OpenCart Reviews & Product Details

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What do you like best?

Very simple to set up and is free to user by any one. this features allows us to save a buck on implementation cost and even someone without a development background can have a shop within a matter of hours. this has helped us put our content online for free Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

its poorly customized and has few themes to work and play with Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For any business that is starting out this is the best way to get started out in the e-commerce industry, it will allow you to learn a lot without incurring huge costs in setting up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Content distribution, it is helping us reach that far to reach client who we would not find and show our products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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OpenCart Overview

What is 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. An OpenCart store can be ready to take orders soon after installation. All you have to do is have it installed for you (any web hosts do it for free), select a template form the many free or low-cost template sites, and your product descriptions and photos, click a few settings, and you are ready to begin accepting orders. Our free Installation & Quick Start chapters show you how. The public side or “Storefront” of OpenCart looks very professional and ready to sell almost as soon as it is installed.

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Afrikaans, Bengali, Bulgarian, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Greek, English, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, French, Irish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Armenian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Georgian, Central Khmer, Korean, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Serbian, Swahili, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified), Tibetan, Maltese, Samoan, Xhosa
Product Description

OpenCart is a PHP-based open source e-commerce shopping cart solution.


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OpenCart
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Year Founded
2005
HQ Location
Hong Kong, China
Twitter
@opencart
5,035 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
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37 employees on LinkedIn®

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

so lets have a look at the pros of OpenCart and it's features and benefits:

It's OpenSource - What does this mean?

Well when we look at online web applications or software we see a lot of vendors out there most are using a model of pay monthly/weekly or annually, with OpenCart the model used is free and the only costs involved are the additional plugins or add on scripts and templates that extend the core functionality of the base system.

The code is also accessible this can allow you to modify the look and layout of the template files easily yourself or if you hire a designer or developer to do it for you. The layout system is easily understood as they template files in organised folders and these are known as TPL files which is of course short for template.

It's free!

This means you have no up front costs from the outset unless you need to modify the core code, the good thing is if you do not want to go down the route of hiring a developer or designer to do it for you, if you have confidence and time it is completely possible to do all manner of modifications if you understand even a little PHP.

Don't worry though if you get stuck their forum and it's users are very helpful and searching the internet can help with a lot of modifications that can be carried out on the application.

The Dashboard/Admin section

Let's now look at the most useful functions of the software/application, it's very comprehensive dashboard tracks a lot of the activity on the site managed by the software.

If we look at some of these features like the amount of registered users, tracking visitors and pages they visit the obvious section that is most sought after is the sales, returns and refunds section not only is this accessible from the dashboard but you get a very comprehensive overview which is essential in any online store.

Products, when we look at the products section or when adding products you have a good base for basic stores with functions like:

1) standard products

2) Variable products

3) Digital products

4) Sizes/colours or other attributes of some products

Add on scripts or plugins can extend the base functionality of the products in the store depending on your needs.

Theme the store!

So when a lot of shopping cat software users look for software they look for the ease of creating your own look so your store can be unique.

Well! OpenCart is so simple to theme once you get your head round the Template system, it can be a small learning curve but once you spend a little time on this you reap the rewards and can give yourself a pat on the back. You can create a great store out of the box or go for a unique store of your own.

Hey! but what if I want to use a bought template?

This is simple too, you can buy from their template section of their website some really good templates that are easily added if you can use FTP or Cpanel or something similar by uploading it to your server in the correct folder, this may seem daunting but is usually documented with the template you buy or instructions given in their user doc's.

I have been using OpenCart for shopping cart design for over 8 years and have used it since the early days of inception, I would highly reccomend this software for it's ease of use and simplicity to setup. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Cons?

Not many although some may see the cost of some of the add on that they may require from the add on section of their website to be a bit expensive, if you look at the possible return for that investment it then is very much worth it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would advise anyone wanting to use opencart to read the documentation, yes I know everyone says this but a lot of the questions you may have when installing and using can be answered there as well as on their community forum. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

when running a web design business and development business sometimes it is better to use a solution you are comfortable with rather then reinvent the wheel as this saves time and money, I have used this software for many years since the early days and have seen it evolve into a great application worthy of the highest praise. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Technical Analyst
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

- Easy to use

- Easy to maintain

- Easy to theme

- Easy to add extra features by using plugins.

- It's very popular

- File size is not huge

- Can be deployed to any server (cPanel) as codebase is php

- Provides free themes and plugins too.

- It has MVC architecture and separation of concerns. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Lack of default features, there should be most of the features which are essentials should be part of opencart directly instead of using plugin. Admin panel should have option to choose to activate it or not based on the requirements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy to use, give a try! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Theming, I think a better look and feel is most important for making first impression with the users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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[Stealth]
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Opencart is a very mature platform with lots of features and a huge collection of extensions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

File management, assigning images to products and advanced SEO tools require third-party extensions (often free) to satisfy everyone's needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you have a developer that knows how to modify it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Opencart can be up and running in minutes. Setting up a basic store with payments and shipping functionality can be done in less than a day.

The huge number of extensions (free and paid) allows everyone to customize and tweak pretty much every aspect of it.

The open-source nature and technologies it's based on (PHP, MySQL) guarantees maintainability. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

-Free to download

-Well-designed UI

-Highly customizable

-Numerous integrations

-Open Source

-Locally or cloud based installation

-A lot of extensions Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

-Difficult to update (Some extensions can be incompatible to new version)

-Some extensions is too expensive

-Needs a bit of development skills Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As i am a developer, i like opencart because it's open source and free. I optimized it as my needs. Opencart has many extensions that meets your needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Plenty of options for extensive customisation and personalization Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Can become a little unstable when pushing the limits of what can be achieved Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

works for exactly what we need currently Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

MVC structure, SEO friendly, & Easy setup Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Debugging can be frustrating for view pages Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

E-commerce marketplace, single stores can be easily setup for small business, open source therefore pocket friendly, can be customised to great lengths Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Java / Kotlin back-end and Android developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I remember that time when I used OpenCart in quite specific case...

It was integration of OpenCart in my Digital Signage system based on C# ASP.NET

API allows to operate with CRUD functions

And OpenCart is very suitable for such sort of things. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

May be it takes more time than I expected when I work with details of API Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Grow up and never give up Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows vendors to show own products properly in my system.

it was very helpful for me at that stage of development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I really like the popularity of the OpenCart script and the availability of plugins, themes, and add-ons. I also like that it's open-source with no cost at all which is the best first steps to build a commercial website for those who's have low-budget. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I actually dislike the speed of the checkout process, unfortunately it offers a slow checkout process for some customers. Also, when i started to using it, I've faced some problems importing my products to the inventory list. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You can start building your commercial website with this powerful script, I totally recommend to use it as a starting way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Drop-shipping, selling retails and building websites to customers. And it have really impacted my work because of the majority of acceptance from people for using it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its a dedicated eCommerce framework with CMS capabilities

Availability of extensions

Easy customization

Regular updates & community support Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Still there are some code level bugs in core

lack of competitive features, APIs, Hooks, Advanced Reporting Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its very easy to customize & eCommerce application building is much simpler Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

OpenCart is easiest way to a setup eCommerce site. within no time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

OpenCart database is very large. it can not handle 1 lakh product Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

yes, I wan to recommend it because it is very quick to set up an eCommerce site. within no time. its modules are very cheap and affordable which is helpful for affordable customization Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it is very quick to set up an eCommerce site. within no time. its modules are very cheap and affordable which is helpful for affordable customization Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Junior Software Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

The graphs representations of product and statistics Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

the color and its template style, I'm not the super fan of its template Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes of course i will suggest this to my other mates, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Production details Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Digital Marketing Specialist
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Easy to use. Complete Solutions of everything. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike. Everything is really awesome. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Highly recommended. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Best framework and system with many basic shopping store functionalities already integrated Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

add to cart feature and dashboard is so elegant and this feature i like the most in opencart Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

nothing particular but when i was using checkout sometimes i feel difficulty Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I will recommend opencart to those people who creates online store such as shopping store Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

i have online store and checkout feature and add to cart feature is best in opencart Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The lamp stack solution is surprisingly lightweight and very practical Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

having to use plugins for features that should be default Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

how much support you would require and how much you would need to change to meet your requirements Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Open cart has a lot of support and help within the community and generally online Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CEO
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

There are plenty of open source codes available for e-commerce website and I have used few of those also but I find OpenCart the best one and very easy to use anyone with big knowledge of coding can also edit the code according to their needs. It also offers plenty of payment methods already integrated into it you have to enable them which ever you want to use. Apart from that there are plenty of themes and plugins available at OpenCart Marketplace where you can download free themes as well professional paid themes which are very easy to implement. There are very gud plugins which improve the user interface and other features of the website. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It should offer few more built-in themes in my opinion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend to everyone try OpenCart its better than many others available in the market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have launched an online shopping website using OpenCart. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Abogado
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

What started just like a tryout, ended being my first option when a client ask for a tool in the online business. Simply it have control over every aspect that care about in any business. The fact that's free and open source it's a BIG pro. It's highly customizable and it has a lot of addons to make it perfect for any kind of work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Using the software i haven't found a turndown reason, everything works flawless to me and no client have reach me to say that something went wrong with it. But there's a few things i think should improve in OpenCart, at moment of an upgrade, it's not that easy as was the first install, sometimes take too much time setup the upgrades. And the Upgrade dialog information it's not always clear. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're starting your business or simply wanna try a free and open source option to see if you can save some extra money, go for it. I'll guaranteed that you won't regret, this is an excellent tool that it's not that famous how it should. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The big problem that OpenCart came to solve to my clients and many small business it's the money spending. When we're starting a business we try to spend the less that we can to maximize the profits, and this it's a free and open source software that not sacrifice any funcionality compared the paid options. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

OpenCart is a very good choice in this fiels, I recommend to use it, it is the number one in the market Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The maximum limit that we can use in the month Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It open to me an opportunity to send money to my account in my country Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Instant settings and installation is best with Opencart Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

sometime feel slow but not much. I think it depends on theme. So anyone choose correct theme would be great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I solve many bugs in the opencart platform and implement features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

It's very friendly to use. Easy coded and easy to customize. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do not think that anything in that is to dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use mostly for e-commerce shops.i get easy modules and easy to custom code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AP
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Admin panel feature also like very simple theme customization Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

open cart theme code structure is not a good structure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have fixed some theme structure issues.also fix some extension code issue. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AW
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It has a mobile version that adapts your website so that it is navigated better with mobile devices. It is easy to manager and update information in the admin panel Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some modules can be installed and require some modifications in the files that are in the admin and catalog folders. You have to understand the structure and the programming to install some modules which could be complex at some point if you are not very well acquainted with php programming Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try to check the themes available before purchasing opencart so that you can install a good responsive theme for mobile devices with open cart Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Operate a dynamic and responsive website for mobile devices Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Founder
Retail
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

I have been using Opencart for over 5 years and oh boy, i am glad i switched to Opencart, we can easily create extensions that support the growth of our business. At one stage, we had over 200 thousand products running on Opencart!! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You literally need an army of extensions to enable the software function properly. Though i don't mind, it might be a turn off for certain people who don't have the patience to create extensions all the time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need a free Open Source ecommerce software then use Opencart and you will never regret it! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Opencart allows us to sell thousands of products to customers in South Africa, we have even created a POS extension that allows our walk-in customers to purchase without the need to acquire expensive POS software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AW
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

I've been using this system for years now and I think it's a very solid CMS system to create ecommerce websites. It's super quick and easy to get up and running in no time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Upgrading to newer version can be a pain especially a big upgrade. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I need to have an easy and configurable ecommerce website Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Web Business Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love that you can easily buy modifications from the marketplace for niche use case scenarios, and if not there are developers that are very knowledgeable of the product so custom functionality isn't a problem. You can also look for themes and they are usually accompanied by a setup/installation guide so if you're not a developer/designer, using this software is a real consideration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I find that developing for the platform is a little cumbersome, though this is probably the worst thing about the product in all. Customisation for admin options aren't well documented for the developer community that I have seen, though there are some paid for solutions that blow open analytics and other tech wide open for you in the back end when it comes to looking at sales attribution and use studies of customers on your site. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I'd recommend this software to people that are looking for a cheap venture into e-commerce. There are better paid-for solutions but if you have someone knowledgeable enough to modify the software in house then this is definitely and cheap and effective solution for your business options. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted to take the step into e-commerce at a low cost. We've achieved sales on the site and an average of 3,000 organic search per month alone. Along with Google ads, we've managed to get user input to help shape the site and continue growing in to a competitive retailer in our sector. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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