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OpenCart

Open source e-commerce platform for selling online

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OpenCart Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

OpenCart product overview

Price starts from

Free

What is OpenCart?

OpenCart is an open source e-commerce platform used by merchants to promote and sell products online. With the tool, merchants can create an e-commerce store and scale up their business by adding more products. OpenCart’s built-in SEO feature helps merchants to understand page rankings and keywords in order to optimize their webpages and increase web traffic.

Key benefits of using OpenCart

• OpenCart has a team of certified experts to provide dedicated technical support to merchants related to installation, bugs, and troubleshooting.

• The administrator dashboard provides daily or weekly reports on total visitor counts, number of unique visitors, and the total revenue generated.

• The software has an inbuilt affiliate system allowing affiliates to promote website products on social media sites and web forums on commission basis.

• The tool offers an automated discount management system that tracks products with low sales, notifying merchants to offer discounts on those products.

• The tool’s multi-currency support feature allows merchants to advertise their products in multiple currencies with the flexibility to change currency per product.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Chat
Phone Support
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base

Training options

Documentation

OpenCart pricing information

Value for money

4.5

/5

131

Price starts from

Free

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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OpenCart features

Functionality

4.1

/5

131
Total Features57 3 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Third Party Integrations
Activity Dashboard
Search/Filter
Order Management
Access Controls/Permissions
SEO Management
Inventory Management

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OpenCart users reviews

Overall rating

4.3

/5

131

Positive reviews

83%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.31/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

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41

20

1

1

Pros
The best aspects of OpenCart include the ability to integrate payment gateways and e-commerce tools easily into websites. Many are free to use and the variety of tools are fantastic.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Great feedback from the community, being and active and responsive community. We were able to develop one online shop with easy and great performance.

JM

Joanne M.

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.

DC

Desmond C.

Cons
Most of the templates require further work, as they are usually bought at foreign sites. There are also problems with translation, or rather its lack and with optimization.

RM

Rania M.

Some say bad customer support, but no personal experience in this regard.

DD

Davids D.

We do not favor how limited the base platform is on shipping integration, fraudulent order monitoring, or promotional sale control.

MA

Michael A.

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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OpenCart is the easy option for e-commerce solutions

Reviewed 8 months ago

We use OpenCart for retail stores as well as wholesale (B2B) stores. Using the native functionality and OCMOD we can make OpenCart behave like a Swiss Army knife, from Retail store to Wholesale store. This is buying as a lot of time, because choosing another platform or writing a new one for the purpose of a wholesale store would be time consuming, and let's not talk about the time that customers will need to adjust the get trained to use their wholesale store on top of the retail store. So, using the same technology and habits of coding functionality and the same User Experience and User Interface buys us a lot of time of development, training and setting up.

Pros

As a developer, I like the Model-View-Controller design pattern, it's easy to seperate things and understand the code, as well as reuse different controllers or models through the development of new extensions, as a result it's easy to make what it looks like native extensions, without breaking the software functionality if you follow the coding standards already used by the OpenCart developers. I...

Cons

Even though OpenCart is stable since the beginning, I think we need more functionality that other platforms are having and would be nice if we could move them to OpenCart too. Not major functionality, but different minor things that will improve the workflow of an e-commerce owner, such as a summary page that will show products missing images, products with broken images, categories with no products, products with no descriptions or products missing translations etc. I think in the era of Javascript it would be nice if we could convert some pages that the administrator spends a lot of time to AJAX functionality or even Single Page Application so that we can make more and massively in less time. Although, that would break some 3rd party extensions obviously.

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

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Awesome for Startups, Small Businesses and Medium Size Businesses

Reviewed 2 years ago

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Use it if you love open source

Reviewed a month ago

Very Good, where extreme customisation is required.

Pros

It is open source Easy to customize Huge developer community Easy to setup Full control over data

Cons

Doesn't have a huge plugin marketplace like shopify Non-tech person can't customise this platform Quite outdated in few features.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Simple and cheap e-shop system for small e-shops without marketing support.

Reviewed 3 years ago

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.

Pros

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. Easy backup.

Cons

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...

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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OpenCart the way to go

Reviewed 2 years ago

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...

Pros

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...

Cons

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.

OpenCart FAQs and common questions

OpenCart has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Open Source
Free Trial: Available


OpenCart has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


OpenCart supports the following languages:
Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese, Japanese, Dutch, Danish, Turkish, Russian, Hebrew, Thai, Italian, Chinese (Traditional), Ukrainian, French, Hungarian, Czech, Indonesian, Swedish, Finnish, Irish, German, Polish, Arabic, Norwegian (Bokmal), English, Spanish, Korean


OpenCart supports the following devices:
Android


Yes, OpenCart has an API available for use.


OpenCart integrates with the following applications:
Authorize.net, PayPal, Google Analytics, Worldpay, Wordpress, Feefo, Facebook, Mailchimp, Xero, Microsoft Excel


OpenCart offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Chat, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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