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OpenCart review by Russell B.
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"Opencart is a stable, fast, developer-friendly shopping cart platform"

What do you like best?

Opencart is 100% free open source software. Its really free. The framework is fast, stable, secure, and follows modern web development principles. It uses an MVC architecture on the backend, and has bootstrap and jQuery ready to go out of the box for the front end. Its extension marketplace allows users to expand functionality cheaply.

I often use it to develop non ecommerce applications simply because its so feature rich, it can speed development time greatly.

What do you dislike?

Opencarts lack of documentation is a major barrier to adoption. As free open source software, the developers who do work on the project concentrate their time building features, not making documentation. When I began using it there was no training or educational materials available. I had to teach myself. I have personally created a Udemy training course to fit that market need, and have seen success with it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Opencart is just a php framework, so you can build anything you need to build, provided you know the language. I have built everything from employee scheduling software, timeclock software, sophisticated data entry and reporting tools, even gps tracking of vehicles on the framework.

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OpenCart review by Shane G.
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"OpenCart for Businesses"

What do you like best?

I like how customization OpenCart is. There are hundreds of addons, and if there isn't one that suits your needs, you have full access to the script to make your own. It comes preloaded with lots of options and features. There are lots of free ones, and the paid addons aren't too expensive generally. It's easy to setup, only taking a few minutes to configure. Updates generally aren't too difficult (Though this does depend upon the number of addons you have). It's being actively developed as well. The scripts are being improved, and kept up to date on the latest web technology such as using Bootstrap 4. They think forward, to make sure that OpenCart stays relevant.

What do you dislike?

There are too many features at times, making the admin section of the site rather crowded at times. It's not easy to hide them either, without editing the html. The new template script is rather annoying now as well. It complicates things at times, instead of making things easier. Long developmental process can be difficult at times. More frequent updates would be nice, instead of yearly larger ones.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's lightweight, high customization, and looks great. It's not too difficult to code for either, making it a great e-commerce solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With how easy it is to create your own addons, I'm able to create a store that better fits the needs of the company. Not every store has the same needs afterall. With OpenCart, you're able to make a site that is tailored to you.

What Shopping Cart solution do you use?

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OpenCart review by Shabir B.
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"Best E-commerce Platfrom"

What do you like best?

OpenCart is free to use as its opensource software available. Its flexible and very easy to use.

I can upload Products and create categories easily no programming skills required.

I can also upload bulk products and categories in OpenCart by using free available extension.

Its also easy to connect with API's. its also easy for website users to navigate the site and customer interfaces with all features.

What do you dislike?

There are few things which i dislike about the OpenCart. When ever new version comes in the download list that comes with some bugs.

Extensions should not be faulty most of the time installation of third party extensions also generate some errors.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Opencart is better platform and the developers are making it much better day by day new releases , my recommendation would be make it more fast and seo friendly without needing plugins and it would be better if opencart can have hosted version on their domains so some buyers prefer signup and use the system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have large number of clients asking for Better eCommerce platform and i feel opencart is the best foremost reliable platform easy to use admin panel , better plugins available and best part is its free and open source .

OpenCart review by Sugith K.
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"Easy to setup and fast learning curve"

What do you like best?

You can easily customize the features or write a module to extra features that you want to have in the website. Templating is pretty easy and you can create best looking shopping cart in no time. I have tried Magento, Prestashop and comparing to those, you can easily setup and give the admin access to anyone who has less experience in e-commerce environment and they can easily pick the process of it. I would highly recommend this to anyone who would lik to have their shopping cart built with elegance.

What do you dislike?

Lack of default features. As an example, Opencart does not have quote requesting feature by default. If you are planning to build a toursim kind of a shopping cart, you have very less features to support. This cart is meant to do simple e-commerce things unless you plan to create your own modules, or purchace modules.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend Opencart to anyone who would like to build an e-commerce site. It is simple and easy to build, customize the features. Templating is pretty easy and you don't need to worry about any complicated templating.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building simple shopping carts with basic cart layouts. Easy setup and changes are the benefits that I can come across.

OpenCart review by Varat R.
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"An excellent online store platform for a beginner/self-employed"

What do you like best?

- Completely free, I can't recommend more for a beginner or cost saver business owner.

- Flexible package - It comes as a complete online store with every system and everything. But I didn't want all that so I just edit, omit, or add anything I want without a solid coding knowledge.

- very SEO friendly - comes equipped with all SEO tag compatibility

- very easy to install in any hosting server. - just copy to the hosting and run the installation file then you are good to go

- standalone platform on cloud

What do you dislike?

There is hardly a thing that I don't like about this product. But if I have to write about it, I would say the lack of ability to update. Opencart launches new versions from time to time. But once you install a version to your system, editing it, and start running, it is very difficult to update your web to the new release.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A good way to start if you are looking for a completely free and flexible online store platform

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using this software to create an antique website. It is incredible. I love it. I have over a thousand pieces of antique but I didn't want to manually add each product via the admin page so I import the spreadsheet list to the mySql database and it works great. Now I'm trying to connect Google Sheet with the mySql but still not live yet. Let's see how it goes.

OpenCart review by Nick L.
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"Free shopping cart software that gets the job done"

What do you like best?

It's free. It's also very customizable. There's plenty of paid addons that can customize product pages, reporting, and add additional marketing features. There's also plenty of user support on forums.

What do you dislike?

The updating process is not very good. It's necessary to keep up with the latest updates for security but doing so can be a chore. There is an update feature built into the install files, but it's unreliable or takes extra steps to make it work. This happens regardless of using additional addons or customizations. The good news, is that there's plenty of help forums that can help with the updating process. I wouldn't recommend opencart to users who aren't knowledgeable of PHP, CSS, and HTML.

Recommendations to others considering the product

While Opencart is free to use, you'll probably have to spend some of your budget on its user created Modules. It offers basic functionality and customizability, but you'll probably find that you need to use these 'addons' depending on what type of products you're selling.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've used opencart for about 5 years now and have saved quite a bit with it being free. Most other shopping cart solutions will take a few points off each transaction and that can add up.

OpenCart review by Mauro G.
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"a fantastic opensource"

What do you like best?

is very simple and intuitive to use, even for those who do not have a great experience.

You can add the products and their variants (it also depends on the type of product), create categories and subcategories to index the product range. In addition, thanks to journal themes, your website can be customised in colours in the menu layout.

What do you dislike?

You can customize your site in every aspect, but to do all this you need to buy and install extensions, resulting in delays in loading pages.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the products creation and their variants, categories creation and the offers setting it's very simple and fast

OpenCart review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Opencart Review"

What do you like best?

Best thing about OpenCart is it is opensource. Not only the system but many of the plug-ins are easily available and easy to configure. It doesn't require much effort to configure and develop e-commerce site around it. Also to add debugging is also quite easy in opencart. Admin interface is user friendly. Not to forget it is light and fast and doesn't have any unnecessary features and most of the basic features which require to kick start business.

What do you dislike?

It is not fully SEO enabled I would say. Also there are certain limitation with the business size as business grows it could be difficult to run smoothly. Public forums are not active so in case of any trouble you may need to wait for longer time for response so better to work with experienced team.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Again it is one of the best as it easy to install , opensource, easy to configure and build and most of the plugins easily available.Also to add debugging is also quite easy in opencart. Admin interface is user friendly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was working on e-commerce website which is receiving order of Photo Frames & customized photos printed on canvas Also company was selling customized tshirt and yoga dress mad of Bamboo material. As it was start up we were sure that it will take time to gain more users so initially we did't need to invest more on development and we were able to use successful mostly with free plugins and modules.

OpenCart review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"Great...but can be complicated to setup, extensions can be expensive and support is limited"

What do you like best?

OpenCart, at it's core, is a free and relatively easy to setup. It's incredibly feature-rich and will absolutely do everything that you need because of the availability of over 13,000 Integrations and Add-ons. It's a bit ridiculous...in a good way.

What do you dislike?

The core of OpenCart is free to download, use, and upgrade. However, many features that you may need could only be available via a module...and many of those cost money. It's also an advanced shopping cart and you will need to feel comfortable setting up and managing your own hosting and highly technical shopping cart with VERY little support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try the demo out online via https://www.opencart.com/index.php?route=cms/demo

I’d recommend OpenCart to small and mid-size companies on one condition: you must have web experience. If you don’t have any relevant experience, it will be necessary to hire someone who does.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's "FREE" which is great. Cost is always the first benefit that can be had when using open-source software.

OpenCart review by Agency in Computer Software
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"Opencart is a good option for moss small and medium sized proejcts"

What do you like best?

The fact that it's free and open source. It's also been around for a long time so there's a large community of users who can answer questions about development. There's a lot of plugins available and there's a lot of flexibility in developing your own plugins. The documentation is very good and the actual codebase is very high quality.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the fact that it's primarily based in PHP, although that's not an issue for most developers. I don't like the fact that updating can be cumbersome. Some of the plugins in the marketplace are buggy and have security vulnerabilities, so it's important to do a security review of each addon.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you're using the most recent versions, make sure you have a plan for updating the software. Pay attention to the opencart github repo for any issues that others report (security, patches, etc.)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to run an appliance rental business that charges customers monthly. The benefits are that it was very easy to customize Opencart to achieve the business goals/needs. There were a lot of plugins available that cut down on development time, especially with respect to checkout.

OpenCart review by Steven L.
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"Unlimited potential"

What do you like best?

OpenSource, multi-market addon's thousands of themes, easy to pick up

What do you dislike?

Having to learn PHP which for me was a step back, it wasn't until I got the basics down and contacted a OpenCart Partner that it made any sense.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for complete control over your e-commerce shop, integrations to over 30 payment gateways, you can build a high-end sleek looking store for a few hundred pounds.

I would recommend talking to a professional OpenCart Partner, once you've got your plans as it will help refine and tweak everything to work as you want it on the front end.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We moved to OpenCart due to a module that allows us to manage orders from eBay and Amazon within OpenCart, so it was really good to have it all laid out from there.

OpenCart review by User
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"Great it's all open source, but poor code quality"

What do you like best?

Great you get the full source code and can modify and customize it to your needs. Healthy eco system of available plugins and themes. Great that many of them are available for free with source code fully published. It allows you to really fully customize it per your needs and change as little or as many things as you like.

What do you dislike?

Quality of the source is rather poor which makes extending/customizing it a hassle. Code snippets are copy/pasted all over the code. The quality of available plugins and extensions seems higher with other eCommerce platform, however they share you more as well. So it's a typical case of "you get what you pay for" and one needs to weigh costs of purchasing a plugin/extension vs. investing money in development of your own.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Review the source code first to know what you're getting into.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building a customized ecommerce platform. Benefits are available integrations with other platforms/APIs.

OpenCart review by Kenwin Z.
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"Pretty Good but not the best"

What do you like best?

The overall functionality seems good and adequate for most start-ups, but lacks more advanced functionality if you want to go enterprise level. Please note my review is based on the version of Opencart back in 2014.

What do you dislike?

The layouts and themes; It's too outdated, still looks like shopping carts from the 2000s, Please note my review is based on the version of Opencart back in 2014.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely give it a try, they're improving and implementing new features constantly

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

general sales to day to day customers is no problem and the checkout process is a breeze

OpenCart review by Lamin K.
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"Solid small scale shop CMS with easy template design"

What do you like best?

OpenCart is focused on an easy to understand, yet powerfull shop admin, and the customer shop experience. You have the payment gateway via Paypal in place from start, product variations and more. Products is per default displayed very straight forward. The template system is far easier to work with, than for example Wordpress with Woocommerce.

What do you dislike?

The plugin and template market does not seem to have as many professional developers as for example Wordpress.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I do not have much time for shop development or management, but with Opencart it is easy to get started with a self hosted solution, and easy to take ther shop further when I find the time.

OpenCart review by Billy B.
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"OpenCart Good or Bad?"

What do you like best?

OpenCart is easily Installed from a folder on your PC to the root of your server. If your webserver has softaculous as a web installer it's a simple few step process. Ease of configuration and setup, real easy to apply a theme and get started on honing your own look. OpenCart can be as big or as little as you need with regards to the amount of features used and stock showing. There is a vast amount of both free and paid for modules and add-on. Easy to follow step-by-step guides if you are interested in learning to manipulate the code yourself.

What do you dislike?

A few unfinished features, or areas that do not get a very description or support. OpenCart tried implementing a modification engine of it's own, only to leave it short of an add-on engine that was working great with lots of supports available. Now we have on site with three modification engines running in it. There seems to be undocumented changes between versions, changes that have broken parts and cause other add-ons and modules to stop working. Arrogant and dismissive support from main developer. Confusion and infighting within the development team, that leaks out into the wider support forum. No clear and consistent guidelines on development of add-ons and modules leading to small developers doing it their way. That just does not fit with the platform as a whole.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Offering Handmade products to a wider customer base. Gaining a working knowledge e-commerce platforms and website design. Virtually cost free implementation of a substantial e-commerce platform. Good learning ground for basic website technologies.

OpenCart review by Soham B.
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"Good. Could be much better though."

What do you like best?

The code is well constructed. And that it has well designed admin panels and useful features like guest checkout. Lots of options for payment gateways and shipping methods. The product is appropriately priced. It has a large ecosystem of third party themes and plugins. Support for Bootstrap 3 is an added bonus, making it compatible with dozens of fonts, styles and templates.

What do you dislike?

The codes and extensions have some real issues with security. The module system is complicated. Lots of manual interaction needed while configuring the administration interface. Developers have really bad attitude towards users who want to improve the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keep in mind that the ecosystem of free plugins and themes is very limited. Be prepared to shell put a considerable amount of moolah on plugins and themes if you need out-of-the-box customization. Alternatively, you can get the same developed by an in-house team as well if it gels well with your business idea.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are running an online e-commerce platform for a local electronics goods retail outlet. We wanted to expand our customer base beyond our geographical service region and OpenCart has helped us a lot with that. The biggest benefit is that we are moving inventory faster and stocks are being cleared at a faster rate with online sales. It also helps us cater to the holiday shopping rush better.

OpenCart review by Andrew G.
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"A Great Ecommerce Platform"

What do you like best?

Opencart is a great platform with a simple to use and intuitive admin dashboard. The platform allows you build it out to anything you want because it is an open source platform. There are thousands of free and paid plugins available that can be added to the platform to make it what you need. The code is easy to follow and understand so modifying themes and creating new ones couldn't be easier. You can have a fully functional eCommerce solution running in no time without having to code once from scratch. The Opencart community is great and helping to make Opencart a safe and widely used open source platform for all businesses to use.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I "dislike" about Opencart is that I wish there were more built in features when it comes to having inventory for different colors and size parings. It is a common request and there are ways around it but they aren't as clean. When you take in the admin dashboard and the ease of use, this "dislike" doesn't seem too bad.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Opencart is a GREAT eCommerce platform with a very easy to use dashboard. It is great for businesses of all sizes looking to sell online.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest problem I am able to solve with opencart is making services and products available for purchase 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

OpenCart review by Vytenis (We Tennis) P.
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"Easy to get in eCommerce platform"

What do you like best?

Easy to follow code structure. A big community and huge amount of modules. With 2.0 release I`m looking forward to the hooks. The easiness of doing custom templating and tweaking for the end client is one of the main reasons we use OC on the smaller products. Also it is quite easy to take over someones else work (who are in software development will understand what I mean:).

What do you dislike?

Daniels (the owner/lead dev) approach sometimes is stubborn (therefore not all the good development ideas are being implemented). With the move from 1.5 to 2.0 quite many old modules are not compatible. Also currently there is a mess between the OcMod, vQmod - ways how to make changes to the files (core files f.e.) without actually rewriting the code and loosing the future upgrades. Performance for bigger shops (we have with 40k + SKUs) needs extra work (but not so much).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using OpenCart we delivered ~20 eCommerce solutions from really custom few products shops to big scale (40k SKU) projects. For bigger projects (100k SKUs and more) we write custom solutions. Using OpenCart it is easy to include a new junior developer in all the processes. Also it is a great learning environment to understand MVC.

OpenCart review by Matus M.
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"I've been using OpenCart for my e-commerce site for over 3 year now"

What do you like best?

OpenCart is fairly simple to use and still doesn't lack most of the features other platforms have. For me, it was this balance of simplicity and functionality that made me choose OpenCart in the first place and now even keep it when upgrading my main site just a couple of months ago.

Additionaly, OpenCart has decent themes and plugins built for it and is also easily customizable.

What do you dislike?

It feels like OpenCart used to be more popular and nowadays many of the plugins are outdated. Also main OpenCart web site looks really old and doesn't help it's popularity.

Code is not a disaster but customization and plugin building should be even more simple.

Recommendations to others considering the product

OpenCart is a well balanced e-commerce platform with lots of functions yet still great ease of use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have an e-commerce web site in Slovakia. I had to create some of my own plugins and customize OpenCart to fit my needs (i.e. connection to local postal company).

However none of this was a huge problem and I have even managed to release some of my work and Open Source plugins. I intend to do more work like this when doing further improvements.

OpenCart review by Miguel C.
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"An excellent tool for small and medium business e-commerce"

What do you like best?

Opencart is a very simple tool to use, ideal for small and medium projects. Its main feature is the multi-store that can have several channels on the same instalation, this allows organically grow companies that manage multiple brands. We have implemented solutions with 10 simultaneous channels and works biem.

Another important feature that stands out in OpenCart is simplicity for extend its core through PHP. It has a very simple development pattern (MVC) and pretty neat that allows developers to incorporate a new project quickly.

What do you dislike?

Your data model for managing product options is not good. Moreover your data model is not well designed for enterprise solutions.

Another problem is when e-commerce have a growing volume of information, Opencart not is falls short and Its development model Becomes very simply.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Opencart is an excellent solution for small and medium businesses. its main benefit is its simplicity when extending its core.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We implement solutions primarily for the retail sector with in opencart multi-store configuration, reaching over 30,000 sku, with an average daily traffic of 25,000 visitors with good results.

OpenCart review by Tara W.
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"Decent and free "

What do you like best?

It helps with organization and works well

What do you dislike?

The website organization isn't as easy to customize as I would like

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing customer purchases is easy now, getting add ons for sliders and display areas is simple and helps with making the website look good

OpenCart review by User in Photography
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"Good for e-commerce sites that need customization"

What do you like best?

The job I use this for is at a fabric store and we sell fabrics in fractional yardage quantities. Someone might buy 1 3/8 yd, for example. We were able to have a custom code written so that we could input the price per yard and allow the customers to order fractions of that price.

What do you dislike?

It's not super simple. We had to have someone else write the code. It's also a little tedious sometimes because there are so many pages of information. I wish there were a "quick edit" option to just enter price, color, specs; just the simple information.

There's also no bulk edit option, so you have to use plugins. And that's a pain because they don't always work correctly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

look at bulk editor/uploader plugins because it's pretty tedious otherwise.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's the only option I have found that allows for fractional quantities while ordering. We also started using it for class registrations. We used to use an event management platform but it did not meet our needs.

OpenCart review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"Very good shopping cart service"

What do you like best?

It looks very professional and there's a lot of great and easy to use features. It is also free. It is very nice for a small or startup business to try this out for free while getting a hang for it. While it is free, it looks very nice and professional and honestly looks a lot like many of the other not free products out there.

What do you dislike?

There's not anything I dislike at the moment

Recommendations to others considering the product

I clicked on the review for OpenCart but this one kept popping up. So my review is for the software OpenCart.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Opencart comes with the option of integrating a number of different design themes to give your site its own distinctive look.

OpenCart review by Administrator in Internet
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"Best E-commerce "

What do you like best?

The feature i love is its open source completely free . You just need hosting and you are all done , easy to setup and use no core coding required to manage its easy to manage .

What do you dislike?

Feature i dislike is it requires lot of plugins for big brand sellers to make it high level selling store and that costs lot of money .

Recommendations to others considering the product

+ Easy to setup

+ Easy to Use

+ Easy to Administrate

+ Open Source

+ Lot of Extensions Available

- Lot of paid plugins needed

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Small to Medium Stores i do with opencart as they are startups.

OpenCart review by Michele A.
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"Easy to set E-Commerce"

What do you like best?

The possibility of write in little to no time plugins and new themes without any extra effort.

In addiction to this, the setup and configuration of the whole platform on a LAMP server is fast.

What do you dislike?

The limited availability of themes and some key functionalities such as SEO management and additional security features (2 step authentication factor for example)

Recommendations to others considering the product

OpenCart is easier compared to other platforms such as Magento or ZendCart, but requires some efforts to configure it and make it as strong and powerful as those ones. Once configured, it can deliver good services

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was able to offer to my clients a powerful and easy way to put their offline activity on internet and make their profits go up

OpenCart review by Lucas M.
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"Flexible"

What do you like best?

The power of Opencart is in its simplicity, you are free to expand or change whatever you want in the platform, with two main stable releases you have almost two different systems to choose.

What do you dislike?

For end users, it can be tricky because of the lack of advanced features and the poor way many developers release their modules you can have a big problem maintaining in a long-term e-commerce if you are not a developer or do not have access to one

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider looking for regional communities and good developers, inside or outside Opencart world.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Small and medium business with the main propose of selling and secondary ideas like news, online catalog, informational content and even quoting systems.

OpenCart review by Nikita M.
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"Integration of payment gateway in Opencart"

What do you like best?

Integrating a payment gateway is easy. Also, Opencart-2.0.3.1 is much user friendly comparing to previous version. Creating an online store is much easier. There are several opencart plugins available according to the requirement. I have created my own payment gateway plugin and it is easy to install.

What do you dislike?

Upgrading Opencart v1.5 to v2.0 involves lot of code changes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Opencart has several payment gateways - amazon, paypal etc. But i wanted to integrate the mobile carrier billing solution for small digital goods. For small amount, you don't have to go through net banking payment gateway, we can easily pay by entering the mobile number and the rest of the process will be done at our end.

OpenCart review by Bobby A.
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"One of the best open source e commerce systems"

What do you like best?

The ease of use and configuration. You can set a site up in a few hrs and begin selling.

What do you dislike?

The extension integration. It can get kind of wacky if you don't have some kind of support to fix it. Needs to be upgraded or integrate a plug in system like Wordpress uses and it would be perfect.

And also the theming needs a built in theming system. Long overdue. Integrating themes could also be a problem to integrate even when trying to use frameworks

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it. If you need a great e commerce solution.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting my products out to the public.

The benefits: If I didn't use Opencart it would prob be worst

OpenCart review by Sean O.
Sean O.
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"Excellent flexible platform"

What do you like best?

Very flexible platform that has over 14k addons. It has all the features of other platoforms with 25% of the code. Mobile out of the box and customer friendly

What do you dislike?

The addons can clash with each other, but this happens on all platforms once you have more than 1 addon the risk is there. Great community of developers out there.

Recommendations to others considering the product

List all the functionality you need that is extra and make sure there are addons for this. If there are not get some built and you can then sell these on the opencart market place and make you development costs back.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

B2B ecommerce installations

OpenCart review by Administrator in Non-Profit Organization Management
Administrator in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"AWESOME SOFTWARE FOR ONLINE STORE!!"

What do you like best?

Awesome Software and easy to edit, free and powerful!! i love it as my online store is live and shining!!

What do you dislike?

Sometimes breaks down codes and poor customer service. but all and all its powerful and awesome.

Recommendations to others considering the product

To all Those who are looking for opportunity to start free online store, just come over here at open cart where you will not go wrong, free PHP software download and host it in your chosen web hosting site and make your store live in few minutes

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have had how to create online store, but since I came across this, all my problems solved and are powerful and moving forward!!

OpenCart review by Achraf A.
Achraf A.
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"OpenCart is easy to work with, supports many payment integration options and is simply awesome."

What do you like best?

I like OpenCart's modern administration interface and the many payment integration choices available, which let's me customize the platform to each client depending on their needs and what payment options they can accept.

What do you dislike?

Difficult to integrate into a theme designed with Bootstrap, which makes it less flexible to use if you only want to use a purchased Bootstrap theme without having to do a lot of HTML, CSS and PHP work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use OpenCart to develop ecommerce websites to my clients, it benefits me by giving me a clear and straightforward way to implement a platform I'm experienced in working with and improving upon.

OpenCart review by User in Business Supplies and Equipment
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"Great Software "

What do you like best?

Easy to use, and its very cheap, easy to update store listings, such a wonderful perfect design for on line point of sales.

What do you dislike?

There is absolutely Nothing i dislike from these service, everything is just wonderful for me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend all of you who are looking for store software, look no further, juts come to open chart your business will go live in just a click!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Selling my Hand made crafts was not easy at all till a friend introduced me to Open chart where i managed to put my store live and every one can have to see my products.

OpenCart review by Liu D.
Liu D.
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"Light weight, fast speed, wide range of useful extensions!"

What do you like best?

Open cart is a light weight ecommerce platform, so the server load requirement is not high, can easily install and run it on a shared hosting.

What do you dislike?

the management operating interface still needs some improvement.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's easy to install and use, plenty of beautiful theme, as well as extensions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Build online ordering platform for a 4x4 car accessory company Products management and order management is easy.

OpenCart review by Sotir N.
Sotir N.
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"Ecommerce Platform"

What do you like best?

Easy system for sale. You have many possibilities and options when you sell product. You have full control over orders. There are many ready Themes which are sold or are free with good design.

What do you dislike?

One of the additions that we need pricing or anything else always paid. Not like modules are always paid. In most other online stores are free

Recommendations to others considering the product

I like the system. But there should be more free modules.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

OpenCart use for my site where you sell trifles

OpenCart review by Ravdeep S.
Ravdeep S.
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"Opencart is one of the best Opensource Ecommerce PLatforms "

What do you like best?

Opencart is Most extensible platform, It is quite light weight as compared to Magento .

The number of features and extensions are Huge

What do you dislike?

They release new updates / versions under the name of stable builds , when their previous stable builds are still buggy .

The cache system is not impressive

Recommendations to others considering the product

Start with opencart and Stick to it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quickly creating ecommerce websites with OpenCart

OpenCart review by Johan P.
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"For our own webshop the best product you can use"

What do you like best?

Easy to manage, great looks and lots of help, tips and addons available at the internet for free. So i can only recommend this webshop. Try it and you will be using it as well.

What do you dislike?

What I do dislike is that the migration from my 1.x site to 2.x site could not be done automated.

I had to use a "free" addon to do that. Thanks to the author of that :-)

But I assume that it should be a part of 2.x.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you want a complete webshop which is easy to manage: use OpenCart

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We want to sell out stuff on the internet. OpenCart is great to have for my webshop.

Facebook we use to advertise to the world.

OpenCart review by Gabriella Giovanna F.
Gabriella Giovanna F.
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"Great software!"

What do you like best?

It's simple, immediate and highly customizable

What do you dislike?

Nothing up to now. Maybe sometimes when changes are set, it goes down

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fastest and more secure work

OpenCart review by Consultant in Computer Software
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"Wonderful Beginning"

What do you like best?

Quick to begin without much hassle. A very limited technical knowledge is sufficient to set up store and start selling. It also has simple interface, light design and has advanced features that can be used when required.

What do you dislike?

open cart versions and plugin versions. Is hard to find the plugins that are constantly been updated to work with the latest version of the opencart. Also the vqmod can be a pain sometimes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Set up a few of my customers on opencart initially but had to move them to different ones due to the plugins mismatch and themes being non responsive. This was mostly used as a catalogue rather than selling online.

OpenCart review by Ganatra H.
Ganatra H.
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"Great platform for startup seller"

What do you like best?

Easy admin side with many free extension

What do you dislike?

Current layout. Because as compare to other like magento it is very basic. Not good standard like other layout.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes, I ask many seller to use open cart.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Main benefit is easy admin side. Any new seller can easily find all details very easily.

Like if you want to add product, variation, special discount then easily find in single panel.

OpenCart review by Rabee E.
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"I built a store using opencart and opened business using this great software"

What do you like best?

Easy, simple, lots of themes, fast browsing

What do you dislike?

Most Plugins not free , sometimes you cannot find what you need for free and you have to pay for it

Recommendations to others considering the product

Making more support for arabic users

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Opened e-commerce business with less time, it is seo optimized to make finding my store easy in google searches

OpenCart review by Stefan H.
Stefan H.
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"Simplicity vs Maturity"

What do you like best?

OC has a simple codebase and thus is very easy to customize. However, customization is not based on development best practices. OC codebase is not build with testability in mind.

What do you dislike?

Customization can only be achieved by code changes. E.g. one cannot switch of the wishlist feature like a module. Once customized it's hard to upgrade.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Simple solutions, which don't require large scale changes in the codebase.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fast and easy deployments!

OpenCart review by Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Technical review for opencart"

What do you like best?

modularity structure of open cart makes it easy to retain new functionalities through added third modules

What do you dislike?

open cart theme development is little strict, this made limitations in delivering customized themes to my customers

Recommendations to others considering the product

Opencart is successful success partner, ease of setup, ease of setup and more for to deliver to your customers, I liked the solution and I will keep using it to deliver success to my partners

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm delivering on demand hosted e-commerce websites to my customers, on the customers base I'm trying to deliver simplest backend to manage store, open cart provides one of the simplest backends in e-commerce opensource solutions available.

OpenCart review by Deep D.
Deep D.
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"Amazing and easy eCommerce solution "

What do you like best?

User friendly for developer, for a beginner specially, opencart forum

What do you dislike?

frequently changing version and due to that many extensions were not able to support., not so much extensions are available in market for opencart compare to magento

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

low cost ecommerce website, time duration. these two are major benefits

OpenCart review by Administrator in Design
Administrator in Design
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"OpenCart Review"

What do you like best?

Relatively easy to deal with.. I prefer Magento personally. Harder to develope for but the end results are much better and easier for day to day admin.

What do you dislike?

1.5* to 2.* incompatibilities. Made me drop it in favour of magento. OCMod/VQMod are really not that great system for modifications.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would check to see if the guy in Hong Kong is still in control.. not exactly a fan.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allowing the selling of stock items in a bespoke business.

OpenCart review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"One of the Best Opensource Ecommerce Platforms"

What do you like best?

Opensource

LightWeight

Themeable

Vqmod/Ocmod

Every Thing Included that is Required for a Complete Ecommerce Store

But the Support For Api is Missing

What do you dislike?

This Software is missing the Rest API.

Without API This software cannot be used to Develop Cross Platform Apps.

Missing API is the Greatest Disadvantage

In future Version An api must be ADDED

Recommendations to others considering the product

Opencart is the Best Ecommerce Platform

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to manage Customers

Ecommerce made easy

OpenCart review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Awesome and reliable product"

What do you like best?

Its easy to modify, update and customize.

Faster than other available e-commerce platforms

What do you dislike?

This is very hard to setup, subcategories not showing in product backend + hard to install themes, hard too edit links. Im not a newbie with internet design, but this can be made soo much easier.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking at stable product, go for it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing is easy and trusted platform than woocommerce.

OpenCart review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Fast solution for e-commerce website"

What do you like best?

Fast setup, easy to use, and ready to sales your product real time. Very helpful for developer to saving the time :)

What do you dislike?

More free starter plugin can be more wanted for opencart dummies :)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Why not to improve and develop together :)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Small business, with this they can grow the product market :) And, I'm so happy to help them

OpenCart review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"OpenCart is best choice of POC(prove of concept) for SMB(small medium business) commerce."

What do you like best?

Simple LAMP(Linux+Apache+MySQL+PHP) required, easy setup steps followed, and widely plugins support.

What do you dislike?

While using PHP as you know, some tricks code may interrupt the dynamic html site.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Prove of concept with online commerce , even for product exhibition without price, fast prototype to save your time and cost.

OpenCart review by Administrator in E-Learning
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"Amazing Free Software"

What do you like best?

It can be completely customised to the way that suits your eshop.

What do you dislike?

There is no support other than community forums.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get the full video instruction course from http://StartOnlineHere.com

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to sell online. Extra revenues.

OpenCart review by Administrator
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"Within the limits of what I expected."

What do you like best?

The complete set of features that had almost everything I needed.

What do you dislike?

Extremely hard to modify, if not something from the admin page.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Small details were sometimes hard to change and many times needed an actual change in the source code.

OpenCart review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Awesome product at minimum support"

What do you like best?

easy maintenance and ease of adding new features

What do you dislike?

the user interface is very basic and it requires a custom development and integration

Recommendations to others considering the product

quick setup and prototyping

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ease of caegory addition and new products within category

OpenCart review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Developer Opencart, Api, Ecommerce, PHP, Mobile"

What do you like best?

Work in time, studies of the technologies.

What do you dislike?

I dislike my bad and write comprension in english

Recommendations to others considering the product

Is it easy api integrations with web and mobile applicstions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ecommerce inovations. Api integrations.

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