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WooCommerce V/S OpenCart

In this e-Commerce era, more and more stores are now going online. Obviously, since e-Commerce market is booming, its tools too are in high demand. Whether you are an experienced online retailer or dipping your toe into the ocean of e-Commerce for the first time, the plethora of online shopping cart options can be intimidating and confusing too. In this era it is very difficult to consider the best open source e-commerce development platform, So in order to choose the right shopping cart, here we are comparing two popular carts: Woocommerce, and OpenCart.

In our blog post there is an overview of the well known e-commerce platforms: WooCommerce and Opencart.

OpenCart

OpenCart is a simple, open-source e-commerce platform designed to handle the requirements of any online store, regardless of its size. It is free, full of features and comes fully loaded with its own extensions and themes.

WooCommerce

 

WooCommerce is a plugin designed for WordPress websites. With WooCommerce person can easily transform a current WordPress website into a new fully-featured eCommerce store. It is a very successful plugin, somewhat because of the popular company behind it.

EASE OF USE

WooCommerce

WooCommerce simply extends the WordPress CMS so users already familiar with this platform should have no problem handling their ecommerce. The stats and information about a store are displayed right on the WordPress dashboard, making it very easy for users to follow performance. Automated features make it easy to set up things like coupons, discounts, and geo-location settings, while advanced customization features give more technologically inclined users the option of diving in deeper.

OpenCart

OpenCart is fairly intuitive as an ecommerce platform, with an admin interface that offers a high degree of control. One of the big bonuses of OpenCart is the ability to manage multiple storefronts from the same admin interface, so if you have the need for various outlets, you should find it very easy to manage them all from OpenCart.

SEARCH ENGINE FRIENDLY

WooCommerce

SEO in WooCommerce is limited only by a user?s skills, and the extensions they choose to install. Functionalities like custom URLs and descriptions, robots.txt, Google Analytics, and other SEO tools are easily added to WooCommerce by installing extensions and plugins.

OpenCart

Users can adjust meta titles, descriptions, keywords, and other areas where SEO keywords are ideal. However, it requires more tinkering around in code. For users who are less tech-savvy, it may be a bit overwhelming to do so.

INTEGRATION ECOSYSTEM

WooCommerce

WooCommerce works with web-based devices, and iPhone/iPad with popular integrations including FreshBooks, Stripe, PayPal, Amazon Payments, FedEx, USPS and UPS. WooCommerce integrates with a large number of services.

OpenCart

OpenCart works with Windows, Mac, and web-based devices. It integrates with various services including PayPal, SagePay, FedEx, UPS, and more.

COST TO MAINTAIN

 

WooCommerce

The WooCommerce plugin for WordPress is free, however commercial plugins and extensions have to be paid for annually, so if you require further functionality, be prepared to pay for it each year. Paid themes and designs are optional, but some users prefer them to the free options. The cost of hosting, and payment processing also has to be considered.

OpenCart

OpenCart is a free open-source shopping cart. Paid themes, paid extensions, and the cost of hosting, however, will add to the overall price.

Customisation

WooCommerce

Much like WordPress, WooCommerce is highly customisation with various plugins and extensions that are easy to find, install, and operate. Even the most beginner users should find it simple to customize WooCommerce to their needs.

OpenCart

The template that comes with OpenCart is fairly robust, and both paid and free themes can easily change the look of the store. Users who wish to do more customisation may find it tricky, however, as it requires delving into code.

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