ChannelAdvisor vs. GoDaddy

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ChannelAdvisor
Score 4.8 out of 10
N/A
ChannelAdvisor is a provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to integrate, manage and optimize their merchandise sales across hundreds of online channels including Amazon, Google, eBay, Facebook and more.N/A
GoDaddy
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
GoDaddy Web Hosting provides users with storage, email addresses, and unlimited bandwith.
$9.99
per month
Pricing
ChannelAdvisorGoDaddy
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Basic
as low as $6.99
per month with an annual term
Basic
as low as $10.49
per month with an annual term
Premium
as low as $13.49
per month with an annual term
Commerce
as low as $14.99
per month with an annual term
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ChannelAdvisorGoDaddy
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional DetailsDiscounts available for annual subscription.
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Features
ChannelAdvisorGoDaddy
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
ChannelAdvisor
6.2
7 Ratings
21% below category average
GoDaddy
-
Ratings
Product catalog & listings1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Product management1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk product upload9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Branding8.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Product variations8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Website integration9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual customization9.62 Ratings00 Ratings
CMS3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
ChannelAdvisor
10.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
GoDaddy
-
Ratings
eCommerce security10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ChannelAdvisor
2.4
6 Ratings
103% below category average
GoDaddy
-
Ratings
Promotions & discounts1.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Personalized recommendations1.04 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
ChannelAdvisor
2.7
7 Ratings
97% below category average
GoDaddy
-
Ratings
Multi-site management9.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Order processing1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory management1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Shipping1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom functionality1.05 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
ChannelAdvisorGoDaddy
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(10 ratings)
7.7
(54 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(3 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(8 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ChannelAdvisorGoDaddy
Likelihood to Recommend
ChannelAdvisor
Excellent for marketplace sellers with a lot of products - or those with a high turnover of SKUs. Not well suited to the small seller with only a few SKUs to promote. Also probably not suited to someone who only cares about a single marketplace. The real strength of it comes from managing multiple marketplaces through a single system.
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GoDaddy
Good for transferring over an existing site. Truth be told, I haven't used it for building a brand new site-- I know that this is a fairly common thing but I just never needed it. For what I've used it for, it has worked well. For a small business with anyone with a little bit of technical skill, it's surprisingly good.
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Pros
ChannelAdvisor
  • Complex, Yet Simple Navigational Interface: ChannelAdvisor is a beast, but navigating through their platform is relatively straightforward. The overall heirarchy is very well put together.
  • One Feed to Rule Them All: With ChannelAdvisor, all we have to do is connect our inventory to their system once. Instead of having to construct and connect dozens of different product feeds to our internal inventory system, we simply connect to ChannelAdvisor and use the same single feed to build out all others' website templates.
  • Product Mapping Made Easy: Mapping product attribute data across a multitude of unique online marketplaces and digital marketing sites can seem like a daunting task. ChannelAdvisor does a great job of simplifying this process, providing easy-to-understand and manage feed templates containing helpful descriptions and categorization.
  • Business Rules and Lookup Lists: I use these all the time when "transforming" our raw inventory data to the specifications of any given feed. They are extremely helpful and super easy to build.
  • Efficient Product Optimization: Instead of having to deal with the time-consuming task of making minute changes to thousands and thousands of skus, ChannelAdvisor allows you to automate these changes in a matter of minutes. It's much more scalable for our business.
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GoDaddy
  • Registering a domain - I've found their site to be the easiest to navigate
  • Website builder - their website builder is user friendly
  • Email hosting - easy to set up and use, wether in an email app or online email.
  • Wordpress hosting - I have multiple wordpress sites I use under one account
  • Their customer service is always very helpful and easy to contact.
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Cons
ChannelAdvisor
  • Lack of customization, documentation, tutorials, support for the premium webstore
  • Lack of innovation. My client was told that the basic web store was being replace by the premium web store so they needed to upgrade. In my opinion the basic web store was actually much more flexible and robust than the premium web store. Now (it has been less than 2 years) they are making my client switch from the premium web store to "Shopify" and they are charging more money for this. My client was charged to upgrade each time and the process to upgrade was expensive, time consuming, and very convoluted. ChannelAdvisor needs to invest in their technology and migrate data for ChannelAdvisor changes technology. But the experience as an end user is very frustrating since the way of doing things keep changing and not always for the better result for the customer.
  • Channel Advisor needs better support. Help Desk, knowledge base, etc. there are a lot of things you can do with ChannelAdvisor but it is my experience that nothing is very straight forward and there are many different potential problems you will run into and ChannelAdvisor points the finger at "Google" or "Amazon" or "Ebay" instead of helping solve a problem from end to end.
  • It is quite expensive for what it does. I would not have advised my customer to use their product but they were so entrenched that they had no other choice.
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GoDaddy
  • Support agents are woefully undertrained, even in knowledge of their own products.
  • Support agents will always try to upsell you, even when you're dealing with an urgent, high-impact issue.
  • There's no guarantee of uptime, and there will often be gaps in service as part of normal procedures.
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Likelihood to Renew
ChannelAdvisor
Without ChannelAdvisor, our business wouldn't be where it is today so the idea of NOT renewing is out of the question. By not renewing we would have to hire more employees and have more of a workload for existing employees. By keeping costs low and employees effecient we have been able to grow exponentially.
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GoDaddy
We can't really choose anyone else and the cost/effort of moving all of the hosted data would be extremely large, and we just have to stick to them, and hope they improve service
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Usability
ChannelAdvisor
No answers on this topic
GoDaddy
Some integration could be much cleaner and smoother. Seems it used to be easier. Plus, they took away the catch all email feature.
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Support Rating
ChannelAdvisor
No answers on this topic
GoDaddy
I think a lot of companies can learn from GoDaddy's support team. I have found:
  • Chat or phone support is almost always available.
  • Their agents are friendly and helpful.
  • Their agents seem to care and be knowledgeable about a wide range of issues.
  • I rarely have to escalate my problem to get the support that I need.
  • If they can't help me, then they can tell me why something is happening and direct me to resources that can fix my problem.
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Implementation Rating
ChannelAdvisor
Better control of scope between the resources on both sides involved would allow for better change management.
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GoDaddy
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
ChannelAdvisor
Our brand is growing online at a rapid clip, and we wanted a platform that would scale accordingly. The feature that really sold us was the automatic workflows. If we want a certain type of product that's going to a customer in a certain state to ship a certain way, we could make that happen automatically without any human touch! Wow!
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GoDaddy
We use Wix currently for our online store. It is nice and easy to use, but they don't offer the email domains as well (the last time we checked). They have pretty decent customization of the web page, but still limited. We're going to try it with GoDaddy, since we have other services from them already. It just doesn't make sense to pay two different companies for something we can do with one.
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Return on Investment
ChannelAdvisor
  • We had zero ROI I found
  • I found that 7 months into the contract we couldn't get NetSuite to connect with CA
  • I believe they claimed they are fully compatible with SuiteCommerce. From what I've discovered it does not work.
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GoDaddy
  • GoDaddy reduces our ROI by costing me in non-billable hours. I don't charge clients for sitting on the phone with tech support to power cycle the server or fix the php.ini file, so my $/hr takes a hit.
  • Their nickel&dime strategy requires I have an additional conversation with clients about their max recurring fees. Small as they are, I need approval for upping their bill. GoDaddy is only the cheap option if you don't value security, stability, or performance.
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