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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.
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X-Cart

X-cart uses Smarty Templates in a PHP environment which means there are many developers who could probably pick it up relatively quickly to provide new features. The smarty template engine is very robust and well documented, and the cost of x-cart is very low which makes it easy for anyone to get started with their e-commerce business.It is a really great e-commerce software and suitable for every business. I actually cannot find any serious objection to what it does. They regularly update it, add new features, fix flaws, offer support. The software itself offers many integrations for shipping and payments, everything you need for sales. Although it covers many things, there will always be something missing, because many things happen in between customer visit and final delivery. Therefore, if you plan to expand your business, also plan to expand your X-Cart - but do not worry, it won't be hard.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

1ShoppingCart
7.9
X-Cart
7.7
Product catalog & listings
1ShoppingCart
7.5
X-Cart
8.0
Product management
1ShoppingCart
8.0
X-Cart
9.0
Bulk product upload
1ShoppingCart
9.0
X-Cart
4.0
Branding
1ShoppingCart
7.5
X-Cart
10.0
Mobile storefront
1ShoppingCart
9.0
X-Cart
6.0
Product variations
1ShoppingCart
9.0
X-Cart
9.0
Website integration
1ShoppingCart
7.0
X-Cart
8.0
Visual customization
1ShoppingCart
7.0
X-Cart
10.0
CMS
1ShoppingCart
7.0
X-Cart
5.0

Online Shopping Cart

1ShoppingCart
8.0
X-Cart
9.5
Abandoned cart recovery
1ShoppingCart
9.0
X-Cart
9.0
Checkout user experience
1ShoppingCart
7.0
X-Cart
10.0

Online Payment System

1ShoppingCart
7.5
X-Cart
10.0
eCommerce security
1ShoppingCart
7.5
X-Cart
10.0

eCommerce Marketing

1ShoppingCart
7.5
X-Cart
8.7
Promotions & discounts
1ShoppingCart
8.0
X-Cart
10.0
Personalized recommendations
1ShoppingCart
7.5
X-Cart
10.0
SEO
1ShoppingCart
7.0
X-Cart
6.0

eCommerce Business Management

1ShoppingCart
9.0
X-Cart
9.2
Multi-site management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
X-Cart
10.0
Order processing
1ShoppingCart
9.0
X-Cart
7.0
Inventory management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
X-Cart
9.0
Shipping
1ShoppingCart
9.0
X-Cart
10.0
Custom functionality
1ShoppingCart
9.0
X-Cart
10.0

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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  • For everyone. From small to huge business you get everything out of box. Just setup company details, payment and shipping methods and you are ready to go.
  • Upgradable. There are many plugins one can integrate with X-Cart. Over time, many of them became part of the software, and you are one click away to enable them.
  • Well organized code. It uses Smarty template engine, which I find great, specially for debugging (famous Webmaster mode).
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Cons

  • The UI needs improvement. There are other systems out there that are more intuitive.
  • Customizing/branding a shopping cart page can be a little tricky - when it should be very simple.
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  • Creating new plugins the way X-Cart wants is maybe not complicated, but hard to implement because there are no hooks. One has to manually change each file. This is similar to patching the core and therefore one has to know basics of web development.
  • Even if you get everything styled correctly with base skin, there is a bunch of unused styles you have to cope with. Start skin should be much cleaner. You may find thousands excess lines of code.
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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

Again, it's the client that usually selects the system they want to use. I think 1ShoppingCart has lower monthly payment options so that makes it more appealing. Infusionsoft has a $2k payment that must be made in order to use their product
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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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  • Flexibility in presentation as well as functionality
  • Full open source software allows for unlimited possibilities with the store function, though some developers who create modules do encode their modules which have errors in their code which therefore can't be fixed
  • A fully functional professional level application at a fraction of the cost of similar applications such as magento.
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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

X-Cart

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details