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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.
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Shopify Plus

If you are a new e-commerce business that wants to get up quickly, has very easy to use systems, and has a relatively simple business structure (not global, inventory relatively simple), then Shopify is definitely for you. It's intuitive, has several built-in features that are incredibly nice, and plugs into other large systems. If you are a large business with several shipping centers, complex products, with a huge content goal, Shopify can make it difficult or require some outside technology that often falls short of what they tell you.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

1ShoppingCart
7.9
Shopify Plus
8.1
Product catalog & listings
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify Plus
9.1
Product management
1ShoppingCart
8.0
Shopify Plus
9.1
Bulk product upload
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
9.1
Branding
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify Plus
7.5
Mobile storefront
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
8.7
Product variations
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
8.2
Website integration
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Shopify Plus
8.0
Visual customization
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Shopify Plus
7.1
CMS
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Shopify Plus
6.3

Online Shopping Cart

1ShoppingCart
8.0
Shopify Plus
8.8
Abandoned cart recovery
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
9.2
Checkout user experience
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Shopify Plus
8.4

Online Payment System

1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify Plus
9.9
eCommerce security
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify Plus
9.9

eCommerce Marketing

1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify Plus
9.2
Promotions & discounts
1ShoppingCart
8.0
Shopify Plus
9.4
Personalized recommendations
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Shopify Plus
8.6
SEO
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Shopify Plus
9.6

eCommerce Business Management

1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
7.8
Multi-site management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
Order processing
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
9.0
Inventory management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
7.7
Shipping
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
7.5
Custom functionality
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Shopify Plus
7.0

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.
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  • They have a great support staff who responds quickly to any issues we have.
  • The backend is very easy to use for people who do not have a ton of web experience.
  • I love how they can update the entire platform with zero downtime.
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Cons

  • Customer Service - You have to pay in order to speak to a live customer service rep.
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  • API - unfortunately, given the amount Shopify talks about the ability to customize, they conveniently leave out the fact that their API is notoriously weak and also undocumented. It makes building custom solutions on top of Shopify cumbersome.
  • Advanced Product Options - simple things like adding additional images into products with multiple variants doesn't exist! You have to install Apps to get some of this done. Inventory management is very basic and things like collection organization are light years ahead of other systems but can still use improvements.
  • Mixing product and content - Surprisingly, Shopify isn't as strong here as you'd think. Oftentimes, people use entirely separate programs like Squarespace and Wordpress to run their content section of the website. This is fine except they are missing a critical component of linking the content to the product. I think Shopify should focus on this A LOT going forward.
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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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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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Shopify is definitely more intuitive and easier to get running than Magento. Think of it as Shopify being built for the user and Magento being built for the developer. Overall, they both have similar capacities but I would choose Shopify every time over Magento. Brightpearl has no eCommerce built in functionality but we used to use it similarly to how we use Shopify and FarApp and we run into the same issues (although the product sync is a built more stable on the FarApp side).
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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's definitely made it easier for us to manage the website and their SEO appears to be strong which is great since we have changed our website so much. Also, allowing integration with Paypal and Apple pay seamlessly has definitely made a positive impact.
  • The ability to sync with Shipstation and CreateSend has definitely improved business efficiencies.
  • The poor API has hurt us with our integration software, FarApp, fairly significantly as it takes longer to push products online.
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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

Shopify Plus

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