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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Account overview

Account overview

Login screen

Login screen

Product list

Product list

Dashboard

Dashboard

Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)



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TinaTalbott from Progressive Quality Care

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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December 2018

AbanteCart open source

AbanteCart is a good software option if you are a small business, or possibly even a larger one. I am a small business and it has worked well for me.

Pros

If you use AbanteCart anyone can sell products or services online to anyone you can reach on the internet. Everyone knows that most people now prefer shopping online .

Cons

It was a little tricky at first to get everything implemented.

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Mussa from Lightman Technologies and IT Solutions

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

Best Shopping Cart system

Easy product add and user friendly

Pros

Being able to edit and put my own settings

Cons

Set your own currency and being able set own banners

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Kyle from Amazon

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July 2018

A good option for advanced users

Pros

You can use AbanteCart for any type of store, and can fully customize it with a great collection of modules and themes.
The best experience you can have with this software is that you can host it anywhere, being a not that resource hungry software.
It has a clean an easy dashboard for administrators, and you can edit all the settings easily

Cons

The software is free, but the modules can rack up, if you try to build a good and very up to date ecommerce solution for your customers.

Review Source: Capterra
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July 2018

positive results thanks to the excellent shopping cart

Pros

Abantecart It is a tool that gives you options to drive your chain systems for your products and guarantees a very effective and remarkable performance. This is due to the fact that with it you can manage quantities, prices, actions among others. For our organization, it has been very helpful and has a high degree of reliability and efficiency has been noted.

Cons

The updates can be a little messy and confusing.
The administrator's configuration is not very positive and friendly.
Usually missing more free templates for the election

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Larry from www.rightmove.co.uk

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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June 2018

Great way to start an online shop

Pros

A lot of free bundled modules in this platform. Very tight community around it, everybody wants to help. You can manage is very simple and adds time to engage customers.

Cons

The prices and disponibility of some modules are not that great, some code has to be written from scratch, but if you want something simple is ok.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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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.).

Review Source: Capterra
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June 2018

Good and Simple E-commerce solution

Pros

Fast and easy to use software for small startups and small e-commerce companies or individuals. Its free too.

Cons

Some critical features missing and also there is no support available. VEry few extensions available.

Review Source: Capterra

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June 2018

Your statement about support is not true. Our team does provide free support on the forum, as well as paid managed support.

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May 2018

Cool

Pros

Easy to install and it doesn't have advertising that I can't control. In Fact, I can manipulate every aspect of this app with great ease. My customers quite like it's simplicity too.

Cons

Haven't found a problem yet. I estimate that any problem that I come across would be easily fixed. I already have a good understanding of the software.

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Erick from Creative Computer Consulting

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May 2018

Beautiful experience.

Free, easy to install and easy to use.

Pros

As a web developer, I was able to create an extension payment for one of our customers in no time. AbanteCart is very easy to extend. I was surprised how easy was to create my own extension payment.

Cons

Lack of documentation. Basically, I had to check other created extension payments in order to build mine.

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Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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May 2018

great ecommerce platform

Pros

easy to manage and able to meet expectation of the user (who manage the store). no free theme is there (less) but its ok. wont hurt to provide few free themes just for getting user the feel and need to use the system until decided to pay for better themes.

Cons

cannot add same payment/same method twice. e.g: to have flat rate shipping as 5 for total value more than 150 and rate = 10 for value lower than 150..

Review Source: Capterra

Syed from House of Habib

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April 2018

My budget was too low - Thank God I've found Abante Cart

I have my own online store. What a dream come true :)

Pros

I'm using the free version, and it seems it has everything even for its free users... You have a big heart. I hope it will continue and you are not going to cut anything for us. Second the best part of this wonderful utility is it's admin interface. Very easy to use and human friendly. I give you a five start without any hesitation.

Cons

Some difficulty I have faced in user management specially when disabling and deleting users. But overall it's a fantastic tool.

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Darko from rfzo

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April 2018

It is not complicated and quickly learned

for the time being I still do not have any benefits because it is still in the working phase

Pros

Abante I like the store console. I quickly managed to help myself to set up categories and products. setting other parameters makes me a bit harder, but mostly I manage.

Cons

But what's the problem? I can not find any upgrades for my language that I use Serbian. Some positions in the store can not be removed which I do not need. There are also things that can be corrected, such as the length of the text that can be entered, for example, for private police, for privacy policy, for site conditions.

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Robert from Folien.ds

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April 2018

Excellent software easy to understand, installation and settings are simple...

A beautiful Website and Working! Easy Installation, simple to follow... Saved Money... Looking forward to the next release and free templates...

Pros

Payment gateways lots of then included, Layout Responsive, Mobil included, Digital Downloads integrated, Add Static Pages as Needed, Analytics & Insights and so much more...

Cons

need more free Templates, funny I see no cons really they have intregrated so much that you don't need to buy tons of plugins...

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Jacob from Strygestof Og Design

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

Gabriela from uensa (isla de margarita) Venezuela

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March 2018

Is a comfortable short-range ecommerce solution since its configuration thus establishes it.

Pros

It promotes the use of the web to small companies that still do not have an Internet presence.
Its easy configuration make it an acceptable strategy to start on the web.
It's free, it has good technical support.

Cons

Not recommended for those who require a design very attached to the particularities of the business model. It is a standard solution.

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susan from my vintage pattern

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February 2018

Initial Experience is Excellent

Pros

Everything I need is there and seems to work without having to go to a guru to get some code to edit a file to make it work right.

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Frank from Papa's Workshop

Number of employees:  1 employee

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February 2018

One of the best open source shopping cart systems I've used

Lowered my software cost.

Pros

It does pretty much everything a shopping cart needs to do. USPS shipping is important to me and that works just fine.

Cons

Just small stuff. The reports option doesn't seem very sophisticated. I like to check to see how many items I have sold over a period of time. It seems to not work correctly as I get some weird numbers. Maybe I need to check out the function further.

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wojciech from Electronics

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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December 2017

super!!!

Pros

simple and easy to use. a little bit of extension but I hope it will come with time. good for servers.

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Md Abdul from Ruposhi Bangla Tours

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December 2017

Better E commerce

I have started newly. I am a web developer, I feel very comfortable to set it up , customizing and user friendly. Before this CMS I have used Woo-commerce but that is so complicated to customized.

Pros

Good to work and easy to use. It is easy to add a product, it is easy add media for a product, it is easy to ad currency. Easy to customized. It is easy to set location like country, state, city. It is better than other complicated CMS and plugin. Thanks.

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Jesse from O's Pipes and Tobacco

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2017

Seems to be working so far, haven't got the entire business up and running yet but haven't had issue

Pros

Very straight forward and easy to use. It's easy to figure out what you need to do and figure out how to do it. The interface is well organized as is the main store front. It keeps the look simple and not to flashy.

Cons

There needs to be more of an explanation about the meta keywords and seo keywords to better explain them to new users.

Review Source: Capterra