10 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
19 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform ranks higher in 1 feature set: eCommerce Business Management
  • Ecwid by Lightspeed ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Online Storefront, Online Shopping Cart, Online Payment System, eCommerce Marketing

Online Storefront

8.4

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

84%
8.8

Ecwid by Lightspeed

88%
Ecwid by Lightspeed ranks higher in 5/9 features

Product catalog & listings

8.7
87%
10 Ratings
9.7
97%
12 Ratings

Product management

8.7
87%
10 Ratings
8.9
89%
12 Ratings

Bulk product upload

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
7.7
77%
5 Ratings

Branding

8.5
85%
10 Ratings
8.1
81%
10 Ratings

Mobile storefront

7.8
78%
8 Ratings
9.4
94%
10 Ratings

Product variations

8.2
82%
9 Ratings
9.1
91%
12 Ratings

Website integration

8.6
86%
9 Ratings
9.4
94%
11 Ratings

Visual customization

8.5
85%
10 Ratings
8.0
80%
12 Ratings

CMS

8.6
86%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Online Shopping Cart

8.0

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

80%
8.8

Ecwid by Lightspeed

88%
Ecwid by Lightspeed ranks higher in 2/2 features

Abandoned cart recovery

7.8
78%
9 Ratings
8.4
84%
10 Ratings

Checkout user experience

8.3
83%
10 Ratings
9.1
91%
10 Ratings

Online Payment System

8.7

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

87%
9.4

Ecwid by Lightspeed

94%
Ecwid by Lightspeed ranks higher in 1/1 features

eCommerce security

8.7
87%
9 Ratings
9.4
94%
11 Ratings

eCommerce Marketing

8.1

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

81%
8.5

Ecwid by Lightspeed

85%
Ecwid by Lightspeed ranks higher in 3/3 features

Promotions & discounts

8.5
85%
9 Ratings
9.1
91%
10 Ratings

Personalized recommendations

7.6
76%
9 Ratings
7.8
78%
6 Ratings

SEO

8.1
81%
9 Ratings
8.5
85%
8 Ratings

eCommerce Business Management

8.0

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

80%
7.9

Ecwid by Lightspeed

79%
Ecwid by Lightspeed ranks higher in 3/5 features

Multi-site management

8.7
87%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order processing

8.3
83%
10 Ratings
8.7
87%
12 Ratings

Inventory management

6.8
68%
10 Ratings
7.8
78%
10 Ratings

Shipping

7.3
73%
9 Ratings
7.8
78%
11 Ratings

Custom functionality

8.7
87%
9 Ratings
7.3
73%
12 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Ecwid by Lightspeed is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
  • CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform and Ecwid by Lightspeed are tied in 1 area: Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

83%
10 Ratings
9.0

Ecwid by Lightspeed

90%
12 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

Ecwid by Lightspeed

96%
2 Ratings

Usability

8.3

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

83%
7 Ratings
8.8

Ecwid by Lightspeed

88%
7 Ratings

Availability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Ecwid by Lightspeed

91%
1 Rating

Performance

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Ecwid by Lightspeed

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.2

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

82%
7 Ratings
8.5

Ecwid by Lightspeed

85%
7 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

82%
1 Rating
8.2

Ecwid by Lightspeed

82%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Ecwid by Lightspeed

82%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

For quickly setting up a most intuitive online marketplace, CS-Cart Multi-Vendor is the best one. The software is very well suited for those who have some basic knowledge about backend customization, installation, server setup, proper server configuration etc. Though I'm sure the support team will get you up and running. Only few third-party service providers are very professional, provide honest service and will help you to run your business smoothly. I would highly recommend to use CS-Cart Multi-Vendor.
S.M. Mamunur Rasid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ecwid by Lightspeed

Ecwid is absolutely perfect for any business that is looking to start out with online sales and mobile point-of-sale. Many times, business owners may have limited experience in setting up a website or point-of-sale. Having to spend on this expertise with a limited budget can be frustrating. Ecwid allows you to have great results even if you are a novice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

  • Quick and easy set up of a multi-vendor marketplace
  • Very easy-to-use page designer
  • Huge marketplace of add-ons to cover pretty much anything you need
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ecwid by Lightspeed

  • Clarity - there has been very little confusion and need to reach out to Customer Support for help
  • Consistency - no big, crazy updates or changes have been made to the format of Ecwid during my time using it, so I know when I log in to preform my business tasks I can always locate what I need and accomplish what is at hand easily
  • Simplicity - everything is so clear and straightforward. It's like e-commerce for dummies.
Chelsea Wallace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

  • The high cost of the platform itself and plugins.
  • Unavailability of the mobile application in the basic version of the platform.
  • Relatively difficult process of installing updates if you are new to IT.
Azat Seyitmuhammedov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ecwid by Lightspeed

  • Recurring billing - ability to bill subscription customers without having to go to my payment gateway
  • Robust order management - very limited in managing orders, therefore I had to subscribe to a different software
  • Expensive customization - if you want to customize anything, it is very expensive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

General

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

Starting Price

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Ecwid by Lightspeed

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Ecwid by Lightspeed Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0
Venture$15
Business$35
Unlimited$99
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ecwid by Lightspeed

Ecwid by Lightspeed 9.6
Based on 2 answers
The value given by Ecwid is unmatched. When combined with the ease of use of the product, it is a no-brainer to continue to use the product. The only thing that could cause us to switch is if some feature we needed which is not available which is unlikely based on the feature list we reviewed when making the decision to go with them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform 8.3
Based on 7 answers
The software consists of most of all e-commerce related features. Also, there are plenty of third party addons are available in the market which can improve our business. There are a lot of powerful themes available in the cs cart market which improve the look and feel on the front store.If CS-cart adjusted the price on their software license cost, controlling the third party addon cost and provide more freelancers with cheaper hourly rate for the customization on the cs-cart multi vendor software, the cs-cart company can be a master among other e-commerce software companies in the world.
RAGULA Ulaganathan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ecwid by Lightspeed

Ecwid by Lightspeed 8.8
Based on 7 answers
I gave a 9 instead of a 10 only because I haven't figured out a function or two. I believe it has less to do with Ecwid's overall usability and more to do with my own understanding and skill level, but regardless, it may also have something to do with the limits of Ecwid's functions.
Chelsea Wallace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ecwid by Lightspeed

Ecwid by Lightspeed 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always available. Very reliable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ecwid by Lightspeed

Ecwid by Lightspeed 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Good overall performance both in desktop and mobile
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform 8.2
Based on 7 answers
inside of the support subscription, they give me all the time a fast answer and you can ask in a community forum also other users. But i miss a free support/chat like other solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ecwid by Lightspeed

Ecwid by Lightspeed 8.5
Based on 7 answers
I have always received the support I need in a timely manner. I enjoy receiving emails every week on trending business topics and new suggestions. They often serve as a reminder for me to include new e-commerce tools into our strategy. And I've always had great experiences with reaching out to the support team with specific questions.
Chelsea Wallace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Mostly extremely easy to implement, both back-end logic as well as styling. Great addon marketplace helped, particularly around payment options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ecwid by Lightspeed

Ecwid by Lightspeed 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Fast and simple implementation of Ecwid's solutions. Easy to learn and navigate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

It's a one-time payment and the entire CMS is in your control, can list unlimited products and vendors. no need to depend on an e-commerce platform to pay huge commissions. promote your own brand globally. change the looks of your listing with multiple themes, there are vast add on and page themes to enhance look and controls.
Nawang N | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ecwid by Lightspeed

We sell a product that requires certain controls to sell and most of the companies we researched had specific policies preventing us from selling on their platform. We aren't selling anything dangerous, they are parts of ammunition (the shell casings) and not entire ammunition rounds. Most other vendors restrict the sales of firearms and ammunition, but even when just selling a part used to create ammunition, we were still restricted. I'm not really sure why they restrict sales of products like ours from different vendors. Ecwid had no such restrictions and were happy to confirm that for us.
Miles Szkoda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ecwid by Lightspeed

Ecwid by Lightspeed 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Good scalability. I use the second plan and there are 2 more plans that I could use if I needed other features or services
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

  • Positive impact in learning to set up a shopping cart
  • ROI is questionable, as we are still building our business model
  • Positive impact on our business model and direction
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ecwid by Lightspeed

  • We have not been able to measure the ROI as of yet, as we cannot get out of the gate with customization required.
  • It can be implemented quickly for basic online stores.
  • Once the system is configured, ROI will dramatically go up.
John Beveridge | TrustRadius Reviewer

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