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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenCart

OpenCart is best suited for business owners looking to sell their products online. Building an OpenCart website requires no or minimal coding knowledge. Being a self-hosted system, it is not recommended for people who have no hosting plan or have no experience in hosting websites so it would be better to go with another platform that is hosted elsewhere.
Lichaa TRAD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paddle

We feel that Paddle is well suited in any software offering that requires an in-app purchase flow or a custom built subscription model. It's ease of set up and low overhead make it particularly attractive to small and medium businesses and software vendors that manage multiple products with a similar purchase pipeline.In very large platform scenarios, a fully custom solution might provide more flexibility since direct integration with the underlying payment processor can be built in-house. With this of course comes the cost of initial engineering and maintenance.
Ben Lachman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

OpenCart
8.1
Paddle
8.7
Product catalog & listings
OpenCart
8.7
Paddle
9.0
Product management
OpenCart
8.0
Paddle
9.0
Bulk product upload
OpenCart
8.8
Paddle
Branding
OpenCart
7.4
Paddle
7.6
Mobile storefront
OpenCart
8.0
Paddle
9.5
Product variations
OpenCart
7.4
Paddle
9.0
Website integration
OpenCart
8.2
Paddle
10.0
Visual customization
OpenCart
8.1
Paddle
6.5
CMS
OpenCart
8.4
Paddle
9.0

Online Shopping Cart

OpenCart
7.7
Paddle
9.7
Abandoned cart recovery
OpenCart
7.0
Paddle
9.5
Checkout user experience
OpenCart
8.4
Paddle
10.0

Online Payment System

OpenCart
8.3
Paddle
10.0
eCommerce security
OpenCart
8.3
Paddle
10.0

eCommerce Marketing

OpenCart
7.3
Paddle
8.5
Promotions & discounts
OpenCart
8.4
Paddle
8.0
Personalized recommendations
OpenCart
7.1
Paddle
9.0
SEO
OpenCart
6.4
Paddle

eCommerce Business Management

OpenCart
8.0
Paddle
9.0
Multi-site management
OpenCart
7.8
Paddle
10.0
Order processing
OpenCart
8.1
Paddle
10.0
Inventory management
OpenCart
7.9
Paddle
8.0
Shipping
OpenCart
7.7
Paddle
Custom functionality
OpenCart
8.4
Paddle
8.0

Pros

OpenCart

  • OpenCart is well suited in cases where our eCommerce web development clients want a very specific design with very specific shopping cart functionalities.
  • OpenCart is very flexible in its native ability to work with a wide variety of payment processors and payment gateways.
  • OpenCart makes it both fast and easy to setup and configure a new shopping cart website, especially if you use one of the pre-made templates.
.Kim Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paddle

  • macOS application licensing/trials
  • JavaScript-based purchase page for web
  • Webhooks
Andrew Liakh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

OpenCart

  • It's a very buggy platform. Although OpenCart developers release new versions time to time after fixing bugs every version of OpenCart has a different type of bug.
  • It should increase the security of the platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paddle

  • More detailed dashboard
  • Invoicing feature for accepting direct payments
  • It's better if they can offer lower transaction rates
Tarun Mangukiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jen Garfinkel-Canseco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paddle

Paddle has better customer experience than other offerings in its class. Provides a low overhead and quick setup solution when compared to direct Stripe integration. It is competitive on rates with other offerings and when features like frontline support, abandoned cart recovery, and user suggestions are factored into their offering, their rates are more than competitive.
Ben Lachman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

OpenCart

  • Clients loves the design which is easy to integrate to; you can integrate multiple themes.
  • Overall user experience is good, so number of conversions is good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paddle

  • Paddle takes only 5% of sales, in comparison to 30% as Apple does.
  • We added browser extension in-app purchases thanks to Paddle, which now generate our revenue.
Andrew Liakh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

OpenCart

General

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

Paddle

General

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

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