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1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings

BloomReach

4 Ratings

1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings
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Score 5.7 out of 101

BloomReach

4 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

1ShoppingCart

If you need an ecommerce, email marketing and affiliate program - it is great to have this all in one solution. Larger businesses with many employees in remote locations may need a different solution. If you do not need ecommerce or affiliate, you can use a lower cost program that costs less. The learning curve is short for a solo entrepreneur with some technical knowledge.
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BloomReach

Well suited for companies with low levels of resources who can dedicate time to business tools to operate them. Or just companies who want tools they don't need to dedicate time and resources to (this is purely for the SEO widgets, no other tools are offered by Bloomreach). The SEO widgets would be less appropriate if you already have related products /searches/terms on your pages as they then might clash.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

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

Online Shopping Cart

1ShoppingCart
8.0
BloomReach
Abandoned cart recovery
1ShoppingCart
9.0
BloomReach
Checkout user experience
1ShoppingCart
7.0
BloomReach

Online Payment System

1ShoppingCart
7.5
BloomReach
eCommerce security
1ShoppingCart
7.5
BloomReach

eCommerce Marketing

1ShoppingCart
7.5
BloomReach
Promotions & discounts
1ShoppingCart
8.0
BloomReach
Personalized recommendations
1ShoppingCart
7.5
BloomReach
SEO
1ShoppingCart
7.0
BloomReach

eCommerce Business Management

1ShoppingCart
9.0
BloomReach
Multi-site management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
BloomReach
Order processing
1ShoppingCart
9.0
BloomReach
Inventory management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
BloomReach
Shipping
1ShoppingCart
9.0
BloomReach
Custom functionality
1ShoppingCart
9.0
BloomReach

Pros

  • Access to contact information and creating customer profiles - good for reaching out through customer service, accessing email address, address and detailed information on the client helpful for responding quickly and easily
  • Able to add products and programs through auto responders - able to help share information with different groups of people easily and based on specific options within 1ShoppingCart
  • Easy to create coupon codes and pass to customers or add to website or newsletter for specific time ranges and products
  • Simple to add different products and sell easily with the integrated shopping cart
  • Great tool for multiple users to use and work as a virtual team based on different tasks and range that 1ShoppingCart has
  • Ability to create detailed reports based on sales, customers, and so much more. Very helpful for planning.
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  • No manual resource required to operate SEO widgets. Self learning and updating.
  • Simple integration into System Architecture (with options)
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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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  • We have occasionally seen old/removed products featured and linked in the Bloomreach widget, whereas you would only want live/active products linked - This led to 404 errors. Albeit this may be an issue in our integration as opposed to the tool - we are unsure.
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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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Alternatives Considered

1SC was chosen years ago for the companies I've used it for. At that point they were one of the only companies offering this kind of service. The ability to have customers all in one place, have opt-ins to keep building the list and ability to add hundreds of products and programs and add these to the website are all reasons the company continues to use 1SC
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Google Analytics and Bloomreach have similarities in terms of discovering how customers shop on our website and looking at the conversation rate, bounce rate, etc. What I like about bloomreach is that it's more connected with our website I can see the data directly on it whenever I turn on the heat map functionally.
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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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  • Helped with an increase in natural traffic, so we could make a saving on paid traffic activity
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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

BloomReach

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