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1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings

Shopify

149 Ratings

1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings
Score 5.5 out of 101

Shopify

149 Ratings
Score 8.7 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.

Shopify

I think Shopify is well suited for eCommerce of any kind. I have been an online retailer since the dark ages of 1998 and things have changed a lot. I found the site very business friendly and a good site for a beginning retailer as well as one who has been selling online for awhile. I know when customers go to my site, that everything will work correctly. Items will go into carts and customers can easily purchase anything they like. I haven't used it for anything else, so I am unsure as to how Shopify would be as a promotional site for either a business or an individual.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

1ShoppingCart
7.9
Shopify
8.3
Product catalog & listings
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify
8.5
Product management
1ShoppingCart
8.0
Shopify
8.9
Bulk product upload
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify
8.1
Branding
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify
8.2
Mobile storefront
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify
8.6
Product variations
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify
8.0
Website integration
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Shopify
8.5
Visual customization
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Shopify
7.9
CMS
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Shopify
8.0

Online Shopping Cart

1ShoppingCart
8.0
Shopify
8.5
Abandoned cart recovery
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify
8.4
Checkout user experience
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Shopify
8.6

Online Payment System

1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify
9.3
eCommerce security
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify
9.3

eCommerce Marketing

1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify
8.2
Promotions & discounts
1ShoppingCart
8.0
Shopify
8.5
Personalized recommendations
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify
8.2
SEO
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Shopify
7.9

eCommerce Business Management

1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify
8.1
Multi-site management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify
6.9
Order processing
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify
8.7
Inventory management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify
8.6
Shipping
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify
8.4
Custom functionality
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify
7.7

Pros

  • Email broadcasts are super easy with 1ShoppingCart
  • Affiliate set up and management is easy
  • Ease of product creation and management.
  • Zero ongoing IT maintenance issues.
  • Streamlined and stylish consumer-facing website.

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!
  • Product categories and subcategories are time consuming and non-standard to implement.
  • Building out the front end was more time consuming than expected.
  • Available plugins of widely varied quality.

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.
Shopify8.9
Based on 13 answers
I will continue working with Shopify for some time because they have the best hosted product, support, great community, and they are the most professional for hosted E-commerce.

Usability

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Shopify7.0
Based on 2 answers
I think most people are able to suer Shopify that have used a computer. There are some features that take a bit longer to learn. If you are not a creative person it may be a bit more difficult to learn the website customization, but with a help guide or tutorial it will only take a few tries to understand how to work the interface

Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Shopify9.0
Based on 1 answer
In terms of support I give Shopify a 9 out of 10 because they're always very friendly and thorough, and they personally can't solve my problem for me they always point me in the proper direction with the proper information I need to move forward

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
WordPress isn't as strong on the fulfillment side of the product process. We looked at integration via WooCommerce, which I am a fan of but ease of integration helped Shopify win out in this scenario. Again -- important to note, it was of benefit for us because in selling watches we only had four major product variations to choose from. If there were dozens of products and dozens of configurations, Shopify would get really pricey -- but again, this probably was not was Shopify was intended for

Return on Investment

  • Faster lead conversion, definitely
  • Incredible lead conversion
  • Ability to spend less time managing a site and more time enhancing the product(s)!
  • Wealth of current theme frameworks available in the marketplace

Pricing Details

1ShoppingCart

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

Shopify

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