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Ecwid is absolutely perfect for any business that is looking to start out with online sales and mobile point-of-sale. Many times, business owners may have limited experience in setting up a website or point-of-sale. Having to spend on this expertise with a limited budget can be frustrating. Ecwid allows you to have great results even if you are a novice.
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Spryker is very well suited (B2C and/or B2B) for big companies with complex and individual business models or also if your company needs a certain level of customization. Very good fit, if you need a scalable system. It is rather not the perfect fit for small companies or companies with very basic E-Commerce needs.
Read full review Pros Clarity - there has been very little confusion and need to reach out to Customer Support for help Consistency - no big, crazy updates or changes have been made to the format of Ecwid during my time using it, so I know when I log in to preform my business tasks I can always locate what I need and accomplish what is at hand easily Simplicity - everything is so clear and straightforward. It's like e-commerce for dummies. Read full review Data Importers - Spryker is able to cope with large chunks of data ingest e.g. from PIM or ERP. Its integrated Middleware of handling this data. Scaling - Modern architecture makes it possible to scale flexible. Internationalization - Role our your shop with different assortments, pricing and products with out of the box features. Pricing - Spryker supports custom pricing out of the box (volume prices, gross/net prices, customer specific pricing). Order Management. Read full review Cons Recurring billing - ability to bill subscription customers without having to go to my payment gateway Robust order management - very limited in managing orders, therefore I had to subscribe to a different software Expensive customization - if you want to customize anything, it is very expensive Read full review Content - content administration is not a strong part of Spryker, although it improved over the years. I still see room for improvement in the world of bigger CMS systems being able to also do "commerce". Backoffice-usability - for non-technical users the first few days, weeks and month[s] can be full of surprises. An extended documentation, or more intuitive handling on the backoffice could serve every party on Spryker. Off-the-shelf internationalization - Spryker right now comes with an initial data set in English and German, which is for a German based company already a pretty stable starting point. Extension on the base data for Europe-wide used countries would be very helpful - French, Italian, Polish, Russian, etc. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
The value given by Ecwid is unmatched. When combined with the ease of use of the product, it is a no-brainer to continue to use the product. The only thing that could cause us to switch is if some feature we needed which is not available which is unlikely based on the feature list we reviewed when making the decision to go with them.
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I gave a 9 instead of a 10 only because I haven't figured out a function or two. I believe it has less to do with Ecwid's overall usability and more to do with my own understanding and skill level, but regardless, it may also have something to do with the limits of Ecwid's functions.
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Spryker's usability depends a lot on custom development. Therefore, I would like not to consider usability as something that comes with Spryker Cloud Commerce OS. Spryker Cloud Commerce OS; however, brings all the tools needed to design a solution with great usability.
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Always available. Very reliable
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Good overall performance both in desktop and mobile
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I have always received the support I need in a timely manner. I enjoy receiving emails every week on trending business topics and new suggestions. They often serve as a reminder for me to include new e-commerce tools into our strategy. And I've always had great experiences with reaching out to the support team with specific questions.
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Support suffered from Spryker Cloud Commerce OS's rapid growth. Contacts, department heads, and support systems changed frequently. Support processes as well as documentation are rather poor. One notices that they are putting more effort into the customers recently, but in the course of growth, there is still a lack of focus here. As a customer, I would like to see growth at a slower pace and a phase of stabilization.
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Fast and simple implementation of Ecwid's solutions. Easy to learn and navigate
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We sell a product that requires certain controls to sell and most of the companies we researched had specific policies preventing us from selling on their platform. We aren't selling anything dangerous, they are parts of ammunition (the shell casings) and not entire ammunition rounds. Most other vendors restrict the sales of firearms and ammunition, but even when just selling a part used to create ammunition, we were still restricted. I'm not really sure why they restrict sales of products like ours from different vendors. Ecwid had no such restrictions and were happy to confirm that for us.
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If you compare Spryker with commerce solutions on the market, you will notice that the focus is not on the front end. Spryker assumes that the store is only one of many possible channels through which customers order today and in the future. To understand the differences, one must therefore take a look at Spryker's architecture. This is divided into the Spryker [Cloud] Commerce OS (the backend with all process-related components), the front-end modules for B2C and B2B, as well as the integration modules (middleware) and interfaces (Glue API).
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Good scalability. I use the second plan and there are 2 more plans that I could use if I needed other features or services
Read full review Return on Investment We have not been able to measure the ROI as of yet, as we cannot get out of the gate with customization required. It can be implemented quickly for basic online stores. Once the system is configured, ROI will dramatically go up. Read full review Extending the reach and visibility of the brand through content and commerce. Increased customer satisfaction through better accessibility (self-service) and easy access to important product information (CAD data, technical documentation, etc.). Rapid deployment thanks to packaged business capabilities and clear development leads to fast ROI and low TCO. Read full review ScreenShots Ecwid by Lightspeed Screenshots Spryker Cloud Commerce OS Screenshots