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1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings

Magento Open Source

Top Rated
68 Ratings

1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings
Score 5.6 out of 101

Magento Open Source

Top Rated
68 Ratings
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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Magento Open Source

It is well suited to a company that is willing to invest in proper development, web server capacity, and ongoing maintenance. It's not a good solution for a DIY'er unless they are very technical. But if you need any type of custom integration and are willing to invest in your solution, it will definitely give you a good ROI.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

1ShoppingCart
7.9
Magento Open Source
7.4
Product catalog & listings
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Magento Open Source
8.1
Product management
1ShoppingCart
8.0
Magento Open Source
7.8
Bulk product upload
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
6.8
Branding
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Magento Open Source
6.9
Mobile storefront
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
7.4
Product variations
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
7.7
Website integration
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Magento Open Source
7.4
Visual customization
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Magento Open Source
7.3
CMS
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Magento Open Source
7.0

Online Shopping Cart

1ShoppingCart
8.0
Magento Open Source
6.4
Abandoned cart recovery
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
5.7
Checkout user experience
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Magento Open Source
7.1

Online Payment System

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

eCommerce Marketing

1ShoppingCart
7.5
Magento Open Source
6.8
Promotions & discounts
1ShoppingCart
8.0
Magento Open Source
8.6
Personalized recommendations
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Magento Open Source
5.3
SEO
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Magento Open Source
6.4

eCommerce Business Management

1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
7.8
Multi-site management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
8.5
Order processing
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
8.6
Inventory management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
7.5
Shipping
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
6.7
Custom functionality
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Magento Open Source
7.6

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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  • Magento scales very well. That means if you keep adding more products, there's no significant performance decline. This sounds like a very technical and unuseful thing but actually it's very important and depends heavily on the type of eCommerce solution you are providing. In our case, we were supposed to have many products (+15,000) so we never have many scale issues with it.
  • Exporting information works reasonably well. It is relatively fast and has decent built-in capabilities.
  • Attributes are well built considering other eCommerce options. It's very flexible and you can modify many things, including brands, easily.
  • Multistore (differente languages/places) seems to work fine but we didn't use it. I'm just referring to what I've read
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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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  • Like I mentioned previously, Magento Open Source allows us to develop custom solutions for areas where it did not offer a feature out of the box. While the ease of development is good, had these features been available out of the box, it would have been even better.
  • We occasionally find that some third party vendors do not work well with Magento Open Source. We have had to come up with work-arounds or abandon certain vendors all together because of our use of Magento Open Source.
  • This isn't really a drawback of Magento Open Source itself, but finding developers that are familiar with Magento can be difficult.
  • When you are first getting familiar with Magento Open Source, navigating the menus can be very intimidating. There are seemingly hundreds of pages and tabs in Magento and until you are familiar with it, you can very easily get lost.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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 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.
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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

Magento Open Source

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