OpenCart is a decent software for smaller shops.
Jen Garfinkel-Canseco | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 24, 2018

OpenCart is a decent software for smaller shops.

Score 5 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with OpenCart

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  • Serious limitations for larger shops, and outdated themes/templates.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 my clients with smaller shop, OpenCart has been reliable and easy to work with.
  • OpenCart has not been stable for very large shops, and has resulted in lost sales.
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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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.

OpenCart Feature Ratings

Product catalog & listings
7
Product management
6
Branding
4
Mobile storefront
4
Product variations
7
Website integration
7
Visual customization
5
CMS
6
Checkout user experience
8
eCommerce security
8
Promotions & discounts
7
Personalized recommendations
Not Rated
SEO
4
Multi-site management
Not Rated
Order processing
7
Inventory management
7
Shipping
8
Custom functionality
3