AbanteCart Software


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.



117 Reviews of AbanteCart

Overall rating

4.63 / 5 stars

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March 2018

Jacob from Strygestof Og Design

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

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 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

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 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

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 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

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.

January 2019

sam from self

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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!

September 2017

Print from PrintVastra

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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

May 2017

Nishantha from Super Unique IT Solutions

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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?

April 2017

Maulana from programmer-id.net

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2017

Great CMS has made!

Yeah, i like it than prestashop. I found that machine doing simple process and no need more resource.

May 2017

Miriam from Bitdefender

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2017

Extremly friendly

Pros

It is free compared to others that i have used, it is compatible with a lot of devices that even the paid ones do not support.

Cons

On the beginning it was difficult to install, the documentation is poor, also the security on the core is not very reliable from my point of view.

December 2017

Md Abdul from Ruposhi Bangla Tours

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

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.

August 2016

John from InnForum

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2016

Excellent Product / Intuitive Interface / Extensive Documentation / Comprehensive Modules

I examined several other products and was deploying a competitor with little success. After examining the AbanteCart website, demo, documentation, and user forum I deployed. Deployment using bitnami was faultless as was setting up the site. Documentation includes under 2 minute youtube demonstrations on the critical steps. The list of included modules is impressive. 1) payment platforms, 2) shipping platforms, 3) Google Analytics, 4) recaptcha, 5) customer, order & sales reporting, and 6) integrated error logs.

Pros

Open source. Comprehensive included modules. Forum support -- less than 1 day in my experience. Documentation. Intuitive interface.

Cons

AH. None that I am aware of!

July 2016

Pratik from MobileParts.in

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2016

good software

good experience over all good in this software, also update free support.........................................

Pros

all updates

Cons

new updates

October 2016

Aubrey from SEAL Water Tech

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2016

Very good high performance e-commerce solution

We have been using AbanteCart for a few months now and are very happy, I have made a few minor code changes to add a few features that I use, we switched to AbanteCart from OpenCart. The only downside I can think off hand would be that AbanteCart is not as popular as OpenCart and others so there are not very many extensions and themes available in the AbanteCart Market. Features such as RSS feeds and Sitemap generation must be purchased on the marketplace. There are a lot of features included in Abantecart, everything you would typically need so you don't have to spend a cent on the marketplace, performance is very good with their caching system.

Pros

Free, Secure, Good Performance, A lot of features.

Cons

Not that many extensions available in the market.

April 2018

Darko from rfzo

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

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.

July 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

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

July 2018

Kyle from Amazon

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

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.

January 2016

Jacqueline from IndigoJack

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

January 2016

Very Good

I have used several shopping carts over the years for various sizes and types of business. Abantecart is a very good cart, attractive for the user and easy to edit for admin. I recommend joining the community forum - it's a fast way to find answers to set-up queries. Only drawback with the cart at the moment is the limited range of extensions to extend functionality - for example there is only a US-English Language extension which means that if you are a UK trader, your website will contain US spellings and it will also default to US locations on some of the postal extensions. This state of affairs could be remedied by adding a UK-English Language extension to the range of extensions on offer. I am sure that this will happen in the future as more UK users come on board. All in all, this is a minor gripe which can be worked around if you are shopping cart savvy. I am very happy with Abantecart thus far.

July 2017

saaish from Blekinge institute of technology

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2017

good

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.