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Score 4.1 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

The service provision is good the accounts customer service is poor so I would struggle to give BC a better than average review, if only they could offer customers a better accounts service then the value would be much higher.
Richard Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

For quickly setting up a most intuitive online marketplace, CS-Cart Multi-Vendor is the best one. The software is very well suited for those who have some basic knowledge about backend customization, installation, server setup, proper server configuration etc. Though I'm sure the support team will get you up and running. Only few third-party service providers are very professional, provide honest service and will help you to run your business smoothly. I would highly recommend to use CS-Cart Multi-Vendor.
S.M. Mamunur Rasid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.5
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WYSIWYG email editor
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.3
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Ability to test dynamic content
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.9
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Landing pages
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
A/B testing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Mobile optimization
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.0
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Email deliverability reporting
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.9
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
List management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
3.0
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Triggered drip sequences
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.8
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

Lead Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Lead nurturing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.7
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Lead scoring and grading
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.2
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Data quality management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.4
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
1.6
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

Campaign Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.3
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Calendaring
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.4
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Event/webinar marketing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
2.3
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

Social Media Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.2
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Social sharing and campaigns
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.8
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Social profile integration
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.6
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

Reporting & Analytics

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Dashboards
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.0
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Standard reports
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Custom reports
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

Platform & Infrastructure

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.6
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
API
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.9
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Role-based workflow & approvals
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
7.0
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Customizability
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
Integration with Salesforce.com
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
5.5
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

Online Storefront

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.3
Product catalog & listings
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
Product management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
Bulk product upload
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.8
Branding
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
Mobile storefront
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.4
Product variations
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
Website integration
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.5
Visual customization
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
CMS
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.5

Online Shopping Cart

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.8
Abandoned cart recovery
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.4
Checkout user experience
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.1

Online Payment System

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
eCommerce security
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6

eCommerce Marketing

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.8
Promotions & discounts
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
Personalized recommendations
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.2
SEO
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.9

eCommerce Business Management

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2
Multi-site management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.8
Order processing
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.3
Inventory management
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.7
Shipping
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.8
Custom functionality
Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6

Pros

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • Probably one of the easiest e-commerce platforms to work in, it does take setup, but compared to a lot of other e-commerce solutions, this is probably the best one that I have seen that can be designed and implemented custom.
  • Their template system works very well and allows you to create and re-use templates across Adobe Business Catalyst.
  • Their pre-built modules are great, giving people a great way to use common web elements without having to use a plug-in or find some solution, it is simply built in and generally works exactly as you would expect.
  • Adobe Business Catalyst is more of an all-around solution, providing elements that most smaller companies would have a hard time figuring out, since it includes the ability to build websites, send and track e-mails, analytics. It really is a powerful tool that would typically require a fair amount of coding knowledge and expertise but with the system already built, it can be easily modified and edited by those with limited or no coding knowledge at all.
Jonathan Hodak | TrustRadius Reviewer

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

  • Quick and easy set up of a multi-vendor marketplace
  • Very easy-to-use page designer
  • Huge marketplace of add-ons to cover pretty much anything you need
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • Multi Client Management: The dashboard for managing multiple clients as a reseller is a little difficult to get to. There is also no very easy way for me to manage multiple clients at once. I have to log into and out of individual client accounts to do billing or management.
  • Lack of Server support: There are certain server protocols and languages that are not supported using BC. For example I cannot build a custom php database and upload to BC. I am required to use their tools.
Dan Butler | TrustRadius Reviewer

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

  • The high cost of the platform itself and plugins.
  • Unavailability of the mobile application in the basic version of the platform.
  • Relatively difficult process of installing updates if you are new to IT.
Azat Seyitmuhammedov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.4
Based on 10 answers
Actually with Business Catalyst there is no renewal; once you are a partner, you are a partner for as long as you like. It is an investment in your business not simply a product you purchase...and as an investment in partnership with Adobe, both are committed to each other's success.
Pauline Kraus | TrustRadius Reviewer

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.7
Based on 4 answers
Overall it is a "plug and play" interface. The majority of the work is done in other software interfaces. Managing billing, user roles and custom reports are all that you need to manage in the actual BC user interface. For my business this is an incredible benefit as I have to leave my preferred software less.
Dan Butler | TrustRadius Reviewer

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform 8.4
Based on 7 answers
The software consists of most of all e-commerce related features. Also, there are plenty of third party addons are available in the market which can improve our business. There are a lot of powerful themes available in the cs cart market which improve the look and feel on the front store.If CS-cart adjusted the price on their software license cost, controlling the third party addon cost and provide more freelancers with cheaper hourly rate for the customization on the cs-cart multi vendor software, the cs-cart company can be a master among other e-commerce software companies in the world.
RAGULA Ulaganathan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
very few issues with availability
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very few issues
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.8
Based on 6 answers
The support provided by Adobe is excellent. Though the knowledge base, forums, blogs and online chat questions most all answers can be found. In the event that you are unable to find an answer or you have a unique situation simply post a question to the forums. These forums are regularly monitored by Adobe and its users.
Pauline Kraus | TrustRadius Reviewer

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform 8.2
Based on 7 answers
inside of the support subscription, they give me all the time a fast answer and you can ask in a community forum also other users. But i miss a free support/chat like other solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 8.6
Based on 2 answers
bcgurus.comkiyuco
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.8
Based on 4 answers
Pretty easy to do
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Mostly extremely easy to implement, both back-end logic as well as styling. Great addon marketplace helped, particularly around payment options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

As far as the CMS for BC goes, there is none out there that compares. In the past we have utilized Joomla, Wordpress, Mambo, Drupal, Concrete 5 and others. None of them were as easy to use and train on that Adobe's Business Catalyst. Our alternative to BC is WordPress when our clients want a less expensive solution. For the most part that works OK but we have had issues with plugin incompatibility among other issues. We lost at least two clients because of similar issues. The other great part about BC's solution is that we can still work with our favorite site creation tool - Dreamweaver. The whole process continues to be more and more simplified with added features to the system. No other solution (that we've found) offers such an easy way to create custom web sites that are easily editable by our clients.
Jeff French | TrustRadius Reviewer

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

Some are expensive, the others are not user-friendly. In the end, CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform is best in terms of these two very important factors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's easy to build small sites or large sites and there is lots of templating.
Jerry Dever | TrustRadius Reviewer

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

  • As someone who uses it on behalf of other clients, our ROI with BC is definitely positive. We needed a mid-range CMS without huge licensing costs to satisfy mid-range clients who have some dynamic needs but doesn't need the expense or liability of enterprise level products. Without it we would have lost possible customers or taken bigger hits on projects because of the costs involved with satisfying their mid-level needs
  • Our clients are all usually very positive about the BC platform and are able to use it themselves which lessens our Support time/cost.
  • To use the Web App element,. which we do on almost every site, you need to pay for the highest plan. This brings along with it many features most of our clients would never use. A more basic plan with that Web App capability would be a big improvement on our costs.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

  • Positive impact in learning to set up a shopping cart
  • ROI is questionable, as we are still building our business model
  • Positive impact on our business model and direction
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

Pricing Details

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)

General

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

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
6.0
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.4
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

Usability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.7
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

Performance

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.2
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

Support Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.8
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2

Online Training

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
8.6
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

Implementation Rating

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.8
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2

Scalability

Adobe Business Catalyst (Discontinued)
9.0
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

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