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CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

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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

inkFrog

Inkfrog is a useful upload tool for adding stock from your website to eBay and now also to Amazon, although we don't sell via the latter and we only list to eBay UK. I think it works better as an upload tool than an all-in-one eBay shop management tool and some tasks are easier to do directly on eBay itself. eBay also offers insights - such as offering trending prices - that Inkfrog doesn't. However it is useful in terms of being able to bulk adjust item pricing to include the cost of eBay selling fees. Inkfrog is probably ideal if you have a recognisable product to sell - with our offering it struggles with mapping shop categories (we use lots of sub and sub-sub-categories). Certain listing capabilities cannot be reproduced, such as quantity discounts, and I've never got to grips with mapping products with options and variations, so a lot is left out of our full inventory. Ultimately you will still need to find some time in your day to manage your eBay store - Inkfrog is not 100% reliable sometimes. Inkfrog will also take some of your time and a lot of patience, but ultimately is a huge timesaver for uploading products so it is worthwhile.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
inkFrog
8.4
Product catalog & listings
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.7
inkFrog
9.0
Product management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.7
inkFrog
6.9
Bulk product upload
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
inkFrog
8.8
Branding
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
inkFrog
9.0
Mobile storefront
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.8
inkFrog
9.5
Product variations
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.1
inkFrog
5.9
Website integration
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.7
inkFrog
7.6
Visual customization
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.5
inkFrog
8.8
CMS
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
inkFrog
10.0

Online Shopping Cart

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.9
inkFrog
9.0
Abandoned cart recovery
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.6
inkFrog
Checkout user experience
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2
inkFrog
9.0

Online Payment System

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
inkFrog
9.5
eCommerce security
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
inkFrog
9.5

eCommerce Marketing

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
inkFrog
7.8
Promotions & discounts
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.5
inkFrog
5.3
Personalized recommendations
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.5
inkFrog
9.0
SEO
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.1
inkFrog
9.0

eCommerce Business Management

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
inkFrog
6.6
Multi-site management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.7
inkFrog
5.0
Order processing
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.3
inkFrog
5.1
Inventory management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.0
inkFrog
5.6
Shipping
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.2
inkFrog
7.3
Custom functionality
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
inkFrog
10.0

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

inkFrog

  • inkFrog handles product variants really well. Their platform pulls the SKUs and information directly from BigCommerce and then lets me easily customize each variant with different pictures which is really helpful.
  • It also makes adding multiple listings very easy. Since it imports the item specifics and description directly from BigCommerce I don't have to go through each listing one by one and I can just bulk upload our products onto eBay.
  • inkFrog also lets me set different templates for shipping, or profiles from different items and then I can apply those in bulk to items which saves a huge amount of time since I don't have to go through every item and change specifics.
Nick Hunter | 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

inkFrog

  • The pre-built themes are really bad. Thankfully we don't have to use them and created our own.
  • The other issue regarding these themes is that they are locked behind a paywall and are a premium feature; subpar themes should not be charged to consumers.
  • InkFrog also connects with other marketplaces that we also sell on, such as Amazon. Unfortunately, it does not work as well with other marketplaces as it does with eBay, which is a shame since we would prefer to have it all in one place.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform 8.4
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

inkFrog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

inkFrog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

inkFrog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

inkFrog

We looked at Sellbrite. We really liked Sellbrite in view of its glowing reviews and integration with Etsy. However we didn't fully trial the program so I am not able to comment here more than to say that Inkfrog is by far the most economical option. We currently pay around $10 per month, whereas Sellbrite is nearly $50.
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

inkFrog

  • Overall inkFrog has had a positive impact. It has really freed up huge amounts of time that would be normally spent manually managing eBay listings one by one.
  • It also has had a very positive impact by using the inventory management which again frees up huge amounts of time since I don't have to go through and manually manage all of our listings. We also do not oversell items anymore which is a giant plus.
  • inkFrog's template customization has also really really helped by making our listings much more aesthetically pleasing and more professional looking which builds a lot of trust with our eBay customers.
Nick Hunter | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

inkFrog

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.3
inkFrog
6.0

Usability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
inkFrog

Support Rating

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2
inkFrog

Implementation Rating

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2
inkFrog

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