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CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

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Score 8.2 out of 100
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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

Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)

3dcart/Shift4 Shop may be useful if you're used to that platform. I don't really see too many advantages of it compared to other platforms, but it may be less expensive than some of the more popular ecommerce platforms. It certainly is cheaper than an enterprise system, but you don't get nearly the capabilities or polish. I would put it on par with ASP.net and other similar programs of that era, with maybe a little more polish and robustness.
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.3
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
4.2
Product catalog & listings
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.7
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
5.1
Product management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
5.2
Bulk product upload
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.9
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
4.2
Branding
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
3.8
Mobile storefront
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.8
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
4.0
Product variations
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.1
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
5.4
Website integration
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
3.8
Visual customization
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
2.9
CMS
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.5
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
3.3

Online Shopping Cart

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.9
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
6.0
Abandoned cart recovery
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.7
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
6.5
Checkout user experience
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.1
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
5.4

Online Payment System

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
8.4
eCommerce security
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
8.4

eCommerce Marketing

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
5.0
Promotions & discounts
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
6.5
Personalized recommendations
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.5
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
2.9
SEO
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
5.7

eCommerce Business Management

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
5.2
Multi-site management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.7
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
6.5
Order processing
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.3
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
6.2
Inventory management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
6.9
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
5.3
Shipping
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.3
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
5.0
Custom functionality
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
2.9

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

Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)

  • Membership rewards (a points awarding system) is really easy to set up and manage
  • Gift certificate issuance and redemption is simple to use and manage
  • Site design and redesign is straightforward and they are very helpful with design packages to customize.
  • They offer comprehensive SEO services and are very knowledgeable about how to engage customers and create traffic.
Anonymous | 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

Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)

  • 3dcart doesn't provide enough customization options. Making it very limited for customers.
  • The layout and file structure takes some getting used to. This should be improved upon.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No answers on this topic

Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)

Not applicable - as a franchisee, the franchiser took over the web site and shopping cart capabilities, so I no longer need the tool. But I would recommend it.
Mark Madans | 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

Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)

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

Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)

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

Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)

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

Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)

I found 3dcart to be the most cost effective and easiest to use for my smaller to medium sized business clients.
Tracy Beers | 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

Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)

  • For the subscription license of the base product, the cost isn't bad.
  • The development time is heavy, which outweighs the cost of the license
  • Small, everyday changes and updates are a lengthy affair, which means more labor hours.
  • Additional software is needed (labor + licensing) to compete with modern site platforms (CRM, Accounting, Shipping, Taxes, marketing, Abandoned cart, etc.)
Scott Walker | 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

Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)
4.0

Usability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.3
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)

Support Rating

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)

Implementation Rating

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2
Shift4Shop (formerly 3dcart)

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