nopCommerce vs. WordPress

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
WordPress
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Wordpress is an open-source publishing platform popular with bloggers, and a content management system, known for its simplicity and modifiability. Websites may host their own blogging communities, controlling and moderating content from a single dashboard.N/A
Pricing
nopCommerceWordPress
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
nopCommerceWordPress
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsIt's an open-source and free product
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
nopCommerceWordPress
Considered Both Products
nopCommerce
Chose nopCommerce
[We have] So many clients moving from Magento, WordPress and other e-commerce shopping carts to nopCommerce because it's free, open source, with a big active community which provides free support 24/7. With nopCommerce you can go live in one day.
WordPress

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
nopCommerceWordPress
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
8.7
10 Ratings
12% above category average
WordPress
-
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
7% above category average
WordPress
-
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
WordPress
-
Ratings
eCommerce security9.110 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
8.0
10 Ratings
6% above category average
WordPress
-
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
11% above category average
WordPress
-
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
WordPress
8.3
127 Ratings
2% above category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.3127 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
-
Ratings
WordPress
6.5
104 Ratings
17% below category average
API00 Ratings6.494 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings6.679 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
-
Ratings
WordPress
8.0
133 Ratings
5% above category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings8.2120 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings7.3121 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings8.7131 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings8.1128 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings8.4130 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings8.5129 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings8.4125 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings6.4104 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
nopCommerce
-
Ratings
WordPress
7.9
131 Ratings
7% above category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings6.7113 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings8.1118 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings7.5100 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings8.5121 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings8.6120 Ratings
Best Alternatives
nopCommerceWordPress
Small Businesses
Shopify Plus
Shopify Plus
Score 9.0 out of 10
Divi
Divi
Score 9.9 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
nopCommerceWordPress
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(10 ratings)
8.9
(169 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(36 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(16 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(10 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
nopCommerceWordPress
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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Automattic
If your business relies heavily on content creation, and particularly on blog posts, then WordPress is really the best option you have. But if you don't have a blog, you only need static pages, or you want to build an eCommerce site, then you might want to explore other alternatives.
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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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Automattic
  • WordPress is incredibly easy to set up and get running with little to no technical knowledge. Most web hosts will do it for you, since it's so easy.
  • With thousands of themes available for free and for low cost, WordPress can accommodate any design you can imagine.
  • The community behind WordPress is generous, and there are loads of educational opportunities both online and in person to learn and connect with other users.
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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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Automattic
  • WordPress breaks often so you need to have someone who understands how to troubleshoot, which can take time and money.
  • Some plugins are easier to customize than others, for example, some don't require any coding knowledge while others do. This can limit your project if you are not a coder.
  • WordPress can be easily hacked, so you also need someone who can ensure your sites are secure.
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Likelihood to Renew
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Automattic
My rating is based on the knowledge I have of the community that WordPress has had built around it for years now. It's as solid as it comes when you talk about community involvement and expansion. There's no other CMS out there that can match-up with it, hands down.
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Usability
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Automattic
It's a sophisticated but easy to use piece of software. Many of the content addition pieces are familiar from other pieces of software so there isn't a huge learning curve. And for new areas, there is a lot of info on WordPress.org as well as other WordPress help sites.
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Reliability and Availability
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Automattic
Anyone can visit WordPress.org and download a fully functional copy of WordPress free of charge. Additionally, WordPress is offered to users as open-source software, which means that anyone can customize the code to create new applications and make these available to other WordPress users.
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Performance
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Automattic
Mostly, any performance issues have to do with using too many plugins and these can sometimes slow down the overall performance of your site. It is very tempting to start adding lots of plugins to your WordPress site, however, as there are thousands of great plugins to choose from and so many of them help you do amazing things on your site. If you begin to notice performance issues with your WordPress site (e.g. pages being slow to load), there are ways to optimize the performance of your site, but this requires learning the process. WordPress users can learn how to optimize their WordPress sites by downloading the WPTrainMe WordPress training plugin (WPTrainMe.com) and going through the detailed step-by-step WordPress optimization tutorials.
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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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Automattic
WordPress itself only has community service so your experience will depend on where you turn. Online, through forums and community boards, support is rudimentary but effective. You can easily turn to your local community and find exceptional individuals who know and use WordPress regularly for more advanced, inexpensive, support. I'm rating this less than 10 because of the lack of any formal support provided by a company.
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In-Person Training
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Automattic
Varies by the person providing training. High marks as it's incredibly easy to find experienced individuals in your community to provide training on any aspect of WordPress from content marketing, SEO, plugin development, theme design, etc. Less than 10 though as the training is community based and expectations for a session you find may fall short.
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Online Training
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Automattic
It is very easy to find online resources to learn how to do just about anything with WordPress.
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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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Automattic
WordPress is not a great solution if you have: 1) A larger site with performance / availability requirements. 2) Multiple types of content you want to share - each with its own underlying data structure. 3) Multiple sites you need to manage. For very small sites where these needs are not paramount, WordPress is a decent solution
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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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Automattic
We have considered and operated within Shopify and Squarespace. Both serve their purpose for niche clients, but we do recommend WordPress as being the superior option. We find that WordPress is easier to use and offers maximum scalability while the others are more challenging to design, code, configure and launch.
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Scalability
Nop Solutions, Ltd.
No answers on this topic
Automattic
WordPress is completely scalable. You can get started immediately with a very simple "out-of-the box" WordPress installation and then add whatever functionality you need as and when you need it, and continue expanding. Often we will create various WordPress sites on the same domain to handle different aspects of our strategy (e.g. one site for the sales pages, product information and/or a marketing blog, another for delivering products securely through a private membership site, and another for running an affiliate program or other application), and then ties all of these sites together using a common theme and links on each of the site's menus. Additionally, WordPress offers a multisite function that allows organizations and institutions to manage networks of sites managed by separate individual site owners, but centrally administered by the parent organization. You can also expand WordPress into a social networking or community site, forums, etc. The same scalability applies to web design. You can start with a simple design and then scale things up to display sites with amazing visual features, including animations and video effects, sliding images and animated product image galleries, elements that appear and fade from visitor browsers, etc. The scaling possibilities of WordPress are truly endless.
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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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Automattic
  • WordPress helps us reduce website management costs because we can oversee updates in-house.
  • WordPress is easy to use, reducing the amount of time we spend on website management.
  • The ease of use enables us to offer website management for clients, helping us grow our capabilities/business.
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