About CS-Cart


CS-Cart is a hosted e-commerce solution. Key functionalities include tools to manage website content, design, products, shipments and returns.

CS-Cart offers a drag-and-drop user interface that allows users to arrange data blocks in their storefront using a built in layout editor. Users can customize storefronts using multiple themes. Additionally, users can change storefront background, color scheme and fonts.

CS-Cart offers integrations with various payment gateways and processors, as well as shipping providers such as FedEx and USPS. Further, CS-Cart has a Google export add-on with which products can be exported to eBay, Google shopping and Facebook.

CS-Cart provides its services on a one-time licensing basis and support is provided via live chat, email, and community forums. The solution offers a mobile app for Android as well as iOS devices. In addition, the solution has a multi-currency and multilingual functionality.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Linux, Unix

63 Reviews of CS-Cart

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.63 / 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

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February 2019

Patrick from Bogues Jewellers

Company Size: 11-50 employees

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2019

Easy to use eCommerce software, value for money and good technical support.

I have tried other eCommerce programs, but none compare to CS Cart for ease of use, value for money and support. Excellent.

Pros

CS Cart is very straight forward to use, and offers a plethora of features to sell products on the web. We were able to integrate it into our bespoke stock control system so that stock levels online were synced.
The product entry scheme is very detailed . You can tailor the features to suit the requirements of the items that are listed. You can combine products, or list matching products. Products are organised into categories on the website, and this process also offers many possiblities to make things easier for site visitors.
The administration panels has a promotions section to tailor offers on specific products at specific times, so you can plan your marketing ahead of time. You can also do promotions to your existing customers, or types of customers.
The administration panel allows you to design you pages. The format is based on blocks and banners, and is really easy to configure. CS Cart also allows you to offer more than one payment provider so your customers have a choice. There is a SEO section to help you get to the top of the rankings.
There is a comprehensive set of reports for dealing with orders when they come flooding in. Each report can be configured with you company logo, and you can keep your customers updated with emailed reports Simple!
If all these details are not enough, then you can access the thriving community of add on developers who have added even more functionality to the core program. What is not to like.
Finally, if you are like me and not too confident on the technical side, then CS Cart has a great customer support section. Polite, prompt and very very helpful if you are in trouble. They don't make you feel stupid, they explain and fix the problem quickly.

Cons

I would like to see more features on the mobile site. The numbers accessing my site by phone is increasing quickly, and I would like to offer more options for these customers,

January 2019

Isa from ISA Technology

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

After using many carts CS Cart became the final destination, 10 years and running!

CS Cart rocks! You don't need anything else

Pros

Firstly, value for money. As a small business owner we needed functionality within a reasonable price point. CS Cart was the most viable option with the right mixture of features and purchase price. Also not a subscription based cart which gives us ownership and the much needed flexibility.
Then the functionality.... where to start! The layout, both back and front end, are so smooth and very user friendly. Built-in themes are suitable for most users I'm sure, but there are also developers who make exceptional themes. The site is also mobile friendly and adapts well to mobile screens. Then the back-end options are really flexible, we could customise our country options, which is great not being in a majour country. Drag and drop customising of pages makes it so easy to setup pages with no experience.
The script is responsive and not as many bugs as I've seen in other cart software. Easy integration with Paypal (which is what we use) or so many others I see available for processing in the built-in list.
And the customer support !!!!!!!!!!!!! THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!!! Super fast and responsive. I try to model our support after seeing theirs. That makes owning this software feel even more secure, that rock solid support that there when you need it. Even for their support alone, cs cart is worth it. They customised the script to meet our needs. 11 stars for support. Added on to support is their extensive knowledge base documentation...which is all I need to refer to for most issues. Detailed and relevant, like an encyclopedia
All in all I'd definitely recommend the company and the product!

Cons

Not many or majour at all. Mostly they focus on developing the core product, but not on the little things that sometimes make a big difference, then the developers make an add-on for it and you got to buy it. For eg. a button to scroll to the top of the page, or make the checkout page a single screen. It would be great to dedicate some time to these smaller elements as well.
And then we sell alot of services (document print & copy centre), and the software isn't as friendly to setup for selling services as it is to selling physical products. So we had to get creative in making the product page layout more to what we'd prefer.

January 2019

Ioannis from self employed

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

The best eshop platform with ease of use!

This is a great and secure platform with great support in an affordable price.

Pros

CsCart is very easy to install and easy to use. We have been using the product for more than 10 years now and we have no problems with it. Our customers also like the admin section which is actually way more easy to use than other open source platforms. We have ask them how they feel about the latest version of cscart and they just love how friendly it really is. It has a lot of options to customise it any way you want. You can also customize the look of it by altering the theme/skin of the platform very easily. It has a lot of good addons and it provides language addition with the click of a button. It is definitely the best multilingual option out there. Support is also exceptional. Any issue we ever had it was solved within 24 hours and all help was very detailed and prompt. Most importantly the software is very secure. We had issues with open source platforms before which require a lot of upgrades almost every month. CsCart is very serious about security upgrades and we get notified every time there is and issue given all appropriate directions on how to patch and just secure the platform. If you need a security patch the cscart team is sending out an email notice with a patch addon which you can install with just one click without having to alter code. This is very convenient if a user/developer or owner has many platforms installed.
Overall this is an exceptional product which we would recommend to anyone is looking for an affordable eshop platform with lots of options, addons and great support.

Cons

There is room for improvement in the layout configuration section but so far we have no complain about configuring cscart.

January 2019

Nikolai from BoardGames.BG

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2019

I've been using CS-Cart for 9 years and with 3 stores, I'm perfectly happy with it

I've been using CS-Cart since 2010,starting with a small local website. It's still live (version 3.х) and kicking. Then I've started my first international website,worked well until we closed the business. My current top store is probably the top in the country, and it's also doing well in the region and even, occasionally, finding a place across Europe (with the UK online stores domination, it's not easy, considering main language differences). Apart from the occasional lack of some specific functionality of some third-party add-on, I've been perfectly happy with CS-Cart. I only wish they could add some functions in the base software or as in-house add-ons (preorder functionality,for example, can be improved a bit).

Pros

Great for SEO, I've been ranking any of my websites higher than competitors
Really easy to build the base layout of the store with categories, subcategories, using product filters, etc.
Great out of the box functionality
Plenty of add-ons (paid and free)
Flexible front end design
Semi-lightweight (could be better, not a wordpress level of light yet)

Cons

Lack of some local integrations (like couriers or payment systems), you have to pay someone to do these
Some third party add-ons are not great, and their support can be less than stellar
Upgrades are resource intensive and you might need to contact your server support, sometimes to no avail

January 2019

Joy from Kenners bv

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

Lightning fast ecommerce platform

Overall we are very happy with it and the support is great and developers are pretty easy to communicate with through the forums.

Pros

We have been using CS-Cart for 3 years now and I can't stress enough how fast and stable it is.

Everyone told us we should be on Magento 2, so we jumped on the bandwagon and thought it was a good idea too. About about year ago we started the migration to Magento 2. Mostly due to the lack of plugins for the Dutch market. That periode we truly started to appreciate CS-Cart and after struggling for months in a staging environment we decided to fully focus on CS-Cart instead and get choose professional CS-Cart partners and get anything missing custom developed. One of our websites is https://www.dronekenner.nl

In the meanwhile CS-Cart is getting more and more advanced from stock so less need for plugins

Cons

There are not many companies in Holland with default CS-Cart plugins. Fortunately everything can get custom developed with the API.

February 2019

Yinka from Numartng

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2019

Cs Cart Multivendor: Best ecommerce tool ever

Pros

My company has been using Cs cart Multivendor for over 4 year now and the experience we had with it has been an awesome one. very friendly and easy to use platform. One of the important thing that I cannot missed to say is that user can use this platform without any guide as they have made everything easy for all their users. To upload, update, activate and disable is very easy to on cs cart. Also to register vendor, set up vendor plan, approve vendor, deactivate vendor and the management of vendor is very easy. The most advantage of using cs cart is that there is development (test unit) to test any of the changes you intend to make on the life unit. This will enable you to get your website up running at all time as without any error. Their support is vert efficient as they are ready at anytime to work on any request submitted by their user.

Cons

Cs cart should provide user guide for our vendor to upload their product.

January 2019

Jack from HOHONG INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

Amazing online shopping cart software

Pros

I need to say that CS cart help me a lot on my online business.

Easy to use
No matter you are a newer to online shopping cart or a skilled user, it is easy to get on hand.
Develop own feature
You can develop your own web feature at any time. And it is quite easy to write code and make changes.
Perfect SEO frame
I think SEO issue is a big problem for every online shopping cart, but CS-Cart gives you a solution.
Amazing customer service
Every time you have a problem, you can talk to them, a quick response. Also, you can go to the forum to communicate with other users.

Actually, you can go for other online shopping cart but CS cart is the one who informs you that there is a new issue may affect your site, and meanwhile, they bring a solution to you.


Cons

You have to pick up the right host in order to run CScart.

I personally suggest CS cart TO optimize the product variation part, because i think it can be easier.

January 2019

Tom from Electronics.ca Publications

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2019

Comparing CS-CART to Other E-commerce Platforms

CS-CART developers should improve caching mechanism to support very large shopping carts, especially with mega-menu interfaces. Security will be more and more critical. Thank you for all your great work!

Pros

CS-CART is very solid E-commerce platform, and outstanding technical support people behind it. Most important, it is a Licensed eCommerce software easy to install on a dedicated server, or in a shared hosting environment. Most of the shopping carts are "Hosted" solutions we wanted to avoid when we considered the best platform for our business. The cart can provides useful built-in add-ons and important functionalities.

Cons

Honestly, can't name anything. Considering that speed is critical, we are only concerned with caching mechanism and optimal hosting environment parameters that not easy to determine if you are not an expert. The shopping cart needs some learning curve as well for many users. There is no AI voice yet, to say "do this" and "do that", and it follows your command. :)

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

The Best Option

I have worked with your products for ten years. I have two websites, one with CS-CART standard and another with MULTI-VENDOR PLUS. I own the two sites and I think that without their software and facilities that allow them to position themselves well within SEO, I would have had to pay a lot of money in ads. I'm not a developer, but I can do the simple modifications myself. Furthermore, the ease of making modifications according to my requirements has allowed me to have a completely personalized site without losing my wallet in the attempt, because I get good developers willing to work, with very affordable prices. I am in South America so I do not speak English or Russian well, but that has not been an impediment to achieve excellent results.

Pros

The cost-benefit ratio. Maybe you can find other better alternatives, but you will have to leave all your profits in maintaining the site. And if you have a small business, with less than 20 employees, you can not afford those luxuries.

Cons


That in the updates normally the developers change the software core forcing to pay more money when they have to be done.

April 2019

Philip from The Pet Health and Nutrition Center

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2019

Review of CS-Cart Ecommerce Software

I have been using CS-Cart software for 8 years or so. It has come a long way. I am overall pleased with my decision to select this software. They have worked hard to fix bugs that accompanied updates early on and improve the updating process. They really seem dedicated to putting out a top-notch e-commerce product. The block architecture allows even novices to customize their own site and I do most of the website work myself with little computer experience. When I need extra help the customer help desk is very attentive and solves any issues quickly. There are now numerous add-ons to address most needs of a website owner and when custom work is needed there are capable developers to handle this work for you.

Pros

Ease of Use
Very Customizable
Affordability
Active helpful community
Very attentive Help Desk
Constantly improving software
Lots of features
Lots of add-ons to select from

Cons

Checkout process could be better and in my case required an add-on
Updating process is nerve-racking although much improved over the past

January 2019

Vlatka from Hunky-dory j.d.o.o.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

The best platform for a multifunctional webshop

In one purchase you get a nicely designed web shop, with many options and features, easy to use- a webshop's owner dream.

Pros

It's amazing how many features are included in CS-Cart, and I think that's the best 'pro'. Various possibilities of customer rewarding options, product options, easily translatable for multi-language sites...are just a few of features. Admin panel in very intuitive and easy to use. Documentation covers every possible issue, and customer support is fast.Several skins (themes) and you can always get some new ones. Maybe the best of all: it is so well SEO optimized that my web shop got to the first Google page in a matter of months.

Cons

None that I can think of...I've been working with several webshop platforms, and CS-Cart is the only one I would recommend to others.

February 2019

Panos from Salix.gr

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2019

Perfect for small to mid size shops

It has best value for money! Works out of the box for small business.

Pros

Good looking and user friendly admin pages.
Good looking store front.
Easy to use for merchants, clear orders, products
Super flexible promotions system. Unique flexible for this price of software.
Easy to extend, creating add-ons for cs-cart is very easy and mostly consistent.
Layout extra flexible with blocks, extremely helpful and again unique feature giving the flexibility to customize layout extensively without a line of code.
Multi language, multi currency.
Multi vendor is build brilliantly.
Numerous cheap add-ons.

Cons

Slow search when features are involved.
Slow ajax.
Not bootstrap front end theme
Complicated code in product search. Sphinx or elasticSearch are hard to integrate.

January 2019

Michael from MN BOATS

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

CS-Cart review, using since 2011

Pros

We are using CS-Cart since 2011. Before we used eCommerce, but found that CS-Cart is easier to use. CS-Cart is easy to install, configure and support. All the necessary info to configure the store we found in the documentation. Support is good, but sometimes takes longer to get answers.
Basically it covers all your needs. If something does not come out of the box, there are plenty add-ons available on the market.
We like admin interface to manage orders, products. Store front end has many different skins and themes that can apply.
Overall we are happy with the product.

Cons

Some features after upgrades not supported or do not work.
Some help topics are not cleared.
Can not configure Free local pickup in shipping.