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Score 7.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenCart

For smaller, simple, basic online shops, OpenCart can be decent enough software to run if you carefully choose secure extensions to use with it. But for larger or very customized shops, there are much better options. You will need to do some work to create a good modern looking theme/template for OpenCart, so keep that in mind.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

OpenCart
7.7
Product catalog & listings
OpenCart
8.0
Product management
OpenCart
8.0
Bulk product upload
OpenCart
8.3
Branding
OpenCart
7.0
Mobile storefront
OpenCart
7.0
Product variations
OpenCart
7.6
Website integration
OpenCart
7.7
Visual customization
OpenCart
7.5
CMS
OpenCart
7.7

Online Shopping Cart

OpenCart
7.5
Abandoned cart recovery
OpenCart
7.0
Checkout user experience
OpenCart
8.0

Online Payment System

OpenCart
7.4
eCommerce security
OpenCart
7.4

eCommerce Marketing

OpenCart
7.7
Promotions & discounts
OpenCart
8.2
Personalized recommendations
OpenCart
7.7
SEO
OpenCart
7.0

eCommerce Business Management

OpenCart
8.1
Multi-site management
OpenCart
9.0
Order processing
OpenCart
8.4
Inventory management
OpenCart
8.2
Shipping
OpenCart
7.5
Custom functionality
OpenCart
7.5

Pros

OpenCart

  • OpenCart is open-source software, free to use. Free is always a plus for software.
  • Good basic set of features that provides for a quick setup of a simple e-commerce website.
  • Administration is fairly user-friendly and makes it easy for a non-technical user to find things.
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Cons

OpenCart

  • Many of the extensions available have some serious security issues.
  • Extending OpenCart with the various extensions available, can actually start to add up, and I found many extensions were no longer being supported by their developers.
  • Serious limitations for larger shops, and outdated themes/templates.
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Alternatives Considered

OpenCart

Honestly, when consulting my clients, I would always recommend WooCommerce over OpenCart. Although I've had clients that had existing OpenCart websites and they were fairly happy with them, making additions/changes/customizations from a developer standpoint was not the easiest compared to other systems. For very large shops, I always recommend Magento over anything else.
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Return on Investment

OpenCart

  • For my clients with smaller shop, OpenCart has been reliable and easy to work with.
  • OpenCart has not been stable for very large shops, and has resulted in lost sales.
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Pricing Details

OpenCart

General

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

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