10 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
35 Ratings
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Score 5.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Online Storefront, Online Shopping Cart, Online Payment System, eCommerce Marketing, eCommerce Business Management

Online Storefront

8.4

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

84%
3.6

Volusion

36%
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform ranks higher in 9/9 features

Product catalog & listings

8.7
87%
10 Ratings
4.3
43%
9 Ratings

Product management

8.6
86%
10 Ratings
4.3
43%
9 Ratings

Bulk product upload

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
4.2
42%
8 Ratings

Branding

8.5
85%
10 Ratings
3.6
36%
9 Ratings

Mobile storefront

7.8
78%
8 Ratings
1.2
12%
8 Ratings

Product variations

8.2
82%
9 Ratings
4.7
47%
8 Ratings

Website integration

8.6
86%
9 Ratings
3.3
33%
8 Ratings

Visual customization

8.5
85%
10 Ratings
5.1
51%
9 Ratings

CMS

8.6
86%
10 Ratings
2.2
22%
7 Ratings

Online Shopping Cart

8.0

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

80%
3.6

Volusion

36%
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform ranks higher in 2/2 features

Abandoned cart recovery

7.8
78%
9 Ratings
3.6
36%
7 Ratings

Checkout user experience

8.2
82%
10 Ratings
3.7
37%
9 Ratings

Online Payment System

8.7

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

87%
4.1

Volusion

41%
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform ranks higher in 1/1 features

eCommerce security

8.7
87%
9 Ratings
4.1
41%
8 Ratings

eCommerce Marketing

8.1

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

81%
2.6

Volusion

26%
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform ranks higher in 3/3 features

Promotions & discounts

8.5
85%
9 Ratings
4.8
48%
9 Ratings

Personalized recommendations

7.6
76%
9 Ratings
1.8
18%
8 Ratings

SEO

8.1
81%
9 Ratings
1.2
12%
8 Ratings

eCommerce Business Management

8.0

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

80%
2.9

Volusion

29%
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform ranks higher in 5/5 features

Multi-site management

8.7
87%
8 Ratings
3.0
30%
2 Ratings

Order processing

8.3
83%
10 Ratings
3.6
36%
9 Ratings

Inventory management

6.9
69%
10 Ratings
2.2
22%
8 Ratings

Shipping

7.3
73%
9 Ratings
3.0
30%
8 Ratings

Custom functionality

8.7
87%
9 Ratings
2.6
26%
7 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Volusion is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

83%
10 Ratings
1.5

Volusion

15%
20 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Volusion

10%
12 Ratings

Usability

8.3

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

83%
7 Ratings
10.0

Volusion

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.2

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

82%
7 Ratings
1.0

Volusion

10%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

82%
1 Rating
10.0

Volusion

100%
4 Ratings

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

Volusion

Volusion is a good company if you're starting out. The problem is that, if you want more complexity out of the program, you're kind of stuck. Also the regular time out errors and slow downs can be very frustrating. Packages that miss overnight deadlines because your system stops working can cost you customers. In today's highly competitive market, that's just something that's hard to put up with. If you have a lower volume of business you might be able to work around these issues.
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

Volusion

  • Templates are pre-built for a good end user experience. I've gone through the process of building custom sites as well as tweaking both free and paid templates that Volusion's design team provides.
  • Their support team didn't use to be as helpful, but in recent years have answered nearly all questions I've had. Their support section within the database provides detailed walkthrus as well.
  • Order processing is easy once you've been trained on the system. We got to a point where nearly the entire process was automated from initial purchase through shipping.
Ryan Forrest | 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

Volusion

  • API calls use the previous call as a reference, even if you weren't the one we made the previous call. Can lead to data gaps, so you often have to set a manual date range to look back to make sure you aren't missing any data.
  • Not as customizable as most ecommerce platforms
  • Not as many integration options as most platforms
Michael Huey | 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

Volusion

General

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

Starting Price

$29 per month

Volusion Editions & Modules

Edition
Personal$291
Pro$791
Startup$1791
Business$2991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Volusion

Volusion 1.0
Based on 12 answers
When you spend so much time with a product like this and not only have you witnessed its growth, but you almost feel like you are next those that make the decisions of building features a certain way, you can't help but want to stay and be a part of their continued growth. It's simply a great product. Can it improve? By all means! But it will only improve because of users and avid resellers like me.
Jose Miguel Vera | 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

Volusion

Volusion 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I know what to do to add a new product, promotion or do an analysis of sales.
Patrice Romzick | 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

Volusion

Volusion 1.0
Based on 4 answers
You have to wait on hold for at least 45 minutes every call—the tech support person never knows the answer right away so they put you on 10 minute holds only to come back and say they're still looking for answers. The chat function could take days to get a response. Our "Dedicated Account Manager" never checks in or answers, nor are they ever in the office when we call. It's like they try to be as unavailable as possible until you forget why you even called in the first place. Insane.
Haley Owens | 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

Volusion

Volusion 10.0
Based on 4 answers
It is best to use the built-in features and recommended services for the most turn-key experience (ie. Skipjack for payment processing so that it can all be done from the Volusion backend).
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

Volusion

While k-eCommerce was very glamorous to us because it integrates with our main workflow, it just didn't have some of the marketing features that are so integral to the way we do business online. The set-up costs were also way too high. Volusion is so affordable and feature heavy, it makes it very difficult for any shopping cart provider to compete. You can find others who are competitively priced and have similar features, but they simply aren't as robust (at least for the way we use it)
Shayna Bane | 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

Volusion

  • Honestly, when you're in the dashboard, the UX is simply horrendous. I mean, everything that should be 1-2 clicks away is 4-6 clicks away, and each pages takes at least four seconds to load. You just find yourself wasting a lot of time waiting for things to load. This should be more simple.
Paul Francis Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

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