Beoordeeld op 17-4-2019
OpenCart the way to go
Opmerkingen: I have had a tremendous experience... I can build my website the way I want, and once I pay for a OpenCart plugin, or theme, I add it to my box of tools that I can permanently use on any of my other sites. The initial setup can be a little daunting, but once you've built your first site, it's fantastic. The plugins and themes are very well priced, and the support is great. OpenCart have addressed previous security flaws in their software, and https://www.tinfoilsecurity.com/ scanned my site and gave it a clean bill of health. I recommend the 'Pavilion - Responsive OpenCart Theme by ThemeBurn | ThemeForest' as you do not need to know how to write a single line of code. It's responsive (re scales automatically) , so you do not have to worry about how it will look on a pc or mobile phone, and you can do almost anything you can think off. Granted that there is a HUGE learning curve, but it gets better as you learn how to work with the theme.
Pluspunten: You control everything, and you can find plugins to add functionality you do not have... It is great if you want full control, and I have never found there is something I want that I cannot do without a plugin or a tweak here and there. Support is great and often the developers who create the plugins will help you install the plugin for free after you buy it. They normally even do small tweaks for free, and add extra functionality at a minimal cost. Yes, there are many ready built eCommerce platforms like shopify and squarspace, but you will have to pay a monthly hosting fee, including monthly plugin rental. If I could buy a plugin once off on shopify, I would perhaps reconsider, but most plugins are rental only. Shopify has a lot of features, but it does not have everything most people need. So you going to end up renting a lot of extra plugins. Take 10 different plugins on shopify, at a monthly cost of approx $20 each, and you 're going to pay $200 on top of your shopify costs. It all adds up. Bottom line, if you do not mind a learning curve, and you want to keep costs down in the long run, along with full control, OpenCart is the way to go!
Minpunten: Like most software, there is a learning curve. It can be painful all at once, but the more you use OpenCart, the better it gets.
Beoordeeld op 9-12-2019
Great option for needing customized ecommerce
Opmerkingen: We needed to be able to bolt on many additional services that were enabling our e-commerce capability. OpenCart has great API functionality that allowed us to do this.
Pluspunten: This was used with my past company and our team really enjoyed some of the "open-source" nature of OpenCart versus other competitors (such as Magento).
Minpunten: It isn't as robust in an enterprise standpoint as other options. However, I think the pro that I mentioned far outweighs this.
Beoordeeld op 7-10-2019
Awesome for Startups, Small Businesses and Medium Size Businesses
Opmerkingen: Overall, my experience with OpenCart has been very good throughout the years as it is one of the e-commerce software solutions that I can install and maintain without having to worry about it unexpectedly breaking in between periods of maintenance.
Pluspunten: One of the things that I like the most about OpenCart is the multitude of options available for tailoring it towards my business needs. I have found that many of the modules and extensions that other e-commerce software solutions charge for are included out of the box with OpenCart and for free. For the extensions that are not included out of the box, they can usually be found in the OpenCart marketplace either for free or for a nominal price that allows even startups to realize a profit on their business even faster.
Minpunten: One of the things that I like the least about this software is the filter function for products in the admin area. Rather than allowing for products to be filtered by a single identifying keyword within a title, you have to remember the beginning word of the title and continue to add keywords in order to help filter down to a manageable number of products fitting the criteria you are looking for.
Beoordeeld op 9-5-2018
Simple and cheap e-shop system for small e-shops without marketing support.
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.
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.
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.
Beoordeeld op 30-9-2019
Thumbs up to OpenCart
Opmerkingen: OpenCart is suppose to be a tryout but I ended up sticking to the platform. I am happy and would strongly recommend to you.
Pluspunten: I heard about OpenCart from a friend and I decided to try it out but I didn't expect it to blow my mind. An open source online store platform that's free and all its functions and features works great. I love the fact that I could control and operate it. Highly customizable has so many add ons. I ended up sticking to OpenCart
Minpunten: The platforms fine. I am impressed and i do not have any dislike.
Beoordeeld op 15-11-2019
Opmerkingen: Overall it is good e-commerce application for online shops with very ease effort.
Pluspunten: This is one of the best opensource e-commerce product available in market. we can do lot of customization stuff using the plugins. Administration and Maintenance is pretty painless one. It has good graphical user interface for managing the products. Installing the software is straight forward and easy.
Minpunten: Few plugins are quite expensive and upgrade is painfull. It requires, lot of learning curve to understand the products.
Beoordeeld op 13-10-2019
Few things to know about OpenCart
Opmerkingen: If you are a beginner then you must try OpenCart to bring your business online and generate revenue.
1. It is an open source ecommerce development platform which allows bringing small scale as well as medium scale businesses online within just few clicks.
2. It provides all the basic features to run and organize an effective online store which can be used easily and doesn't require much of technical expertise.
1. Being an open source platform it is more likely to be vulnerable from external threats such as code injection and similar.
2. Although it provides all the basic features but sometimes I feel like it lacks a bit of features such as event management application as well as it doesn't provide access to its code files in order to build one.
Beoordeeld op 12-11-2019
Open Source CMS
Opmerkingen: open cart is great as it is free i.e open source and is growing its business more and more with the passage of time and is always highly recommended for the beginners who wish to start their own E-Commerce business.
Open Cart is an open source content management system. The development of the websites is an easy task using open cart. It is best for the development of E-Commerce websites.
These type of organization is best for medium-sized E-commercer sites. It is improving itself more and more and many users are adopting it.
Minpunten: It is for the medium sized users and hence it is light weight. These does not allow the search engine optimization at the next level. It also does not support full functionality in inventory.
Beoordeeld op 21-11-2019
Best OpenSource Code for e-Commerce
Opmerkingen: I am running an online shopping website with OpenCart.
Pluspunten: I have been using OpenCart for last 6 yrs or so and I find it very easy to use and also very easy to customize according to your requirements. You can add plenty of free plugins and themes to it and also some paid themes and features also available.
Minpunten: Some features of plugins are not compatible with new versions of OpenCart which is kind of disappointment.
Beoordeeld op 6-12-2016
Popular, open source and not too complicated - worth a try
Opmerkingen: 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.
- very fast;
- a LOT of extensions, most inexpensive;
- easy to learn the basics, not impossible to learn even more.
- lacks the fancy plugin management of Prestashop;
- bulky updates;
- some say bad customer support, but no personal experience in this regard.
Beoordeeld op 6-12-2016
For the amateur and the professional
Opmerkingen: 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(!)?
Pluspunten: The flexibility and the customization while still being easy to use and understand. It is also mobile friendly.
Minpunten: 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.
Beoordeeld op 18-10-2017
OpenCart is an amazing software.
Opmerkingen: 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 install and setup.
Easy for develop custom solutions.
Great marketplace to buy extensions for good prices.
Infinite Payment gateways.
Infinite Shipping Gateways.
Email Marketing Tools.
Users and Role Administrations.
Discounts, Sales, Coupons, Rewards Points.
Multi Language. Multi Currency.
Marketing Tracking Tools.
Affiliate Program Tool.
Minpunten: 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.
Beoordeeld op 16-7-2019
Good open-source cart platform if you have a developer
Pluspunten: It's free, what's not to like about an open-source shopping cart platform. It's extendable with modules, and can be made to be pretty powerful.
Minpunten: The modules, more particularly, that there are no coding standards or screening processes in which developers must go through before a paid module is put up for sale on the marketplace.
Beoordeeld op 10-10-2018
Easy to use and versatile open source platform for small business website
Opmerkingen: A great choice for small ecommerce businesses.
Pluspunten: Admin page is easy to use and navigate. Clean and attractive design layout even on default theme. The system is extremely responsive and seems to be great ecommerce solution for small businesses. Although the stock system already comes with the basic needs of an ecommerce site, the marketplace for extensions has a good selection of mods to further expand functionality and design. Easy setup makes opencart a good choice to quickly have a functional, modern, and professional website setup with little effort.
Minpunten: The simplicity of the platform and 'somewhat' limited third party extensions (compared to top competitors), may not be an ideal choice for mid to large size businesses. Backend search functionalities and filters are also limited.
Beoordeeld op 20-10-2017
The best e-commerce platform
Opmerkingen: I gained many things but most important I improved my programming skills
Pluspunten: 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.
Minpunten: Sometimes in a hurry on publish new releases which leads to bugs. And forum members (some of them) can be really aggressive .
Beoordeeld op 31-5-2018
Setup your own online store to sell your products.
Opmerkingen: I used the Open Cart for a long time to run my store online. Saved my time and money to develop self store using coding.
Pluspunten: Open Cart is software to use create store online for sell products. It have approximately all required features which are necessary for a store owner. Open Cart is available in different languages and have a large amount of extensions to customize the store. Themes are also available or you can customize current theme. It gives you all controls over your store.
Minpunten: Some features hard to understand and handle. like mega menu is not easy to understand and without mega menu store looks not good in my thoughts.
Beoordeeld op 14-12-2016
Great, full featured opensource cart with thousands of addons
Opmerkingen: 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.
Easy to install and set-up
Ease of Use
Good support community
Thousands of add-ons
Thousands of themes
Release cycle is random and not thought out
Difficult to upgrade unless you
Beoordeeld op 12-9-2017
Feature rich CMS with alot to do! Security could be better
- Easy to manage products
- Setting up a store in no time
- Selling products online
- Accepting payments online
- 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
- 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
Beoordeeld op 2-7-2018
One of the best ecommerce carts
Pluspunten: Easy to setup, easy to rank, easy to customize. Great feedback from the community, being and active and responsive community. We were able to develop one online shop with easy and great performance
Minpunten: Not being the most developed online cart system it has his drawbacks, many upgrades and modules are not developed for opencart. Depending on your needs and expectation you should consider more options, depending on what you need.
Beoordeeld op 28-1-2019
Decent self-hosted e-commerce solution for small shops
Opmerkingen: For a basic e-commerce website for a small shop, OpenCart can be a decent solution for self-hosted. Clients are always happy with the easy to use administration and find intuitive. As a developer, its been fairly easy to modify code. I typically recommend other software over OpenCart, but overall it's a decent platform to start out with.
Pluspunten: Website administration is easy-to-use and non-technical clients can easily find what they need. Great basic set of features making setup of website fairly easy to get going. And of course the best part of OpenCart, it's free to use as open-source software.
Minpunten: Extensive customization can get costly with extensions. Some security issues with some of the extensions, so choose wisely. Outdated templates/themes. Not a good choice for larger shops as it will slow down considerably.
Beoordeeld op 1-11-2017
Awesome Experience. I am working with you since 2014
Opmerkingen: First of all, This is OpenSource Free software and Its helps to set up store within few hours
Pluspunten: I liked all the things everything was made brilliant and now in 3x marketplace installation easier now to explain to our clients
Minpunten: 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
Beoordeeld op 14-10-2019
Easy to organize small amounts of products
Pluspunten: Very easy to use. You update all page information in the backend. Truly excellent
Minpunten: It is perfect for what I need. I am aware that OC has it's limitations when dealing with big stocks
Beoordeeld op 9-3-2018
OpenCart is an eCommerce from the Future
Opmerkingen: 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.
Pluspunten: 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.
Minpunten: 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.
Beoordeeld op 26-4-2019
Pluspunten: OpenCart is very easy to set up and it is user friendly. It has quite a straightforward interface and you can literally do everything without much challenges from creating pages up to adding products. It is easy to integrate with other payment systems and different shipping options. It also has a good catalog functionality and good features features for order processing
Minpunten: It is very difficult to customize some features on OpenCart and you are forced to use the theme.
Beoordeeld op 27-3-2019
Open Source all the way!
Opmerkingen: We were not able to sell our products online, but thanks to OpenCart we are now online.
Pluspunten: What I like most about OpenCart is that it is open source, thereby it has a huge community. I like that OpenCart is easy to use and setup.
Minpunten: If you are setting up on your own you need some knowledge of web hosting in order to have it up and running.