OpenCart Is A Very Modern eCommerce Platform With Great Flexibility In Custom Functionality Potential
.Kim Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated August 14, 2019

OpenCart Is A Very Modern eCommerce Platform With Great Flexibility In Custom Functionality Potential

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with OpenCart

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 has had a strong positive impact in creating professional highly-customized eCommerce websites for our web design clients.
  • OpenCart has improved our development time and somewhat automated our eCommerce setup and implementation.
  • OpenCart allows us to edit and customize its source code and create custom modules and configurations to resell to the public at large.
OpenCart is much more flexible then Magento in customization and does not have as many technical errors. Although some Magento users insist that one can easily create a beautiful customized eCommerce website, OpenCart is more flexible with a better user base, better documentation, and a cleaner, more robust, core. Magento installations and upgrades often have technical glitches that are somewhat annoying, and these do not occur as often when we use OpenCart for our client's eCommerce websites.
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.

OpenCart Feature Ratings

Product catalog & listings
8
Product management
8
Bulk product upload
9
Branding
8
Mobile storefront
6
Product variations
7
Website integration
9
Visual customization
8
CMS
7
Abandoned cart recovery
7
Checkout user experience
8
eCommerce security
8
Promotions & discounts
8
Personalized recommendations
7
SEO
7
Multi-site management
6
Order processing
8
Inventory management
7
Shipping
7
Custom functionality
9