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

48 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • 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!


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Simple and cheap e-shop system for small e-shops without marketing support.

May 09, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: OpenCart is not as demanding as other e-shops in terms of resources. It doesn't use server sources as high as other apps. You can run it on standard on a shared hosting.
There is fairly simple interface so it is easy to setup a shop, very simplified. It can be used by beginners. Simple UI on the back-end and fairly descent front-end makes it easy to use.
Easy backup.

Cons: Very hard to update or modify. It can just break down and not work even if you roll out backup of the previously working site.
SEO is terrible even with paid plugins. To make addresses and descriptions work is so hard. Never made it to work completely as it would on standard shops Magento, or Wordpress.
One-page shopping is not working well even with paid plugins.
Marketing options are very limited and hard to find, such as follow up emails, up-sell, cross-sell, promo codes, tracking. E-shop are used for selling primarily so one would need to offer as much as possible to clients, similar products, suggested products, to give reward points and to send customized offers.
Discounting options are not working well in case client changes anything or finish shopping in a few steps. (75% of shopping carts with free shipping lose their function and have to be edited manually)
There are no easy integrations, such as Zappier, MailChimp, login via social network accounts etc.

Overall: This product works well for my low and middle class e-shops which offer limited number of products, mostly in the same category, with a smaller budget for running and promotion.
For the more advanced needs, this system cannot offer enough functions and there is not enough resources for customers.
Free version is too simple. For some results, paid themes and plugins are needed. Then e-shop may generate some income.

A decent choice but not

May 03, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy installation.
Easy management of products.
Very good use of multi language and multi currency.

Cons: Difficult to update, keeps having problems that take time to sort out.
Not so many good plugins, usually expensive and not updated very often.

Great solution for free and open source e-commerce platform

Apr 25, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Its completely open source, and you can leverage anything on top of that
- Includes most of the features needed for running an e-commerce software
- Provides more customisable options
- Extensions are great

Cons: - Default themes are very old in techniques
- Need a developer to modify the module and make according to our own

Opencart is a free ecommerce solution that works well

Mar 30, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Opencart has a lot of plug ins to make the store look how you want. It will also integrate well with many other pieces of software.

Cons: Since it's free, the support was not necessarily there. Can take some getting used to before you learn how it does things.

Templates are not fully developed

Mar 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: With the OpenCart platform it was quite easy to understand at the initial stage. It is great for beginners site developers, differing in stability of work and professional fast-response technical support.

Cons: The templates are not bad, but they need to be additionally modified and adjusted by oneself, so that search and other functions can start working correctly.

Blessing to small-scale eCommerce stores!

Mar 23, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 1. Simple to set up and to use as well
2. Plenty of Themes: There are tons of themes available, both free and paid.
3. Low Running Costs and for a small to medium-sized online store, this makes it a great option for keeping a lid on costs

Cons: 1. Difficult to customize
2. Sometimes it can be slow
3. Nightmare for SEO and Digital Marketing guys!

Easy to use and user friendly

Mar 20, 2018
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Drag and drop no need any kind of programing skill or professional experience we can deployed any kind e-commerce website as per ours requirements using opencart

Cons: Open source easy to deploy not much technically or progmeer skill required to operated or implementation

Decent online store for beginners

Mar 15, 2018
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: The tools were pretty easy to figure out, and as the title says, it's a pretty good starting point for those just getting started. The system is stable, and it has good technical support when you find bugs of have a question. There are a lot of learning resources as well, so that's a plus.

Cons: While templates are nice, some do require additional work to get looking and functioning correctly. Without coding experience, you may need to buy additional add-ons to get extra features you need.

Convenient and simple engine

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The engine for those who like and I want to save money on the launch of an online store. It's better to invest in promotion, especially for newcomers. This engine will ensure your business a quick start and this is what you need at the start. I recommend to try.

Cons: It is necessary to spend a lot of time to understand from scratch, but will save money. The basic version has a number of limitations, but this is not critical at the initial stage. Then you can change the tariff.

Great for beginners

Mar 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The product is constantly evolving and improving. Technical support responds promptly, helping to solve all emerging issues during use. The platform is great for beginners.

Cons: This is one of the most difficult platforms I've come across. The free version is good for learning at the initial stage, but for a serious project it does not fit at all.

OpenCart is an eCommerce from the Future

Mar 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We absolutely love that it is initially a free platform. Competitors charge for the platform and then charge for features, but OpenCart has a wide range of extensions that perform what you want, the way you want. High-quality platform-wide access to have a large amount of customization and control over your store.

Cons: We do not favor how limited the base platform is on shipping integration, fraudulent order monitoring, or promotional sale control. These are all available as add-ons but are necessary for the majority of businesses, even when they are starting out as a new company.

Overall: This software is our go-to recommendation for companies that want the most customization without recurring fees impacting their monthly profit margins. Keep in mind it may be a little more pricey to start out with your necessary extensions, but you won't regret your choice (as long as you install extensions as instructed). Maintain your site and your site will maintain your income.

difficult

Mar 07, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: you can customize it.

Cons: I've been in ecommerce for 8 years on the admin side and this is by far the most difficult CMS I have ever used and thats including a system that was purely code. There are so many ways to get to the same thing but have seperate functionalities. then if you install a theme you have to go through the theme help. honestly a disaster.

Overall: none

Simple eCommerce Script

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I am running a successful store using opencart from past 5 years, extra modules can be easily installed using vqmod.

Cons: I am on 1.5 and struggling to get my data on 3.0. I wish there could have been a easy way of upgrade from 1.5 to 3.0

Really nice UI and lovely to use.

Mar 05, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: One of the best things about OpenCart is how much the UI is since their update. It's a good setup that you can self host to keep costs down.

Cons: I've found much nicer platforms out there. But that aside there isn't anything bad to say about Opencart. It's a good setup that most users can get up and running.

Hard to control and to update

Feb 28, 2018
1/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A bit more custom software interaction than woocommerce, really great forum support. Good team, a product to be monitored in the future

Cons: Really hard to update from one big version to another, hard to extract all the products from the store and migrate to another, in earlier versions the linking system was a mess

The first online store on the free engine

Feb 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This platform simply saved me at a time when I was still a student, I was studying Web technologies and I did not have the money for a paid engine. Having considered the options, I decided to stop at creating an online store. Maximally saving at the start, I soon learned to bring projects to the international level.

Cons: Free version is a good solution at the initial stage, when you just go through training. But, starting a serious project, it is not even worth considering as an option.

Not bad for an online store

Feb 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Helps to save those who are just starting, while I, as a beginner, pretty quickly figured out everything. A lot of necessary information is freely available. It is enough to be able to use the search. In terms of its capabilities, the system is in no way inferior to analogs.

Cons: I want to increase resources, but I will have to switch to a paid tariff. Standard features are not enough.

CMS is easy to manage, there are many additional modules

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In general, the site management system is good, it has a lot of useful modules that are easily installed and configured. If you spend time, even an amateur will be able to understand the system and create an online store.

Cons: With the installation of problems was not, but with the settings at first had to tinker. I for a long time could not understand how to install module templates, upload photo items, customize schemes and much more.

A good CMS for an online store

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: On this platform, I was making my first online store. Having learned the order of prices, I refused the services of specialists and decided to do everything myself. The project is still working and OpenCart has become my reliable assistant. The main thing that I want to note, the system is easy to learn and free (there is a paid version, but this one will be enough for your eyes to start).

Cons: Over time, the functionality of the free version begins to be missed. As they say, hunger comes with eating.

Ideal for creating a small online store

Feb 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Fast, easy to install. Good technical support. Great for SEO - there are built-in tools, for example, generating an XML sitemap. Clear interface.

Cons: Most of the modules are paid, but they do not always work as they should. Not suitable for large projects, creates a high load, which affects the operation of the site. Have to spend time learning the interface.

A great solution for online stores

Feb 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've been using this CMS for a number of years already and I've been able to appreciate its strengths and weaknesses: it's free, easy to learn and has excellent support on the forum. It has open source code and a comfortable control panel, through which it is easy to perform all actions on the site.

Cons: Opencart has a truncated functionality in the base version. For minimal needs, this is quite enough, but gaining experience and comparing these analogues, this will seem very little.

OpenCart - simple and convenient CMS

Feb 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you are creating your online store, then, in my opinion, OpenCart is a convenient and simple platform for these needs. A simple store can be created in just 10 minutes, you will only have to add the goods and all. What you like, is the speed of the sites on this engine. Pages open instantly, the goods are loaded very quickly and conveniently.

Cons: I had problems only with the addition of pictures of goods. Rather, it was not a problem, but just an inconvenience, since the images had to be added to the server first.

A solid engine for creating online stores

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a great free engine, which you can understand without knowing the programming languages. Convenient, and most importantly clear interface, easy installation, a lot of training materials. Great program for creating an online store.

Cons: Many of my colleagues complain that it is impossible to work with OpenCart without having a programmer on the team. But I do not agree with this!

I don¿t recommend it!

Feb 14, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In the process of work it seemed that before me a professional CMS, but with time the shortcomings began to show up. For example, initially it seems that the speed of work is quite high, but with the filling of the store with goods it begins to fall, after 5000 positions the lags are visible not with an armed gaze.

Cons: Most of the templates require further work, as they are usually bought at foreign sites. There are also problems with translation, or rather its lack and with optimization. It seems that foreign developers do not care where to add headers H.

A bare-bones but functional e-commerce platform with a plethora of add-ons available.

Jan 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to make a basic storefront entirely for free relatively quickly while still having the option to expand it's functionality later,

Cons: You need to buy fairly pricey add-ons to add nearly any feature beyond the basics without having some serious knowledge of PHP.

Overall: It allows us to build an e-commerce site for clients that just want to pay an upfront fee without being trapped to a monthly package.

Best free e-commerce platform

Jan 16, 2018
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 east to use and set up. Can have a store up and running very quickly, and it's free!

Cons: Additional customization requires a developer and updating from older version can be quit difficult.

Great free e-commerce solution

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: OpenCart is very simple to use and to set up, has lots of theme to choose from, and is very cost effective.

Cons: Not the easiest CMS to customize, not SEO friendly out of the box, and can be slow depending on your site size.

Improved my programming skills

Dec 09, 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: Fast and easy to use solution, straightorward documentation, allows using custom solutionions and good access control features

Cons: Sometimes not friendly community users, email tools could be improved. Not very clear upgrade cycle, can be difficult to upgrade immediately

Overall: Using this for eCommerce sites

Awesome Experience. I am working with you since 2014

Nov 01, 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: 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
Overall
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
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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
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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
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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
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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
Overall
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
Overall
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
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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
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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 open source eCommerce software

Nov 11, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: OpenCart is one of the top eCommerce software providers in the market and with it being open source is a great bonus. Plenty of features and a great backend make it choice that should definitely be considered.

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
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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
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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
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