CS-Cart Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

CS-Cart

Shopping Cart eCommerce Software for B2B and B2C

4.62/5 (66 reviews)

CS-Cart overview

What is CS-Cart?

Suitable for B2C and B2B, CS-Cart is an all-inclusive, scalable eCommerce software. With singular and multi-vendor solutions, CS-Cart provides a solution for small start-ups and large B2B web shops alike.

CS-Cart B2B & B2C comprises a checkout system, flexible product management & built-in CMS and is ready to use "right out of the box". CS-Cart provides online vendors with a customizable storefront and advanced admin panel.

Integrations with major shipping and payment services and multilingual shopping carts facilitate the implementation of CS-Cart by anyone.

CS-Cart also offer a 30 day money back guarantee.
www.cs-cart.com

Pricing

Pricing options
Free trial
One time license
Open source
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 other markets, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Dutch and 11 other languages, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian
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CS-Cart reviews

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Frank Teta

CS-Cart

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-31
Review Source: Capterra

Great visibility on Google because the rich content provided in this software.

Pros
Once you learn all that this software can do you will be very pleased. CS-Cart has provided so many how-to vids to help you along.

Cons
Very little to say negative because they've been so much better in the communication with me. This software was created in Russia and the time difference can be a little difficult at times. I will say in the past year I never wait for more than 24 hrs for a response.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Patrick Bogues

Easy to use eCommerce software, value for money and good technical support.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-14
Review Source: Software Advice

I have tried other eCommerce programs, but none compare to CS Cart for ease of use, value for money and support. Excellent.

Pros
CS Cart is very straight forward to use, and offers a plethora of features to sell products on the web. We were able to integrate it into our bespoke stock control system so that stock levels online were synced. The product entry scheme is very detailed . You can tailor the features to suit the requirements of the items that are listed. You can combine products, or list matching products. Products are organised into categories on the website, and this process also offers many possiblities to make things easier for site visitors. The administration panels has a promotions section to tailor offers on specific products at specific times, so you can plan your marketing ahead of time. You can also do promotions to your existing customers, or types of customers. The administration panel allows you to design you pages. The format is based on blocks and banners, and is really easy to configure. CS Cart also allows you to offer more than one payment provider so your customers have a choice. There is a SEO section to help you get to the top of the rankings. There is a comprehensive set of reports for dealing with orders when they come flooding in. Each report can be configured with you company logo, and you can keep your customers updated with emailed reports Simple! If all these details are not enough, then you can access the thriving community of add on developers who have added even more functionality to the core program. What is not to like. Finally, if you are like me and not too confident on the technical side, then CS Cart has a great customer support section. Polite, prompt and very very helpful if you are in trouble. They don't make you feel stupid, they explain and fix the problem quickly.

Cons
I would like to see more features on the mobile site. The numbers accessing my site by phone is increasing quickly, and I would like to offer more options for these customers,

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Solid concept, okayish product. Will get the job done.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-06-30
Review Source: Capterra

Once you have set it up, it is a trusty software which gets the job done. The hassle is just in getting there. You might want to see externals to get the platform up & running.

Pros
CS-Cart offers you a tremendous amount of functionalities (and high degree of personalization) and will do a good job in handling multiple vendor accounts and loads of visitors. Yes, it does what it is supposed to do.

Cons
Thousands and thousands of functionalities are great but... you need a lot of manual work to enable them. Apart from that, the overall user experience is a bit rusty at times, in worst cases, confusing (mainly on the Admin-side, not the Vendor-side).

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Anonymous

I wish we would've gone magento!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-17
Review Source: Capterra

Most of our problems with CS-Cart revolve around their failed update system, or system breaking updates, bad internal policies, and poor customer support. When it comes to using the software, it serves its purpose mostly, for transactional use, but at least on the version we got stuck at, forget about REPORTS! The reports system is so unwieldy you can't get any useful data from it at all. We've had to develop custom addons to generate good reports as our customers truly despise cs-carts built-in reports system. In fact, we've had to develop a lot of different plugins just to compensate for the lack in natural functionality of cs-cart (again, at least for the version we got stuck at due to their failing update routines). We are already redeveloping our 8 years of add-ons (as needed) in magento as our customers have had it with cs-cart (and frankly, our developers as well). So we've lost our butts here, I wish Magento was in a better position 9 years ago when we had to make a decision on modern ecommerce software package as our base. Save yourself the headache, choose another software, gotta be plenty of better options!

Pros
The software has pretty good hooks, and is written in a standard enough way that any developer can modify it with addons to your needs. But thats about the only praise I can muster.

Cons
* Their update routine is downright awful. We have 4 different shops using this software, all of which got stuck on old versions due to their update routine failing without error message. Their support refuses to assist without ACCESS to the server, which by contract we cannot give. We're professionals, they can easily give us troubleshooting tips to help guide us toward fixing their mess, but nope, nothing. Bare in mind, 4 different servers, with different configurations. * Their support is slow to response, and often responds with very unuseful comments, so each time back and forth takes way too long when your shop is in peril. * Their refund policies (which is to say, there are no refunds) are nothing short of thievery. While we paid to upgrade licenses, we never got the upgrades due to the failure of the software to complete the update. They refuse to refund when they also refused to offer support beyond "give us your server logins". Very unethical companyn! * The software is prone to hackers with not very proactive effort on cs-cart's part. They react to the problem, and to their credit, at least they offer a way to PATCH with instructions as opposed to ONLY their update routine. We would've been forced out of their software long ago if they didn't do this, so we are grateful for the patch and disclosure on the security problems they do discover (but again, its after their customers were hacked, they should be doing proactive S&D)

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Joe Baker

Great Shopping Crat Software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-26
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using this software for over 12 years since the early days of this software and it has improved over the years with many new features but still needs more, but overall I have been very happy using it.

Pros
It has many features to do just about anything needed in the e-commerce business, it has a big community for help if needed.

Cons
It lacks some much-needed features that are available in other similar applications that will make this software much better

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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CS-Cart features

API
Content Management

Access Control (83 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (127 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (101 other apps)
Custom Forms (88 other apps)
Customizable Branding (149 other apps)
Customizable Templates (151 other apps)
Data Import/Export (120 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (115 other apps)
Electronic Payments (106 other apps)
Order Management (87 other apps)
Product Catalog (98 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (116 other apps)
SEO Management (88 other apps)
Search Functionality (105 other apps)
Social Media Integration (89 other apps)
Third Party Integration (178 other apps)
Website Management (87 other apps)
eCommerce Management (99 other apps)

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Additional information for CS-Cart

Key features of CS-Cart

  • Storefront
  • Website content management
  • Automatic inventory control
  • Product filters
  • Real-time shipping rate estimation
  • Online payment gateways
  • Marketing & promotion tools
  • Promotions & discounts
  • 50+ integrated payment systems
  • Return merchandise authorization
  • Shipment management
  • Vendor admin panel
  • Multi-channel retailing
  • Drag & drop layout editor
  • Smarty template engine
  • Tax management
  • Cart abandonment & live cart tracking
  • Search engine optimization
  • Multiple languages & currencies
  • Widget mode
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Benefits

Understand your customers' behavior in order to optimize their shopping routes with real-time, live cart tracking and abandoned carts.

Use a pre-installed storefront design or create your own with CS-Cart's built in, drag & drop theme editor which requires no knowledge of HTML or CSS.

Add and individually manage as many storefronts as you need, each with their own design and products.

Embed your existing storefront to another website and enjoy multi-channel sales with CS-Cart's widget mode. With a simple copy & paste, create a gateway to your store through a Facebook page or WordPress blog.

The CS-Cart admin panel includes a full CMS (content management system) enabling you to create SEO-friendly pages and giving you full control over your page hierarchy & navigation.