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Ecommerce shopping cart software solutions Comparison


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

Currently you can compare Shift4Shop 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.

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Latest version9. 3
Release dateApr. 2nd 2013 Jul. 5th 2012 Sep. 28th 2011 Jan. 22nd 2013 May 2nd 2015
Supported databasesWeb Hosted solutionMySQLMySQLMySQLMySQLMYSQLMySQL
Open sourceNoYesYes- Commercial software with open source codeNoNoYes- Partially Encrypted
LicenseNo license: Hosted ecommerce solutionOpen-Source Licence 3.0 (OSL)Open-Source Licence 3.0 (OSL)SaaSCommercial licenseNo license required as solution is web-hostedGNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
PlatformWeb Hosted solutionPHP5PHP, Zend frameworkPHP 5.1 & MySQL 4.1Web-Hosted SolutionPHP (at least 5.2)PHP, Lamp Stack
Community members23350,00044,00010,0004,600
Free trial periodYes 15 day trialYes free to downloadYes free to downloadYes 14 daysYes 1 monthYes 30 daysYes free to download- Free DemoYes 14 daysYes free plan + 30 day trial
PricingStarting at $9.99/monthFree to download (but you need to install and host the solution yourself) and also you need to buy a lot of tier-applications, componentsFree to download (but you need to install and host the solution yourself)Transaction fees and
  • Free trial
  • Basic Shopify: 29$/month
  • Shopify: 79$/month
  • Advanced Shopify: 299$/month
  • Free trial for a month
  • Professional is $295 for life
  • Advanced Multi-vendor is $985
  • Free Community edition
30 days free trial. Lowest package is $14.97 per month inclusive of hosting.Free to download (but you need to install and host the solution yourself)$999 (one time payment)
  • $24.95/mo (100 products)
  • $39/mo (500 products)
  • $99/mo (5000 products)
  • $149/mo (10000 products)
  • $299/mo (unlimited products)
FrontOffice Features
Multi-stores-YesYes- This feature is coming soonYesYesYesYesNo
Multiple Tax RatesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Product FeaturesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Product Variants & OptionsYesYesYesYes Product Variants lets you create options on your products like size or color and modify the price, shipping weight, and item number based on the selections made by the customer.Yes
Product ReviewsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Product Image ZoomYesYesYesYesYes
Number of product photosunlimitedUnlimitedunlimitedunlimited
Related ProductsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Free shippingYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Sales ReportsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Printable InvoicesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Backup & RestoreYesYesYesYesYes Web-Hosted SolutionYesYesYes
Wish ListYesYesYesYesYesYesYes since v1.5.0YesYesYes
TestimonialsYesYesNoYesYes- optional modulesYesYes
Track orderYesNoNoYesYesNoNo
Recently ViewedYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
PointsYes Reward pointsYesNoYesYesYes since v1.5.0Yes
Product ComparisonYesYesYesYesYesYes since v1.5.0Yes
AffiliateYesNo- pluginYesYesYes since v1.5.0YesYes
MembershipsYesYesNoYesYesNo- Optional Module
One-page CheckoutYesYesNoYesYesYesNo-Yes
Order BarcodeYes OptionalNoNoYesNoNo
Merchandise return (RMAs)YesYesNoYesYes since v1.5.0
TagsNoYesYesYesYes- optional moduleYes
Downloadable ProductsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Promotional Tools
Live Chat SoftwareYesYesNo- Currently in betaYes Free for download and integrated with every store- optional modulesYesYes easy to implement your own modul
Facebook Social StoreYesYesYesYes no additional fee
Ebay IntegrationYes
Post on twitterYesYesYes
Post on facebookYesYesYes
Gift CertificateYesYesNoYesYesYes since v1.5.0YesYesYes
Discount Coupon SystemYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Cross Sell ProductsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Built in Google AdwordsYesYes
Send to friendYesYesYesYesYesNo
Best SellersYesYesYesYesYes
News & EventsNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYes
Daily dealsYesYes
RSS FeedYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
SEO Tools
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)YesYesYesYesYes SEO WizardYesYesYesYes
Redirect Dead URLs with 301YesYesYesYesYes
Custom URLsYesYesYesYes
Google Site MapYesYesYesYesYes Automatic XML for Google, Yahoo and BingYesYesYes
Meta-information for products and categories and homepageYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Mobile VersionYesYesYesYes no additional costYes
BackOffice Features
Templates systemHTML5 Responsive ThemesSmartyZend frameworkSmartyDrag and drop new template system along with fresh new template designsPHPChange the template with number of colorsAmeriCommerce offers highly customizable design, allowing you to define your own templates and take advantage of the point-and-click, WYSIWYG abilities of the storefront design Theme Manager.
Access RestrictionsYesYesNoYesYesYes
Bulk Product AddYes- Can be done with the Store Manager applicationNoYesYesNo Optional free moduleYes
Bulk Category AddYes- Can be done with the Store Manager ApplicationNoYesYesYes Optional free moduleYes
Bulk Approve OrdersYesYesYes
StatisticsYes- Plugin- PluginYesYesYes Google AnalyticsNoYesYes
Shipping MethodsReal-time USPS, FedEx, UPS, Canada Post, Royal Mail, AU Post, Freight carriers, flat rate shipping, local deliveryUPS, FedEx, USPS, Canada PostUPS, FedEx, USPS, Canada Post, Australia Post, DHL and custom shipping methodsCitylink, Flat rate, Free shipping, Per item, Parcelforce 48, Pickup From Store, Royal Mail, UPS, United States Postal Service, Weight Based ShippingShipStation, AfterShipFedEx, UPS, USPS, and DHL.
Shopping XML feedsYesYesYes Submit daily updates for your catalog to over 40 of the web's most popular shopping feeds such as Froogle, Google Base, Yahoo Shopping, ShopZilla, BizRate and many others.Yes
Payment gateways
Bank TransferYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Cash On DeliveryYes- via pluginsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Other Payment Gateways160 integrated payment gatewaysAuthorize.Net, MoneybookersGoogle Checkout, 2Checkout, Authorize.Net, SagePay, eWay, LinkPoint, MoneyBookers, HSBC and over 70 more. The complete list is here 50 payment gateways that are used worldwide are integrated with our shopping cart with popular ones like Google Checkout, 2CheckOut, and many more.2Checkout, LiqPay, WorldPay, Authorize.Net, Moneybookers, PayPoint, eWay (UK, AU, NZ), SagePay, Authorize.Net (AIM), Paymate, AlertPay, Perpetual Payments, Collect in storePayUmoney, Stripe Connect, Paytm, Amazon Payments, khipu, 2cc checkout. Omise, Razorpay, stripe, citrus, cc avenue,, Paypal Payout, etcGoogle Checkout, Authorize.Net, 3 Delta Systems, ACH Payments, Bank of America, Cyber Source, ECHOnline, eProcessing, FirstData / CardService International, Innovative Gateway, iTransact RediCharge HTML, LinkPoint, Merchant Partners, Merchant e-Solutions, Network Merchants, Paymentech Orbital (Salem / Tampa), PayPal PayFlow Pro, PayPay Website Payments Pro, Plug 'n Pay, PSIGate XML Interface, RTWare, SkipJack, USA ePay, YourPayBitcoin payment gateway
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  • Lexa on Jun. 16th 2014 4:52:56 PM
    rated Magento: Performance 4/5
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  • Vanina on Jan. 26th 2013 11:40:00 PM

    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.

  • faboulaws on Jan. 26th 2013 9:16:07 AM

    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....

  • Killboy Powerhead on Oct. 17th 2011 3:21:15 PM

    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.