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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

Sku Grid

Sku Grid does job very well at what it is supposed to do -- monitoring suppliers and syncing changes over to marketplaces. They have some features that are not as useful, like Buy Box Owner, but maybe in the future we will start using it.
John Guild | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

LightCMS
8.0
Sku Grid
Role-based user permissions
LightCMS
8.0
Sku Grid

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

eCommerce Business Management

LightCMS
Sku Grid
9.3
Multi-site management
LightCMS
Sku Grid
10.0
Order processing
LightCMS
Sku Grid
7.0
Inventory management
LightCMS
Sku Grid
10.0
Custom functionality
LightCMS
Sku Grid
10.0

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

Sku Grid

  • Monitoring price & stock change at a wide variety of suppliers, from Amazon to small stores.
  • Updating price & stock data at eBay just when the price was updated over at the supplier.
  • Letting us do a lot of customizations and configure repricing rules the way we want them to be.
John Guild | 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

Sku Grid

  • Custom support is the main issue -- they need more people.
John Guild | 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

Sku Grid

We have tried DSM Tool, AutoDS, Salefreaks -- they all seem very simple, but their functionality is simple as well, perhaps not enough for advanced users. Sku Grid has a sharp learning curve, but it is far more advanced and more reliable.
John Guild | 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

Sku Grid

  • While using it, we have increased the number of sales that we have over at eBay.
John Guild | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

LightCMS

Sku Grid

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

Sku Grid

General

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

Sku Grid Editions & Modules

Edition
200 Items14.991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

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