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Likelihood to Recommend

Magento Open Source

Magento Open Source is well suited for small or medium-sized businesses who don't have a lot of money or time to start their online store. If our web design client can select a specific pre-made template beforehand, and they do not want a ton of complex or extremely specific functionalities, then we suggest Magento Open Source to the client. If the client is a large retailer wanting very specific features, then OpenCart or complete custom code might be a better choice.
.Kim Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

X-Cart

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.
Nikola Nikolic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

Magento Open Source
7.3
X-Cart
7.7
Product catalog & listings
Magento Open Source
7.6
X-Cart
8.0
Product management
Magento Open Source
7.0
X-Cart
9.0
Bulk product upload
Magento Open Source
7.3
X-Cart
4.0
Branding
Magento Open Source
7.9
X-Cart
10.0
Mobile storefront
Magento Open Source
7.0
X-Cart
6.0
Product variations
Magento Open Source
8.4
X-Cart
9.0
Website integration
Magento Open Source
8.4
X-Cart
8.0
Visual customization
Magento Open Source
6.5
X-Cart
10.0
CMS
Magento Open Source
5.4
X-Cart
5.0

Online Shopping Cart

Magento Open Source
7.6
X-Cart
9.5
Abandoned cart recovery
Magento Open Source
7.4
X-Cart
9.0
Checkout user experience
Magento Open Source
7.9
X-Cart
10.0

Online Payment System

Magento Open Source
8.2
X-Cart
10.0
eCommerce security
Magento Open Source
8.2
X-Cart
10.0

eCommerce Marketing

Magento Open Source
7.5
X-Cart
8.7
Promotions & discounts
Magento Open Source
7.7
X-Cart
10.0
Personalized recommendations
Magento Open Source
6.8
X-Cart
10.0
SEO
Magento Open Source
8.1
X-Cart
6.0

eCommerce Business Management

Magento Open Source
7.8
X-Cart
9.2
Multi-site management
Magento Open Source
7.0
X-Cart
10.0
Order processing
Magento Open Source
8.0
X-Cart
7.0
Inventory management
Magento Open Source
7.7
X-Cart
9.0
Shipping
Magento Open Source
8.4
X-Cart
10.0
Custom functionality
Magento Open Source
7.7
X-Cart
10.0

Pros

Magento Open Source

  • Magento 2 CE has a very robust document workflow which mirrors most mid-large ERP systems. There's a "papertrail" which mimics your business processes, and each part of the process is exposed to the API which makes for some great integration potential.
  • Magento 2 CE is also great for tracking customer history, saves a record for each and allows you to understand customer interests better.
  • Magento 2 CE is highly expandable, with a full marketplace of free and premium modules that should accomplish some pretty niche sales or service goals.
Brendon Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

X-Cart

  • 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).
Nikola Nikolic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Magento Open Source

  • Not the simplest of solutions to use or maintain from an end-user perspective
  • Other platforms are better with regards to SEO in our experience
  • Fairly sluggish and slow compared to other platforms without the correct server specification and performance optimization work.
David Bryan | TrustRadius Reviewer

X-Cart

  • 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.
Nikola Nikolic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Magento Open Source

Magento Open Source 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's the dominant force in the SMB open source market. With the continued support of eBay/PayPal, Magento will continue to evolve and should be a market leader for some time.
Bret Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

X-Cart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Magento Open Source

Magento is hands down better than any hosted platform (i.e., BC), but only if you have a good development team. Hosted platforms are very limiting as to what you can accomplish "outside the box." Magento is much better than WooCommerce in its user friendliness and its feature set.
Lynn Thames | TrustRadius Reviewer

X-Cart

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Magento Open Source

  • It definitely let us start with a decent store and scale from 0 to 15,000 products without many performance issues. But that comes with a cost: we were unable to change the design of the checkout, SEO was poor, and adding banners or more store-related things was very time consuming.
  • Debugging is hard and you will break your head with some errors that break your store, and you don't know how to solve them. This was one of the reasons why we left it.
Santiago Valdés | TrustRadius Reviewer

X-Cart

  • 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.
Nikola Nikolic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Magento Open Source

General

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

X-Cart

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Magento Open Source
6.9
X-Cart
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Magento Open Source
10.0
X-Cart

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