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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

commercetools

Commercetools is generally a very flexible, smart platform for eCommerce business. It's an API enabled, cloud solution that makes integration seamless and quick to deploy. It's also a modern platform that utilizes API query languages like GraphQl. It lacks some functionalities in pricing and geographic variations of product portfolio but the platform is constantly improving and new functionalities are added.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LemonStand (Discontinued)

  • Good alternative to Shopify and similar services.
  • More than basic template adjustments will require programmer hours.
  • If you want a slick store with great features LemonStand's for you.
Philip Martin Jenck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

commercetools
7.6
LemonStand (Discontinued)
8.9
Product catalog & listings
commercetools
8.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
Product management
commercetools
7.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
Bulk product upload
commercetools
9.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
Branding
commercetools
9.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
Product variations
commercetools
5.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
Website integration
commercetools
9.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
Visual customization
commercetools
6.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
5.0
Mobile storefront
commercetools
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
CMS
commercetools
LemonStand (Discontinued)
5.0

Online Shopping Cart

commercetools
7.5
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
Abandoned cart recovery
commercetools
6.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
Checkout user experience
commercetools
9.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0

Online Payment System

commercetools
7.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
eCommerce security
commercetools
7.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0

eCommerce Marketing

commercetools
7.7
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
Promotions & discounts
commercetools
8.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
Personalized recommendations
commercetools
7.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
SEO
commercetools
8.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0

eCommerce Business Management

commercetools
6.6
LemonStand (Discontinued)
8.5
Multi-site management
commercetools
9.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
Order processing
commercetools
9.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
Inventory management
commercetools
6.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
Shipping
commercetools
6.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
10.0
Custom functionality
commercetools
3.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
4.0

Pros

commercetools

  • Fully API enabled platform - There is no need to use SQL or other customization. APIs cover full range of functionalities needed for an eCommerce platform and are easy to extend.
  • Cloud solution - CommerceTools is a cloud solution so there is no back office hosting/maintenance. Simply enable the API tokens and use the platform!
  • Ever expanding - The solution contains all the necessary functions to run a successful ecommerce business and the functions are constantly expanding and new capabilities are introduced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LemonStand (Discontinued)

  • LemonStand is cloud based on AWS.
  • You get: Instant deployment whenever you choose to publish, automatic software updates, Site-wide SSL, and PCI/DSS compliant infrastructure.
Philip Martin Jenck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

commercetools

  • Pricing - Commercetools has pricing limitations with respect to customer/SKU combination. If an organization provides lots of custom/contract pricing for customers, Commercetools has difficulty mapping it in. They are working on this to make it more flexible.
  • Geographic variations in product portfolio - Commercetools has central product master that doesn't provide product activation/enabling based on different geographies/elevation/sales office structures. Some creative mapping skills are needed to overcome this limitation.
  • Data mapping limitations - Commercetools lacks in out of the box data mapping limitations to full fledged ERP platforms. Extensive data mapping workshops are necessary to fit the functionalities of an ERP platform from order, to delivery , to warehouse operations and billing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LemonStand (Discontinued)

  • LemonStand has a limited number of templates. Each template has a different set of features that can be modified in the back office theme customization area.
  • LemonStand claims their templates are highly customizable. To accomplish this, they expose individual web page code in page templates and widget blocks. These are windows into the template where you can modify, add and delete html code. However, as in all PHP/CSS/HTML templates, even those written with Twig as LemonStand templates are, the coding goes very deep through many files. I don't think it would be cost or time effective for a small company to attempt more than superficial customization. This is pretty much the same for Shopify and PrestaShop. As a store front and blogging platform, LemonStand is elegant but it is not a website development tool like Wix, Weeble or even Squarespace.
  • LemonStand manages this expectation with excellent email support. There is no user forum and no third party templates for LemonStand, and this is a good thing. When I wanted to modify a specific aspect of the template, I emailed the issue/question to LemonStand support and consistently received advise including instructions on how to adjust the widget or exposed page code to resolve my problem.
  • Documentation is out of date and could use a good proofread. Videos and tutorials are too simple to be really helpful.
Philip Martin Jenck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

commercetools

Commercetools is a headless commerce platform. It provides the front end functionality flexibility that competitors lack. The set of APIs can link with multiple solutions including voice enabled client solutions. The functionalities on the platform are ever expanding and limitations like pricing and product variations are addressed. The solution is very fast develop, integrate and deploy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LemonStand (Discontinued)

I looked closely at every e-commerce product I could find.
  • LemonStand had very high satisfaction from current users.
  • Email support is polite, accurate and fast.
  • Company is located in Canada.
  • Refund policy appears to be ethical.
  • Shopping experience is sharp! I like it a lot.
Philip Martin Jenck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

commercetools

  • We were able to successfully launch the ecommerce platform in under 4 months of starting development work.
  • Integrate the same APIs to different client facing solutions.
  • The total cost of platform recovered in 8 months of deployment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LemonStand (Discontinued)

  • I expect ease of use and mobile look and feel will increase customer sales.
Philip Martin Jenck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

commercetools

General

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

LemonStand (Discontinued)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

commercetools
8.0
LemonStand (Discontinued)
9.0

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