Kibo eCommerce vs. X-Cart

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kibo eCommerce
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Kibo Software offers Kibo eCommerce (formerly Mozu), designed to support retailers with online offer creation and deployment, content publishing and landing pages, and many tools and widgets out of the box with a retail-oriented ecommerce solution. Mozu was acquired by Kibo Software from Volusion in October 2016.N/A
X-Cart
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
X-Cart is an eCommerce and shopping cart platform built through PHP code.
$199
per month
Pricing
Kibo eCommerceX-Cart
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Platform
Starting at $199
per month
Auto
Starting at $299
per month
Marketplace
Starting at $399
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Kibo eCommerceX-Cart
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Kibo eCommerceX-Cart
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Kibo eCommerce
8.2
6 Ratings
7% above category average
X-Cart
7.7
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Product catalog & listings8.36 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Product management8.26 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Bulk product upload7.65 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Branding8.26 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile storefront8.46 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Product variations8.55 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Website integration8.04 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Visual customization8.16 Ratings10.01 Ratings
CMS8.74 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Kibo eCommerce
9.0
2 Ratings
19% above category average
X-Cart
9.5
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Checkout user experience9.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Kibo eCommerce
8.4
6 Ratings
1% above category average
X-Cart
10.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
eCommerce security8.46 Ratings10.01 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Kibo eCommerce
7.7
6 Ratings
2% above category average
X-Cart
8.7
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Promotions & discounts8.46 Ratings10.01 Ratings
SEO7.02 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Kibo eCommerce
7.6
6 Ratings
2% below category average
X-Cart
9.2
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Multi-site management8.26 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order processing9.02 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Inventory management9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Shipping9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom functionality3.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Kibo eCommerceX-Cart
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(6 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kibo eCommerceX-Cart
Likelihood to Recommend
Kibo Software, Inc.
The platform has flexibility at its core and we have made full use of that capability. Even if Kibo [eCommerce] hasn't been ready to provide features and functions we need, we have the opportunity to build them ourselves. The platform started as Mozu and while it was relatively well-developed for DTC, it lacked a lot of basic B2B functionality. As a result, when we were ready to move into that arena, we built a lot for ourselves (including a multi-level account system and a tool to manage it). Keep in mind, too, that Kibo eCommerce is part of a larger suite of tools. The company has purchased a mobile Point-of-Sale system, Baynote, Certona, Monetate, and an OMS. If you need a full-scale solution, they can offer a lot. As I mentioned previously, their support and documentation need shoring up. They're not terrible, but they hinder (rather than help) when it comes to fulfilling the platform's promise of letting the customers be self-service in building out their capabilities.
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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
X-cart uses Smarty Templates in a PHP environment which means there are many developers who could probably pick it up relatively quickly to provide new features. The smarty template engine is very robust and well documented, and the cost of x-cart is very low which makes it easy for anyone to get started with their e-commerce business. It is a really great e-commerce software and suitable for every business. I actually cannot find any serious objection to what it does. They regularly update it, add new features, fix flaws, offer support. The software itself offers many integrations for shipping and payments, everything you need for sales. Although it covers many things, there will always be something missing, because many things happen in between customer visit and final delivery. Therefore, if you plan to expand your business, also plan to expand your X-Cart - but do not worry, it won't be hard.
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Pros
Kibo Software, Inc.
  • Mozu offers a flexible multi site setup where you can feed multiple sites from the same product and order database.
  • Mozu allows you to create as many attributes as you would like across customer, orders, and products. This flexibility can be really powerful.
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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
  • For everyone. From small to huge business you get everything out of box. Just setup company details, payment and shipping methods and you are ready to go.
  • Upgradable. There are many plugins one can integrate with X-Cart. Over time, many of them became part of the software, and you are one click away to enable them.
  • Well organized code. It uses Smarty template engine, which I find great, specially for debugging (famous Webmaster mode).
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Cons
Kibo Software, Inc.
  • Prebuilt Integration - There is not currently a large number of preexisting integrations, but custom integrations are fairly quick
  • Time to Deploy - Don't get me wrong, We have deployed in the timeline we expected, but if you are trying to get something off the ground fast, Kibo might not be right for you. It is a robust platform that take some time to get up and running.
  • Complicated Shipping - if you have a complicated shipped process, you might want to look for a tool to help, Kibo does not have very robust out of the box shipping capabilities.
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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
  • Creating new plugins the way X-Cart wants is maybe not complicated, but hard to implement because there are no hooks. One has to manually change each file. This is similar to patching the core and therefore one has to know basics of web development.
  • Even if you get everything styled correctly with base skin, there is a bunch of unused styles you have to cope with. Start skin should be much cleaner. You may find thousands excess lines of code.
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Support Rating
Kibo Software, Inc.
One positive note is that I have always been able to get someone on the phone in support whenever I have called, even at 1 AM. Getting someone on the phone is only half the battle though. In the first few months of using Mozu it often seemed that support didn’t know anymore about Mozu than we did. This has slowly started to change, but as a daily user you are likely to be on par with support in terms of knowing what to do when you encounter a problem. The support phone number is really most useful for having them put in a support ticket for you rather than typing it all out yourself and emailing it. It is very rare that the support reps are actually empowered to solve the problem at hand. Unless the issue you are having is user error, they will just take your information and pass it on the proper department. Your request or problem will then be ignored for months on end. Some day, it might actually get fixed but you are unlikely to be notified that this has happened. Most of these issues are assigned an internal ID that they use for tracking. Support is more than happy to pass this ID along, but it is useless. There is no way to actually see where the issue lies in the endless queue of similar issues.
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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Kibo Software, Inc.
At the time of our implementation Mozu did not have any processes or procedures set up around going live. We basically were forced to just wing it and hope for the best
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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Kibo Software, Inc.
We had a custom, in-house ecommerce website before moving to Kibo. It was brittle, slow, and wasn't going to scale nearly well enough or fast enough to keep up with our requirements
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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Kibo Software, Inc.
  • Kibo has always delivered rapid & exceptional support to our organization
  • Kibo has been cost-competitive when considering other vendors
  • The platform continues to add value without requiring substantial additional investments
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Qualiteam eBusiness Solutions
  • Flexibility in presentation as well as functionality
  • Full open source software allows for unlimited possibilities with the store function, though some developers who create modules do encode their modules which have errors in their code which therefore can't be fixed
  • A fully functional professional level application at a fraction of the cost of similar applications such as magento.
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ScreenShots

Kibo eCommerce Screenshots

Screenshot of User Friendly Tooling:
Empower non-technical teams to manage the look & feel of the digital storefront with drag-&-drop functionality, preview environments, & intuitive content management tools.Screenshot of Mobile-First Architecture:
Deliver consistent online experiences with natively responsive sites on a single code base