OpenCart vs. PrestaShop

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
OpenCart
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
OpenCart is an open-source eCommerce platform. It features support for unlimited categories and products, multiple currencies and languages, shipping, payments, and mobile access.N/A
PrestaShop
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
PrestaShop is a free, open source e-commerce solution available under the Open Software License and officially launched in August 2007. The software is written in PHP and based on the Smarty template engine and is currently used by 165,000 shops worldwide. The PrestaShop group was founded in Paris, with a second Headquarters opened in Miami in 2011. PrestaShop is translated into 63 languages, with English, French, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish and Russian having full…N/A
Pricing
OpenCartPrestaShop
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
OpenCartPrestaShop
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
OpenCartPrestaShop
Considered Both Products
OpenCart
Chose OpenCart
Both platforms are feature-rich. I chose OpenCart because I found a theme that suits me. Plus there were many third-party extensions that I was interested in and they can be integrated with OpenCart.
Chose OpenCart
One advantage iOpenCart has is that it is easy to install and learn. But in all other cases (mainly in security) less buggy platforms should be used.
PrestaShop
Chose PrestaShop
Magento (open source): very technical and complicated to install and configure
OpenCart: Easy to install, very fast, lacks in functionality--needs extra modules
WooCommerce: OK, but runs on top of WordPress, product configurations very simple - missing out on complex product …
Chose PrestaShop
As compared to other open-source systems, PrestaShop has the most elegant backend interface. Most of your standard eCommerce features come default: 1. Invoice and Delivery documents in PDF, 2. Promotion and discount mechanism, 3. SEO functionalities, 4. Quick access, 5. …
Chose PrestaShop
I've tried other open-source software like PrestaShop, but the others were either more complex, didn't have the right plugins for me to use in my country, or didn't have my preferred look in terms of how I wanted my business to be represented as an e-commerce site. PrestaShop …
Chose PrestaShop
I often built websites for businesses and friends and I am experienced with different platforms out there. Some of my customers sometimes prefer one e-commerce solution over the other because it have some functionalities that they may be interested in, like shipping or payment …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
OpenCartPrestaShop
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
OpenCart
8.7
8 Ratings
11% above category average
PrestaShop
7.3
5 Ratings
6% below category average
Product catalog & listings10.08 Ratings9.75 Ratings
Product management8.08 Ratings7.75 Ratings
Bulk product upload8.95 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Branding7.77 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Mobile storefront9.98 Ratings9.75 Ratings
Product variations7.27 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Website integration8.07 Ratings9.85 Ratings
Visual customization8.16 Ratings6.04 Ratings
CMS10.07 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
OpenCart
8.0
8 Ratings
4% above category average
PrestaShop
6.9
5 Ratings
11% below category average
Abandoned cart recovery7.04 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Checkout user experience9.08 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
OpenCart
9.0
8 Ratings
7% above category average
PrestaShop
7.8
5 Ratings
7% below category average
eCommerce security9.08 Ratings7.85 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
OpenCart
6.8
8 Ratings
12% below category average
PrestaShop
6.6
12 Ratings
15% below category average
Promotions & discounts8.37 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Personalized recommendations7.06 Ratings5.14 Ratings
SEO5.06 Ratings6.912 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
OpenCart
8.1
8 Ratings
2% above category average
PrestaShop
9.0
5 Ratings
12% above category average
Multi-site management8.06 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Order processing8.08 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Inventory management7.67 Ratings9.65 Ratings
Shipping8.07 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Custom functionality8.86 Ratings8.75 Ratings
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OpenCartPrestaShop
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.0 out of 10
IBM Digital Commerce
IBM Digital Commerce
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
OpenCartPrestaShop
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(8 ratings)
7.6
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
OpenCartPrestaShop
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.
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PrestaShop
This is a great system for small and medium businesses dealing from 1 product to 100,000 products. It is elegant to use and very stable. The system may not be great for converting into a marketplace and the handling of > 1million products. The system is also not suitable for services selling like events, registrations, subscriptions and ticket bookings etc.
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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.
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PrestaShop
  • The PayPal button modality was integrated with the PrestaShop system, which helped our clients to complete payments digitally in just a few seconds, this integrated button allowed to streamline many transactions.
  • Performing inventory reviews and modifying the PrestaShop catalog was one of the things that I liked the most, I could make changes to the catalog, make changes to the conditions of the products in the catalog and all those changes were reflected on my website in a instant, no need to wait some time.
  • The PrestaShop system created a digital invoice for each client who made the advance payment of a property, which made it even easier to complete the property negotiation. Customers came to our company with the digital invoice for the advance payment and it was easy to identify the property that was paid, thanks to the digital invoice.
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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.
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PrestaShop
  • Not a lot of free templates.
  • Images can sometimes be too compressed and lose their full quality, so better settings for that could be introduced.
  • Being able to change the look of your automatic emails via default settings can also be introduced.
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Likelihood to Renew
OpenCart
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
Considering the problems we had and still have, 0.
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Usability
OpenCart
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
The lack of performance and the unstable system make it very hard to use it for a serious e-commerce application.
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Reliability and Availability
OpenCart
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
100s of implementation and so far no major security breaches.
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Performance
OpenCart
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
Some caching and optimization is definitely needed. However, it is not as bloated as other CMSs with lots of plugins needed.
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Support Rating
OpenCart
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
Since we use PrestaShop OpenSource there is only community support. What we found is that many other users fight with the same problems and there seems no solution or input from the PrestaShop developers' side.
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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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PrestaShop
It's a no-brainer for e-commerce stores. BigCommerce and Magento both far out-distanced PrestaShop in every major category. If you're just getting into e-commerce, I would highly recommend either BigCommerce or Magento. Their online documentation and support far outweigh any advantages you'd have over going with an open source software like PrestaShop.
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Scalability
OpenCart
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
This is the best example of "If it's not broken, don't fix it!".
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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.
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PrestaShop
  • It slowed down our Hosting service. Our website took a long time to fully load on our clients' devices due to the high consumption of the integration with the PrestaShop service.
  • It provided us with a fast billing service, where our clients obtained invoices in PDF mode for the electronic payments they made for the properties. These digital invoices helped us to recognize the property they wanted faster and streamlined the negotiation process.
  • The templates that had an optimized design, were too expensive, this caused that our catalog design was very simple and did not capture the interest of customers.
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