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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

Spree

Spree is a great solution if you have a highly customized business idea and need a very robust eCommerce solution to support your very creative and detailed sales methods. Because it's an open source platform, there are a ton of ways that his platform can be customized to meet virtually any business idea that you can dream up. With that said, the platform requires dedicated development support to make sure everything is stable and supported at all times.
Steven Duran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

commercetools
7.6
Spree
5.7
Product catalog & listings
commercetools
8.0
Spree
4.9
Product management
commercetools
7.0
Spree
5.0
Bulk product upload
commercetools
9.0
Spree
6.6
Branding
commercetools
9.0
Spree
4.4
Product variations
commercetools
5.0
Spree
8.0
Website integration
commercetools
9.0
Spree
6.9
Visual customization
commercetools
6.0
Spree
8.6
Mobile storefront
commercetools
Spree
4.0
CMS
commercetools
Spree
3.0

Online Shopping Cart

commercetools
7.5
Spree
6.6
Abandoned cart recovery
commercetools
6.0
Spree
6.8
Checkout user experience
commercetools
9.0
Spree
6.3

Online Payment System

commercetools
7.0
Spree
8.1
eCommerce security
commercetools
7.0
Spree
8.1

eCommerce Marketing

commercetools
7.7
Spree
4.5
Promotions & discounts
commercetools
8.0
Spree
4.0
Personalized recommendations
commercetools
7.0
Spree
4.5
SEO
commercetools
8.0
Spree
4.9

eCommerce Business Management

commercetools
6.6
Spree
6.5
Multi-site management
commercetools
9.0
Spree
6.3
Order processing
commercetools
9.0
Spree
6.4
Inventory management
commercetools
6.0
Spree
5.0
Shipping
commercetools
6.0
Spree
5.9
Custom functionality
commercetools
3.0
Spree
8.6

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

Spree

  • Quick and easy access, nice interface when logging in.
  • Access to customer's info, easy to change user names and passwords when issues arise with login.
  • Easy to use for the most part - a lot of ways to search for information regarding customer's info.
Colin Darcy | 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

Spree

  • For the ATS portion, ability to download applicants would be helpful
  • We have to use our developers to change some simple things on the web format
Aurora Dolan | 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

Spree

I don't want to knock other products but let's say that the more famous shopping carts, although they have great functionality off the peg, are limited in terms of branding ability and further customisation. Invariably you get a site which looks and feels like many others. This will suit many companies as a low cost option which is very competent. However the fully customisable front end that we need, and will continue to develop, is not possible with these turn-key solutions.
Cameron Read | 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

Spree

  • Decent plugin ecosystem
  • Easily add and manage new products
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

commercetools

Spree

Pricing Details

commercetools

General

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

Spree

General

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

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