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1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings

Shopify Plus

27 Ratings

1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings
Score 5.5 out of 101

Shopify Plus

27 Ratings
Score 8.9 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 Plus

Well suited for growing mid-sized to large businesses who want to remain flexible and agile and are OK making compromises here and there. Not well suited for large corporations that have very traditional requirements for what e-commerce should look like; Shopify is on the cutting edge of e-commerce and they seem to tailor their product to the tastes and preferences of millennials.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

1ShoppingCart
7.9
Shopify Plus
8.7
Product catalog & listings
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify Plus
9.4
Product management
1ShoppingCart
8.0
Shopify Plus
9.2
Bulk product upload
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
9.2
Branding
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify Plus
8.7
Mobile storefront
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
9.5
Product variations
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
8.5
Website integration
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Shopify Plus
7.7
Visual customization
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Shopify Plus
8.4
CMS
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Shopify Plus
8.0

Online Shopping Cart

1ShoppingCart
8.0
Shopify Plus
9.7
Abandoned cart recovery
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
9.8
Checkout user experience
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Shopify Plus
9.5

Online Payment System

1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify Plus
9.8
eCommerce security
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify Plus
9.8

eCommerce Marketing

1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify Plus
8.3
Promotions & discounts
1ShoppingCart
8.0
Shopify Plus
9.1
Personalized recommendations
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify Plus
6.7
SEO
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Shopify Plus
9.2

eCommerce Business Management

1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
8.1
Multi-site management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
Order processing
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
8.8
Inventory management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
7.7
Shipping
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
7.9
Custom functionality
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
8.2

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.
  • From a web perspective, it's really fast and has great out-of-the-box SEO benefits.
  • The user interface is very, very easy to navigate. Very intuitive.
  • Reporting is built in, allowing you to build customize-able reports for at-a-glance KPIs.
  • Amazing support.

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!
  • Some features that are non-negotiates for some businesses are missing, or are only available if you use Shopify Payments. One that comes to mind is saved/vaulted credit cards.
  • Many aspects of Shopify Plus, including pre-built reporting features and widgets in the admin interface are very obviously built for small businesses. The larger you get as a business, the more irrelevant many of Shopify Plus features become.
  • Shopify Plus does not have a robust POS at all. The POS is not enterprise-level.

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
We selected Shopify over Magento due to development, hosting and payment processing costs. And BigCommerce was a decent choice, but this let us start small and grow quickly.

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
  • Increased conversion rates on desktop, but especially mobile
  • Faster deployment and testing of third-party apps
  • Huge cost savings for not just the platform, but also on several third party integrations

Pricing Details

1ShoppingCart

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

Shopify Plus

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