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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

X-Cart

X-cart uses Smarty Templates in a PHP environment which means there are many developers who could probably pick it up relatively quickly to provide new features. The smarty template engine is very robust and well documented, and the cost of x-cart is very low which makes it easy for anyone to get started with their e-commerce business.It is a really great e-commerce software and suitable for every business. I actually cannot find any serious objection to what it does. They regularly update it, add new features, fix flaws, offer support. The software itself offers many integrations for shipping and payments, everything you need for sales. Although it covers many things, there will always be something missing, because many things happen in between customer visit and final delivery. Therefore, if you plan to expand your business, also plan to expand your X-Cart - but do not worry, it won't be hard.
Nikola Nikolic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

commercetools
7.6
X-Cart
7.7
Product catalog & listings
commercetools
8.0
X-Cart
8.0
Product management
commercetools
7.0
X-Cart
9.0
Bulk product upload
commercetools
9.0
X-Cart
4.0
Branding
commercetools
9.0
X-Cart
10.0
Product variations
commercetools
5.0
X-Cart
9.0
Website integration
commercetools
9.0
X-Cart
8.0
Visual customization
commercetools
6.0
X-Cart
10.0
Mobile storefront
commercetools
X-Cart
6.0
CMS
commercetools
X-Cart
5.0

Online Shopping Cart

commercetools
7.5
X-Cart
9.5
Abandoned cart recovery
commercetools
6.0
X-Cart
9.0
Checkout user experience
commercetools
9.0
X-Cart
10.0

Online Payment System

commercetools
7.0
X-Cart
10.0
eCommerce security
commercetools
7.0
X-Cart
10.0

eCommerce Marketing

commercetools
7.7
X-Cart
8.7
Promotions & discounts
commercetools
8.0
X-Cart
10.0
Personalized recommendations
commercetools
7.0
X-Cart
10.0
SEO
commercetools
8.0
X-Cart
6.0

eCommerce Business Management

commercetools
6.6
X-Cart
9.2
Multi-site management
commercetools
9.0
X-Cart
10.0
Order processing
commercetools
9.0
X-Cart
7.0
Inventory management
commercetools
6.0
X-Cart
9.0
Shipping
commercetools
6.0
X-Cart
10.0
Custom functionality
commercetools
3.0
X-Cart
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

X-Cart

  • For everyone. From small to huge business you get everything out of box. Just setup company details, payment and shipping methods and you are ready to go.
  • Upgradable. There are many plugins one can integrate with X-Cart. Over time, many of them became part of the software, and you are one click away to enable them.
  • Well organized code. It uses Smarty template engine, which I find great, specially for debugging (famous Webmaster mode).
Nikola Nikolic | 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

X-Cart

  • Creating new plugins the way X-Cart wants is maybe not complicated, but hard to implement because there are no hooks. One has to manually change each file. This is similar to patching the core and therefore one has to know basics of web development.
  • Even if you get everything styled correctly with base skin, there is a bunch of unused styles you have to cope with. Start skin should be much cleaner. You may find thousands excess lines of code.
Nikola Nikolic | 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

X-Cart

No answers on this topic

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

X-Cart

  • Flexibility in presentation as well as functionality
  • Full open source software allows for unlimited possibilities with the store function, though some developers who create modules do encode their modules which have errors in their code which therefore can't be fixed
  • A fully functional professional level application at a fraction of the cost of similar applications such as magento.
Nikola Nikolic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

commercetools

General

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

X-Cart

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

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