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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

    133

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    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

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    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software features

    Functionality

    4.7

    /5

    133

    Total features

    45

    3 categories

    Most valued features by users

    API
    Content Management
    Reporting & Statistics
    Customizable Templates
    Data Import/Export
    Access Controls/Permissions
    Drag & Drop
    Order Management

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    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.7

    /5

    133

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9.16/10
    Rating distribution

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    3

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    20

    3

    2

    2

    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.
    A relatively economical yet powerful solution. Easy to expand the capability through a wide variety of addons available in CS Cart marketplace.
    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.
    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.
    Very very frustrating experience. I was not able to launch the marketplace for more then a year.
    The customer support is not always flexible, sometimes you feel a bit lost.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Very good eCommerce market software

    Reviewed 2 years 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 2 years 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.

    Overall Rating
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    • Ease of use
    • Features
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Class-leading marketplace solution

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    Overall we are very happy with the choice that we made in settling on this platform. It is class-leading and provides a robust solution for a multi-vendor marketplace. We are still setting it up fully but we are delighted with the results so far.

    Pros

    We were looking for a solution that would enable us to incorporate an affiliate marketing component. CS-Cart was way ahead of the competition.

    Cons

    The access control module is not as comprehensive as one might want. It therefore is difficult to restrict users from carrying out functions that you may want restricted.

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    Awful support

    Reviewed 2 years ago
    Pros

    when your business depends on your software, you can't offer poor support. Two months ago, I changed my template in order to be ready for Christmas. It was the beginning of November. I asked them to rebuild the mobile app, because when you change your template, the mobile app stops working. Two months later, IOS version is still not done. And as everybody knows, the real buyers use the iPhone, not Android. They destroyed my Christmas season; god know when I will finally get my mobile app. As for the money I spent? Around $7000. Yeap, that's the kind of support you get for $7000.

    Cons

    The support is awful and highly expensive: you have to buy points: you don't use all points, you lose your money. You don't have enough points ? you have to buy more than what you really need.

    Vendor response

    Hello Francis! Sorry to hear you had troubles with our support. As far as I understand, this is your only concern about CS-Cart Multi-Vendor? We will figure out why your mobile app wasn't ready in time and will do our best to avoid such situations in the future. Regarding our support service: in 2020, we did a lot to improve it. For example, introduced a customer care subscription. This subscription...

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    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Review of the CS-Cart marketplace

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    CS-Cart is great for online shopping. You can quickly create your own store or even a marketplace. The system works quite quickly, there are many tools for working with SEO and design. CS-Cart also has paid support, but it works well and quickly. This platform solves most of the problems with creating, importing, and exporting products. You can flexibly configure all the necessary parameters for your store.

    Pros

    1. High-quality written code 2. Design and working with templates 3. Convenient work with products 4. SEO-optimization and promotion 5. Integration with online payment and delivery services 6. Regular updates 7. User-friendly admin panel

    Cons

    1. The checkout process 2. In order to somehow compensate for the lack of functionality, you have to buy addons 3. Quality control of addons on the marketplace 4. Standard caching algorithm 5. Expensive addons 6. There is no integration with fulfillment services 7. No guides for sellers

    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software offer?

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


    Q. Who are the typical users of CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software?

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


    Q. What languages does CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software support?

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


    Q. Does CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software support mobile devices?

    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software offer an API?

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


    Q. What other apps does CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software integrate with?

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


    Q. What level of support does CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software offer?

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

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