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.Kim Murphy profile photo
Score 7 out of 10
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Our web development firm uses OpenCart to create professional eCommerce websites that are highly customized. We suggest the use of OpenCart to all of our PHP developers, even if they have not used it before. OpenCart's documentation and strong user base make it very easy to find and edit shopping cart functionalities. Thousands of add-ons and third-party modules make this "open-source" platform the way to go for most eCommerce clients.
  • 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.
  • OpenCart is not as as easy as Shopify or Web.com for business owners who are not tech savvy. Some reading and understanding of the technical documentation is necessary.
  • OpenCart's support and documentation is not necessarily the easiest in the shopping cart industry, leaving some of it's users struggling some of the time.
  • OpenCart's wholesale functionalities are not yet as fine-tuned as other shopping carts, a lot of custom-work might be needed for a wholesale eCommerce shopping cart, depending on functionalities needed.
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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Score 5 out of 10
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I've worked with OpenCart a number of times fixing issues for clients with existing websites using OpenCart. The businesses using OpenCart were all e-commerce websites with various types of products for sale. I worked making changes, additions, customizations to code and fixing bugs/issues with existing sites on OpenCart. Clients were happy enough with OpenCart but had requirements/changes needed that they needed help with.
  • 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.
  • Many of the extensions available have some serious security issues.
  • Extending OpenCart with the various extensions available, can actually start to add up, and I found many extensions were no longer being supported by their developers.
  • Serious limitations for larger shops, and outdated themes/templates.
For smaller, simple, basic online shops, OpenCart can be decent enough software to run if you carefully choose secure extensions to use with it. But for larger or very customized shops, there are much better options. You will need to do some work to create a good modern looking theme/template for OpenCart, so keep that in mind.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We have developed websites for different clients and all of them are on OpenCart as it is a multi-store compatible e-commerce platform. It is used by our technical team as well as the cataloging team for product management and order management.
  • Easy setup and deployment.
  • Follows MVCL structure which is easy to understand.
  • 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.
It is well suited if you want to start online e-commerce quickly as it can be set up quickly and easily while giving you almost every basic requirement you need to start an e-commerce website.
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Score 8 out of 10
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E-commerce shops made with OpenCart look professional. Its very scalable, as it is an open source project, so you can easily change features according to need. You can also contribute to OpenCart forums and make money by building modules and selling them to public OpenCart users. We have built many modules and features according to our clients' needs. Best part about OpenCart is it is very easy to learn and work on it. It just uses an MVC module.
  • It uses an MVC module that is easy to learn.
  • Can change features and build modules according to needs. Many modules are available on the internet, and you can purchase them and install in OpenCart
  • You can integrate a number of different design themes to give your site its own distinctive look.
  • Unlimited categories for products, which are easy to upload.
  • Multiple Language support
  • It's free
  • Sometimes developer skill is required to work on admin module.
  • Add-on modules are often necessary, and you need to purchase them separately
  • Hard to update it to new versions, and it is constantly updating
  • Though it is smooth to use, it works on a read-edit-delete system. Deleting data is very critical.
OpenCart is well suited for multiple client e-commerce website building, with unlimited categories for products. It's not suited for data management, very large queries that take a lot of time to load, and those who lack the developer skills to administer OpenCart.
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Score 7 out of 10
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An e-commerce platform which is very easy to understand and make your personalized e-commerce website with little knowledge of coding. It has an admin panel from which one can upload categories, products, and can use other modules like payment, blogs, and other custom modules to customize a home page, product page or category page. It supports API so that you can use your personalized order management system and connect it with OpenCart to process Orders. It supports Google Analytics and other tools to engage users and check behaviour of users and know their needs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
OpenCart is very well developed now with every new release. You can purchase any module according to your needs and it is available in market. Since it is open source you can build your own module and contribute to the OpenCart forum. It is fast and friendly usable, has an easily understandable Admin Panel, you can customize your homepage, and you can engage users easily.
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Score 8 out of 10
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OpenCart is used to build e-commerce websites. The website looks very professional and you can customize it according to need. One can also use OpenCart for building multiple websites using a single code. It supports numerous integrations, though you have to purchase them. If you are a developer, you can develop your own modules and sell them in the OpenCart forum. It is available for free and can download. The software is based on PHP, so any merchant looking into OpenCart would benefit from a background in that programming language.
It has an admin panel where you can customize your website easily.
  • Free of cost.
  • Designing according to the need. It is very easy and highly customizable.
  • Features : Reporting, Product, category uploading , Multi language support, SEO
  • SQL queries are very heavy.
  • Limited customer support
  • Add-ons often necessary, which you need to purchase, and they are costly.
To use OpenCart, you need to know basic programming. Opencart is an open-source platform where you can easily customize your code according to your needs. The OpenCart community is very large so your doubts and requirements will be fulfilled easily. It is sometime necessary to use open-source code to build a website, rather than building it from scratch. It saves time and money. You can purchase any module you want from the OpenCart Forum.
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Score 4 out of 10
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I recommend OpenCart to my clients looking for a simple shopping cart system. It's only being used by small businesses. It has very limited functions compared to Magento.
  • Ease of use
  • Simple to implement/design
  • All in one system
  • Easier to develop through FTP
  • More features out of the box
  • Be able to customize a lot easier
Its well suited for small businesses with only a few people managing the website. In corporations, I see it having limitations.
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OpenCart Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Product catalog & listings (7)
8.0
Product management (7)
8.0
Bulk product upload (5)
8.5
Branding (7)
7.2
Mobile storefront (7)
6.8
Product variations (7)
7.5
Website integration (6)
8.0
Visual customization (6)
7.7
CMS (6)
7.5
Abandoned cart recovery (4)
7.0
Checkout user experience (7)
8.0
eCommerce security (7)
7.6
Promotions & discounts (7)
8.2
Personalized recommendations (6)
7.5
SEO (5)
7.1
Multi-site management (5)
8.4
Order processing (7)
8.3
Inventory management (7)
8.0
Shipping (6)
7.5
Custom functionality (6)
7.8

About OpenCart

OpenCart is an open-source eCommerce platform that helps tens of thousands of merchants sell products online. The product is focused on worldwide commerce.

It is designed to be feature rich, easy to use, and search engine friendly and with a visually appealing interface.

The vendor says OpenCart is easy to design and develop with PHP. In addition, hundreds of module developers have already created additional features through 10,000+ available extensions.
Categories:  Ecommerce

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