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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 6.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM Digital Commerce ranks higher in 1 feature set: eCommerce Marketing
  • OpenCart ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Online Storefront, Online Shopping Cart, Online Payment System, eCommerce Business Management

Online Storefront

7.6

IBM Digital Commerce

76%
8.7

OpenCart

87%
OpenCart ranks higher in 7/9 features

Product catalog & listings

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
8 Ratings

Product management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Bulk product upload

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
5 Ratings

Branding

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
7 Ratings

Mobile storefront

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
9.9
99%
8 Ratings

Product variations

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
7.2
72%
7 Ratings

Website integration

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
7 Ratings

Visual customization

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
6 Ratings

CMS

4.0
40%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Online Shopping Cart

6.0

IBM Digital Commerce

60%
8.0

OpenCart

80%
OpenCart ranks higher in 2/2 features

Abandoned cart recovery

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
4 Ratings

Checkout user experience

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

Online Payment System

6.0

IBM Digital Commerce

60%
9.0

OpenCart

90%
OpenCart ranks higher in 1/1 features

eCommerce security

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
8 Ratings

eCommerce Marketing

7.0

IBM Digital Commerce

70%
6.8

OpenCart

68%
IBM Digital Commerce ranks higher in 2/3 features

Promotions & discounts

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
7 Ratings

Personalized recommendations

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
6 Ratings

SEO

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
5.0
50%
6 Ratings

eCommerce Business Management

6.2

IBM Digital Commerce

62%
8.1

OpenCart

81%
OpenCart ranks higher in 5/5 features

Multi-site management

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
6 Ratings

Order processing

5.0
50%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Inventory management

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
7.6
76%
7 Ratings

Shipping

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
7 Ratings

Custom functionality

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
8.8
88%
6 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • OpenCart is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

IBM Digital Commerce

90%
5 Ratings
9.9

OpenCart

99%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

IBM Digital Commerce

80%
2 Ratings

OpenCart

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

IBM Digital Commerce

80%
2 Ratings

OpenCart

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

I think WebSphere Commerce is well suited for customers looking to sell products online that need robustness and scalability as a priority. It provides a complete order cycle out of the box, or you can integrate with your existing order fulfillment. Online shopping models like digital subscriptions or a marketplace are not well suited as it requires a lot of customization
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OpenCart

OpenCart is best suited for business owners looking to sell their products online. Building an OpenCart website requires no or minimal coding knowledge. Being a self-hosted system, it is not recommended for people who have no hosting plan or have no experience in hosting websites so it would be better to go with another platform that is hosted elsewhere.
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Pros

IBM

  • Websphere commerce provides efficient contract based pricing. Contract based pricing greatly helps in handling prices for different business
  • Catalog filtering is one other strength of websphere commerce, as it helps to filter the show only those products that the customer is entitled to
  • Extended site model is one other strength of WCS as it greatly helps in having multiple e-commerce sites for different demographics, for branding etc
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OpenCart

  • OpenCart is well suited in cases where our eCommerce web development clients want a very specific design with very specific shopping cart functionalities.
  • OpenCart is very flexible in its native ability to work with a wide variety of payment processors and payment gateways.
  • OpenCart makes it both fast and easy to setup and configure a new shopping cart website, especially if you use one of the pre-made templates.
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Cons

IBM

  • The e-Marketing spots contain content associated with marketing activities to target customer segment - needs some improvement. The algorithm to set up the priority of each of the Web Activity with in eMarketing spot is little bit confusing.
  • The catalog load can be simplified.
  • WebSphere Commerce is a huge application - someone needs to spend at least 5-6 years to learn about the whole application.
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OpenCart

  • It's a very buggy platform. Although OpenCart developers release new versions time to time after fixing bugs every version of OpenCart has a different type of bug.
  • It should increase the security of the platform.
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Pricing Details

IBM Digital Commerce

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

IBM Digital Commerce editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    OpenCart

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    OpenCart editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      IBM

      The scalability and various configurations of the product allows for a wide range of e-commerce site features. It provides a storefront to begin with so it helps with speeding up development.
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      OpenCart

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      IBM

      IBM Digital Commerce was a lot more customizable and had a good engine for us to make enhancements. We were not locked down to certain integrations and we were able to utilize a lot of the features outside of the box vs using a prescribed set of features and functionality that other tools would force us to use
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      OpenCart

      Honestly, when consulting my clients, I would always recommend WooCommerce over OpenCart. Although I've had clients that had existing OpenCart websites and they were fairly happy with them, making additions/changes/customizations from a developer standpoint was not the easiest compared to other systems. For very large shops, I always recommend Magento over anything else.
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      Return on Investment

      IBM

      • For our clients in the apparel industry, the flexibility that WCS provides to scale up really helped their online business to grow tremendously.
      • Our client in the restaurant industry can't quite leverage what WCS has to offer though as it doesn't really fit their shopping model.
      • Another positive impact is that it allows our clients to streamline their commerce system in interacting with their backend.
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      OpenCart

      • Clients loves the design which is easy to integrate to; you can integrate multiple themes.
      • Overall user experience is good, so number of conversions is good.
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