nopCommerce vs. Umbraco CMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
nopCommerce
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
nopCommerce is an open-source eCommerce solution that is iASP.NET (MVC) based with a MS SQL 2008 (or higher) backend database. The vendor says their shopping cart solution is uniquely suited for merchants that have outgrown existing systems.N/A
Umbraco CMS
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Umbraco is an open-source .NET Core CMS with over 700,000 active installs worldwide and with more than 200,000 active community members. It was first released on February 16th, 2005, and is still to this day an open-source project backed by a commercial company. To ensure Umbraco is always running the latest technology, the company has aligned with Microsoft's .NET release schedule to always have the Umbraco CMS…
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Pricing
nopCommerceUmbraco CMS
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Umbraco Free
$0
Umbraco Cloud Starter
$45
per month
Umbraco Heartcore Mini
$49
per month
Umbraco Heartcore Starter
$239
per month
Umbraco Cloud Standard
$283
per month
Umbraco Cloud Professional
$758
per month
Umbraco Heartcore Professional
$999
per month
Umbraco Professional
$12,000
per year
Umbraco Enterprise
Flexible pricing
per year
Umbraco Cloud Enterprise
Flexible pricing
per month
Umbraco Heartcore Enterprise
Flexible pricing
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
nopCommerceUmbraco CMS
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsIt's an open-source and free productThe Umbraco CMS and all of its core features are the same across all plans. The paid on-premise plans include support, onboarding, licenses to add-on products (Umbraco Forms) as well as a discount on developer training courses. Umbraco Cloud is the CMS hosted on Azure Cloud servers with automated upgrades, unlimited hosting, and smooth deployments. All features can be found on Umbraco.com. Umbraco Heartcore is the managed Headless SaaS version of Umbraco.
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Community Pulse
nopCommerceUmbraco CMS
Considered Both Products
nopCommerce
Chose nopCommerce
Our development team is fully committed to Microsoft technologies, but Magento is on a PHP platform. We played around with the two products - nopCommerce and Magento side by side, and concluded that maintenance and making modification would be easier in the future and more …
Umbraco CMS

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
nopCommerceUmbraco CMS
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
8.7
10 Ratings
12% above category average
Umbraco CMS
-
Ratings
Product catalog & listings9.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Product management9.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk product upload7.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Branding9.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile storefront9.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Product variations9.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Website integration9.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual customization9.19 Ratings00 Ratings
CMS6.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
8.2
10 Ratings
8% above category average
Umbraco CMS
-
Ratings
Abandoned cart recovery8.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Checkout user experience8.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
9.1
10 Ratings
9% above category average
Umbraco CMS
-
Ratings
eCommerce security9.110 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
8.0
10 Ratings
7% above category average
Umbraco CMS
-
Ratings
Promotions & discounts9.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Personalized recommendations6.49 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO8.610 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
8.8
10 Ratings
12% above category average
Umbraco CMS
-
Ratings
Multi-site management8.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Order processing9.110 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory management8.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Shipping9.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom functionality9.19 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
-
Ratings
Umbraco CMS
1.0
11 Ratings
156% below category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
-
Ratings
Umbraco CMS
5.3
10 Ratings
37% below category average
API00 Ratings5.59 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings5.19 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
-
Ratings
Umbraco CMS
1.6
11 Ratings
130% below category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings5.99 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
-
Ratings
Umbraco CMS
3.6
11 Ratings
68% below category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings1.011 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings1.010 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings4.98 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings5.210 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings6.010 Ratings
Best Alternatives
nopCommerceUmbraco CMS
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Ecwid by Lightspeed
Score 10.0 out of 10
Divi
Divi
Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
Image Relay
Image Relay
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
Tridion
Tridion
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
nopCommerceUmbraco CMS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(10 ratings)
1.0
(11 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
nopCommerceUmbraco CMS
Likelihood to Recommend
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
nopCommerce is an ideal solution for businesses that want to tailor the customer journey for discovering and purchasing products. The nopCommerce solution is designed to adapt to you, not the other way around. The platform works best when you partner with a solution provider like ourselves. It also works well if you have a team of in-house .NET developers. A one-person shop will likely find less value in a platform like this if they're looking to spin up a small ecommerce site with just a few button clicks.
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Umbraco
Umbraco CMS is the perfect tool for a company that is looking to keep their website updated. The simple to use tools and templates means updating and creating new pages is easy. The WYSIWYG editor is a nice feature, however, for accessibility, there should be some more guidance on what is suitable to be used on the CMS.
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Pros
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
  • As I came from Microsoft .Net technical experience with more than 15 years in IT industry, the nopCommerce .Net based open sourced framework is the best eCommerce framework in terms of architectural perspective - such as incorporating with Entity Framework code first approach, Domain Driven Architecture, using ASP.Net MVC, Unit Testing, ...etc.
  • When my client asked for an eCommerce portal, the whole team was struggling from designing a database to identifying the requirements. nopCommerce has everything we need. All the industrial standard eCommerce features are included. It saves hours of database design, application design and also the client's requirements are easily fit into nopCommerce's features.
  • The cost of nopCommerce- the last time we paid was a $200 one time cost for using the production site. It was ridiculously cost effective. As it is opened source, the whole community is supporting and constantly making this framework better and better.
  • I set up a web site within a week using nopCommerce to sell my own products online. It was so easy to use, deploy, and set up.
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Umbraco
  • Quick to learn. For most if cases, developer needs to know Razor coding.
  • Doesn't require back-end programming.
  • Has build in users management (developers, content managers) and members management consoles (users of the site).
  • Clear admin tool (especially in version 7)
  • Fast.
  • Creating code from scratch, so it is easier to create clean code.
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Cons
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
  • More community templates would be great.
  • Some of the pricing can be a bit tricky, especially configured items... there is a likelihood of mispriced items with the current structure
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Umbraco
  • Speed for older sites - Umbraco content can load slowly if you have thousands of pages of content. Of course, this would not be a problem for simpler websites
  • Complexity - since the product is free out-of-the-box, it will take technical expertise to get Umbraco setup properly
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Usability
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Umbraco
Many end users will be overwhelmed with the admin interface. Some common functions are buried in menus
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Reliability and Availability
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Umbraco
Occasionally, errors will appear in the admin that make it impossible to work without developer support.
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Performance
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Umbraco
Working in the admin panel (adding / reviewing / editing content) is very slow. The public facing site speed is dependent on what the pages are doing and how well the code was written (whether it is optimized for speed).
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Support Rating
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
I have asked numerous questions and the team treats my random questions as if they are critical to the continued success of their product. They really take each users' questions to heart and strive to solve them. I cannot commend them enough on how fast they respond to questions as well as the follow-through given to things thay may or may not even be a part of their platform.
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Umbraco
Support for Umbraco-owned paid plugins is nonexistent.
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Online Training
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Umbraco
Online training is often based on older versions of the platform. So, you'll have to fill in the gaps on your own.
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Implementation Rating
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
Go for a plugin based development if you would like to extend nopCommerce. This approach will make it easier for you to upgrade the software.
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Umbraco
Spend the time to wireframe the content structure prior to diving in. This helps speed the process of implementation and it serves as documentation for end users.
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Alternatives Considered
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
NopCommerce offers you more flexibility where it comes to customization and scaling your application. The customization and extension is easy as well as the theme and plugin structure adds a large value to the overall system. The API's introduced by nopCommerce makes it more efficient when it comes to integrations and developing a mobile application on top of your eCommerce platform. The customer owns 100% of the source code without any extra fee.
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Umbraco
Umbraco's templating is far superior than WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, but it's update process is WAY behind those platforms. The release schedule of Umbraco is way to often and most releases are to fix something missed in the previous release and not an improvement or new feature of the CMS
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Scalability
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Umbraco
Without significant development, the product does not scale well.
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Return on Investment
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
  • It has been our sole platform for developing online stores for the last 9 years and our business have been growing year to year.
  • The disadvantage of nopCommerce is that it is not as well known as other competitors, which makes it more difficult to sell.
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Umbraco
  • Has helped us to create more engaging pages that push people to complete the online forms
  • We have seen more people buy from us since we launched our new look website
  • We can easily update the content without waiting for the development team to make changes
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ScreenShots

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Umbraco CMS Screenshots

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