About OpenCart

OpenCart is an open source e-commerce platform used by merchants to promote and sell products online. With the tool, merchants can create an e-commerce store and scale up their business by adding more products. OpenCart’s built-in SEO feature helps merchants to understand page rankings and keywords in order to optimize their webpages and increase web traffic.

OpenCart helps merchants manage their products and customers by monitoring customer behavior and providing data on the products which customers are viewing on a regular basis. This data helps merchants in creating customized marketing campaigns offering discounts and coupon codes. The OpenCart marketplace provides merchants access to free and paid themes to develop their webpages and integrate their websites with social media profiles.

Merchants can set advanced user privileges and separate access for users and user groups. For example a user could be authorized to make changes to product profiles and add new themes, but not to alter pricing details. The tool’s administrator dashboard gives a holistic view of total sales in a day, marketing spend on each product and the demographic profiles of customers visiting the website. The dashboard also allows users to export sales data in excel or PDF format for advanced analysis.

OpenCart allows merchants to set-up multiple online stores in different languages, all administered through a single account. The software is integrated with prominent gateways and shipping methods such Paypal, Amazon Payments, Authorize.net, Skrill, FedEx and the United States Postal Service.


Key benefits of OpenCart

• OpenCart has a team of certified experts to provide dedicated technical support to merchants related to installation, bugs, and troubleshooting.

• The administrator dashboard provides daily or weekly reports on total visitor counts, number of unique visitors, and the total revenue generated.

• The software has an inbuilt affiliate system allowing affiliates to promote website products on social media sites and web forums on commission basis.

• The tool offers an automated discount management system that tracks products with low sales, notifying merchants to offer discounts on those products.

• The tool’s multi-currency support feature allows merchants to advertise their products in multiple currencies with the flexibility to change currency per product.


Images

OpenCart Software - MySQL database to create a user database
OpenCart Software - File manager containing all the software files
OpenCart Software - Backend dashboard covering all customer and order details
OpenCart Software - Merchants can set-up their own category lists
OpenCart Software - Attribute list for all products displayed
OpenCart Software - Meta tag title, keyword and description
View 8 more
OpenCart video
OpenCart video
OpenCart Software - MySQL database to create a user database
OpenCart Software - File manager containing all the software files
OpenCart Software - Backend dashboard covering all customer and order details
OpenCart Software - Merchants can set-up their own category lists
OpenCart Software - Attribute list for all products displayed
OpenCart Software - Meta tag title, keyword and description

Not sure about OpenCart? Compare with a popular alternative

OpenCart

4,3 (149)
VS.
Highly reviewed

Starting Price

No pricing found
€4,00
month

Pricing Options

Free version
Free trial
Free version
Free trial

Features

40
48

Integrations

15
228

Ease of Use

4,2 (149)
4,2 (14 836)

Value for Money

4,5 (149)
4,6 (14 836)

Customer Service

4,1 (149)
4,1 (14 836)
Green rating bars show the winning product based on the average rating and number of reviews.

Alternatives

WordPress

4,6
#1 Alternative to OpenCart
WordPress is a website and blog creation and publishing platform with tools for aesthetic designing, visitor tracking,...

WooCommerce

4,6
#2 Alternative to OpenCart
Designed for store owners and developers to build & run eCommerce sites, WooCommerce is an extendable, adaptable,...

Adobe Commerce

4,3
#3 Alternative to OpenCart
Adobe Commerce unlocks the power of data to create hyper-personalized commerce experiences out-of-the-box that drive...

Salesforce Commerce Cloud

4,5
#4 Alternative to OpenCart
Salesforce B2C Commerce helps businesses design, launch and manage eCommerce websites to handle orders, pricing,...

Reviews

Overall rating

4,3 /5
(149)
Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
4,1/5
Ease of Use
4,2/5
Customer Support
4,1/5

Already have OpenCart?

Software buyers need your help! Product reviews help the rest of us make great decisions.

Showing 5 reviews of 149
Dominic
Dominic
Overall rating
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

In opencart this wonderful application that can be use for inventory that can access any one...

Reviewed on 2018/06/12

Inventory online

Inventory online

Pros

i like this because this is a mysql back end data then with a front end php that easy to understand can be also having a features updates automaticallt

Cons

I think we need more graphical report that can be delivered to each client so they can understand easy

Verified Reviewer
Overall rating
  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Decent self-hosted e-commerce solution for small shops

Reviewed on 2019/01/28

For a basic e-commerce website for a small shop, OpenCart can be a decent solution for self-hosted....

For a basic e-commerce website for a small shop, OpenCart can be a decent solution for self-hosted. Clients are always happy with the easy to use administration and find intuitive. As a developer, its been fairly easy to modify code. I typically recommend other software over OpenCart, but overall it's a decent platform to start out with.

Pros

Website administration is easy-to-use and non-technical clients can easily find what they need. Great basic set of features making setup of website fairly easy to get going. And of course the best part of OpenCart, it's free to use as open-source software.

Cons

Extensive customization can get costly with extensions. Some security issues with some of the extensions, so choose wisely. Outdated templates/themes. Not a good choice for larger shops as it will slow down considerably.

Davids
Overall rating
  • Industry: Consumer Electronics
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Popular, open source and not too complicated - worth a try

Reviewed on 2016/12/06

Shifted to OpenCart from an aging Prestashop. Gave a try to other software along the way. OpenCart,...

Shifted to OpenCart from an aging Prestashop. Gave a try to other software along the way. OpenCart, which is just about right in everything. OpenCart is easy to set up, it is lightning fast (you will see how important this is sooner or later), it has a million extensions which are not too expensive. From my experience, OpenCart is also quite easy to learn and manage on my own. It is definitely not perfect, but better than the immediate competition if looking for cost effective though feature-rich eCommerce solution.

Bottom line: Recommended. At least give it a try and place on your shortlist.

Pros

- very fast;
- a LOT of extensions, most inexpensive;
- easy to learn the basics, not impossible to learn even more.

Cons

- lacks the fancy plugin management of Prestashop;
- bulky updates;
- some say bad customer support, but no personal experience in this regard.

Faizan
Faizan
Overall rating
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Working with OpenCart from last 3+ years. Developed many extensions for extend functionality.

Reviewed on 2017/10/20

Pros

Ready to use e-commerce software.
Just install and upload your product information and publish your store to world wide.

Cons

The support from the vendor should be improved. Improve documentation for better way to how to do it.

Matheus
Matheus
Overall rating
  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Virtual store system full of new functions

Reviewed on 2019/04/17

Pros

A virtual store with lots of integration options, safe and very fast is what we always need. Do not think that all are like this, but many customers who make use of it always look for this. This can handle in a professional manner and with highly accepted language in the PHP market.

Cons

Some payment types have not yet been programmed for the platform, we still depend on programmers to program Brazilian payment solutions, but there are already several that can already be used. I believe time may come more.

Showing 5 reviews of 149 Read all reviews

OpenCart FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for OpenCart.

OpenCart offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Available

OpenCart offers professional technical support on a query basis and a premium technical support. One Time Fix: Contact OpenCart for a custom quote Premium Support: $99/month

OpenCart has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

OpenCart supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

OpenCart supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile)

OpenCart integrates with the following applications:

BluePay, Elo PayPoint, Feefo, Google Analytics 360, Klarna, Mailchimp, Meta for Business, Microsoft Excel, PayPal, RealEx, Skrill, WordPress, Worldpay, Xero, authorize.net

OpenCart offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

Related categories

See all software categories found for OpenCart.