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1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings

LightCMS

2 Ratings

1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings
Score 5.6 out of 101

LightCMS

2 Ratings
Score 7 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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LightCMS

LightCMS is perfect for 90% of websites out there. It has all the basic modules like calendars, photo galleries, news/blog, or forms building built in. Small businesses to mid-sized businesses are perfect for LightCMS.We use other solutions when the requierments for the website include a lot of third party integrations or custom modules. As a hosted CMS it has the same limitations as others with server-side development.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

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

Online Shopping Cart

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

Online Payment System

1ShoppingCart
7.5
LightCMS
eCommerce security
1ShoppingCart
7.5
LightCMS

eCommerce Marketing

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

eCommerce Business Management

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

Security

1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
8.0
Role-based user permissions
1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
8.0

Web Content Creation

1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
9.1
WYSIWYG editor
1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
10.0
Code quality / cleanliness
1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
9.0
Admin section
1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
9.0
Page templates
1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
10.0
Library of website themes
1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
10.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
10.0
Publishing workflow
1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
8.0
Form generator
1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
7.0

Web Content Management

1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
7.3
Content taxonomy
1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
4.0
SEO support
1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
7.0
Bulk management
1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
8.0
Community / comment management
1ShoppingCart
LightCMS
10.0

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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  • LightCMS provides all the major functionality 90% of sites need. It keeps out of its own way by making these solutions intuitive and simple and not trying to solve every problem for everyone which would over-complicate the tool-set.
  • This is the easiest to use CMS we have ever seen. I tell my client's that if they can make a Facebook post, they can manage their website, and it's true. Their UI is so easy and keeps getting easier to use. Untrained users get it in minutes and are able to manage their sites without our help.
  • LightCMS's code is simple and light-weight. Sites are fast and the CMS doesnt get in the way of performance.
  • You can do almost anything you want (except server-side programming) with LightCMS. So, we can create any design we want and it works great with Light CMS's tokens and editable regions concept (which is also simple to implement.)
  • Constantly upgraded and fixed, the product is 1000x better after 10 years of working with it, but is still simple and not bloated.
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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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  • While keeping it simple is LightCMS's thing, some of the elements/modules could use deeper options or control for advanced users.
  • Some content, such as calendars, cannot have data exported/imported easily.
  • Support was amazing 10 years ago. We openly talked about how awesome they were... it isn't as good as it once was, but is still way above almost every support of other CMS systems we have used.
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Likelihood to Renew

1ShoppingCart5.5
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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

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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We have looked at hundrends of CMS's and LightCMS is a perfect entry-level system for most of our small to mid sized clients. LightCMS's feature set is less complex than almost every other system and the actual interface is miles ahead of most other CMS systems. It's simply thought out better. It lacks sensibility and an API as well as other advanced features many more expensive or more DIY systems have, but the simplicity makes up for it.
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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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  • While I always think the price could be cheaper, LightCMS is incredibly inexpensive if you consider the costs of hosting, support, and upgrading is all included.
  • As part of their partner program, we are able to control client accounts from our master account, making moving between clients easier and supporting them faster which ultimately makes our labor costs better.
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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

LightCMS

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