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Score 7.3 out of 101
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Score 8.7 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenCart

OpenCart is great for web developers familiar with PHP who have clients who want very specific eCommerce functionalities. OpenCart is "open-source," meaning its source code is open to the public and downloadable and editable by anyone. This makes customizing its functionalities possible with nearly an infinite variety of possibilities. If you are not tech savvy and don't like to read documentation and configure advanced settings, then OpenCart is not the best solution for you.
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PrestaShop

Prestashop offers a quick solution for companies who want a scalable solution in less time and with a low budget requirement. It's perfect for startup and pilot-projects. For example, it's very hard to put Prestashop in the middle of a multi-channel business due to security risks, difficult to exchange data from one database to another, API requests and more.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

OpenCart
7.7
PrestaShop
6.1
Product catalog & listings
OpenCart
8.0
PrestaShop
7.0
Product management
OpenCart
8.0
PrestaShop
7.0
Bulk product upload
OpenCart
8.5
PrestaShop
4.8
Branding
OpenCart
7.2
PrestaShop
5.3
Mobile storefront
OpenCart
6.8
PrestaShop
5.3
Product variations
OpenCart
7.5
PrestaShop
6.4
Website integration
OpenCart
8.0
PrestaShop
6.0
Visual customization
OpenCart
7.6
PrestaShop
5.9
CMS
OpenCart
7.6
PrestaShop
6.9

Online Shopping Cart

OpenCart
7.5
PrestaShop
7.2
Abandoned cart recovery
OpenCart
7.0
PrestaShop
8.0
Checkout user experience
OpenCart
8.0
PrestaShop
6.4

Online Payment System

OpenCart
7.5
PrestaShop
6.9
eCommerce security
OpenCart
7.5
PrestaShop
6.9

eCommerce Marketing

OpenCart
7.6
PrestaShop
7.0
Promotions & discounts
OpenCart
8.2
PrestaShop
7.0
Personalized recommendations
OpenCart
7.6
PrestaShop
8.0
SEO
OpenCart
7.0
PrestaShop
5.9

eCommerce Business Management

OpenCart
8.0
PrestaShop
6.0
Multi-site management
OpenCart
8.4
PrestaShop
3.9
Order processing
OpenCart
8.3
PrestaShop
7.0
Inventory management
OpenCart
8.0
PrestaShop
6.4
Shipping
OpenCart
7.4
PrestaShop
6.9
Custom functionality
OpenCart
7.8
PrestaShop
6.0

Pros

OpenCart

  • Supports a lot of modules like, Google Analytics, abandoned cart, payments, etc.
  • Very easy to go live using OpenCart and it is very user friendly.
  • Can customize website according to the personal/client need.
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PrestaShop

  • Administration panel is easy and essential
  • Product configuration is ready to go and product page comes with lots of information
  • It doesn't require huge server resources
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Cons

OpenCart

  • OpenCart is free to download but you have to purchase modules to make it more user friendly and more economical.
  • In every new version you can find a lot of bugs, which you have to solve internally. Support system is BAD but you can find your answers in OpenCart forum.
  • Return and cancellation modules are very buggy.
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PrestaShop

  • Since it starts as ready to go platform it's difficult to protect your store from being copied by someone else
  • Without a developer, you depend on Prestashop's modules marketplace that lacks free extensions
  • Since it isn't an enterprise level platform the use of Prestashop is strictly related to the size of your business
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Alternatives Considered

OpenCart

Opencart and Magento both are very stable and easily useable. Learning OpenCart is often easier than learning Magento. Opencart also supports multi vendor websites using a single code, which is you with yearly upgrades. If you are not using open source like Shopify , you won't have ownership of your website. Also it is very difficult to build a Shopify website.
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PrestaShop

From a developer point of view Prestashop offers more than other similar platforms.
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Return on Investment

OpenCart

  • User friendly, easily understandable, can get your queries answer fast in OpenCart forum.
  • Clients are happy with custom designed pages.
  • Multiple website integrations easily saves time and money for multiple website creation
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PrestaShop

  • Prestashop requires a low investment, you can easily find an agency that could develop a project for less than $5,000
  • You yearly ROI should be assured
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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

PrestaShop

General

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

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