OpenCart Features

OpenCart

Open source e-commerce platform for selling online

4.16/5 (62 reviews)

OpenCart Feature Summary

  • eCommerce management
  • Order management
  • Sales tax management
  • Electronic payments
  • Shipping management
  • Social media integration
  • Sales orders
  • Online forums
  • Ticket management
  • Quote management
  • Debugging
  • Content filtering
  • Multi-currency
  • Drip Email marketing
  • Email templates
  • Sales reporting
  • Periodic reporting
  • Discount management
  • Third party integration
  • Activity dashboard
  • Sales analytics
  • Multi-store management
  • User access controls
  • SEO management
  • Product catalog
  • Permission management
  • Role-based permissions
  • Multi-location support
  • Price management
  • User defined attributes
  • Affiliate management
  • Automatic backup
  • Cataloging / categorization
  • Category customization
  • Product catalog integration
  • Ratings & reviews
  • Filtered views
  • Multi-language
  • Recurring billing
  • Subscription services
  • Multiple delivery formats
  • Sales trend analysis
  • Campaign management
  • Multi-channel marketing
  • API availability
  • User management
  • Multi-location

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OpenCart Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about OpenCart's features:

Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

OpenCart is an amazing software.

2017-10-18

I have been using this software for over 6 years to build ecommerce websites for my clients, offering customized solutions, template design, extensions, modules, consulting, maintenance.

Pros

Users and Role Administrations. Discounts, Sales, Coupons, Rewards Points.

Cons

OpenCart's core upgrade processes are often laborious, but the OpenCart team seems to be working on this, and often offering solutions that allow you to take these weak points to disappear in a short time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rahul Juneja

Awesome Experience. I am working with you since 2014

2017-11-01

First of all, This is OpenSource Free software and Its helps to set up store within few hours

Pros

I liked all the things everything was made brilliant and now in 3x marketplace installation easier now to explain to our clients

Cons

Control over the Read Write Permission to admin and catalog folders and Restric to the Third-party software control over the certain files to be changed by OCMOD

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Pastor Duran

I can implement electronic commerce quickly and effectively with OpenCart

2018-05-29

Pros

Ideal for medium ecommerce. It has many modules to customize your store.

Cons

It does not have many professional templates. It is very difficult to customize it.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Improved my programming skills

2017-12-09

Using this for eCommerce sites

Pros

Fast and easy to use solution, straightorward documentation, allows using custom solutionions and good access control features

Cons

Sometimes not friendly community users, email tools could be improved. Not very clear upgrade cycle, can be difficult to upgrade immediately

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Florin Anghel

A very good ecommerce web app with a great comunity.

2017-10-18

I get a secure and reliable ecommerce store base for my customers.

Pros

The easy to understand code; The extensibility of the app; It is relatively lighweight; The forum comunity;

Cons

The integrated marketplace in opencart 3.x; The integration of the twig templating system into opecart 3.x;

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

OpenCart has provides a robust e-commerce solution!

2018-07-12

Being able to build an e-commerce store with only limited knowledge in web design/development

Pros

OpenCart allows you to build an ecommerce store for your website in a simple fashion.

Cons

We've wanted to change a product structure for a client but there is a flaw in open cart which hasn't allowed this.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kyle Bevan

A very good option for a free online store

2018-07-19

Pros

The templates are widely available and not only on the main website, they are developed from third parties.

Cons

Opencart does not have all the option out of the box, as the big ecommerce software have, but they are really good for niche and hip stores

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Shikhil Sharma

Feature rich CMS with alot to do! Security could be better

2017-09-12

- Easy to manage products - Setting up a store in no time - Selling products online - Accepting payments online

Pros

- Made for small and medium e-commerce shops - Alot of features - A number plugins available to do almost any tasks - The latest version enables customizations without much loss during updating

Cons

- Security can be proved.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jelena Usljebrka

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

2018-05-09

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.

Pros

It can be used by beginners. Simple UI on the back-end and fairly descent front-end makes it easy to use.

Cons

E-shop are used for selling primarily so one would need to offer as much as possible to clients, similar products, suggested products, to give reward points and to send customized offers. Discounting options are not working well in case client changes anything or finish shopping in a few steps. (75% of shopping carts with free shipping lose their function and have to be edited manually) There are no easy integrations, such as Zappier, MailChimp, login via social network accounts etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

A decent choice but not

2018-05-03

Pros

Easy installation. Easy management of products.

Cons

Difficult to update, keeps having problems that take time to sort out. Not so many good plugins, usually expensive and not updated very often.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Apple

OpenCart is an eCommerce from the Future

2018-03-09

This software is our go-to recommendation for companies that want the most customization without recurring fees impacting their monthly profit margins.

Pros

High-quality platform-wide access to have a large amount of customization and control over your store.

Cons

We do not favor how limited the base platform is on shipping integration, fraudulent order monitoring, or promotional sale control. These are all available as add-ons but are necessary for the majority of businesses, even when they are starting out as a new company.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Davids Dane

Popular, open source and not too complicated - worth a try

2016-12-06

It is definitely not perfect, but better than the immediate competition if looking for cost effective though feature-rich eCommerce solution.

Pros

- very fast; - a LOT of extensions, most inexpensive; - easy to learn the basics, not impossible to learn even more.

Cons

- lacks the fancy plugin management of Prestashop; - bulky updates; - some say bad customer support, but no personal experience in this regard.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering OpenCart

This is my choice of platform for several eCommmerce websites. What else could say more?

Source: Capterra
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James Hann

For me this is the one for selling online.

2016-12-14

If you want to build an online store this should be on your top list of consideration if you're looking for speed, security, and easy learning curve.

Pros

Affordable plugins and extensions I find it has great security So many free / paid plugins and extensions to choose from

Cons

The update from version to version could be better streamlined The v2 and v3 admin layout could be better, it can be confusing due to changes made to modules section and theme management. Needs to use a better WYSIWYG for admin, it is so limited

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Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Amerigo Telman

CMS is easy to manage, there are many additional modules

2018-02-20

Pros

In general, the site management system is good, it has a lot of useful modules that are easily installed and configured.

Cons

I for a long time could not understand how to install module templates, upload photo items, customize schemes and much more.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Dominic Delima

In opencart this wonderful application that can be use for inventory that can access any one online

2018-06-12

Inventory online

Pros

i like this because this is a mysql back end data then with a front end php that easy to understand can be also having a features updates automaticallt

Cons

I think we need more graphical report that can be delivered to each client so they can understand easy

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rafeeque Chaki

Easy to use and user friendly

2018-03-20

Pros

Drag and drop no need any kind of programing skill or professional experience we can deployed any kind e-commerce website as per ours requirements using opencart

Cons

Open source easy to deploy not much technically or progmeer skill required to operated or implementation

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
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Vegard Wikeby

Free and easy ecommerce with lightweight muscles!

2016-12-10

It's open source and free, so anyone can be up and running with this lightweight champion of an ecommerce. If you're a beginner or a startup looking for an effective ecommerce solution that will sell both physical and digital goods, this is it.

Pros

Easy, intuitive and mostly problem free (just minimise usage of external plugins).

Cons

Not scalable for professional use (we're talking millions of dollars yearly sales). To simple code that could be problematic to scale for serious businesses looking for "metrics" and ways to "show" them more effectively. Go for other software or similar if already big, but start with OpenCart if your business is currently small.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Real Estate company, 51-200 employees)

difficult

2018-03-07

none

Pros

you can customize it.

Cons

I've been in ecommerce for 8 years on the admin side and this is by far the most difficult CMS I have ever used and thats including a system that was purely code.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Eivind Berheim

For the amateur and the professional

2016-12-06

Through the admin panel, you can change numerous settings including advanced banner setup, pages setup, payments, categories and the lot.

Pros

It is also mobile friendly.

Cons

The extension market - while still providing a whole lot of quality solutions - is still suffering from some low-quality publishers as well as duplicators who are stealing from others. More policing is needed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering OpenCart

Seek advice! The forum has lots of guides and helpful people.

Source: Capterra
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Tajammal Hussain

Setup your own online store to sell your products.

2018-05-31

I used the Open Cart for a long time to run my store online. Saved my time and money to develop self store using coding.

Pros

It gives you all controls over your store.

Cons

Some features hard to understand and handle. like mega menu is not easy to understand and without mega menu store looks not good in my thoughts.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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YIsrael Segall

Great product but development erratic

2016-11-09

My general experience with the software is positive, being able to build and manage multiple ecommerce sites on 1 platform.

Pros

User friendly Intuitive Lots of plugins

Cons

Support Bugs Erratic updates Unintegrated updates and module installation

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering OpenCart

It's a great tool for building an ecom store that is easy to build and monitor that is relatively stable and scaleable. However, expect to spend some time researching bugs, especially with contact forms.

Source: Capterra
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Paul Udor

OpenCart: Easy setup

2018-08-20

Opencart has made it easy for me to setup multiple eCommerce stores in a very short time.

Pros

Opencart is very easy to setup and configure, setting up a shop has never been easier and the newer version doesn't break, less bugs to worry about and no need to have coding experience.

Cons

Building themes and plugins are very technical. In-depth knowledge of twig and MVC is required which is very technical.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nino Furetti

Templates are not fully developed

2018-03-26

Pros

With the OpenCart platform it was quite easy to understand at the initial stage.

Cons

The templates are not bad, but they need to be additionally modified and adjusted by oneself, so that search and other functions can start working correctly.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anna Mirro

A dedicated solution for online stores

2018-05-31

Pros

A huge number of ready-made templates leads to the fact that you can run your own online store without significant financial expenses.

Cons

Modules that are installed by default are not enough to provide quality service. Many functions we have to look for and buy.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Valerio Piselli

One of the best free shopping carts

2017-07-21

Installation in few minutes, easy to configure.

Pros

Installation is very simple. Easy to set up, you'll have your own shopping cart set up with little work.

Cons

I tried installing third-party applications but many times the versions were not compatible and had to be reinstalled from the start.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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