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1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings

WooCommerce

Top Rated
68 Ratings

1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings
Score 5.5 out of 101

WooCommerce

Top Rated
68 Ratings
Score 8.5 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.

WooCommerce

Honestly I think WooCommerce is the easiest open-source e-commerce platform to get up and running vs the competition. I highly recommend it to my clients/colleagues and anyone else that asks. It makes getting a basic online store up and running easy and quick, which means you can start getting orders sooner.

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

1ShoppingCart
7.9
WooCommerce
8.0
Product catalog & listings
1ShoppingCart
7.5
WooCommerce
8.1
Product management
1ShoppingCart
8.0
WooCommerce
8.3
Bulk product upload
1ShoppingCart
9.0
WooCommerce
7.3
Branding
1ShoppingCart
7.5
WooCommerce
7.5
Mobile storefront
1ShoppingCart
9.0
WooCommerce
8.3
Product variations
1ShoppingCart
9.0
WooCommerce
8.7
Website integration
1ShoppingCart
7.0
WooCommerce
8.7
Visual customization
1ShoppingCart
7.0
WooCommerce
6.5
CMS
1ShoppingCart
7.0
WooCommerce
8.2

Online Shopping Cart

1ShoppingCart
8.0
WooCommerce
7.6
Abandoned cart recovery
1ShoppingCart
9.0
WooCommerce
7.2
Checkout user experience
1ShoppingCart
7.0
WooCommerce
8.0

Online Payment System

1ShoppingCart
7.5
WooCommerce
8.9
eCommerce security
1ShoppingCart
7.5
WooCommerce
8.9

eCommerce Marketing

1ShoppingCart
7.5
WooCommerce
7.6
Promotions & discounts
1ShoppingCart
8.0
WooCommerce
7.9
Personalized recommendations
1ShoppingCart
7.5
WooCommerce
6.8
SEO
1ShoppingCart
7.0
WooCommerce
8.1

eCommerce Business Management

1ShoppingCart
9.0
WooCommerce
8.3
Multi-site management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
WooCommerce
9.0
Order processing
1ShoppingCart
9.0
WooCommerce
8.4
Inventory management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
WooCommerce
8.3
Shipping
1ShoppingCart
9.0
WooCommerce
7.6
Custom functionality
1ShoppingCart
9.0
WooCommerce
8.0

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.
  • Out of the box, WooCommerce gives you all the basics you need to get an e-commerce website up and running quickly and simply. Once you add some extensions, it's one of the most powerful e-commerce open-source software out there, and I've worked with all of the top software.
  • Basic configuration of a store with WooCommerce is easy and quick to understand, the user-friendly interface really makes it a no-brainer.
  • Thanks to the excellent integration with Wordpress, WooCommerce makes extending easy with plugins that are really plug and play. Whether you need a simple basic or a complex advanced e-commerce platform, you can easily make it happen with WooCommerce.
  • The user-friendliness of WooCommerce really makes it easy for my clients to administrate their online stores once I've built their site....my clients love it, and so do I.

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!
  • Scalability is an issue. It all depends, but some queries are slow and with over 10,000 products you can suffer. It can be fixed (we did) but it isn't out of the box.
  • Coupons and codes is very poorly implemented. There are extensions for that, but again, out of the box isn't great.
  • Database performance in general is not amazing. You can optimize, but for larger stores (+2,000 products) you'll need to invest some time in optimizing.
  • Shipping options. This is so weirdly implemented. We fixed it with a plugin (not that easy) but if you want to offer multiple shipping options, based on weight or volume, you might need to spend some time.

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.
WooCommerce10.0
Based on 1 answer
Our site is working exceptionally well, it's easy to use, and works well for our clients. There's no reason to change anything.

Usability

No score
No answers yet
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WooCommerce7.0
Based on 1 answer
I gave it lots of points for being a simple product that instantly gives you a store. Very intuitive and simple for the client to update or implement. Loses LOTS of points when you want to do anything besides just sell stuff (coupons, etc) then it makes you pay big money for the add-ons and makes it difficult and time-intensive to develop your own.

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
Nine times out of ten it came down to ease of use and ease of deployment. So many people have experience with WordPress these days, that basing the site on that platform just made sense - and WooCommerce is a logical extension from there. My clients found the competing platforms either not customizable for their needs without incurring a significant expense, or too technical/simplistic. WooCommerce lands right in the middle of that.

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
  • For a minimal investment my clients were able to either refresh their existing (and antiquated) website or launch a new e-commerce initiative quickly and with style.
  • Certainly clients who had never been involved in e-comerce are now have a steady revenue stream that was previously untapped.
  • Clients migrating from aging platforms like ZenCart now experience vastly simplified site management, product creation and the wealth of display customizability either via WordPress themes or knowledge of HTML/CSS

Pricing Details

1ShoppingCart

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

WooCommerce

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