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Score 6.1 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LightCMS

LightCMS is perfect for 90% of websites out there. It has all the basic modules like calendars, photo galleries, news/blog, or forms building built in. Small businesses to mid-sized businesses are perfect for LightCMS.We use other solutions when the requierments for the website include a lot of third party integrations or custom modules. As a hosted CMS it has the same limitations as others with server-side development.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShipperHQ

ShipperHQ is almost too heavy-handed for our use case. We are only a single-origin shipper so we don't need the advanced functionality of multi-origin or drop-shipping. It is suited much better for organizations that have multiple origins or that use drop-ship facilities, or even a company managing multiple different eCommerce websites. We opted to go with it because of its great reviews, combined with less than stellar reviews of the competition.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

LightCMS
8.0
ShipperHQ
Role-based user permissions
LightCMS
8.0
ShipperHQ

Web Content Creation

LightCMS
9.1
ShipperHQ
WYSIWYG editor
LightCMS
10.0
ShipperHQ
Code quality / cleanliness
LightCMS
9.0
ShipperHQ
Admin section
LightCMS
9.0
ShipperHQ
Page templates
LightCMS
10.0
ShipperHQ
Library of website themes
LightCMS
10.0
ShipperHQ
Mobile optimization / responsive design
LightCMS
10.0
ShipperHQ
Publishing workflow
LightCMS
8.0
ShipperHQ
Form generator
LightCMS
7.0
ShipperHQ

Web Content Management

LightCMS
7.3
ShipperHQ
Content taxonomy
LightCMS
4.0
ShipperHQ
SEO support
LightCMS
7.0
ShipperHQ
Bulk management
LightCMS
8.0
ShipperHQ
Community / comment management
LightCMS
10.0
ShipperHQ

Online Storefront

LightCMS
ShipperHQ
10.0
Website integration
LightCMS
ShipperHQ
10.0

eCommerce Business Management

LightCMS
ShipperHQ
8.2
Shipping
LightCMS
ShipperHQ
10.0
Custom functionality
LightCMS
ShipperHQ
6.4

Pros

LightCMS

  • LightCMS provides all the major functionality 90% of sites need. It keeps out of its own way by making these solutions intuitive and simple and not trying to solve every problem for everyone which would over-complicate the tool-set.
  • This is the easiest to use CMS we have ever seen. I tell my client's that if they can make a Facebook post, they can manage their website, and it's true. Their UI is so easy and keeps getting easier to use. Untrained users get it in minutes and are able to manage their sites without our help.
  • LightCMS's code is simple and light-weight. Sites are fast and the CMS doesnt get in the way of performance.
  • You can do almost anything you want (except server-side programming) with LightCMS. So, we can create any design we want and it works great with Light CMS's tokens and editable regions concept (which is also simple to implement.)
  • Constantly upgraded and fixed, the product is 1000x better after 10 years of working with it, but is still simple and not bloated.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShipperHQ

  • It is easy to batch process orders.
  • It quickly calculates rates to compare.
  • It is easy to keep track of orders for future review.
Krisstina Hawks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LightCMS

  • While keeping it simple is LightCMS's thing, some of the elements/modules could use deeper options or control for advanced users.
  • Some content, such as calendars, cannot have data exported/imported easily.
  • Support was amazing 10 years ago. We openly talked about how awesome they were... it isn't as good as it once was, but is still way above almost every support of other CMS systems we have used.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShipperHQ

  • The user interface is a little tricky. It is not as easy to navigate as other shipping apps.
  • I wish that ShipperHQ had the functionality to print shipping labels and manage shipments. We currently have to use a different third-party app for shipment management.
  • I would also like to see the option for adding shipping rules if shipping management was integrated.
Nick Hunter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LightCMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ShipperHQ

ShipperHQ 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I give ShipperHQ a 10/10 because the software does exactly what it says, and has a rock-solid support team to help get everything set up. The features are pretty easy to use and implement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LightCMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ShipperHQ

ShipperHQ 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I'm not giving a 10/10 because I did need a little hand-holding to get through the initial setup. Overall, it's not that difficult to use once you understand how to apply custom dimensional rules.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LightCMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ShipperHQ

ShipperHQ 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Their support is the primary reason I elected to purchase a premium. They helped a lot with the initial set up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LightCMS

We have looked at hundrends of CMS's and LightCMS is a perfect entry-level system for most of our small to mid sized clients. LightCMS's feature set is less complex than almost every other system and the actual interface is miles ahead of most other CMS systems. It's simply thought out better. It lacks sensibility and an API as well as other advanced features many more expensive or more DIY systems have, but the simplicity makes up for it.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShipperHQ

USPS only allows you to use their services (obviously). It was sluggish and often offline. The shipsaver insurance saves us money. We had to guess shipping costs for items instead of entering their weights and sizes ahead of time. It integrates with our e-commerce site. Glad we have it now.
Krisstina Hawks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LightCMS

  • While I always think the price could be cheaper, LightCMS is incredibly inexpensive if you consider the costs of hosting, support, and upgrading is all included.
  • As part of their partner program, we are able to control client accounts from our master account, making moving between clients easier and supporting them faster which ultimately makes our labor costs better.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

ShipperHQ

  • ShipperHQ is reliable and requires little to no maintenance, which for a small crew like ours is invaluable.
  • ShipperHQ also offers the option to display either retail shipping rates or our discounted rates to our customers. This is handy because we can display those discounted rates, which results in higher conversion and fewer abandoned carts due to high shipping costs.
  • One negative, however, is that since ShipperHQ lacks the ability to manage shipments, we have had to use another third party app which increases overhead.
Nick Hunter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LightCMS

General

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

LightCMS Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

ShipperHQ

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$250*

* hour

ShipperHQ Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials Plan$1001
Standard Plan$2501
Pro Plan$4001
Enterprisecall for pricing1
  1. month
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing may vary per platform as feature availability can vary per platform. For more information visit https://shipperhq.com/pricing.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LightCMS
10.0
ShipperHQ
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

LightCMS
ShipperHQ
10.0

Usability

LightCMS
ShipperHQ
8.0

Support Rating

LightCMS
ShipperHQ
10.0

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