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Score 8.3 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

WordPress

It's hard to imagine a scenario where WordPress cannot be a fit. Certainly, single-page and brochure-ware-type sites are a fit. But WordPress is so robust there are literally thousands of options for use: BuddyPress makes for a great private social network, WooCommerce makes for a fantastic and world-class e-commerce store, WPForms makes for great data collection and LearnDash sets up for a very nice LMS.Perhaps WordPress would be less appropriate at the high-end, enterprise-class type websites of a .com company. High customizations might not be the best fit.
Mitchel Laman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

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

Online Shopping Cart

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

Online Payment System

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
WordPress
eCommerce security
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
WordPress

eCommerce Marketing

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
WordPress
Promotions & discounts
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.5
WordPress
Personalized recommendations
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.5
WordPress
SEO
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.1
WordPress

eCommerce Business Management

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.0
WordPress
Multi-site management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.7
WordPress
Order processing
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.3
WordPress
Inventory management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.0
WordPress
Shipping
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
7.2
WordPress
Custom functionality
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.6
WordPress

Security

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.4
Role-based user permissions
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.4

Platform & Infrastructure

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.3
API
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.4
Internationalization / multi-language
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.1

Web Content Creation

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.3
WYSIWYG editor
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.5
Code quality / cleanliness
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
7.8
Admin section
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.3
Page templates
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.1
Library of website themes
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.4
Publishing workflow
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.6
Form generator
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
7.5

Web Content Management

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.4
Content taxonomy
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.7
SEO support
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.0
Bulk management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
7.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
9.3
Community / comment management
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.8

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

WordPress

  • Extremely long support allows [the] business owner to focus on their business and less on patching security exploits, updating code to run on more modern versions of PHP, NGINX, Apache2, etc
  • Developer-supported plugin library makes it extremely easy to add new features in a very cost-effective way
  • Built-in blogging functions allows websites to stay continuously fresh by adding new content and improves SEO
  • Easy to get started - most clients are perfectly fine using built-in features to add new content on their own with minimal programming knowledge
  • Automatic updates can help make sites more secure
  • Themes make it easy to get a jump start on design
  • Ability to self host allows more control over functionality
Shion Song | 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

WordPress

  • Custom development can be a pain if things get complicated, especially with everything using a global state.
  • Often developers are more accustomed to site-building and not custom development, so you can inherit a sloppy site possibly with poor performance.
  • It may be more difficult to scale custom code if the site has extremely high usage, particularly because there are so few tables used.
Josh Stapp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.8
Based on 38 answers
My rating is based on the knowledge I have of the community that WordPress has had built around it for years now. It's as solid as it comes when you talk about community involvement and expansion. There's no other CMS out there that can match-up with it, hands down.
Mathew Riexinger | 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

WordPress

WordPress 8.4
Based on 18 answers
The quality of WordPress and ease of use is not comparable to other platforms. It's ideal that WordPress can be managed from any computer and mobile device since it's browser-based. Often with new software, I find there to be a significant steep learning curve; however, with WordPress it's relatively intuitive and there's plenty of available tutorials.
Tory Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 3 answers
Anyone can visit WordPress.org and download a fully functional copy of WordPress free of charge. Additionally, WordPress is offered to users as open-source software, which means that anyone can customize the code to create new applications and make these available to other WordPress users.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Mostly, any performance issues have to do with using too many plugins and these can sometimes slow down the overall performance of your site. It is very tempting to start adding lots of plugins to your WordPress site, however, as there are thousands of great plugins to choose from and so many of them help you do amazing things on your site.If you begin to notice performance issues with your WordPress site (e.g. pages being slow to load), there are ways to optimize the performance of your site, but this requires learning the process. WordPress users can learn how to optimize their WordPress sites by downloading the WPTrainMe WordPress training plugin (WPTrainMe.com) and going through the detailed step-by-step WordPress optimization tutorials.
Martin Aranovitch | 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

WordPress

WordPress 8.4
Based on 15 answers
There are forums for WordPress along with the Subreddit. I understand that this is an open-source product so they don't have a company supported helpline (which isn't feasible). It is a bit of a pain trying to Google the right solution for getting help from other experts. However, the support is pretty adequate as there are plenty of resources out there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Varies by the person providing training. High marks as it's incredibly easy to find experienced individuals in your community to provide training on any aspect of WordPress from content marketing, SEO, plugin development, theme design, etc. Less than 10 though as the training is community based and expectations for a session you find may fall short.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to find online resources to learn how to do just about anything with WordPress.
Lori Berkowitz | 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

WordPress

WordPress 9.0
Based on 11 answers
WordPress is not a great solution if you have:1) A larger site with performance / availability requirements.2) Multiple types of content you want to share - each with its own underlying data structure.3) Multiple sites you need to manage.For very small sites where these needs are not paramount, WordPress is a decent solution
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

WordPress

I have pretty limited experience with WP competitors, but I've used WP both personally and professionally for a long time now. The competitors you see ads for on TV sell themselves on ease of use. That is attractive, especially knowing the learning curve that comes with WP, but I can't shake the feeling that WP is the "pro" choice, or the "serious choice."
Anthony Burke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
Based on 1 answer
WordPress is completely scalable. You can get started immediately with a very simple "out-of-the box" WordPress installation and then add whatever functionality you need as and when you need it, and continue expanding. Often we will create various WordPress sites on the same domain to handle different aspects of our strategy (e.g. one site for the sales pages, product information and/or a marketing blog, another for delivering products securely through a private membership site, and another for running an affiliate program or other application), and then ties all of these sites together using a common theme and links on each of the site's menus.Additionally, WordPress offers a multisite function that allows organizations and institutions to manage networks of sites managed by separate individual site owners, but centrally administered by the parent organization. You can also expand WordPress into a social networking or community site, forums, etc.The same scalability applies to web design. You can start with a simple design and then scale things up to display sites with amazing visual features, including animations and video effects, sliding images and animated product image galleries, elements that appear and fade from visitor browsers, etc.The scaling possibilities of WordPress are truly endless.
Martin Aranovitch | 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

WordPress

  • Because of the vast, almost 'wild west' nature of the WordPress 3rd party plugin landscape, it's sometimes difficult to use multiple plugins that all play nicely together. Because of the required troubleshooting, research on alternative plugins, testing, etc. I've often found my web design end up taking much longer to deliver than I initially estimated, which can cut deep into my profitability as a contractor who charges on a flat-fee basis for web design.
  • On the upside, because WordPress sites are easy to clone and migrate, I do appreciate the ability to save myself some time when I can by spinning out a copy of a completed website I've already created as a starting point, and then modifying and customizing the design from there, saving a lot of time on setup and basic configuration, etc.
Jonathan Rockett | 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

WordPress

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
WordPress
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.8

Usability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.4
WordPress
8.4

Reliability and Availability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
9.5

Performance

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
8.6

Support Rating

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2
WordPress
8.4

In-Person Training

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
7.0

Online Training

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
10.0

Implementation Rating

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
8.2
WordPress
9.0

Scalability

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform
WordPress
10.0

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