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Score 7.8 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

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.
.Kim Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify

Shopify is great for someone looking to become an affiliate marketer. They have multiple features to help you sell their product. I would say it is a little less appropriate for people who have limited web design experience. It can be a little confusing when you are first starting out. Overall though, I would say that it is easy to use.
Dan Hanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

OpenCart
7.7
Shopify
8.6
Product catalog & listings
OpenCart
7.9
Shopify
9.0
Product management
OpenCart
8.0
Shopify
8.7
Bulk product upload
OpenCart
8.7
Shopify
8.1
Branding
OpenCart
7.3
Shopify
8.8
Mobile storefront
OpenCart
6.8
Shopify
9.1
Product variations
OpenCart
7.4
Shopify
8.4
Website integration
OpenCart
8.3
Shopify
8.8
Visual customization
OpenCart
8.0
Shopify
8.5
CMS
OpenCart
7.4
Shopify
8.4

Online Shopping Cart

OpenCart
7.5
Shopify
8.7
Abandoned cart recovery
OpenCart
7.0
Shopify
8.7
Checkout user experience
OpenCart
8.0
Shopify
8.8

Online Payment System

OpenCart
7.9
Shopify
9.5
eCommerce security
OpenCart
7.9
Shopify
9.5

eCommerce Marketing

OpenCart
7.6
Shopify
8.3
Promotions & discounts
OpenCart
8.3
Shopify
8.7
Personalized recommendations
OpenCart
7.2
Shopify
8.4
SEO
OpenCart
7.3
Shopify
7.8

eCommerce Business Management

OpenCart
8.0
Shopify
8.3
Multi-site management
OpenCart
8.0
Shopify
6.7
Order processing
OpenCart
8.3
Shopify
9.1
Inventory management
OpenCart
8.0
Shopify
8.8
Shipping
OpenCart
7.6
Shopify
8.7
Custom functionality
OpenCart
8.2
Shopify
8.1

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.
Jen Garfinkel-Canseco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify

  • Ease of Use - Very user friendly. Anyone can pick it up within a couple days and know how to do almost everything.
  • Great Customer Service - The help is excellent. Also, they have a huge community where people are happy to help.
  • Ton of Add-Ons - You can find a ton of add-ons and modules to use that can be installed by you. They don't require developers.
  • Inexpensive - Because it's easy to use and doesn't require a ton of developer time, it's so much cheaper to run.
Jeff Moriarty | 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

Shopify

  • Shopping cart is hard to customize and it's hosted by Shopify separately
  • Transaction fees can get high if you have a lot of transactions
  • To do any special customizations, you will need a developer and the platform is somewhat rigid with capabilities.
Scott Markman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

OpenCart

No score
No answers yet
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Shopify

Shopify 9.5
Based on 15 answers
Shopify continues to earn me money and attract new customers without becoming a burden to my business, so it only makes sense to stick with Shopify. After beginning with setting up stores for my other clients I became so happy with the platform I progressed to setting up a store for myself.
David Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OpenCart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Shopify

Shopify 10.0
Based on 3 answers
All the functionality needed for a basic store is extremely easy to manage. Though some deeper customization requires coding it doesn't hide the code from you and provides an abundance of developer resources.
David Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

OpenCart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Shopify

Shopify 10.0
Based on 2 answers
In terms of support I give Shopify a 9 out of 10 because they're always very friendly and thorough, and they personally can't solve my problem for me they always point me in the proper direction with the proper information I need to move forward
Paul Francis Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

OpenCart

Some of the products available on the market are cheap, but they are not as easily to use or understand as OpenCart. Many are also not open source products, so you need to buy. You can purchase modules for OpenCart. Support is also easily available for OpenCart in the OpenCart forum. The admin portal of OpenCart is also more advanced than any other product out there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify

Shopify was the easiest to use for my client on the backend, which was a major incentive for them over the other platforms. It had all the features they needed, and ultimately they were able to manage everything in-house without needing to bring in a major developer or sacrificing features
Gary Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Shopify

  • Shopify has allowed me to add more products than I could have ordered on my own with investment upfront. Their dropshipping apps and tools make it the perfect add on to any clothing businesses to get started with less investment up front.
  • Within Shopify's app store I was able to use an affiliate app to help track influencers and sales that originated from those influencers to drive more sales. This paid app returns 100x its original cost each month and serves as a significant revenue generator to our store's sales.
Nichole Pelaez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

OpenCart

General

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

Shopify

General

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

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