CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software Features

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software

Multi-Vendor eCommerce marketplace software

4.7/5 (130 reviews)

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Online Booking
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Order Management
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Product Catalog
Product Configurator
Product Ratings / Reviews
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API
Abandoned Cart Saver
Access Controls/Permissions
Administrative Reporting
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Automatic Backup
CRM
Cataloging/Categorization
Categorization/Grouping
Commission Calculations
Commission Management
Content Management
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Customization
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Discount Management
Drag & Drop
Electronic Payments
Email Marketing
Feedback Management
Inventory Control
Inventory Management
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Landing Pages/Web Forms
Loyalty Program
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Multi-Store
Online Booking
Online Catalog
Order Management
Order Tracking
Payment Processing
Performance Metrics
Product Catalog
Product Configurator
Product Ratings / Reviews
Promotions Management
Ratings / Reviews
Refund Management
Reporting & Statistics
Returns Management
Reviews Management
Role-Based Permissions
SEO Management
Sales Reports
Search/Filter
Self Service Portal
Shipping Management
Shopping Cart
Tax Management
Templates
Transaction History
Vendor Management
Vendor Portal
Visitor Tracking
Web Traffic Reporting
Website Management
eCommerce Management
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API
Abandoned Cart Saver
Access Controls/Permissions
Administrative Reporting
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Automatic Backup
CRM
Cataloging/Categorization
Categorization/Grouping
Commission Calculations
Commission Management
Content Management
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Customization
Data Import/Export
Data Synchronization
Discount Management
Drag & Drop
Electronic Payments
Email Marketing
Feedback Management
Inventory Control
Inventory Management
Kitting
Landing Pages/Web Forms
Loyalty Program
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Multi-Store
Online Booking
Online Catalog
Order Management
Order Tracking
Payment Processing
Performance Metrics
Product Catalog
Product Configurator
Product Ratings / Reviews
Promotions Management
Ratings / Reviews
Refund Management
Reporting & Statistics
Returns Management
Reviews Management
Role-Based Permissions
SEO Management
Sales Reports
Search/Filter
Self Service Portal
Shipping Management
Shopping Cart
Tax Management
Templates
Transaction History
Vendor Management
Vendor Portal
Visitor Tracking
Web Traffic Reporting
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Visit WebsiteCompare App

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software's features:

Mohammed e.

Good Platform

2018-10-31

Pros

Auto Update, Drag & Drop Landing Pages/Web Forms Online Booking Tools Online Store Builder Pre-built Templates SEO Management

Cons

some option need addon, need more video for

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Retail company, 501-1000 employees)

One of the best Multi-Vendor platforms out there

2019-03-05

It is highly customizable and it has all the functionality you will ever need to launch an online marketplace.

Pros

It comes with advanced SEO optimization.

Cons

Some functionalities are very complicated to set up, they should have a basic set-up and advanced set-up feature. Also, they should work more on the translations options, sometimes the translations don't work correctly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Iulian A.

Review of the CS-Cart marketplace

2021-01-23

The system works quite quickly, there are many tools for working with SEO and design.

Pros

Convenient work with products 4. SEO-optimization and promotion 5.

Cons

Quality control of addons on the marketplace 4.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Darko G.

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor

2020-08-03

Pros

Product is very customizable and it's quite easy to adapt it to your needs.

Cons

More flexible role-based access control would be usefull.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Consumer Goods company, myself only employees)

The best marketplace platform

2020-06-05

This platform allow me to open a complete marketplace in some weeks.

Pros

What I've loved is that is a marketplace platform ready-to-go, with all requirements to offer a complete multi vendor ecommerce.

Cons

What I liked least is that in order to have some features it is needed to buy a third party plugin.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Zahhar K.

Solid platform to easily start with a marketplace

2018-12-04

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor, in my opinion, is mature platform to start with a marketplace within very short timeframe. It has enough features bundled to start your operations, and if you face you are missing something - there are different options to get them without great investments. The most important for me and my clients is that we feel secured: there are always experts around (CS-Cart support or community experts) who are ready to help. I can recommend CS-Cart MV for small- to mid-size business who are looking for a solution to build a marketplace that can operate worldwide, support thousands of products from hundreds of vendors presented in dozen of languages.

Pros

1) User-friendly admin area, that is optimized for mobile/tablet browser - highly valued by vendor admins; 2) Great customization possibilities - almost every aspect can be configured, designed, turned on/off, translated or adjusted via the GUI, no need to involve developer; 3) Large helpful community - if you need to make a larger modification you can find inexpensive developers from different countries, or you can ask people at the forum; 4) Great selection of free and paid addons that allow you for implement your custom business processes, intgrate your shop wil myriads of 3rd-party tools. 5) Advanced SEO features that you get out of the box, preconfigured - so you can get pretty good results without spending extra time and money on additional optimization for search engine rankings.

Cons

A few features that were required for my case (e.g. granular access control for vendors, filters by color, fuzzy search logic) were available only as paid addons, but not out of the box.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Nonprofit Organization Management company, 1-10 employees)

Review of CS-Cart marketplace

2021-02-05

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.

Pros

There are a multitude of features which are very handy for customer and seller management.

Cons

Managing and adding products is still quite simple, on the other hand when it comes to the design and display management of the pages it is quite complicated.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Marylin L.

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor after one year of use

2021-02-05

We can thus ask third party partners for integrating on the testing plateform and be confient when we deliver on Prod

Pros

Hosting solution is well optimised Could work easily with third party developer and give them temporary acces to your platform

Cons

Integrating own static web site page with own brand design could be tedious Documentaion is in general well done but sometime the screenshot refer to previous design

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Veliša B.

More than 10 years with this THE BEST CART SOFTWARE

2019-03-21

It is easy to use, wery well organized, feature-rich, user-friendly and easy customizable cart software for multi-vendor e-commerce business.

Pros

Advanced SEO optimization is big plus.

Cons

We have no problems or issues that we can not solve - thanks to Simtech Development :).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Edwin C.

Greatest time to value software

2018-10-31

We wanted to implement a marketplace but didnt have the time, the money or the skills to develop it, so we used CS Cart and were able to test our business hipotesis in very short period of time

Pros

Big marketplace of plugins to add more functionality like SEO optimization or IP geolocation

Cons

You have to pay separatly for the mobile app

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Hannah J.

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

2020-05-20

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Toby O.

CS-Cart Multivendor for small business

2020-05-26

It's feature-rich and mobile capable.

Pros

The config was easy and all connections with 3rd parties worked out of the box.

Cons

It also lacks a few integrations with new 4pl providers (EasyShip).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Osman V.

My experience with CS-Cart Multi-Vendor

2018-10-31

My overall experience with Multi-Vendor: Engaging in the international e-commerce platform is perhaps one of the most challenging projection for me. But still I consider it worth trying li̇felong if needed. It is a time demanding job with many aspects to master.

Pros

Its scalability and pricing consciousness is excellent and it provides full development control as an open-source script.

Cons

As a passionate user of Multi-Vendor, there is really not much to object except some features like multi-lingual export/import of data (categories only) which is really time consuming.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Constandinos S.

CS Cart MV review

2021-03-19

Pros

* Based on an older version - Easy to use by admin and vendors - A relatively economical yet powerful solution - Easy to expand the capability through a wide variety of addons available in CS Cart marketplace - Reliable and stable - Good support service - Includes all the core functionality someone needs to start - New versions released often

Cons

- No built in image compression/resize features, can result in poor performance when vendor imports huge image files - No internal collaboration tools between admin and vendors - No split payment option (Added in later version)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Aaron B.

Lot's of features, difficult to customise

2021-01-17

Overall, very good. The feature set is terrific and was the reason I picked CS-Cart Multi Vendor.

Pros

. - Admin portal is easy to use - setting up Vendors, Products etc. is simple but it's also possible to setup complex product features and filters. - Upfront pricing worked for me - it's nice to know exactly what I have for the initial spend

Cons

There's a lot of outdated, even deprecated, libraries that are used. - Third party integration is relatively limited without additional development (e.g. email marketing pretty much tied to Mailchimp which isn't the end of the world but more choice would be nice)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Toiny W.

Perfect for running your own marketplace!

2018-11-01

CS MV means I can do all the tough behind the scenes work, and my vendors can focus on their branding, products & sales.

Pros

It is so customizable. It is easy to create your own unique look & feel across your site, and still customize special pages (for holidays, events, or even daily deals).

Cons

There are now new ways for customers to sort, filter and search for the products they want from any page.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Wholesale company, 11-50 employees)

CS-CART MULTI VENDOR is a great platform for eCommerce, with lots of built in Add-ons and features

2018-11-14

It’s the great platform to build eCommerce Multi-Vendor site, with lots of use-full add-ons and customization.

Pros

CS-CART is one of the best CMS (Content Management System) platforms for eCommerce out there, have used it to personally from last 4 year.

Cons

We didn’t find any big issue about the CS-Cart Multi-Vendor. Need more power full and attractive themes specially for CS-Cart Multi-Vendor.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Wholesale company, 1-10 employees)

It`s a good software

2018-10-31

It`s a good software. I recommend it.

Pros

- Easy to manage - Affordable - SEO 80% done

Cons

- Expensive addons - Templates are rare

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jimmy M.

Worth the money!

2018-10-31

CS cart probably the only software that focus on a complete multi vendor e-commerce platforms. The best and cheapest way to create an online market.

Pros

High quality platform for low price but with interface similar to big and expensive platforms!

Cons

Since the platform is highly customizable you could solve any "issue" you might face.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)

MultiVendor marketplace is the best ready for production solution out there!

2018-10-31

One of the best experiences I've had working on an ecommerce projects so far.

Pros

It is very easy to work with, the features are in abundance, and it caters to pretty much every scenario covered in running a multi-vendor marketplace operation.

Cons

But the "responsive" theme that cs-cart delivers by default, needs a lot of rewrite, or perhaps a decoupling from the core smarty engine and make it more API-driven.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Nick K.

Excellent software for creating a marketplace

2018-11-09

I am currently developing my own project. marketplace in the agricultural sector. at the moment, the basic functions and additional topics are sufficient. very happy.

Pros

Quite a lot of additional additions from third-party developers.

Cons

One of the disadvantages was not critical, because he decided to Supplement the developers. Since the international version, lacked payment methods for Russia. several features are missing in the basic version, but they are solved with the help of additional paid modules.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Francis R.

Awful support

2020-12-27

Pros

I asked them to rebuild the mobile app, because when you change your template, the mobile app stops working.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from CS-Cart


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 includes more than ordinary credit-based support, even free modifications and upgrades. You are welcome to watch the video about how we improved our products and services (including support) in 2020. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/rSLQnXyl2VU. You can find the video on YouTube by searching "CS-Cart in 2020How We Improved Your Experience".

Thank you and I hope you will like the 2020 improvements.

UPD.: On January 11, your mobile app was published in the AppStore. There were some problems with the Native React update and AppStore policy. We'll bear in mind this case in the future.

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Mark M.

After 2 years of using CS-Cart MV

2018-11-01

Overall its a great experience using CS-Cart MV, I dont have a lot of Vendors, but focusing on a few line of products. Our vendors like it, especially that products can be approved by admin before going live in one click!

Pros

You can also find a lot of 3rd party add-ons and themes at affordable prices.

Cons

Another thing is the display of products on mobile, I would like to have 2 products per row by default instead of one.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Meghan M.

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor was a major upgrade for my marketplace!

2019-03-18

Then I moved to Opencart, which allowed me to control my costs, but the user interface for both the admin and vendors left a lot to be desired in its complexity.

Pros

As far as design goes, it is so easy for me to change the home page layout on a regular basis with the use of blocks and the simple drag-and-drop functionality.

Cons

One thing is the learning curve is different for the vendors, many of whom are used to selling on Shopify or Etsy, but I have had very few complaints and the majority of my vendors have found our system easy to adapt to.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Mubashir V.

Great E-commerce Platform

2018-10-31

Pros

It's very convenient and easy to use.

Cons

At first it looks very expensive plus there are very less third party themes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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