OpenCart

OpenCart

4.5 / 5 19 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Available in more than 40 languages and counting! Easily handles Chinese, Japanese, Greek, and even right-to-left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew


Average Ratings

19 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • OpenCart
  • www.opencart.com

About OpenCart

Opencart is an easy to-use, powerful, Open Source online store management program that can manage multiple online stores from a single back-end. Administrative area simply by filling in forms and clicking Save. There are many professionally-written extensions available to customize the store to your needs.


OpenCart Features

  • Catalog Management
  • Channel Management
  • Customer Accounts
  • Email Marketing
  • Inventory Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Store Management
  • Order Management
  • Product Configurator
  • Promotions Management
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Abandoned Cart Saver
  • Catalog Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Discount / Coupon Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Ratings / Reviews
  • Refund Management
  • Returns Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Tax Management

OpenCart Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Awesome Experience. I am working with you since 2014

Nov 01, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I liked all the things everything was made brilliant and now in 3x marketplace installation easier now to explain to our clients

Cons: Control over the Read Write Permission to admin and catalog folders and Restric to the Third-party software control over the certain files to be changed by OCMOD

Overall: First of all, This is OpenSource Free software and Its helps to set up store within few hours

The best e-commerce platform

Oct 20, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's easy to use and really fast. You can easily build a shop with thousands of product without paying a flrtune on hosting. It is SEO promising with built in SEO customization. Its also an independent framework by itself which I found pretty interesting as I am developer as well. Last but not least there is a big community supporting it.

Cons: Sometimes in a hurry on publish new releases which leads to bugs. And forum members (some of them) can be really aggressive .

Overall: I gained many things but most important I improved my programming skills

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Working with OpenCart from last 3+ years. Developed many extensions for extend functionality.

Oct 20, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ready to use e-commerce software.
Just install and upload your product information and publish your store to world wide.

Cons: The support from the vendor should be improved. Improve documentation for better way to how to do it.

OpenCart is an amazing software.

Oct 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Seo friendly.
Easy to install and setup.
Continued upgrades.
Easy for develop custom solutions.
Great community.
Great marketplace to buy extensions for good prices.
Infinite Payment gateways.
Infinite Shipping Gateways.
Email Marketing Tools.
Insightfully Reports.
Users and Role Administrations.
Discounts, Sales, Coupons, Rewards Points.
Products Reviews.
Multi Language. Multi Currency.
Mobile Ready.
Marketing Tracking Tools.
Affiliate Program Tool.
And more...

Cons: OpenCart's core upgrade processes are often laborious, but the OpenCart team seems to be working on this, and often offering solutions that allow you to take these weak points to disappear in a short time.

Overall: I have been using this software for over 6 years to build ecommerce websites for my clients, offering customized solutions, template design, extensions, modules, consulting, maintenance.

Easy to use and understand.

Oct 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Free, open source and it is very easy to find its developers. Support is very friendly and when ever I ask question they answer promptly.

Overall: My online store growing day by day. Thanks to Opencart.

Custom development is not very expensive. And Support is very friendly and when ever I ask question they answer promptly.

A very good ecommerce web app with a great comunity.

Oct 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The easy to understand code;
The extensibility of the app;
It is relatively lighweight;
The forum comunity;

Cons: The integrated marketplace in opencart 3.x;
The integration of the twig templating system into opecart 3.x;

Overall: I get a secure and reliable ecommerce store base for my customers.

Rapid implementation and a lot of optional modules

Sep 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: OpenCart is very easy to deploy and includes a lot of great features out of the box. There is a great number of additional plugins available via the marketplace to extend this functionality.

Cons: Very few cons in regard to the purpose we have selected OpenCart for. Email handling could be improved to avoid potential spam ratings, etc for the system.

Feature rich CMS with alot to do! Security could be better

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Made for small and medium e-commerce shops
- Alot of features
- A number plugins available to do almost any tasks
- The latest version enables customizations without much loss during updating

Cons: - Security can be proved. OC is often a subject to malware attacks and credit card scammers
- Community can be stronger like other CMSs like Magento/WordPress

Overall: - Easy to manage products
- Setting up a store in no time
- Selling products online
- Accepting payments online

One of the best free shopping carts

Jul 21, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Installation is very simple. Easy to set up, you'll have your own shopping cart set up with little work. Best of all, it's free.

Cons: I did not find much help to develop my own modules for this software. Also the general support of OpenCart is not very abundant.

I tried installing third-party applications but many times the versions were not compatible and had to be reinstalled from the start. It probably was not necessary, but due to the lack of documentation I did not find a better way to do it.

Overall: Installation in few minutes, easy to configure.

OpenCart a simple experience

Mar 25, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is very quick and easy to set up, with beautiful themes and interrogations to multiple gateways. Being easy to manage is very critical when it comes to storefronts

Cons: The support from the actual publishers could be improved. Most cases when it comes to storefronts any issues that arise will lead to a loss of income.

Overall: Personally I am a fan of easy click by click setups with great results. Open cart is a simple and easy to use web based storefront . With its use of themes and templates creating a new site is extremely easy to accomplish. Managing the back end as well is also quite simple for the non technical. As an administrator I would like to give my customers a certain amount of control over their sites and Open Cart allows this. Their customer support tho still needs some work as sometimes you get little assistance to problems. I do like though the number of support blogs and forums with other administrators, you are guaranteed you are not alone if ever you encounter a problem.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it, it is a quick and hassle free way to have a storefront running.

Great way to have your own store

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: cost

Cons: huge learning curve

Overall: I used Open Cart for 3 years and have found it great for creating my online store, many of the features are free but there are some small upgrades that have small costs.

Recommendations to other buyers: none

Great, full featured opensource cart with thousands of addons

Dec 14, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to install and set-up
Ease of Use
Good support community
Thousands of add-ons
Thousands of themes

Cons: Release cycle is random and not thought out
Difficult to upgrade unless you

Overall: I have been developing with OpenCart for 5+ years now and a lot of my e-commerce clients are using it and getting great sales because of it. It is easy to use for the non-techie once everything is set-up. It has a large set of features in the default set-up and there are thousands of extensions/add-ons available and thousands of themes, what's not to like.

For me this is the one for selling online.

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Everything you need to build any type of e-commerce website.
Affordable plugins and extensions
I find it has great security
So many free / paid plugins and extensions to choose from

Cons: The update from version to version could be better streamlined
The v2 and v3 admin layout could be better, it can be confusing due to changes made to modules section and theme management.
Needs to use a better WYSIWYG for admin, it is so limited

Overall: I have been an opencart user for over 5 years, almost 85% of the online store I build for are using opencart. I love everything about opencart, it has all the features you need by default and it is affordable to extend with plugins and extensions. I love the system code layout, it is easy to learn and modify. If you want to build an online store this should be on your top list of consideration if you're looking for speed, security, and easy learning curve.

Free and easy ecommerce with lightweight muscles!

Dec 10, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy, intuitive and mostly problem free (just minimise usage of external plugins).

Cons: Not scalable for professional use (we're talking millions of dollars yearly sales). To simple code that could be problematic to scale for serious businesses looking for "metrics" and ways to "show" them more effectively. Go for other software or similar if already big, but start with OpenCart if your business is currently small.

Overall: It's open source and free, so anyone can be up and running with this lightweight champion of an ecommerce. If you're a beginner or a startup looking for an effective ecommerce solution that will sell both physical and digital goods, this is it.

My first ecommerce venture scaled with this solution and was easy for my first employee to learn fast and very easy to maintain, even security updates are now hassle free!

You got a few dollars for hosting and you can install this great piece of software.

Popular, open source and not too complicated - worth a try

Dec 06, 2016
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - very fast;
- a LOT of extensions, most inexpensive;
- easy to learn the basics, not impossible to learn even more.

Cons: - lacks the fancy plugin management of Prestashop;
- bulky updates;
- some say bad customer support, but no personal experience in this regard.

Overall: Shifted to OpenCart from an aging Prestashop. Gave a try to other software along the way. OpenCart, which is just about right in everything. OpenCart is easy to set up, it is lightning fast (you will see how important this is sooner or later), it has a million extensions which are not too expensive. From my experience, OpenCart is also quite easy to learn and manage on my own. It is definitely not perfect, but better than the immediate competition if looking for cost effective though feature-rich eCommerce solution.

Bottom line: Recommended. At least give it a try and place on your shortlist.

Recommendations to other buyers: This is my choice of platform for several eCommmerce websites. What else could say more?

For the amateur and the professional

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The flexibility and the customization while still being easy to use and understand. It is also mobile friendly.

Cons: The extension market - while still providing a whole lot of quality solutions - is still suffering from some low-quality publishers as well as duplicators who are stealing from others. More policing is needed.

Overall: OpenCart is regarded as quite the savior for newcomers to the e-commerce industry - this was (is) at least the case for me. The system gives you a solution that is ready-to-use straight out of the box. Through the admin panel, you can change numerous settings including advanced banner setup, pages setup, payments, categories and the lot. If you are curious on how to change the code and customize it exactly to fit your needs, the files are neatly organized in your FTP program so that a newcomer will intuitively know which files changes what. This also leads me to the real beauty of OpenCart - the community and the extension store.

The community is superb. If you have any issues or obstacles on your way learning programming and OpenCart, the forum will answer all your questions and lead you on your way. If you do not want to program or design yourself, you can utilize the extension store which is filled with high-quality solutions that you can easily install through your admin panel.

I have used OpenCart for years, and I can't see anything equally easy-to-use-yet-highly-advanced that is going to replace it anytime soon. Amateur or pro - just try it, you'll like it.

Did I also mention that it is free(!)?

Recommendations to other buyers: Seek advice! The forum has lots of guides and helpful people.

Great product but development erratic

Nov 09, 2016
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User friendly
Intuitive
Lots of plugins

Cons: Support
Bugs
Erratic updates
Unintegrated updates and module installation

Overall: My general experience with the software is positive, being able to build and manage multiple ecommerce sites on 1 platform. It has very user-friendly and has an intuitive UI. However, the developers can be very rude and don't provide support easily. The software is also riddled with bugs.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's a great tool for building an ecom store that is easy to build and monitor that is relatively stable and scaleable. However, expect to spend some time researching bugs, especially with contact forms.

A free sofware that go all OK, is a great thing

Mar 25, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Free sofware that go all OK, is a great thing

Nov 13, 2017
3/5
Overall