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Likelihood to Recommend

CommerceV3

I believe CommerceV3 (CV3) is best suited for small to mid-level catalog companies. You would want to make sure to integrate CV3 with your back end system or you'll be doing a lot of manual entries or manipulating data for table uploads. You can easily manage the templates in CV3 with a basic knowledge of HTML and work up from there
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kibo eCommerce

Mozu is currently not suited for use at any company, small or large. The bugs and lack of features and integrations make it too difficult to use.
Mickey Luongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

CommerceV3
8.1
Kibo eCommerce
8.4
Product catalog & listings
CommerceV3
9.1
Kibo eCommerce
8.0
Product management
CommerceV3
7.3
Kibo eCommerce
7.0
Bulk product upload
CommerceV3
8.2
Kibo eCommerce
9.0
Branding
CommerceV3
6.4
Kibo eCommerce
9.0
Mobile storefront
CommerceV3
7.3
Kibo eCommerce
9.0
Product variations
CommerceV3
9.1
Kibo eCommerce
8.0
Visual customization
CommerceV3
9.1
Kibo eCommerce
9.0
Website integration
CommerceV3
Kibo eCommerce
9.0
CMS
CommerceV3
Kibo eCommerce
8.0

Online Shopping Cart

CommerceV3
7.7
Kibo eCommerce
9.0
Abandoned cart recovery
CommerceV3
8.2
Kibo eCommerce
Checkout user experience
CommerceV3
7.3
Kibo eCommerce
9.0

Online Payment System

CommerceV3
9.1
Kibo eCommerce
9.0
eCommerce security
CommerceV3
9.1
Kibo eCommerce
9.0

eCommerce Marketing

CommerceV3
8.6
Kibo eCommerce
7.0
Promotions & discounts
CommerceV3
9.1
Kibo eCommerce
7.0
SEO
CommerceV3
8.2
Kibo eCommerce
7.0

eCommerce Business Management

CommerceV3
8.6
Kibo eCommerce
8.0
Order processing
CommerceV3
8.2
Kibo eCommerce
9.0
Inventory management
CommerceV3
8.2
Kibo eCommerce
9.0
Shipping
CommerceV3
9.1
Kibo eCommerce
9.0
Custom functionality
CommerceV3
9.1
Kibo eCommerce
3.0
Multi-site management
CommerceV3
Kibo eCommerce
10.0

Pros

CommerceV3

  • CV3 provides us a plethora of marketing tools to customize offers and campaigns to our customers. I've used BigCommerce and Shopify and neither comes close to the capability of fine tuning sales, offers, and discounts by product, category, customer and more.
  • The purpose of partnering with any e-commerce platform is to provide a secure site and stable checkout process for our customers. CV3 has been amazing at keeping our site up and running through peak traffic and attempted hacks. The checkout process has been rock solid and also integrates seamlessly with PayPal. I've used Amazon Payments in the past without incident, but decided to end that option due to Amazon's policies.
  • CV3's architecture on the back-end is designed to be plain and simple which provides an easy-to-use interface to streamline our work. The template driven structure to manage the front-end will become a favorite for most programmers in no time at all. In fact, I'm not a programmer, but do customization and design changes almost on a daily basis with ease. Any changes made to a template may be viewed on a staging server before pushing live. Templates, as well as other data may be downloaded any time for backups. Exports and imports of product data is simple and powerful allowing me to change massive amounts of data easily.
  • Customer support is always a contentious issue with most providers, however, CV3 has by far been the best I've encountered in over 30+ years of experience with software vendors. They are very responsive and escalate the issue to the proper person without having the redundancy you experience with so many other companies. They understand the issue the first time, and tell you the truth.
  • Any e-commerce business is about shipping. CV3 has the most powerful tools to control shipping. It will challenge the most creative minds on how to best merchandise products based on weight, dollar amount, global geographical location, dimensions, category, exception rules, by carrier, all the way down to the sku level which can have it's own set of rules. It gets complicated, but it works great and ties in with the promotional features as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kibo eCommerce

  • Single admin tool for multiple sites is a huge plus. Eliminates much duplication of labor and a shared code base is also much simpler.
  • Native responsive design in the latest version is great.
  • Dynamic product categories is a big win.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CommerceV3

  • An area I'd like to see enhanced is the sku level pricing calendar. You can set specials prices to start and stop at certain dates and times, but it's fixed to certain years. You can't have your chosen items go to seasonal pricing every year at the same time, you have to change the years each year.
  • There are multiple product setups: basic, parent with children, and sub-products. Each type exports on the same datasheet all intermingled and this can be tedious isolating the different types for editing and re-import.
  • Vendor and Brand are data points on each item, but they are not controlled by a table. We end up with the same vendor or brand misspelled multiple times.
  • There is no FTP capability (PCI issue?) and no blog site with the parent domain. These have to be handled using a separate sub-domain.
  • The shipping calculator for customers should be available anywhere there is a shipping option presented during checkout.
  • Faster live times. Currently, it takes about 5 to 10 minutes to see template/product changes pushed to the live cdn.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kibo eCommerce

  • Mozu is riddled with bugs. It feels like you are using beta software. Simple things just don't work. Mozu support has done a poor job of addressing these issues. We have had open bugs for over a year.
  • Mozu has a very limited number of integrations. Those tools that are integrated are done very poorly. When these issues have been brought to Mozu's attention they have ignored them.
  • The Mozu user interface for admin users is very poor. Even after a major redesign it is still not responsive. It is hard to see what you are doing due to poor font and color choices. Mozu is aware of these issues and refuses to fix them.
  • Mozu management doesn't care about clients.
  • Mozu is not SEO friendly. It does not follow SEO best practices.
  • The Mozu support team is not empowered to solve problems. 99% of support requests can not be resolved on the first call.
  • Mozu development is complicated and expensive. Developers will need training which Mozu charges for.
  • Data migration for products is exceeding difficult. Order data can not be migrated at all.
Mickey Luongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CommerceV3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kibo eCommerce

Kibo eCommerce 1.0
Based on 1 answer
One positive note is that I have always been able to get someone on the phone in support whenever I have called, even at 1 AM. Getting someone on the phone is only half the battle though. In the first few months of using Mozu it often seemed that support didn’t know anymore about Mozu than we did. This has slowly started to change, but as a daily user you are likely to be on par with support in terms of knowing what to do when you encounter a problem. The support phone number is really most useful for having them put in a support ticket for you rather than typing it all out yourself and emailing it. It is very rare that the support reps are actually empowered to solve the problem at hand. Unless the issue you are having is user error, they will just take your information and pass it on the proper department. Your request or problem will then be ignored for months on end. Some day, it might actually get fixed but you are unlikely to be notified that this has happened. Most of these issues are assigned an internal ID that they use for tracking. Support is more than happy to pass this ID along, but it is useless. There is no way to actually see where the issue lies in the endless queue of similar issues.
Mickey Luongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CommerceV3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kibo eCommerce

Kibo eCommerce 1.0
Based on 1 answer
At the time of our implementation Mozu did not have any processes or procedures set up around going live. We basically were forced to just wing it and hope for the best
Mickey Luongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CommerceV3

In my view, CV3 meets our needs better by allowing us a much easier way to manage the front end the way the templates are structured. BigCommerce recommended using an FTP tool to download, modify, then upload. Shopify has some very sophisticated templates, which, in my mind, required a senior level programmer or lots of outsourcing for even minor changes.Neither of the other systems come close to CV3's marketing capabilities through their promotional tool without any add-ons. Shopify, for example, is stripped down and if you want a certain feature you have to find one of their approved partners, sign-up, integrate the feature and hope it works. To purchase all the features we're currently using in CV3 you'd have quite a list (and expense) of partners. Examples would be enhanced shipping capabilities or the ability to customize a product purchase.CV3 has features specifically geared for a catalog company, like request forms and capturing key codes. Plus, built-in rewards program, wishlist, gift certificates, bulk email, and data feeds for Google Shopper, Channel Advisor and SingleFeed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kibo eCommerce

Mozu has more robust product management tools than Volusion but is worse when it comes to order management. It is still missing simple features that any platform should have on day one. They have ignored requests for improvements
Mickey Luongo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CommerceV3

  • One positive impact has been the use of product reviews. This feature has helped us weed out bad products and promote good ones while allowing customers to share their experience.
  • It's a fixed fee user agreement which favors increasing sales.
  • The stability of the checkout process has helped conversions and lowered support.
  • Having integrated inventory with our back end has helped meet customer expectations.
  • The promotional capabilities of CV3 has allowed us to provide new and different offers keeping customers engaged.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Kibo eCommerce

  • Supporting our eCommerce business for 11 years (first as MarketLive, now as Kibo).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CommerceV3

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$1,995*

* per store

Kibo eCommerce

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CommerceV3
9.1
Kibo eCommerce
8.0

Support Rating

CommerceV3
Kibo eCommerce
1.0

Implementation Rating

CommerceV3
Kibo eCommerce
1.0

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