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1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings

OpenCart

14 Ratings

1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings
Score 5.5 out of 101

OpenCart

14 Ratings
Score 7.1 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.

OpenCart

OpenCart is very well developed now with every new release. You can purchase any module according to your needs and it is available in market. Since it is open source you can build your own module and contribute to the OpenCart forum. It is fast and friendly usable, has an easily understandable Admin Panel, you can customize your homepage, and you can engage users easily.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

1ShoppingCart
7.9
OpenCart
8.0
Product catalog & listings
1ShoppingCart
7.5
OpenCart
8.5
Product management
1ShoppingCart
8.0
OpenCart
9.0
Bulk product upload
1ShoppingCart
9.0
OpenCart
8.4
Branding
1ShoppingCart
7.5
OpenCart
7.9
Mobile storefront
1ShoppingCart
9.0
OpenCart
7.0
Product variations
1ShoppingCart
9.0
OpenCart
7.5
Website integration
1ShoppingCart
7.0
OpenCart
8.0
Visual customization
1ShoppingCart
7.0
OpenCart
6.9
CMS
1ShoppingCart
7.0
OpenCart
8.4

Online Shopping Cart

1ShoppingCart
8.0
OpenCart
7.4
Abandoned cart recovery
1ShoppingCart
9.0
OpenCart
7.0
Checkout user experience
1ShoppingCart
7.0
OpenCart
7.9

Online Payment System

1ShoppingCart
7.5
OpenCart
6.5
eCommerce security
1ShoppingCart
7.5
OpenCart
6.5

eCommerce Marketing

1ShoppingCart
7.5
OpenCart
7.6
Promotions & discounts
1ShoppingCart
8.0
OpenCart
7.9
Personalized recommendations
1ShoppingCart
7.5
OpenCart
7.9
SEO
1ShoppingCart
7.0
OpenCart
7.0

eCommerce Business Management

1ShoppingCart
9.0
OpenCart
8.0
Multi-site management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
OpenCart
8.5
Order processing
1ShoppingCart
9.0
OpenCart
8.9
Inventory management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
OpenCart
7.9
Shipping
1ShoppingCart
9.0
OpenCart
6.0
Custom functionality
1ShoppingCart
9.0
OpenCart
8.7

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.
  • Supports a lot of modules like, Google Analytics, abandoned cart, payments, etc.
  • Very easy to go live using OpenCart and it is very user friendly.
  • Can customize website according to the personal/client need.

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!
  • SQL queries are very heavy.
  • Limited customer support
  • Add-ons often necessary, which you need to purchase, and they are costly.

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
Opencart and Magento both are very stable and easily useable. Learning OpenCart is often easier than learning Magento. Opencart also supports multi vendor websites using a single code, which is you with yearly upgrades. If you are not using open source like Shopify , you won't have ownership of your website. Also it is very difficult to build a Shopify website.

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
  • Free of cost open-source platform.
  • Highly customizable so clients are happy with designs and functionality.
  • Upgrade it without any payment time to time.

Pricing Details

1ShoppingCart

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

OpenCart

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