About AbanteCart


AbanteCart is an open source e-commerce solution for small and midsize businesses that helps users create online stores to sell products and services. Key features include HTML5 responsive templates, catalog management, a discount coupons system, multi-store management, a shopping cart feature, channel management and SEO management.

AbanteCart lets users configure the images, categories and products that appear on their site. Multi-store capabilities allow users to manage multiple stores from a single platform. On the customer management side, AbanteCart offers a discount coupon system, customer account management and order monitoring by email and text message notification.

AbanteCart supports various payment options including Stripe, PayPal, MOLPay, BitcoinPay and SagePay. Shipping partners include FedEx, UPS, USPS, Royal Mail, Canada Post and more.

Support is available through an online user forum and knowledge base, as well as via email.



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124 Reviews of AbanteCart

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.64 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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4 stars

(33)

3 stars

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March 2018

Jacob from Strygestof Og Design

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

2.0

March 2018

It handles many options with no performance drop

Overall we got a system that is able to handle a rather large amount of options but perform very well on a cheap hosting solution. other than that it has all the features we can not live with out. or we have found third party options. as an example. the systems lack of HTML mail hendling, we have used mailchimp, wich can be purchesed for small amount of money and integrates via synchronization, and we have added a customer chat addon.

Pros

the biggest plus to us is that Abantecart is able to handle a huge amount of options without noticable performance draws. this is due to a flat option system that does not interchain each option into one product. but Abantecart still allows to set price, amount and so forth to each option. via a comprehensive jquery script, that handles stock, prices and so forth.
Abantecart has a very easy designer unterface for beginners. as its simply drag and drop. the only downside to this is that somethimes when adding blocks of the design get directed away from this design template. and has to maneuver back again.
it has in our eyes almost every feature you could wish for as a store owner. and with pretty good explanations too

We really love Abantecart. the thing that made us switch to Abantecart was the way it deals with product options. all others brands was not meeting our demands here. firstly other brands could not handle the amount of diffrent options. and or the ability to display color ot images.

this Abantecart allows us to create a fulfilling webshop.

Cons

Abantecart has a rather small array of addons, and a pretty small community that is primarily centered arround making money and not helping with coding for free. but it seems like the developers are quiet active in the forums.
you are unable to communicate with the customers via the webinterface. and relying on e-mails from the customers. you can add notes to orders. but the customer is not able to reply unfortunately.
the newsletter is as i see it built to handle many customers. but lack html features, so no imges or other formatting of newsletters.
there are not many human made translations. but there is a library of machine translated languages and a very neat feature for translating every bit of text via the administration interface., allthough with some text it can be a little hard to guess where it belongs. but its only a matter of checking and trying again.

June 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

June 2018

Simple yet very complete CMS. Perfect for our needs so far.

It's free, easy to use, and secure.

Pros

This CMS has been very reliable to us so far. Very stable (but watch out when you upgrade), secure, and our customers love the frontend interface,.

As a ecommerce website admin, it easily let me do my day to day work without issues. Backend interface is straightforward and simple.

Other pros :
- translation (frontend) is easy
- built-in communication tool for our customers
- stable platform and secure
- reporting
- good extensions (but most of all are not free)
- multi-site manager

Cons

- Lack of decent templates even if our customers love the interface
- Few extensions compared to other CMSs
- Upgrades may be complicated sometimes (test everything, I mean everything)
- Lack of some integrations (payment processors, affiliates platforms, etc.).

August 2016

Abhinav from Black Panther International

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

August 2016

Wonder full Product still need Improvement

I was looking for the e commerce platform where I can start my business and display my products on my terms and condition. I found Abante Cart according to my expectations. Very user friendly interface. But I appreciate If we get some more Themes so we can change its look and feel also. otherwise all the web site will look same like others who are using same platform. Changing color should be so easy. Some more features should be added like todays other modern shopping web site are using. Like Aliexpress, Amazone, Flipcart, Snapdeal etc. I love if Abante add or develop some more software like Free classified, Web Portal related like Yahoo, indiatimes, facebook, youtube, msn, twiter etc. , Dating portals

Pros

All of the above Its FREE and its very user friendly and feature rich. Nice Layout. Full fill all requirements.

Cons

No Flexibility, We have to be strict what is offered. No Theme options available. Admin settings needs to be more friendly too.

August 2017

Alvaro from Xnt Soluciones

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2017

AbanteCart developed as an excellent choice for individuals and businesses, lightweight and the best it is a free eCommerce platform.

Feel free to try AbanteCart if you are considering installing a robust solution for your business. I can assure you that this is a platform with easy and comfortable management and amazing user experience.

Pros

AbanteCart easy to install and work with, easy to navigate and setup using Great Admin Panel. Too offer a decent selection of add-ons. Modern look and feel showing the product listing style is quite good, user friendly and easy to understand GUI. Open source, it is compatible with a lot of devices. Lightweight running great speed.

Cons

Bit hard to find relavent documentation. It is missing the cms option. It doesn't have the option to have a vertical menu on the home page. Not enough free templates to choose from, little difficult find themes. I can't customization email body & themes, AbanteCart needs a section for Creating Custom Newsletter.

February 2019

Misael Mutege from ElmMac Group

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2019

Damn It this ecommerce software is 100% a charmer boy

i started using abantecart in 2015 in january but up to now, have never got glitches, dumpings, ; extensions are nywa, security is guaranteed, easy to use application. numerous payment gateways , your choice . i just love it.

Pros

its unique and intriging.

numerous payment gateways.
api controls, layouts and blocks,
numerous stores

Cons

the recaptcha or captcha is still giving me a problem.
new stores links are are not working.
doesnt have the multivendor capability

January 2019

sam from self

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

Great free E-commerce application

I am impressed with their customer support. I am a regular visitor to their forum http://forum.abantecart.com/ and you can see how responsive they are. I had issues with setting my SSL and I asked a question their and one of their team member replied in few hours that solved my issue.

Pros

It is free and has all the bells and whistles that a standard paid application has

Cons

It does lack on UI which is looks. They should definitely fix it also their documentation is not up-to-date

June 2017

Belinda from HostDesign4U.com

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2017

Love this shopping cart.

Making clients happy with an ecommerce option they could take over when their store was complete.

Pros

It has many features for the price (FREE), I have been using it for many years and it is always my go to cart. It is one of the few out there that has the file upload feature, a must if you sell calendars. It is easy to get your store to look the way it should with the layout option.

Cons

It is missing the cms option, I did figure out a way around this though. It doesn't have the option to have a vertical menu on the home page, you can find mods or templates in the market place for this though. The shipping was a little difficult for me to figure out. Support on the forum was available to help with this and I did get it done. I like it so much I donated to help support the developers and keep it going!

April 2019

Daniel from Tarimetri

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2019

Good and Efficient Shopping Cart

AbanetCart was what my company was looking for in starting and displaying it's product and services. It has a user-friendly interface and easy to understand and operate, but I'll recommend adding more useful themes and templates. Also, more add-on features should be added to make it even more fun to use.

Pros

It's free and user-friendly.
It has a multi-site management feature.
It's back-end interface is easy to understand and operate.
It handles a large amount of project without a noticeable draws in performance.

Cons

Can't communicate with clients through it's interface.
No images and formatting of newsletters, because it lacks html features.
No human made translations.
Lots of system generated translations.
It's filled with indecent and unwanted templates.
It lacks integration features like, affiliate platforms, payment processors etc.

September 2017

Print from PrintVastra

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2017

Really awesome experience

Pros

Easy to use, it saves so much time. Everything is available in this, which i need. Thank So Much for this.i luv to post new products. I Luv to use AbanteCart. Really new experience but i loved it. I'm using first time but it's looks like, I'm perfect in this

April 2019

awogor from Techsliet Media

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2019

I Stopped using AbanteCart Two years Ago

I had only used AbanteCart on two websites that's over 2 years ago and the experience I wouldn't say was bad for absolutely a free software like that just that it just didn't work well for me the way I expected it to be.

Pros

When I was still in the race of designing websites and selling them, I did explored AbanteCart. The whole experience was good for an open source ecommerce platform like that. I had literally set up two ecommerce websites with AbanteCart which I found very nice. But my cons

Cons

AbanteCart not as I thought, extensions and themes are too expensive and not flexible for customization. The whole system is too stive and requires you to hire an expert from their team before you can customize a lot of the functionalities on like WordPress woocomerce where you have total control to edit and change anything you want.

May 2017

Nishantha from Super Unique IT Solutions

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2017

This is very good shopping cart

new life for my business

Pros

this online shopping cart is very easy & fasted for installation, this software give my business new life

Cons

little difficult find themes, can't customization email body & themes, if version upgrade may be software crash

July 2016

Franklin from MoMmedia

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2016

1 of the best & user friendly shopping carts

This is 1 of the best shopping carts we have ever experienced in all aspects. User friendly, with simple navigation tools. Great features @ simple access from the control panel and good looking!

Pros

100% user, friendly, simple, reliable and effective.

Cons

Some minor flaws with php index pages and patches that do not work, but functional despite the issues.

Response from AbanteCart of AbanteCart

Replied July 2016

You chose "value of the money" to 3 start. AbanteCart is Free. I wonder, what value for the money do u expect to have 5 start? Ah?

March 2019

EBIN from RightVows Job Store

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

Best E-commerce solution for developing quick and simple websites

AbanteCart helps us to create applications that are cost effective and SEO friendly. There are lot of plugins that AbanteCart provide to make development easier.

Pros

We use AbanteCart to create a shopping application that is more SEO friendly and easy customize. AbanteCart is the best open source tool to create any sort of website in a matter of time. Free and open to all is the key feature we love about the AbanteCart platform.

Cons

The support is a bit slow and needs more attention, please respond to mails more faster manner.