ChannelAdvisor vs. PaperWeight

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ChannelAdvisor
Score 4.6 out of 10
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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
PaperWeight
Score 8.7 out of 10
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PaperWeight is an advanced clone script tool for building an online essay or academic writing job platform. It was developed by one of India’s leading web solution providers, FATbit Technologies. PaperWeight is comprised of all the features of top essay writing job portals like EssayShark, PaperDueNow, and EssayOnTime. All the typical marketplace features such as placing an order, bid management, writer selection, account management, and payment transaction are included. According…N/A
Pricing
ChannelAdvisorPaperWeight
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ChannelAdvisorPaperWeight
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptional$2,500
Additional Details
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Features
ChannelAdvisorPaperWeight
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
ChannelAdvisor
6.2
7 Ratings
21% below category average
PaperWeight
8.9
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Product catalog & listings1.07 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Product management1.07 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Bulk product upload9.04 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Branding8.22 Ratings8.12 Ratings
Product variations8.24 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Website integration9.62 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Visual customization9.62 Ratings9.52 Ratings
CMS3.01 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Mobile storefront00 Ratings8.12 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
PaperWeight
9.0
2 Ratings
8% above category average
eCommerce security10.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
ChannelAdvisor
2.4
6 Ratings
103% below category average
PaperWeight
9.7
2 Ratings
26% above category average
Promotions & discounts1.06 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Personalized recommendations1.04 Ratings10.01 Ratings
SEO5.01 Ratings9.02 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
ChannelAdvisor
2.8
7 Ratings
94% below category average
PaperWeight
8.8
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Multi-site management9.64 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Order processing1.07 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Inventory management1.07 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Shipping1.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom functionality1.05 Ratings9.52 Ratings
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User Ratings
ChannelAdvisorPaperWeight
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(10 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ChannelAdvisorPaperWeight
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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FATbit Technologies
Very easy to use and customize homepage, dashboard, and multiple landing pages of courses. Easy for setting up intuitive dashboards, rating users, and receiving ratings. Create and edit content or upload documents and make edits. Easy to segregate functions based on user roles. Multi-device support is not so seamless though overall it is responsive and scalable on the web.
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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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FATbit Technologies
  • PaperWeight has amazing features for freelance reviewers who can provide insights on how a course can be structured using interactive content.
  • PaperWeight is scalable, responsive, secure.
  • Freelance reviewers find easy to use PaperWeight.
  • We could also rate and provide feedback on the work delivered by freelancers which is visible to a group of users who can allocate future work based on the profile feedback.
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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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FATbit Technologies
  • PaperWeight could improve its usability experience across all devices. Sometimes there are some glitches when viewing on another device.
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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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FATbit Technologies
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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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FATbit Technologies
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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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FATbit Technologies
We like the light-weightedness of PaperWeight, scalability, and its ability to meet our needs at a reasonable cost. Pre-existing relationships and business process outcomes helped in making the decision to go with PaperWeight. The product roadmap being aligned with our own roadmap also was a huge factor in the decision-making in favor of PaperWeight.
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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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FATbit Technologies
  • It has [made it easy to] find freelancers for our course reviews.
  • We can trust the reviewers who are onboarded on our portal and we feel safe to share business content with them on PaperWeight.
  • We are able to prevent [unauthorised] downloads of our content.
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