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CS-Cart Review

    Kate Hoots
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Kate Hoots

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
An expert in online sales, Kate Hoots has been writing about small business eCommerce since 2020. A former journalist for the West Linn Tidings and the Wilsonville Spokesman, Kate boasts wide experience in business leadership and communication. She has a degee in English Literature from Lewis & Clark College.
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    Randy Curtin

    Organization Name: Arizona Hobbies LLC

    This is a very honest review by Liz. I on my CS -Cart store for nearly two years. There were many promising add-ons but too many bugs. You will spend more time working on bugs and keeping your website afloat than on selling your products. The add-ons from India were especially buggy. Too many fingers are in this pie to have an ecommerce solution that will allow you the time to sell. I am using Shift4 Cart today (formerly 3dcart) and I have much more time to run my business. They do the hosting and they are ‘attacking’ bugs and glitches every week. Shift4 Cart is not a perfect solution for a small ecommerce seller like me, but the many features and integrations do work well (eBay sales).

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    • Organization Name: Arizona Hobbies LLC

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    Kate Hoots

    Organization Name: Merchant Maverick

    Thank you for sharing your experience with CS-Cart and with Shift4Shop. We have been watching to see how Shift4Shop users feel about the software since its acquisition and rebranding. We appreciate your feedback!

    • Organization Name: Merchant Maverick

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    Rashid Salim

    Organization Name: Bulkbox Kenya

    I have been using the CS-CART Multivendor Edition for 2 years now and I’ve had a great experience so far. The platform has enabled us to empower our vendors with better insights on sales, products and better engagement with their customers through the vendor portal.We have yet to encounter any technical challenges that would inconvenience our users but when we do, the team are very responsive in helping us solve any issues encountered. Response is fairly prompt and detailed. They do offer support services at a cost depending on how urgent the matter is. We have been satisfied with the support received that comes bundled with the license purchase. Price is a big factor as you pay for a license key instead of a subscription but we also wanted to customize the platform to fit our needs which other ecommerce platforms don’t offer/give limited access. Cs-cart gives you access to the codebase to make any modifications you see fit and with the active community forums and addons, it is easy to achieve what is required. We will continue using Cs-cart for our business and I recommend anyone looking for a fleshed out Multi-vendor platform to do the same.

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    • Organization Name: Bulkbox Kenya

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    Mahmoud

    Organization Name: EGhyper

    I have been operating e-commerce stores for the past few years. I initially went with Magento, soon realizing that business growth is needed a platform with hassle free or consuming hardware resources. after doing further research, objectively conducting “Free Trial” periods offered by various e-commerce solutions (e.g. Shopify, BigCommerce), I finally settled with CS-Cart, after more than 1 year i must say, it’s great decision. tech support very friendly and helpful, I contacted them about feature i needed which is out of their service but they guided me for how to do that in a right way.Also With the others platforms i mentioned above you have to be careful with their price model. Your price can go up from a couple of hundred dollars to a thousand overnight and it will not stop there. As you grow the number of orders, they will keep increasing their price, but with CS-Cart i’m so happy with one time payment.My only advice is. If you want a lean platform focused on sales with a lot of options and features which help you at all levels of your business, go with CS-Cart.

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    • Organization Name: EGhyper

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    Tony

    Organization Name: SIG

    We are located in south america peru, here the platform needs to be integrate to the agency that regulates taxes “SUNAT” – Facturador Electronico . We’ll be able to do so ?

    And does your dash board can be translated in spanish?

    Saludos

    • Organization Name: SIG

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    Jessica Dinsmore

    Hi Tony,

    I’d suggest contacting CS-Cart directly at SALES@CS-CART.COM for answers to these specific questions.

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      Steve P

      Organization Name: Select Phone Data

      I have been a customer of cs-cart fro about 11 years. I was very happy with the product for many years but it seemed to come to a crawl with new advancements in the upgrades until I have seen very reason to use it anymoreI bought the 2020 version and was very disappointed to the point that I regretted buying it. Customer service has gone from excellent to poor at best I paid to have them install the new app and ended up with 2 weeks of problems getting them to finish the job and my website was completely down and a loss a salesIt was as if customer support had not ever done a new install..Another problem is it seems a great many hackers seem to be attracted to cs-cart I get many fake spam attempts a day using the contact link and up to 15 fake customer signups a day even with the capta in place they seem to have a workaround so they can attempt to sign up many times within a minute apart and there is no capta available to even try and slow down the fake contact requestsSteve

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      Russell Robert

      Organization Name: MoissaniteUSA

      Awesome review, thank you..(:If CS-CART Multi-Vendor Unlimited is not your favorite I am curious to know which is?Awaiting your reply,Russell..(:

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      • Organization Name: MoissaniteUSA

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      Liz Hull

      Hi Russell,

      Thanks for your comment! We really like Shopify and 3dcart for all-in-one solutions (including a store builder and hosting). If you want a free software that you are responsible for hosting, we like WooCommerce. Check out our comparison page for a few details on our favorite solutions.

      Good luck with your search!

      Liz

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        Suma

        Hi there,
        I am intersted in CS-cart, but I ‘d like to ask if there is any delay in email notifications.
        thx

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          Jessica Dinsmore

          Hi Suma,

          It appears that CS-Cart offers a “Sending mail with delay” add-on that allows for delayed emails. I hope that answers your question!

            This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

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