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Score 9.1 out of 100
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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

TrueCommerce Nexternal

If you want to sell online and need a platform, you should select Nexternal. If it is within your budget and you want to have success, Nexternal is the way to go. Since switching to Nexternal from Kreck, our online sales have more than tripled!
Kielly Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

CommerceV3
8.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Product catalog & listings
CommerceV3
9.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Product management
CommerceV3
7.3
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Bulk product upload
CommerceV3
8.2
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Branding
CommerceV3
6.4
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Mobile storefront
CommerceV3
7.3
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Product variations
CommerceV3
9.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Visual customization
CommerceV3
9.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal

Online Shopping Cart

CommerceV3
7.7
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Abandoned cart recovery
CommerceV3
8.2
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Checkout user experience
CommerceV3
7.3
TrueCommerce Nexternal

Online Payment System

CommerceV3
9.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal
eCommerce security
CommerceV3
9.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal

eCommerce Marketing

CommerceV3
8.6
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Promotions & discounts
CommerceV3
9.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal
SEO
CommerceV3
8.2
TrueCommerce Nexternal

eCommerce Business Management

CommerceV3
8.6
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Order processing
CommerceV3
8.2
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Inventory management
CommerceV3
8.2
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Shipping
CommerceV3
9.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal
Custom functionality
CommerceV3
9.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal

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

TrueCommerce Nexternal

  • Nexternal's customer service is the best in the business. Each account comes with a dedicated account rep who answers the phone when you call, and personally replies to your emails within a very reasonable time - sometimes within minutes!
  • Nexternal is consistently improving their platform with added tools and 3rd party integrations for everything from social sharing and email campaign management to search optimization tools and automatic product feed integrations such as Amazon.
  • Nexternal offers site security and PCI compliance out of the box. There is no need for an additional SSL, nor do you need to worry about the security of your clients' personal information.
  • Nexternal is scalable and grows with your business. We have more than a handful of clients who have been with Nexternal for more than 10 years. In web-speak, that's like 50 years!
  • The Nexternal shopping cart template can be customized to create a consistently branded experience from your home page throughout the entire shopping process.
  • Nexternal offers a host of API and XML toolsets that allow clients to sync data between their ecommerce platform and most any other third party platform, thereby coordinating the operations of your business and cutting down on management time.
Katie Partridge | 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

TrueCommerce Nexternal

  • Nexternal needs a POS system that enables you to swipe credit cards. We switched to a different system because this was a limitation of Nexternal. At the point of purchase we used to have to write everything down and enter in later.
  • The shipping functionality is extremely basic. The shipping address check for each state never worked properly. Also, with our new system, the woman who does the compliance can pull all reports per state out of it. Nexternal does not have that capability.
Stephanie Barnett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CommerceV3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TrueCommerce Nexternal

TrueCommerce Nexternal 8.5
Based on 3 answers
I'm so happy with Nexternal I don't see myself using any other platform. We currently only use Nexternal for our web store, but we are looking to expand into the tasting rooms and offer mobile points of sale.
Kielly Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CommerceV3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TrueCommerce Nexternal

TrueCommerce Nexternal 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Nexternal has been around for over a decade - they may have defined the ecommerce admin panel. That said, they could stand to update it a bit - adding more drag and drop functionality and integrating a more comprehensive CMS allowing your home page to be part of your ecommerce website.
Katie Partridge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CommerceV3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TrueCommerce Nexternal

TrueCommerce Nexternal 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Doreen and Lanette are my lovely ladies. They are always available and do whatever they can to make sure I am taken care of. They have always been there for me and I know they will always be there for me.
Kielly Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CommerceV3

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TrueCommerce Nexternal

TrueCommerce Nexternal 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I had help from start to finish. Doreen, my rep, was very patient, concise, clear, and she has always had the answers I need. Setting up your store is time consuming at first, but with the support system that Nexternal offers, it is painless.
Kielly Lewis | 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

TrueCommerce Nexternal

Nexternal is a much more basic system in terms of an OMS system but it has much more limitations compared to Submerse. Submerse however is a newer products with a ton of glitches and terrible reporting methods. If Nexternal created a POS system and revamped their shipping capabilities, I would choose Nexternal.
Stephanie Barnett | 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

TrueCommerce Nexternal

  • Because we are a development team who focuses on integrating Nexternal with our clients' sites, we can't speak to specific ROI or conversions, however, the length of time our clients stick with Nexternal says it all - in an industry where there are no shortage of choices in platforms, we have rarely ever moved a client from Nexternal to another platform. Instead, the vast majority of our clients who use Nexternal now either started off with the platform or moved to Nexternal from a less-than platform. We have clients who have been with Nexternal for over a decade, and that's really saying something.
  • In the 10+ years that we have worked with Nexternal we have developed a solid relationship that is built solely on trust. We don't get any commission for referring customers to their site, nor do they receive any commission for sending customers our way. We work together because we enjoy it and we know that the other is dependable and worthwhile.
Katie Partridge | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CommerceV3

General

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

* per store

TrueCommerce Nexternal

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CommerceV3
9.1
TrueCommerce Nexternal
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

CommerceV3
TrueCommerce Nexternal
8.5

Usability

CommerceV3
TrueCommerce Nexternal
9.0

Support Rating

CommerceV3
TrueCommerce Nexternal
10.0

Implementation Rating

CommerceV3
TrueCommerce Nexternal
10.0

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