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Overview

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Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to easily sell online, at a retail location, and everywhere in between

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CS-Cart Multi-Vendor is an award-winning CMS for marketplace. Use it to create your own eBay, invite sellers and take commissions...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

29

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from

No info

  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

2,394

1,193

223

50

40

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

104

19

3

2

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

Pros

I've been super happy with it and their product only gets better and better as more third-party companies have smooth integrations.

SH

Sam H.

Most satisfied software and the website ever,categories and edditing methods are perfect and easy as nothing,even for a person who dont know about website creating, im satisfied.

KB

Kavinda B.

Good, I have recommended it to multiple friends. I think it could use some updating but overall it's a great startup for businesses.

Schanel W.

Pros

Product is very customizable and it's quite easy to adapt it to your needs. The Multi-Vendor feature-set is great for any kind of public marketplace.

Darko G.

A relatively economical yet powerful solution. Easy to expand the capability through a wide variety of addons available in CS Cart marketplace.

CS

Constandinos S.

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.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons

Was not very much support on the stubborn aps that refuse to leave when you delete them.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Sometimes on the app I have trouble tracking my package either error from the sending company or from the something on my end in not understanding the app to it's fullest.

Heather W.

Bad practice, leaves a bad taste in the mouth. No other company does that.

LB

Lana B.

Cons

Evaluating this software during the demo has been nearly impossible and 100% the reason why is because their support team is THE ABSOLUTE worst I have ever dealt with in my 20 years of working online.

CT

Carl T.

Very very frustrating experience. I was not able to launch the marketplace for more then a year.

AH

Ali H.

The customer support is not always flexible, sometimes you feel a bit lost.

JA

Jimmy A.

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review6 months ago

Key features

  • Total features61
  • API
  • Abandoned Cart Saver
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Advertising Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Automatic Backup
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Channel Management
  • Commission Calculations
  • Commission Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Discount Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Feedback Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Image Library
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Label Printing
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Store
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Online Booking
  • Online Catalog
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • PCI Compliance
  • Payment Processing
  • Performance Metrics
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Data Management
  • Product Ratings / Reviews
  • Promotions Management
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Refund Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Reviews Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Automation
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Tax Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Vendor Management
  • Vendor Portal
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Visual Analytics
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management
  • Total features64
  • API
  • Abandoned Cart Saver
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Advertising Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Automatic Backup
  • CRM
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Channel Management
  • Commission Calculations
  • Commission Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization
  • Discount Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Feedback Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Image Library
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Label Printing
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Language
  • Multi-Store
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Online Booking
  • Online Catalog
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • PCI Compliance
  • Payment Processing
  • Performance Metrics
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Data Management
  • Product Ratings / Reviews
  • Promotions Management
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Refund Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • Reviews Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Automation
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Tax Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Vendor Management
  • Vendor Portal
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Visual Analytics
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations1014
  • AWeber
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Instagram
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations7
  • AWeber
  • Authorize.net
  • BigCommerce
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • Google Analytics
  • Instagram
  • Magento Commerce
  • Mailchimp
  • PayPal
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • WooCommerce
  • Wordpress
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software

Review of CS-Cart marketplace

Reviewed 8 months ago

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

The fact that the software is multi-vendor helps a lot to add value to the customers and to the seller. It is still quick to set up, in terms of the base. 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. We are far from the ease of Shopify. If only the icons of the blocks which are often all the same, and we don't really know what they do at the start. I would say the biggest loophole in CS-Cart is really this part. Not to mention that the software comes with a basic template which is rather outdated. Luckily there are several templates that you can buy online.

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

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CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Software

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

Reviewed 3 years ago

Prior to finding CS-Cart, I had been running my marketplace on a couple of other platforms. I started on Shopify, but the cost became prohibitive. 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. I looked through a lot of marketplace platforms, weighing both the cost and the functionality and longevity, and CS-Cart stood out as my best option. I have been running my marketplace on CS-Cart for over a year now and I am so happy with my experience, and I'm not looking to move it off the CS-Cart platform.

Pros

My favorite features about CS-Cart are the ease of design, the many available add-ons, the upgrades, the payment gateways offered and the ease of function. 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. I use the banners throughout my site, and it's nice to be able to switch them out so...

Cons

There are very few cons in my experience with CS-Cart. 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. The only other minor issue I have encountered is some of my Paypal Adaptive orders going to Incomplete instead of Paid status, but with CS-Cart's system it's very easy to cross check any incomplete orders with my Paypal sales and change the status to Paid if need be. This may also be an issue with Paypal Adaptive, which has been discontinued in favor of Paypal Marketplace. The latest version of CS- Cart runs Paypal Marketplace, so an upgrade should fix this issue.