LightCMS (discontinued) vs. ShopBase

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
LightCMS (discontinued)
Score 6.1 out of 10
N/A
LightCMS, from NetSuite, was a cloud-based content management system for building websites and eCommerce storefronts. It is designed to be used by individuals, non-profits, and small to medium-sized businesses. The product has been discontinued.N/A
ShopBase
Score 8.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
ShopBase is an e-commerce platform that allows the user to set up stores and sell online. The platform enables users to sell products and services on a website, take secure payments, and manage inventory. The vendor states ShopBase stands apart from other platforms mainly due to its focus on dropshipping, print-on-demand, and white label. ShopBase boasts more than 100,000 users coming from 100+ countries in the world.
$19
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Pricing
LightCMS (discontinued)ShopBase
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
BasicBase
$19
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StandardBase
$59
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ProBase
$249
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
LightCMS (discontinued)ShopBase
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$19 per store
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
LightCMS (discontinued)ShopBase
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
LightCMS (discontinued)ShopBase
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
2% below category average
ShopBase
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
9.1
1 Ratings
17% above category average
ShopBase
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG editor10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Page templates10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Library of website themes10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Form generator7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
7.3
1 Ratings
1% below category average
ShopBase
-
Ratings
Content taxonomy4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO support7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
-
Ratings
ShopBase
9.4
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Product catalog & listings00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Product management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Branding00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile storefront00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Product variations00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Website integration00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Visual customization00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
-
Ratings
ShopBase
10.0
1 Ratings
27% above category average
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Checkout user experience00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
-
Ratings
ShopBase
10.0
1 Ratings
18% above category average
eCommerce security00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
-
Ratings
ShopBase
9.7
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Promotions & discounts00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
LightCMS (discontinued)
-
Ratings
ShopBase
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Multi-site management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Order processing00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Inventory management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Shipping00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
LightCMS (discontinued)ShopBase
Small Businesses
Divi
Divi
Score 9.9 out of 10
Shopify Plus
Shopify Plus
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Image Relay
Image Relay
Score 9.5 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Tridion
Tridion
Score 9.0 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
LightCMS (discontinued)ShopBase
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
LightCMS (discontinued)ShopBase
Likelihood to Recommend
NetSuite
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.
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ShopBase
ShopBase is always there to help if I have an issue, and they also offer helpful ideas for building and optimizing my store.
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Pros
NetSuite
  • 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.
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ShopBase
  • Helpful materials
  • Supportive team
  • Affordable apps
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Cons
NetSuite
  • 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.
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ShopBase
  • No free plan
  • Need more apps
  • Limited themes
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Alternatives Considered
NetSuite
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.
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ShopBase
Shopify apps are diverse but not consistent and costs a lot to build a store.
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Return on Investment
NetSuite
  • 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.
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ShopBase
  • Save lost sales
  • Reduce cost
  • Take less time to manage
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