Ecommerce shopping cart software solutions Comparison

Business > Enterprises > Ecommerce
2015-06-05 00:38:24

Compare all the features of main ecommerce shopping cart software with this collaborative comparison table

Currently you can compare 3dcart vs Ashop Commerce vs Avactis vs Big Commerce vs CS-cart vs Dupral Commerce vs Instant Store vs Magento vs OpenCart vs Pinnacle Cart vs Prestashop vs Tomato Cart vs Volusion

Usually, you can test the solution with a free trial plan, before choosing and deciding which one is the best for you.

Feel free to participate, add other ecommerce solution or comparison criteria (features...)

MagentoOpencartPrestashopTomato Cart
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Video tour
Latest version1.
Release date2012-07-052013-01-222013-04-022012-10-14
Supported databasesMySQLMySQLMySQLMySQL
Open sourceYesYesYesYes
LicenseOpen-Source Licence 3.0 (OSL)GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)Open-Source Licence 3.0 (OSL)GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
PlatformPHP, Zend frameworkPHP (at least 5.2)PHP5PHP 5.0 - MVC
Community members35000031973
Free trial periodYes free to downloadYes free to downloadYes free to downloadYes free to download
PricingFree to download (but you need to install and host the solution yourself)Free to download (but you need to install and host the solution yourself)Free to download (but you need to install and host the solution yourself) and also you need to buy a lot of tier-applications, componentsFree to download (but you need to install and host the solution yourself)
FrontOffice Features
Multiple Tax RatesYesYesYes
Product FeaturesYesYesYesYes
Product Variants & OptionsYes
Product ReviewsYesYesYesYes
Product Image Zoom
Number of product photos
Related ProductsYesYesYesYes
Free shippingYesYesYesYes
Sales ReportsYesYesYesYes
Printable InvoicesYesYesYesYes
Backup & RestoreYesYesYesYes
Wish ListYesYes since v1.5.0YesYes
TestimonialsNo- optional modulesYesYes
Track orderNoNoNoYes
Recently ViewedYesNoYesYes
PointsNoYes since v1.5.0YesYes Credits in Store
Product ComparisonYesYes since v1.5.0YesYes
Affiliate- pluginYes since v1.5.0NoNo
One-page CheckoutNoNoYesYes
Order BarcodeNoNoNoNo
Merchandise return (RMAs)NoYes since v1.5.0YesYes
TagsYes- optional moduleYesYes
Downloadable ProductsYesYesYesYes
Promotional Tools
Live Chat SoftwareNo- optional modulesYes- Coming In Soon in 1.2 version
Facebook Social Store
Ebay Integration
Post on twitter
Post on facebook
Gift CertificateNoYes since v1.5.0YesYes
Discount Coupon SystemYesYesYesYes
Cross Sell ProductsYesYesYes
Built in Google Adwords
Send to friendYesNoYesYes
Best SellersYes
News & EventsNoNoNoYes
Daily deals
RSS FeedYesNoYesYes
SEO Tools
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)YesYesYesYes
Redirect Dead URLs with 301Yes
Custom URLsYes
Google Site MapYesYesYes
Meta-information for products and categories and homepageYesYes
Mobile Version
BackOffice Features
Templates systemZend frameworkPHPSmartyFriendly. Just Upload New Theme and Change the template in fews clicks
Access RestrictionsNoYesYesYes
Bulk Product AddNoNo Optional free module- Can be done with the Store Manager applicationYes
Bulk Category AddNoYes Optional free module- Can be done with the Store Manager ApplicationYes
Bulk Approve Orders
StatisticsNoNoYesYes Piwik And Google Analytics
Shipping MethodsCitylink, Flat rate, Free shipping, Per item, Parcelforce 48, Pickup From Store, Royal Mail, UPS, United States Postal Service, Weight Based ShippingUPS, FedEx, USPS, Canada PostFlat Rate, Table Rate, Citylink, Flat rate, Free shipping, Per item, Pickup From Store, UPS, United States Postal Service, Weight Based Shipping, Correios Brazil, etc
Shopping XML feeds
Payment gateways
Bank TransferYesYesYes
Cash On Delivery- via pluginsYesYes
Other Payment Gateways2Checkout, LiqPay, WorldPay, Authorize.Net, Moneybookers, PayPoint, eWay (UK, AU, NZ), SagePay, Authorize.Net (AIM), Paymate, AlertPay, Perpetual Payments, Collect in storeAuthorize.Net, MoneybookersAmazon IPN,, PagaSeguro, Pagamento Digital (Brazilians Payment Gateway) and more
Last update2015-06-05 00:38:242014-02-17 08:28:332015-06-05 00:38:242012-10-22 09:44:26
  • 2011-06-22 22:04:38
    2015-06-05 00:38:24
  • Ecommerce
  • Compare 3dcart vs Ashop Commerce vs Avactis vs Big Commerce vs CS-cart vs Dupral Commerce vs Instant Store vs Magento vs OpenCart vs Pinnacle Cart vs Prestashop vs Tomato Cart vs Volusion
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  • commented on Opencart
    Bonjour, Nous voulions signifier que vous pouvez trouver la version Française sur le portail Officiel Français Cordialement Opencart France
    Français Posted 2014-10-05 21:51:50 by LeorLindel
  • Posted 2014-07-25 11:11:03 by maddi
  • Posted 2014-06-16 16:53:22 by Lexa
  • Posted 2014-06-16 16:52:56 by Lexa
  • voted for Prestashop (Like)
    Easy to use
    Français Posted 2013-11-08 11:40:13 by Marie Hoellinger
  • Posted 2013-06-25 01:29:18 by Sanja Đurđević
  • Posted 2013-06-25 01:29:12 by Sanja Đurđević
  • This is a well presented comparison of shopping carts. I think voting for any shopping cart at this level of comparison may not be justifiable, for a more detailed comparison of these shopping carts check out thier features here:
    Posted 2013-02-02 20:29:19 by Eric Johnson
  • Hello @faboulaws, that is true that Dupral Commerce data are quite empty for the moment, if you know this software, please do not hesitate to update this collaborative comparison table (crowdsourced like wikipedia). When there is not the feature available by default, but possible with a plugin, you can use the orange checkbox like done for other solutions of this comparison.. Thanks.
    Posted 2013-01-26 23:40:00 by Vanina
  • The information for Drupal Commerce is incomplete. Drupal Commerce does not come by default with all features compared to the other commerce packages.However, it has a lot of additional module to improve it functionality.Also since it is base on Drupal there are a lot of other tool that it has available that the other commerce packages might not have.For example Drupal already offer FAQ,Blogs,Forums different ways to display products,the option to have only one page for specific product category without a sweat .Drupal offers full control on menu on the site from admin interface without the need of a developer.There a lot more to Drupal that I have to say....
    Posted 2013-01-26 09:16:07 by faboulaws
  • I'd vote for Magento! Comparative table migt be confusing but the facts speak for themselves - Magento is definitely on top. Just check the features, and the figures
    Posted 2013-01-23 18:20:42 by GJay
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2012-10-22 09:41:33 by Alexis
  • voted for Magento (Like)
    25% of e-commerce sites
    Posted 2012-07-27 14:23:43 by Ricardo Martins
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2011-11-01 07:18:31 by musicahead
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2011-10-17 15:23:37 by Killboy Powerhead
  • Stay away from Magento! Its a nightmare! Its full of bugs and you must update it every week when a new patch comes out. Also when you update (witch isn't an easy task) some features may break. Performance is very poor (unless you have few dedicated servers just for your site). I think CS cart is the best solution. There is a free version that works very good for small and mid businesses. If you need more you can get the pro version (295$) and offers tons of more features from the other "stock" shopping carts. PrestaShop and OpenCart may look "free" but their plugins are very expensive. So better pay for a CScart license and get all of the features at once.
    Posted 2011-10-17 15:21:15 by Killboy Powerhead
  • voted for Prestashop (Like)
    Posted 2011-10-12 08:55:41 by doi3y
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2011-10-11 23:52:20 by Seralive
  • voted for Prestashop (Like)
    Posted 2011-10-11 21:42:48 by mkranzler
  • voted for Tomato Cart (Like)
    Simple and Complete! Fast and Light! The evolution of OsCommerce. The best! Test and comprove!
    Posted 2011-10-11 17:34:21 by valmy
  • voted for Prestashop (Like)
    Posted 2011-08-22 18:58:46 by Knorc
  • voted for Opencart (Like)
    Excellent and forward thinking eCommerce Cart - much more modern structured object coding than osCOmmerce and the like
    Posted 2011-07-06 20:11:19 by Keith Bernard

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