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CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 6.1 out of 100

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

LightCMS (discontinued)

LightCMS is perfect for 90% of websites out there. It has all the basic modules like calendars, photo galleries, news/blog, or forms building built in. Small businesses to mid-sized businesses are perfect for LightCMS.We use other solutions when the requierments for the website include a lot of third party integrations or custom modules. As a hosted CMS it has the same limitations as others with server-side development.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.3
LightCMS (discontinued)
Product catalog & listings
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.7
LightCMS (discontinued)
Product management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
LightCMS (discontinued)
Bulk product upload
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Branding
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
LightCMS (discontinued)
Mobile storefront
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.8
LightCMS (discontinued)
Product variations
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.1
LightCMS (discontinued)
Website integration
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
LightCMS (discontinued)
Visual customization
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
LightCMS (discontinued)
CMS
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.5
LightCMS (discontinued)

Online Shopping Cart

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.9
LightCMS (discontinued)
Abandoned cart recovery
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.7
LightCMS (discontinued)
Checkout user experience
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2
LightCMS (discontinued)

Online Payment System

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
LightCMS (discontinued)
eCommerce security
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
LightCMS (discontinued)

eCommerce Marketing

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Promotions & discounts
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
LightCMS (discontinued)
Personalized recommendations
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.5
LightCMS (discontinued)
SEO
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)

eCommerce Business Management

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
LightCMS (discontinued)
Multi-site management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.7
LightCMS (discontinued)
Order processing
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.3
LightCMS (discontinued)
Inventory management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
6.9
LightCMS (discontinued)
Shipping
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.3
LightCMS (discontinued)
Custom functionality
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
LightCMS (discontinued)

Security

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0
Role-based user permissions
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0

Web Content Creation

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
9.1
WYSIWYG editor
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0
Code quality / cleanliness
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
9.0
Admin section
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
9.0
Page templates
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0
Library of website themes
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0
Publishing workflow
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0
Form generator
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
7.0

Web Content Management

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
7.3
Content taxonomy
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
4.0
SEO support
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
7.0
Bulk management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0
Community / comment management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
LightCMS (discontinued)
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

LightCMS (discontinued)

  • LightCMS provides all the major functionality 90% of sites need. It keeps out of its own way by making these solutions intuitive and simple and not trying to solve every problem for everyone which would over-complicate the tool-set.
  • This is the easiest to use CMS we have ever seen. I tell my client's that if they can make a Facebook post, they can manage their website, and it's true. Their UI is so easy and keeps getting easier to use. Untrained users get it in minutes and are able to manage their sites without our help.
  • LightCMS's code is simple and light-weight. Sites are fast and the CMS doesnt get in the way of performance.
  • You can do almost anything you want (except server-side programming) with LightCMS. So, we can create any design we want and it works great with Light CMS's tokens and editable regions concept (which is also simple to implement.)
  • Constantly upgraded and fixed, the product is 1000x better after 10 years of working with it, but is still simple and not bloated.
John Reitz | 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

LightCMS (discontinued)

  • While keeping it simple is LightCMS's thing, some of the elements/modules could use deeper options or control for advanced users.
  • Some content, such as calendars, cannot have data exported/imported easily.
  • Support was amazing 10 years ago. We openly talked about how awesome they were... it isn't as good as it once was, but is still way above almost every support of other CMS systems we have used.
John Reitz | 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

LightCMS (discontinued)

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

LightCMS (discontinued)

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

LightCMS (discontinued)

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

LightCMS (discontinued)

We have looked at hundrends of CMS's and LightCMS is a perfect entry-level system for most of our small to mid sized clients. LightCMS's feature set is less complex than almost every other system and the actual interface is miles ahead of most other CMS systems. It's simply thought out better. It lacks sensibility and an API as well as other advanced features many more expensive or more DIY systems have, but the simplicity makes up for it.
John Reitz | 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

LightCMS (discontinued)

  • While I always think the price could be cheaper, LightCMS is incredibly inexpensive if you consider the costs of hosting, support, and upgrading is all included.
  • As part of their partner program, we are able to control client accounts from our master account, making moving between clients easier and supporting them faster which ultimately makes our labor costs better.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

LightCMS (discontinued)

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

LightCMS (discontinued)

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
8.2
LightCMS (discontinued)
10.0

Usability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.3
LightCMS (discontinued)

Support Rating

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2
LightCMS (discontinued)

Implementation Rating

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2
LightCMS (discontinued)

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