whenever I may need it. Unfortunately, I am often relying on public forums, where the only professionals that comment end up redirecting you half a dozen times to find the information you need. It would be positively lovely to have 'chat' capabilities with professionals associated with specific programs.
  • There are some tools that I think could be simplified in some of the programs. A specific example would be InDesign's color swatches and pantone controls. It took quite a while to figure out how to create a 2-color printing safe document, and it is needlessly difficult to accomplish.

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.
Adobe Business Catalyst9.4
Based on 10 answers
For the types of clients that need all the features Business Catalyst offers, I would not hesitate to renew our use of it. Those types of clients, however, are few and far between. The tech support Adobe offers for Business Catalyst could range from Quite Good to Adequate; it depended on the support personnel

Usability

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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.

Reliability and Availability

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Adobe Business Catalyst9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability

Performance

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Adobe Business Catalyst8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues

Support

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Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 5 answers
Good support; there have been a few issues that we have been unable to resolve

Online Training

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Adobe Business Catalyst8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco

Implementation

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Adobe Business Catalyst9.6
Based on 3 answers
Pretty easy to do

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
Bigcommerce or Shopify

Scalability

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Adobe Business Catalyst9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's easy to build small sites or large sites and there is lots of templating.

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
  • 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.

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