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OpenCart review by <span>Shabir B.</span>
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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 .

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OpenCart review by <span>Varat R.</span>
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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.

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OpenCart review by <span>Nick L.</span>
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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 <span>Mauro G.</span>
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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 <span>Steven L.</span>
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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.

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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.

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