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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 6.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform ranks higher in 1 feature set: eCommerce Business Management

Online Storefront

8.4

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

84%

Miva

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform ranks higher in 9/9 features

Product catalog & listings

8.7
87%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Product management

8.7
87%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Bulk product upload

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Branding

8.5
85%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile storefront

7.8
78%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Product variations

8.2
82%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Website integration

8.6
86%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Visual customization

8.5
85%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

CMS

8.6
86%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Online Shopping Cart

8.0

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

80%

Miva

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform ranks higher in 2/2 features

Abandoned cart recovery

7.8
78%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Checkout user experience

8.3
83%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Online Payment System

8.7

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

87%

Miva

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform ranks higher in 1/1 features

eCommerce security

8.7
87%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

eCommerce Marketing

8.1

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

81%

Miva

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

Promotions & discounts

8.5
85%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Personalized recommendations

7.6
76%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

SEO

8.1
81%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

eCommerce Business Management

8.0

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

80%
7.9

Miva

79%
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform ranks higher in 5/5 features

Multi-site management

8.7
87%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Order processing

8.3
83%
10 Ratings
7.9
79%
4 Ratings

Inventory management

6.8
68%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Shipping

7.3
73%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Custom functionality

8.7
87%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

83%
10 Ratings
5.6

Miva

56%
19 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

Miva

77%
15 Ratings

Usability

8.3

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

83%
7 Ratings
4.4

Miva

44%
5 Ratings

Availability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Miva

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

82%
7 Ratings
7.3

Miva

73%
5 Ratings

Online Training

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Miva

90%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

8.2

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

82%
1 Rating
6.0

Miva

60%
8 Ratings

Product Scalability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Miva

100%
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

Miva

If you are familiar with online retail, you will find it easy to use and love the diverse way of arranging your store and products. If you are brand new to online retail, Miva Merchant has partners that can help you design the perfect present that is easy to maintain.
Rebecca Blackburn | 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

Miva

  • The ability to quickly change the look and feel of any given page in the store. The storefront, category, product description, and all checkout pages are easily customize-able using simple HTML language.
  • With minimal effort, more sophisticated changes and behaviors of the store can be modified using MivaScript, the language Miva Merchant is built upon.
  • New features are very easy to add using a huge selection of 3rd party feature modules that typically sell for less that $100. Miva has so many features already built in, but if there is a major common feature not already in the code, it's almost a sure bet that there is a affordable and easy to install module that will meet your e-commerce business requirements.
  • Miva corporation provides a high level of free support 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.
Steven Seale | 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

Miva

  • The Miva admin area hasn't been the most user-friendly in the past. However, the admin in the the upcoming new Miva Merchant 9 Release has been completely revamped, is VERY user-friendly, and is formatted for desktop as well as mobile devices.
  • Some fairly standard ecommerce functionality like Gift Certificates, Coupons, Sale Prices, etc have previously required third-party modules or template customization. However, many of these features are being built into Miva Merchant upcoming releases.
Chris Janus | 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

Miva

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Miva

Miva 7.7
Based on 15 answers
For most clients, the MIVA Merchant platform, in combination with 3rd party plugins from ADS, Emporium Plus, eMediaSales and Sebenza, has all of the bells and whistles they need. While MIVA is lacking in a mobile friendly option and the ability to easily sell soft goods like mp3's or eBooks, these additions are coming to MIVA soon. The lack of connectivity to popular POS systems is also a negative for us. We will certainly continue to offer MIVA Merchant to clients.
Timothy Schneider | 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

Miva

Miva 4.4
Based on 5 answers
I won't say usability is all bad with Miva; basic product configuration isn't complicated and assigning products to categories works well. However, when you go beyond the most elementary tasks, things almost always become needlessly cumbersome and the information stored by the platform is inherently poorly organized. They've really hyped that Miva 9 released last year features a re-worked admin interface, but from our perspective they've simply given it a fresh coat of paint, made the layout passably mobile friendly, but yet still have not in a substantive way addressed the glaring deficiencies at the core of the platform itself. Adding custom admin area bookmarks is a band aid, not a proper fix.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Miva

Miva 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I work with multiple Miva sites daily, and uptime is fantastic. Outages are rare from my experience, and any issues have generally been short and handled quickly.
Chris Janus | 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

Miva

Miva 7.3
Based on 5 answers
I would give 10, but there were a couple of times when I was misinformed and I had to do some unnecessary work. When you have to work on every product individually and then you discover you could have done it in bulk it kind of makes you roll your eyes back. I also have an issue still with some shipping settings that no one seems to understand. But the support team is super friendly, they are trying
Ale McComic | 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

Miva

Miva 6.0
Based on 8 answers
Creating the Miva store originally took a reasonable amount of time, 2-3 months, but we were unable to migrate our orders and customer accounts from the old platform. Additional refinements were required over the following 6 months to refine the functionality and features so that they worked properly for our store and fulfillment process.
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

Miva

Miva is more costly than its competitors. [In my opinion] it's harder to set up and use and user interface is cumbersome. Requires costly customization for integration to services you get from Big Commerce or Shopify right out of the box. No Google Shopping integration. No Trust Pilot, no Zendesk, etc. [I think] Product Catalog management is not well thought out. [In my experience] you'll spend much more time tweaking Miva to get what you want out of it compared to Shopify, which is frankly, a joy to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Miva

Miva 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Miva has proven to be a great solution for smaller mom-and-pop stores through large enterprise-class businesses with tens of thousands of products. Performance is just as strong on enterprise-class stores as on considerably smaller stores, and an increasing number of marketing/sales tools are continually being added to the core Miva functionality to keep up with current marketplace demands.
Chris Janus | 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

Miva

  • Running a business in general (and this applies to e-commerce of course) involves not enough time to do too many things. Any place one can automate/streamline/ simplify some of these myriad things, you gain more time to focus on high value activities. We have found that the more we have been able to leverage Miva's capabilities (often with our own tools), the more time we can spend on marketing, sales and product development.
Gordon Currie | TrustRadius Reviewer

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