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Score 8.4 out of 100
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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

Squarespace

Squarespace is perfect for a small to midsize business that wants a website that's easy to manage all on their own. An enterprise level company should definitely look toward other platforms to meet their needs, but Squarespace can be a great fit for many other businesses. The decision should be based on the features and functionality you need. Many businesses just need a website that's reliable, simple, and professional
Bryan Hume | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

OpenCart
8.1
Squarespace
Product catalog & listings
OpenCart
8.7
Squarespace
Product management
OpenCart
8.0
Squarespace
Bulk product upload
OpenCart
8.8
Squarespace
Branding
OpenCart
7.4
Squarespace
Mobile storefront
OpenCart
8.0
Squarespace
Product variations
OpenCart
7.4
Squarespace
Website integration
OpenCart
8.2
Squarespace
Visual customization
OpenCart
8.1
Squarespace
CMS
OpenCart
8.4
Squarespace

Online Shopping Cart

OpenCart
7.7
Squarespace
Abandoned cart recovery
OpenCart
7.0
Squarespace
Checkout user experience
OpenCart
8.4
Squarespace

Online Payment System

OpenCart
8.3
Squarespace
eCommerce security
OpenCart
8.3
Squarespace

eCommerce Marketing

OpenCart
7.3
Squarespace
Promotions & discounts
OpenCart
8.4
Squarespace
Personalized recommendations
OpenCart
7.1
Squarespace
SEO
OpenCart
6.4
Squarespace

eCommerce Business Management

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

Security

OpenCart
Squarespace
8.9
Role-based user permissions
OpenCart
Squarespace
8.9

Platform & Infrastructure

OpenCart
Squarespace
8.3
API
OpenCart
Squarespace
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language
OpenCart
Squarespace
8.6

Web Content Creation

OpenCart
Squarespace
8.7
WYSIWYG editor
OpenCart
Squarespace
8.7
Code quality / cleanliness
OpenCart
Squarespace
8.6
Admin section
OpenCart
Squarespace
8.9
Page templates
OpenCart
Squarespace
9.1
Library of website themes
OpenCart
Squarespace
8.9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
OpenCart
Squarespace
9.2
Publishing workflow
OpenCart
Squarespace
7.8
Form generator
OpenCart
Squarespace
8.2

Web Content Management

OpenCart
Squarespace
7.4
Content taxonomy
OpenCart
Squarespace
8.2
SEO support
OpenCart
Squarespace
7.9
Bulk management
OpenCart
Squarespace
6.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
OpenCart
Squarespace
6.3
Community / comment management
OpenCart
Squarespace
8.3

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

Squarespace

  • Very robust how-to and troubleshooting guides – if you're trying to do something specific, a quick google search will lead you to a writeup by Squarespace of exactly the issue you're trying to solve. Comparing this to competitors where you're more or less on your own, Squarespace makes you feel confident that you can make any change you'd want.
  • Well-designed template sites – you'd have to try very hard to create an ugly site when you've got such robust templates to work with. Plus design fundamentals like ample white space and color palettes are built in to the design process.
  • Lots of options – Squarespace has beautifully-designed add-ons that clients ask for (such as adding a dynamic map to their site which shows their shop's location). These options require no jury-rigging and dovetail with the design of the site.
  • Unbreakable web design – there is no way to break your site, unlike with competitors where you're trying to cobble together plug-ins to make your site function how you'd want it.
Anonymous | 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

Squarespace

  • The editing experience is VERY slow. Every time you switch in or out of an editor (page content, styles, etc), Squarespace takes 3-5 seconds to load, which is not a deal-breaker, but definitely annoying.
  • There's still no "real" way to set a background color on a given section. You can fake it by using a background image, which works, but what if you want a light background? Squarespace automatically makes the text white for any section, regardless of how bright the background is.
  • It's frustrating that Squarespace hasn't implemented some sort of variable system for fonts and colors. If you decide to change fonts or colors, you have to go around and update it in 50 million different places, which is a huge pain.
Andrew Folts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

OpenCart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Unless our website requires significantly more functionality in the future, I can't see us terminating our contract
Emily Muhoberac | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OpenCart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 3 answers
It's simple to use for someone who is really good with computers as well as those who are not. I've been using my personal squarespace for years and have also helped clients build a starting page which they are later able to manage theirselves.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

OpenCart

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Help is available directly from the back end and uses full sentence searching to find answers to questions others may have asked before. With a ton of articles and support questions documents, it is very likely that your question has been answered. If not each page has the ability to open a direct email to support. Each case has a number and can be followed. Responses are often quick and have links and directions clearly stated
Angela Skees | 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

Squarespace

The ease of use was a massive plus in Squarespace's side. I have limited knowledge of HTML and web development. Squarespace won simply because of its user-friendliness and the low barrier to entry when it comes to creating a good looking website. Every alternative that I looked at was either more expensive or required more knowledge than I possessed.
Anonymous | 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

Squarespace

  • My clients are very happy with the results they're getting from their websites.
  • They don't really manage the sites themselves, so can't really speak to the ease of use for them. However, I find it relatively easy to build good looking sites for them. This in turn makes it economical for them.
  • Making changes and updating their sites can be done relatively quickly. We can embed whatever elements they need, like video.
  • We can easily manage updates to their on-site SEO.
Robbin Block | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

OpenCart

General

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

Squarespace

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

OpenCart
8.2
Squarespace
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

OpenCart
Squarespace
10.0

Usability

OpenCart
Squarespace
10.0

Support Rating

OpenCart
Squarespace
10.0

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