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CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software product overview

What is CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software?

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor is an on-premise marketplace platform that allows businesses to open an online multi vendor marketplace working by the eBay and Amazon model. Within this format of marketplace, multiple vendors receive their accounts and sell their products in a shared marketplace storefront.

Key benefits of using CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software

  • Advanced vendor payout system with automatic or manual payout options through a built-in PayPal Adaptive Payments functionality.

  • Configurable vendor plans allow admin users to create custom subscription plans for each vendor with commissions management.

  • From the separate vendor portal vendors can manage orders, access control, online shop pages and content, account balances, currency, language, and more.

  • The advanced order management system means that customers can order from multiple vendors and it is consolidates into one single order, but managed separately in the backend system.

  • Detailed statistics and reports for both admin and vendors provide insight into metrics such as sales, SEO, website visitors, budget, account balance, commissions, and more.

  • 2020 marketplace category leader according to SourceForge and 2020 Customers' Choice and Most Popular marketplace platform according to SoftwareSuggest.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    FAQs/Forum
    Chat
    Email/Help Desk

    Training options

    In Person
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Videos
    Live Online

    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software pricing information

    Value for money

    4.6

    /5

    130

    Starting from

    No info

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

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    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software features

    Functionality

    4.7

    /5

    130
    Total Features64 3 categories

    Most valued features by users

    API
    Data Import/Export
    Customizable Templates
    Content Management
    Drag & Drop
    Reporting & Statistics
    Search/Filter
    SEO Management

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    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software users reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7

    /5

    130

    Positive reviews

    95%

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9.2/10
    Rating distribution

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    Pros
    Product is very customizable and it's quite easy to adapt it to your needs. The Multi-Vendor feature-set is great for any kind of public marketplace.

    Darko G.

    A relatively economical yet powerful solution. Easy to expand the capability through a wide variety of addons available in CS Cart marketplace.

    CS

    Constandinos S.

    The advantage of Cs-Cart unlike some other platforms is that it is easy to add add-ons created by developers and therefore easy to model in our own way.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    Cons
    Evaluating this software during the demo has been nearly impossible and 100% the reason why is because their support team is THE ABSOLUTE worst I have ever dealt with in my 20 years of working online.

    CT

    Carl T.

    Very very frustrating experience. I was not able to launch the marketplace for more then a year.

    AH

    Ali H.

    The customer support is not always flexible, sometimes you feel a bit lost.

    JA

    Jimmy A.

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    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Very good eCommerce market software

    Reviewed a year ago

    Overall we are extremely happy with CS-Cart Multi-Vendor and would highly recommend it.

    Pros

    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor was very easy to setup and get running quickly. The fact that the software is installed on our own server and there are no limits or extra fees based on users, etc like other online markets makes it easy to justify the upfront costs. There is a lot of flexibility with add-ons and a community of developers behind CS-Cart that allow us to make the marketplace our own. The documentation is also very good allowing for quick answers to our problems. For the couple add-ons that we did need to get developed the process was imple and the rates were reasonable.

    Cons

    Currently the importing of products is very robust and I feel we have not yet fully understood how this all works, but this is just a matter of us getting through that learning curve. If you have not worked with other platforms that are built in a similar way (this reminds me a lot of presta shop) then it may take you a while to understand the logic of how the site is put together.

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Quite happy with CS-Cart Multivendor

    Reviewed 6 months ago

    I am quite happy with CS-Cart Multi-vendor so far. Obviously, there are things that should be improved but overall it is a software that I would definitely recommend to anyone that wants to start their business properly, without risking unnecessary money/time.

    Pros

    The support team is very professional, friendly and they usually go straight to the point. Also, one time fee was something that made me go for this software and not others. I like they listen to our needs and try to do they best to implement solutions on the upgrades. The platform works pretty well and it is responsive.

    Cons

    It is not very user-friendly and sometimes it becomes quite complicated to use. For example, if I want to add a video on a product file, I have to embed it with code as there is not chance to just upload it. My vendors do not really get to used to it as they find it tricky to use so I wish it was much more intuitive. For example, one of the hardest parts to configure is the shipping method for every vendor as this also varies depending on the delivery location. I think it could be overall much more intuitive.

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    Worst customer support experience in my life! They seem to have very little concern for your needs

    Reviewed 4 months ago

    The software on the surface works as intended and would be very good if it worked. The main issue is whenever a problem small or big occurred the support response time was so slow. I truly do not understand how they convert clients to paying clients if they show no care in resolving issues with the software and explaining to clients how to resolve problems and misunderstandings.

    Pros

    On the surface, the software appears to do everything that we wanted. We were 90% sure we were going to pay for this software after evaluating it. We loved how the software was intended to function but the reality of how it functioned was another story.

    Cons

    Every single time we had an issue and contacted support it took hours to days for them to respond. Many times the responses did not even address the issues. The "support" rep that kept replying to us kept saying they were more on the sales side and that is why they did not understand everything about the software? We were 90% on board and ready to pay to use this software but every time we dove further...

    Vendor response

    Hello Carl, We're sorry our product disappointed you. We checked your support tickets and looks like our support team replied to all your requests in timethe same day and just one ticket the next day. Looks like there was a misunderstanding: we have two independent teamsthe sales team and the customer care team (tech support). You communicated a lot with our sales team and they don't provide...

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    When they say out of the box, they mean it!

    Reviewed a year ago

    Ease of use (after a slight learning curve), out of the box features, lifetime license, and excellent customer support makes this worth every penny.

    Pros

    What I like most: Lifetime license (no monthly payments); excellent and fast customer support; open source (completely customizable).

    Cons

    A little bit difficult to get the hang of the design aspect. If you're used to using blocks to design, it'll be easier. But if you have no experience like I did, there was definitely a learning curve. But once I got the hang of it, it's easy and efficient!

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Everything You Need and More!

    Reviewed 6 months ago

    Great overall experience. Now that I have control of how the software works I have real confidence in how I can get my products to the greatest number of people, and to help others get their products online for a fraction of the cost of doing it all themselves.

    Pros

    This software was recommended to me by a website designer. Now that I have worked with the software for a while, I find the software to be very intuitive and easy to use. The best part is that I can do everything myself. I don't have to pay for programming, and I am not paying monthly payments. Between the software functionality and the available add-ons from developers all over the world, there is...

    Cons

    Since I was new to ecommerce, it took some time to understand how to manipulate the blocks to organize the information on the page. The learning curve is a bit steep at first if you don't have any experience with using blocks. While the user guide is very helpful in explaining the basics, I found that I spent a bunch of time just moving stuff around and more or less learning by trial and error. The 1-3 minute tutorials don't cover enough info to put the puzzle together quickly and effectively. I would recommend a series of tutorials for beginners, such as myself, that takes more time with learning from scratch, with lots of examples how the blocks work and how all the functionality goes together.

    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software FAQs and common questions

    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software has the following pricing plans:
    Pricing model: One Time License
    Free Trial: Available


    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software supports the following languages:
    Russian, Polish, Czech, English, Chinese (Simplified), Norwegian (Bokmal), Ukrainian, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Turkish, Spanish


    Yes, CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software has an API available for use.


    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software integrates with the following applications:
    MYOB Essentials, PayPal, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Stripe, Mad Mimi, Mailchimp


    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software offers the following support options:
    FAQs/Forum, Chat, Email/Help Desk

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