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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

X-Cart

X-cart uses Smarty Templates in a PHP environment which means there are many developers who could probably pick it up relatively quickly to provide new features. The smarty template engine is very robust and well documented, and the cost of x-cart is very low which makes it easy for anyone to get started with their e-commerce business.It is a really great e-commerce software and suitable for every business. I actually cannot find any serious objection to what it does. They regularly update it, add new features, fix flaws, offer support. The software itself offers many integrations for shipping and payments, everything you need for sales. Although it covers many things, there will always be something missing, because many things happen in between customer visit and final delivery. Therefore, if you plan to expand your business, also plan to expand your X-Cart - but do not worry, it won't be hard.
Nikola Nikolic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

OpenCart
8.1
X-Cart
7.7
Product catalog & listings
OpenCart
8.7
X-Cart
8.0
Product management
OpenCart
8.0
X-Cart
9.0
Bulk product upload
OpenCart
8.8
X-Cart
4.0
Branding
OpenCart
7.4
X-Cart
10.0
Mobile storefront
OpenCart
7.9
X-Cart
6.0
Product variations
OpenCart
7.4
X-Cart
9.0
Website integration
OpenCart
8.2
X-Cart
8.0
Visual customization
OpenCart
8.1
X-Cart
10.0
CMS
OpenCart
8.3
X-Cart
5.0

Online Shopping Cart

OpenCart
7.7
X-Cart
9.5
Abandoned cart recovery
OpenCart
7.0
X-Cart
9.0
Checkout user experience
OpenCart
8.4
X-Cart
10.0

Online Payment System

OpenCart
8.3
X-Cart
10.0
eCommerce security
OpenCart
8.3
X-Cart
10.0

eCommerce Marketing

OpenCart
7.3
X-Cart
8.7
Promotions & discounts
OpenCart
8.4
X-Cart
10.0
Personalized recommendations
OpenCart
7.1
X-Cart
10.0
SEO
OpenCart
6.5
X-Cart
6.0

eCommerce Business Management

OpenCart
8.0
X-Cart
9.2
Multi-site management
OpenCart
7.8
X-Cart
10.0
Order processing
OpenCart
8.2
X-Cart
7.0
Inventory management
OpenCart
7.9
X-Cart
9.0
Shipping
OpenCart
7.7
X-Cart
10.0
Custom functionality
OpenCart
8.4
X-Cart
10.0

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

X-Cart

  • For everyone. From small to huge business you get everything out of box. Just setup company details, payment and shipping methods and you are ready to go.
  • Upgradable. There are many plugins one can integrate with X-Cart. Over time, many of them became part of the software, and you are one click away to enable them.
  • Well organized code. It uses Smarty template engine, which I find great, specially for debugging (famous Webmaster mode).
Nikola Nikolic | 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

X-Cart

  • Creating new plugins the way X-Cart wants is maybe not complicated, but hard to implement because there are no hooks. One has to manually change each file. This is similar to patching the core and therefore one has to know basics of web development.
  • Even if you get everything styled correctly with base skin, there is a bunch of unused styles you have to cope with. Start skin should be much cleaner. You may find thousands excess lines of code.
Nikola Nikolic | 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

X-Cart

No answers on this topic

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

X-Cart

  • Flexibility in presentation as well as functionality
  • Full open source software allows for unlimited possibilities with the store function, though some developers who create modules do encode their modules which have errors in their code which therefore can't be fixed
  • A fully functional professional level application at a fraction of the cost of similar applications such as magento.
Nikola Nikolic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

OpenCart

General

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

X-Cart

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

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