OpenCart Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

OpenCart

Open source e-commerce platform for selling online

4.33/5 (131 reviews)

OpenCart Pricing

Pricing model: Free, Open Source

Free Trial: Available

OpenCart offers professional technical support on a query basis and a premium technical support.

One Time Fix: Contact OpenCart for a custom quote

Premium Support: $99/month

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OpenCart Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • Great feedback from the community, being and active and responsive community. We were able to develop one online shop with easy and great performance.Joanne M.Read the full review
  • 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.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • 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.Desmond C.Read the full review

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.Rania M.Read the full review
  • Some say bad customer support, but no personal experience in this regard.Davids D.Read the full review
  • We do not favor how limited the base platform is on shipping integration, fraudulent order monitoring, or promotional sale control.Michael A.Read the full review
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21 reviewers had the following to say about OpenCart's pricing:

Daniel E.

Ease of Use

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-04-03
Review Source: Capterra

OpenCart works well for small businesses whose product availability are limited. It can't offer enough resources for customers in large businesses as it should. It has a free version that is too easy to operate, paid plugins are needed to generate some incomes. OpenCart has so many features that are included in it's default set-up, themes and lots of add-ons. I recommend OpenCart for small businesses if they're looking to boost sales.

Pros
It's very flexible and easy to customize' It's easy to understand and operate. Good marketplace to buy extensions for good prices. OpenCart is very affordable for all business sizes. Easy installation and setup. It has a continues upgrade in system features.

Cons
It has a laborious upgrade process. It has limited functionality back-end search and filters. It has limited and hard to find marketing functionalities.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jim S.

Great way to have your own store

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-02-22
Review Source: Capterra

I used Open Cart for 3 years and have found it great for creating my online store, many of the features are free but there are some small upgrades that have small costs.

Pros
cost

Cons
huge learning curve

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

OpenCart is an amazing software.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-18
Review Source: Capterra

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
Seo friendly. Easy to install and setup. Continued upgrades. Easy for develop custom solutions. Great community. Great marketplace to buy extensions for good prices. Infinite Payment gateways. Infinite Shipping Gateways. Email Marketing Tools. Insightfully Reports. Users and Role Administrations. Discounts, Sales, Coupons, Rewards Points. Products Reviews. Multi Language. Multi Currency. Mobile Ready. Marketing Tracking Tools. Affiliate Program Tool. And more...

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Eivind B.

For the amateur and the professional

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-12-06
Review Source: Capterra

OpenCart is regarded as quite the savior for newcomers to the e-commerce industry - this was (is) at least the case for me. The system gives you a solution that is ready-to-use straight out of the box. Through the admin panel, you can change numerous settings including advanced banner setup, pages setup, payments, categories and the lot. If you are curious on how to change the code and customize it exactly to fit your needs, the files are neatly organized in your FTP program so that a newcomer will intuitively know which files changes what. This also leads me to the real beauty of OpenCart - the community and the extension store. The community is superb. If you have any issues or obstacles on your way learning programming and OpenCart, the forum will answer all your questions and lead you on your way. If you do not want to program or design yourself, you can utilize the extension store which is filled with high-quality solutions that you can easily install through your admin panel. I have used OpenCart for years, and I can't see anything equally easy-to-use-yet-highly-advanced that is going to replace it anytime soon. Amateur or pro - just try it, you'll like it. Did I also mention that it is free(!)?

Pros
The flexibility and the customization while still being easy to use and understand. 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kashif P.

Easy to use and understand.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-10-18
Review Source: Capterra

My online store growing day by day. Thanks to Opencart. Custom development is not very expensive. And Support is very friendly and when ever I ask question they answer promptly.

Pros
Free, open source and it is very easy to find its developers. Support is very friendly and when ever I ask question they answer promptly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Petrus V.

OpenCart the way to go

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-04-17
Review Source: Capterra

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 previous security flaws in their software, and https://www.tinfoilsecurity.com/ scanned my site and gave it a clean bill of health. I recommend the 'Pavilion - Responsive OpenCart Theme by ThemeBurn | ThemeForest' as you do not need to know how to write a single line of code. It's responsive (re scales automatically) , so you do not have to worry about how it will look on a pc or mobile phone, and you can do almost anything you can think off. Granted that there is a HUGE learning curve, but it gets better as you learn how to work with the theme.

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 free, and add extra functionality at a minimal cost. Yes, there are many ready built eCommerce platforms like shopify and squarspace, but you will have to pay a monthly hosting fee, including monthly plugin rental. If I could buy a plugin once off on shopify, I would perhaps reconsider, but most plugins are rental only. Shopify has a lot of features, but it does not have everything most people need. So you going to end up renting a lot of extra plugins. Take 10 different plugins on shopify, at a monthly cost of approx $20 each, and you 're going to pay $200 on top of your shopify costs. It all adds up. Bottom line, if you do not mind a learning curve, and you want to keep costs down in the long run, along with full control, OpenCart is the way to go!

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Davids D.

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

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-12-06
Review Source: Capterra

Shifted to OpenCart from an aging Prestashop. Gave a try to other software along the way. OpenCart, which is just about right in everything. OpenCart is easy to set up, it is lightning fast (you will see how important this is sooner or later), it has a million extensions which are not too expensive. From my experience, OpenCart is also quite easy to learn and manage on my own. It is definitely not perfect, but better than the immediate competition if looking for cost effective though feature-rich eCommerce solution. Bottom line: Recommended. At least give it a try and place on your shortlist.

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Alex K.

A good CMS for an online store

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-20
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
On this platform, I was making my first online store. Having learned the order of prices, I refused the services of specialists and decided to do everything myself. The project is still working and OpenCart has become my reliable assistant. The main thing that I want to note, the system is easy to learn and free (there is a paid version, but this one will be enough for your eyes to start).

Cons
Over time, the functionality of the free version begins to be missed. As they say, hunger comes with eating.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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James H.

For me this is the one for selling online.

Reviewed 2016-12-14
Review Source: Capterra

I have been an opencart user for over 5 years, almost 85% of the online store I build for are using opencart. I love everything about opencart, it has all the features you need by default and it is affordable to extend with plugins and extensions. I love the system code layout, it is easy to learn and modify. 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
Everything you need to build any type of e-commerce website. 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

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Bradley H.

Great free e-commerce solution

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-01-10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
OpenCart is very simple to use and to set up, has lots of theme to choose from, and is very cost effective.

Cons
Not the easiest CMS to customize, not SEO friendly out of the box, and can be slow depending on your site size.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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kalaiselvan k.

OpenCart Review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-15
Review Source: Capterra

Overall it is good e-commerce application for online shops with very ease effort.

Pros
This is one of the best opensource e-commerce product available in market. we can do lot of customization stuff using the plugins. Administration and Maintenance is pretty painless one. It has good graphical user interface for managing the products. Installing the software is straight forward and easy.

Cons
Few plugins are quite expensive and upgrade is painfull. It requires, lot of learning curve to understand the products.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Matt F.

Very easy to use to get you selling online fast

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-03-29
Review Source: Capterra

No HTML knowledge is needed. It's very user friendly to get you up and selling in no time. It's very easy to add items, photos of the items and price. Or if you need to quickly edit an item, it's no problem. Using OpenCart is simple and I would recommended it to anyone who needs an online store without the hassle of learning too much about how to do it or how to keep it going. You just set it up and let the orders come rolling in.

Pros
Great layout and easy to add items for sale.

Cons
There's a bit of a learning curve, but once you learn the layout, it's easy to use.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Naman D.

Blessing to small-scale eCommerce stores!

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-03-23
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
1. Simple to set up and to use as well 2. Plenty of Themes: There are tons of themes available, both free and paid. 3. Low Running Costs and for a small to medium-sized online store, this makes it a great option for keeping a lid on costs

Cons
1. Difficult to customize 2. Sometimes it can be slow 3. Nightmare for SEO and Digital Marketing guys!

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Bryan B.

Awesome for Startups, Small Businesses and Medium Size Businesses

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-07
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

OpenCart Delivers Great E-Commerce Solutions

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-03-13
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience has been that OpenCart provides game-changing e-commerce tools, many of which are free to use.

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. The categories make sense!

Cons
So far, I did not find any features that I have disliked about OpenCart other than possibly the cost of the commercial features.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

A decent choice but not

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-05-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Easy installation. Easy management of products. Very good use of multi language and multi currency.

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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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Nibaruta I.

For easy deployment of ecommerce website

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-03-03
Review Source: Capterra

I managed to achieve what I wanted to do but the support system could be improved specifically on templated developed by freelancers out of open cart. But overall it's a recommendable platform.

Pros
I have used an opencart for my clients and it's one of those platforms that can help you save time and money. if you know what you want specifically on an e-commerce website they have a lot of options that you can just start and be live in no time. Free and premium ready-made templates to choose from and you can do custom work as well.

Cons
Some of the templates are a bit expensive specifically those done by freelancers. Should be looked into and no support for some of the free templates

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jelena U.

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-09
Review Source: Capterra

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 and hard to find, such as follow up emails, up-sell, cross-sell, promo codes, tracking. 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Andrei V.

best open-source ecommerce platform

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-22
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
needed a free (open-source) e-commerce platform with lots of plugins, this is it. being free, lots of devs are creating plugins for it, like integration with delivery companies in Romania, to automatically calculate shipping cost, and so on

Cons
being a free software, bugs may happen. Didn't find one, but may be

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ayub A.

Opencart for your online business

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-04-29
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Opencart is one the best free CMS in today's era. If someone who wants to make online presence of his/her business one can choose opencart with ease & undoubtedly. It has a huge list of pros but i'll mention few of them which i like the most Its development cost is far less than its competitors Its light weight & super fast. It has user friendly & easy to manage. It has many built in shipping & payment methods. It has live 24/7 support & huge community of developers. It has large list of free modules & themes.

Cons
Even though its very valuable product at 0 cost but it has few of the cons. Its security is quite vulnerable because of free modules over the internet. Not suitable for large scale business Cache management is quite difficult.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Danny D.

Want to open basic ecommerce platform qucikly?

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-01-14
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
If you have even a modicum of coding knowledge and want to launch an ecommerce platform in a short amount of time, Open Cart is a great base for beginners. As a coder I prefer writing custom ecommerce platforms. But, some clients don't want to spend the time or money waiting for a custom platform. Thise customers get Open Cart. Plain and simple, this software is my go to base to help clients launch their store in the most time and cost effective manner.

Cons
Installing updates is a bit of a challenge. I recommend waiting a few months after each software update so their coders can work out any bugs and connectivity issues.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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