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However, I haven't seen anyone comment on this shopping cart in forums like this one. There are testimonials on monstercommerce.com but I'd like confirmation from third party sources that this shopping cart is a good one and easily spidered.
Anyone have any experience with this shopping cart? Any info you can give me would be helpful.
However, if you plan on doing search engine optimization, watch out! It will suddenly become not good.
Also, if you are considering using their in-house SEO (one person for 10,000 different sites? hmm...), I would recommend you really look at their case studies and evaluate for yourself how good this service is.
I am interested why you think MonsterCommerce is not good for SEO as well.
Perhaps you reviewed an old Version? Version 4.0 comes with a static .html catlog builder for building search engine friendly product pages. V4 also maintains enhanced SEO features for the dynamic engine as well.
I respect your opinions, I also agree that if you evaluated a 3.X version (your points are valid).
I invite you to take a look at version 4.0. Version 4.0 was written from the ground up and it is excellent from an SEO perspective.
Maybe you are biased because you are a competing e-commerce company? Your profile says you are... :)
I use another solution for a different e-comm site and compared to monstercommerce it feels like trying to build a house with tooth pics.
Online ecommerce store offering my own products with datafeeds and products from other companies I represent in an affiliate arrangement.
I need to capability to offer an affiliate program in the future.
You're pricing and the mid-level from Yahoo prices out about the same, any things that really stick out about your solution? I will be using the fourthworld product to create static pages from the database, so that particular feature is not a big plus for me.
I think you will find the MonsterCommerce 4.0 platform to be one of the best solutions in the market. It provides innovative features and allows broader design flexibility.
Evey solution has it's pros and cons. The platforms you listed are very good companies.
If I had to name one distinguishing factor between MonsterCommerce and the other providers listed... it is service. Service is MC's competetive advantage.
Feel free to PM me for further discussion.
I simply stand by what I stated earlier. The materials presented to us regarding ability to perform SEO on the Monster Commerce platform are not the level they need to be, in my opinion. As to what version was reviewed, I don't know. This was 2-3 months ago that we had discussions with Monster Commerce on behalf of a client. If you have released a new version since then, then maybe things have changed. However, at no time did a representative state a new version was coming out that addressed the issues of concern.
As for my recommendation that any prospective customers looking to use Monster Commerce scrutinize any case studies offered by the company - well, that is only common sense.
In the interest of fair discussion, are you affiliated with Monster Commerce in any way? It appears that you may be, although your profile fails to show that.
Are you a happy customer, or an employee?