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1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings

Magento Open Source

Top Rated
65 Ratings

1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings
Score 5.5 out of 101

Magento Open Source

Top Rated
65 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

1ShoppingCart

I find that people who own product based businesses do well with 1ShoppingCart. If you are offering products you'd like to sell right from your website, this is a great option. However, there are some things to be aware of, it isn't as easy to sell directly to segmented lists. You'll have to manually segment the lists rather than having more intuitive options. There are other things about 1SC that I really like and definitely see its benefits for sure. Many people I know who use this service are highly product based and its important that they have a reliable cart that works easily and without problems.I don't see 1ShoppingCart as the best option for someone who owns a coaching or consulting business. There may be too many options and since these businesses are based on the list, I'd recommend another service to get more for your unique situation. It's important to look at what you are looking for in your service - are you looking for streamlined marketing avenues and integrated cart with customer service options? Then 1SC may not be the best option.

Magento Open Source

Magneto is very well suited for larger e-commerce businesses. Our catalog of thousands of products across multiple stores and storeviews is very easy to manage with Magento Open Source. I can imagine that for a smaller start up company, Magento Open Source would be overkill. If you are looking for a platform with a lot of built in extensions and customizations, Magento Open Source is probably not best for you. Expect to do some custom development if you are going to go with Magento Open Source.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

1ShoppingCart
7.9
Magento Open Source
7.2
Product catalog & listings
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Magento Open Source
7.9
Product management
1ShoppingCart
8.0
Magento Open Source
7.8
Bulk product upload
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
7.0
Branding
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Magento Open Source
6.5
Mobile storefront
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
7.4
Product variations
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
7.4
Website integration
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Magento Open Source
7.1
Visual customization
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Magento Open Source
6.9
CMS
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Magento Open Source
6.8

Online Shopping Cart

1ShoppingCart
8.0
Magento Open Source
6.2
Abandoned cart recovery
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
5.5
Checkout user experience
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Magento Open Source
6.9

Online Payment System

1ShoppingCart
7.5
Magento Open Source
7.1
eCommerce security
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Magento Open Source
7.1

eCommerce Marketing

1ShoppingCart
7.5
Magento Open Source
6.7
Promotions & discounts
1ShoppingCart
8.0
Magento Open Source
8.5
Personalized recommendations
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Magento Open Source
5.3
SEO
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Magento Open Source
6.2

eCommerce Business Management

1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
7.8
Multi-site management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
8.3
Order processing
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
8.5
Inventory management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
7.6
Shipping
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
7.2
Custom functionality
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
7.3

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.
  • Easy WYSIWYG editor
  • Compatible with hundreds of platforms
  • Pre-built extensions

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!
  • If you have a large number of products, performance will degrade continually. 10-20 products is no problem but 20,000 or more and there's a noticeable slowdown.
  • Your site will not load quickly with community edition.
  • It's difficult to roll back changes if you make a modification by mistake. Backup/restore options are not great with CE.

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.
Magento Open Source10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's the dominant force in the SMB open source market. With the continued support of eBay/PayPal, Magento will continue to evolve and should be a market leader for some time.

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
In the past, I've used Shopify, WordPress + Woocommerce and Drupal + Drupal Commerce. Magento CE is much easier to use since it's open source and it's bundled together in one package. It's built specifically with e-commerce in mind so there are no worries about add-ons/integration unless they are completely necessary for a specific type of functionality no included in the primary software package.

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
  • It has made calculating tax owed much simpler overall compared to other e-commerce CMS we've used.
  • Compared to using the Enterprise edition it saves $15,000/year in licensing fees.
  • It has increased our customer retention by over 50% compared to our previous platform because we can provide better product updates end to end.

Pricing Details

1ShoppingCart

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

Magento Open Source

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