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Score 8 out of 100
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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

LightCMS (discontinued)

LightCMS is perfect for 90% of websites out there. It has all the basic modules like calendars, photo galleries, news/blog, or forms building built in. Small businesses to mid-sized businesses are perfect for LightCMS.We use other solutions when the requierments for the website include a lot of third party integrations or custom modules. As a hosted CMS it has the same limitations as others with server-side development.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

commercetools
7.6
LightCMS (discontinued)
Product catalog & listings
commercetools
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Product management
commercetools
7.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Bulk product upload
commercetools
9.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Branding
commercetools
9.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Product variations
commercetools
5.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Website integration
commercetools
9.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Visual customization
commercetools
6.0
LightCMS (discontinued)

Online Shopping Cart

commercetools
7.5
LightCMS (discontinued)
Abandoned cart recovery
commercetools
6.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Checkout user experience
commercetools
9.0
LightCMS (discontinued)

Online Payment System

commercetools
7.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
eCommerce security
commercetools
7.0
LightCMS (discontinued)

eCommerce Marketing

commercetools
7.7
LightCMS (discontinued)
Promotions & discounts
commercetools
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Personalized recommendations
commercetools
7.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
SEO
commercetools
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)

eCommerce Business Management

commercetools
6.6
LightCMS (discontinued)
Multi-site management
commercetools
9.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Order processing
commercetools
9.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Inventory management
commercetools
6.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Shipping
commercetools
6.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Custom functionality
commercetools
3.0
LightCMS (discontinued)

Security

commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0
Role-based user permissions
commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0

Web Content Creation

commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
9.1
WYSIWYG editor
commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0
Code quality / cleanliness
commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
9.0
Admin section
commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
9.0
Page templates
commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0
Library of website themes
commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0
Publishing workflow
commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0
Form generator
commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
7.0

Web Content Management

commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
7.3
Content taxonomy
commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
4.0
SEO support
commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
7.0
Bulk management
commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0
Community / comment management
commercetools
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0

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

LightCMS (discontinued)

  • LightCMS provides all the major functionality 90% of sites need. It keeps out of its own way by making these solutions intuitive and simple and not trying to solve every problem for everyone which would over-complicate the tool-set.
  • This is the easiest to use CMS we have ever seen. I tell my client's that if they can make a Facebook post, they can manage their website, and it's true. Their UI is so easy and keeps getting easier to use. Untrained users get it in minutes and are able to manage their sites without our help.
  • LightCMS's code is simple and light-weight. Sites are fast and the CMS doesnt get in the way of performance.
  • You can do almost anything you want (except server-side programming) with LightCMS. So, we can create any design we want and it works great with Light CMS's tokens and editable regions concept (which is also simple to implement.)
  • Constantly upgraded and fixed, the product is 1000x better after 10 years of working with it, but is still simple and not bloated.
John Reitz | 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

LightCMS (discontinued)

  • While keeping it simple is LightCMS's thing, some of the elements/modules could use deeper options or control for advanced users.
  • Some content, such as calendars, cannot have data exported/imported easily.
  • Support was amazing 10 years ago. We openly talked about how awesome they were... it isn't as good as it once was, but is still way above almost every support of other CMS systems we have used.
John Reitz | 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

LightCMS (discontinued)

We have looked at hundrends of CMS's and LightCMS is a perfect entry-level system for most of our small to mid sized clients. LightCMS's feature set is less complex than almost every other system and the actual interface is miles ahead of most other CMS systems. It's simply thought out better. It lacks sensibility and an API as well as other advanced features many more expensive or more DIY systems have, but the simplicity makes up for it.
John Reitz | 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

LightCMS (discontinued)

  • While I always think the price could be cheaper, LightCMS is incredibly inexpensive if you consider the costs of hosting, support, and upgrading is all included.
  • As part of their partner program, we are able to control client accounts from our master account, making moving between clients easier and supporting them faster which ultimately makes our labor costs better.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

commercetools

General

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

LightCMS (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
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0

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