|Pros and Cons of eCommerce Solutions |
| 5:51 pm on Oct 27, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I have been reading different threads and realized members suggesting different solutions based on different needs for running an eCommerce business.
I was wondering if we can all list down the pros and cons of the different software or CMS that we have used.
Here are a few names to start:
Magento, OpenCart, Volusion, Shopify, Bigcommerce, Yahoo! Stores,
Virtuemart, Joomla, ZenCart, Drupal, osCommerce, CubeCart, PrestaSoft, FatFreeCart, UberCart, BrandLive, DigiStore, FreeWay, GoodBarry, Vendio
(Please feel free to discuss alternatives)
Thanks in advance for your help.
| 12:06 pm on Oct 28, 2013 (gmt 0)|
This sort of thread can easily get out of hand so I'm going to set some additional rules.
Please keep your comments on topic or they will be removed. Please keep your comments professional.
If you have additional comments for a cart already mentioned, please use the same format so we can keep track comments/cart
| 3:52 pm on Oct 30, 2013 (gmt 0)|
All of them have the same basic features, but here are my Pro for Volusion along with a Con for Volusion.
Pro: Volusion API - easily synchronize the inventory using XML. Download orders, update shipping status, etc. No need to use spreadsheets or CSV files to upload.
Con: Password changes on XML are a pain. Nothing to indicate that the feed failed if the password is wrong.
| 8:24 pm on Oct 30, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I'm currently using Magento. The front end (if designed well) looks extremely professional. Checkout is as painless as it gets. There's a ton of features, and tons of aftermarket plug-ins to make it exactly what you want.
The downside for me is the overwhelming number of files. I don't know php, and it took me a long time to figure out how to do even the simplest things. I had pro's design it, but I was left with changes that I had to do myself. If you don't know coding, you're going to need someone who does.
I used Ecommerce Templates for my last store. I don't think that's who you're referring to, though. It was simple to use, but didn't have the real pro look and feel of other shopping cart systems.
| 9:26 pm on Oct 31, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Drupal Ubercart is great because very simple and actually who needs more than this ?
Most CMS are filled with thousands of totally useless functions for most.