CS-Cart Multi-Vendor

Multi-Vendor eCommerce marketplace software

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CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Overview

What is CS-Cart Multi-Vendor?

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor is an on-premise marketplace platform that allows businesses to open an online multi vendor marketplace working by the eBay and Amazon model. Within this format of marketplace, multiple vendors receive their accounts and sell their products in a shared marketplace storefront.

With the CS-Cart Multi-Vendor CMS for marketplace, each vendor gets their own micro-stores with vendor categories, vendor products search and filters, and design. Vendors sell their products and the marketplace admin take commissions from their sales.

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor marketplace builder is a standalone software but it is based on a feature-rich shopping cart solution CS-Cart. It has more than 500 eCommerce features out of the box, packed with dozens of popular payment and shipping methods, a mobile-friendly design, and a convenient layout editor.

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor is an award-winning marketplace software with an average user rating 4.8 out of 5 stars based on popular user review websites. This is a ready-made, self-contained marketplace platform that withstands high loads. It is self-hosted which means that the owner fully controls the marketplaces, disables and enables features, changes design, and has access to the installation files. Today, CS-Cart Multi-Vendor powers more live marketplaces than any other marketplace platform.

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Overview

Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, United Kingdom, Australia
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Czech, English, French, German and 8 others, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian

Media

Create a fully customized marketplace
Add filters to marketplace
Admin dashboard
Vendor dashboard
Product pages
CS-Cart Multi-Vendor video CS-Cart Multi-Vendor screenshot: Create a fully customized marketplace CS-Cart Multi-Vendor screenshot: Add filters to marketplace CS-Cart Multi-Vendor screenshot: Admin dashboard CS-Cart Multi-Vendor screenshot: Vendor dashboard CS-Cart Multi-Vendor screenshot: Product pages

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Reviews

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
98

Very good
16

Average
2

Poor
1

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,8
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,6
97% recommended this app
Richard B.

Very good eCommerce market software

Overall we are extremely happy with CS-Cart Multi-Vendor and would highly recommend it.


Hannah J.

When they say out of the box, they mean it!

Ease of use (after a slight learning curve), out of the box features, lifetime license, and excellent customer support makes this worth every penny.


Francis R.

Awful support


Eric B.

Most complete and simple Shopping Cart sofware

I’ve been using CS-Cart for almost 9 years now on multiple websites. It is my go to e-Commerce platform I recommend to anyone needing a simple, but completely customizable online store. It is incredibly easy to set up, and offers so much customizability out of the box that it is easy to make it unique and professional-looking, on a non-recurring cost model.

The Multi-Vendor edition of CS-Cart essentially lets other people sell on your site, while you either take a commision or monthly fee. Vendors get their own login and Admin panel.

All you have to do to get started is create “Vendor Plans” you want to offer. For example, you can create a plan called “Basic” that takes 5% commission of any product sold by them, $0 monthly fee, only allows them to have 50 products in their “storefront”, and has a max of $5,000 monthly revenue. You can also choose which category of products they have access to. When a vendor signs up, they just choose which plan they would like, and enter their info. You can approve and deny anyone. CS-Cart displays all the plans on a nice, modern-looking page for you, which you can also customize.

Features:
Automatically charge vendors every month or one-time.
Approve products before they’re added to your site.
Vendors can have multiple accounts for different employees.
Vendors can edit the layout of their “storefront”, colors, and even add/modify CSS. (you can disable that if you prefer)

Too much to mention for the amount of space they give you here.


Raja ram N.

A great ecommerce software, that grew along with my business.


Richard B.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Very good eCommerce market software

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/06/02
Review Source: Capterra

Overall we are extremely happy with CS-Cart Multi-Vendor and would highly recommend it.

Pros

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor was very easy to setup and get running quickly. The fact that the software is installed on our own server and there are no limits or extra fees based on users, etc like other online markets makes it easy to justify the upfront costs. There is a lot of flexibility with add-ons and a community of developers behind CS-Cart that allow us to make the marketplace our own. The documentation is also very good allowing for quick answers to our problems. For the couple add-ons that we did need to get developed the process was imple and the rates were reasonable.

Cons

Currently the importing of products is very robust and I feel we have not yet fully understood how this all works, but this is just a matter of us getting through that learning curve. If you have not worked with other platforms that are built in a similar way (this reminds me a lot of presta shop) then it may take you a while to understand the logic of how the site is put together.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Hannah J.
Industry: Arts & Crafts
Company size: Self Employed

When they say out of the box, they mean it!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/05/20
Review Source: Capterra

Ease of use (after a slight learning curve), out of the box features, lifetime license, and excellent customer support makes this worth every penny.

Pros

What I like most: Lifetime license (no monthly payments); excellent and fast customer support; open source (completely customizable).

Cons

A little bit difficult to get the hang of the design aspect. If you're used to using blocks to design, it'll be easier. But if you have no experience like I did, there was definitely a learning curve. But once I got the hang of it, it's easy and efficient!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Francis R.
Industry: Apparel & Fashion
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Awful support

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/12/27
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

when your business depends on your software, you can't offer poor support. Two months ago, I changed my template in order to be ready for Christmas. It was the beginning of November. I asked them to rebuild the mobile app, because when you change your template, the mobile app stops working.
Two months later, IOS version is still not done. And as everybody knows, the real buyers use the iPhone, not Android. They destroyed my Christmas season; god know when I will finally get my mobile app. As for the money I spent? Around $7000. Yeap, that's the kind of support you get for $7000.

Cons

The support is awful and highly expensive: you have to buy points: you don't use all points, you lose your money. You don't have enough points ? you have to buy more than what you really need.

Response from CS-Cart

Hello Francis! Sorry to hear you had troubles with our support. As far as I understand, this is your only concern about CS-Cart Multi-Vendor?

We will figure out why your mobile app wasn't ready in time and will do our best to avoid such situations in the future.

Regarding our support service: in 2020, we did a lot to improve it. For example, introduced a customer care subscription. This subscription includes more than ordinary credit-based support, even free modifications and upgrades. You are welcome to watch the video about how we improved our products and services (including support) in 2020. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/rSLQnXyl2VU. You can find the video on YouTube by searching "CS-Cart in 2020How We Improved Your Experience".

Thank you and I hope you will like the 2020 improvements.

UPD.: On January 11, your mobile app was published in the AppStore. There were some problems with the Native React update and AppStore policy. We'll bear in mind this case in the future.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Eric B.
Industry: Consumer Electronics
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Most complete and simple Shopping Cart sofware

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/01
Review Source: Capterra

I’ve been using CS-Cart for almost 9 years now on multiple websites. It is my go to e-Commerce platform I recommend to anyone needing a simple, but completely customizable online store. It is incredibly easy to set up, and offers so much customizability out of the box that it is easy to make it unique and professional-looking, on a non-recurring cost model.

The Multi-Vendor edition of CS-Cart essentially lets other people sell on your site, while you either take a commision or monthly fee. Vendors get their own login and Admin panel.

All you have to do to get started is create “Vendor Plans” you want to offer. For example, you can create a plan called “Basic” that takes 5% commission of any product sold by them, $0 monthly fee, only allows them to have 50 products in their “storefront”, and has a max of $5,000 monthly revenue. You can also choose which category of products they have access to. When a vendor signs up, they just choose which plan they would like, and enter their info. You can approve and deny anyone. CS-Cart displays all the plans on a nice, modern-looking page for you, which you can also customize.

Features:
Automatically charge vendors every month or one-time.
Approve products before they’re added to your site.
Vendors can have multiple accounts for different employees.
Vendors can edit the layout of their “storefront”, colors, and even add/modify CSS. (you can disable that if you prefer)

Too much to mention for the amount of space they give you here.

Pros

One time fee. You buy it, it’s yours for life.
Super easy to customize.
A plethora of options.
Vendors can customize their storefront.
Great forum. People are always willing to help.

Cons

This is only a con for me living in Canada, but because they are overseas, the time difference means a delay in response time for any support issues or general questions. Thankfully, I’ve never had any issues!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Raja ram N.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 11-50 Employees

A great ecommerce software, that grew along with my business.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/31
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

It has been almost 2 year since I have started using CS-Cart Multivendor software for my ecommerce marketplace. I have tried almost 20+ php shopping cart scripts available in market. Prior to using cs-cart multivendor, I had spent thousands of dollars in trying out different solution and opensource software.

However, After I purchased cs-cart multi-vendor for my website, I am amazed with cs-cart multivendor features and how it can create boundless possibilities to operate my website.

The most thing that I liked about the CS-Cart Multivendor software is the backend/admin section of the software where I have limitless possibilities to configure my website. Whatever the features I can imagine, either it is already built-in or i can find it in the extensive addon marketplace offered by CS-Cart. With cs-cart, I believe my website offers same or better experience than amazon or any other global marketplaces. I am truly thankful to the amazing cs-cart development team. :)

Cons

I cannot say cs-cart is perfect in every possible way, the most thing that seem to be lagging in the software is the mobile application. With such an amazing shopping cart software, cs-cart team seem to be overlooking the fact that most of the online shopping happens in mobile applications. I would expect same quality of mobile application bundled with the ca-cart multivendor software so that the entrepreneurs get their arsenal is ready to conquer their dreams.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
9,3/10
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CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Pricing

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Pricing

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Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money
Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 118 user ratings
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CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Features

CS-Cart Multi-Vendor Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Order Management
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4,8/5
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Additional information for CS-Cart Multi-Vendor

Additional information for CS-Cart Multi-Vendor

Key features of CS-Cart Multi-Vendor

  • Access control
  • Administrative reporting
  • Approval process control
  • Automatic backup
  • Cataloging / categorization
  • Commission calculations
  • Content import / export
  • Content management
  • Custom forms
  • Custom landing pages
  • Customer loyalty program
  • Customizable templates
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Electronic payments
  • Email notifications
  • Feedback management
  • Filtered views
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Import / export data
  • Inventory control
  • Landing pages / web forms
  • Multi-currency
  • Multi-language
  • Multi-store management
  • Online booking integration
  • Online catalog
  • Online store builder
  • Order management
  • Order tracking
  • Permission management
  • Product catalog
  • Ratings & reviews
  • Real time editing
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Role-based permissions
  • SEO management
  • Sales analytics
  • Sales reporting
  • Search functionality
  • Self service portal
  • Shipping management
  • Subscription services
  • Vendor management
  • Vendor self service
  • Visitor tracking
  • Web traffic reporting
  • Website management
  • eCommerce integration
  • eCommerce management

Benefits

  • Advanced vendor payout system with automatic or manual payout options through a built-in PayPal Adaptive Payments functionality.

  • Configurable vendor plans allow admin users to create custom subscription plans for each vendor with commissions management.

  • From the separate vendor portal vendors can manage orders, access control, online shop pages and content, account balances, currency, language, and more.

  • The advanced order management system means that customers can order from multiple vendors and it is consolidates into one single order, but managed separately in the backend system.

  • Detailed statistics and reports for both admin and vendors provide insight into metrics such as sales, SEO, website visitors, budget, account balance, commissions, and more.

  • 2020 marketplace category leader according to SourceForge and 2020 Customers' Choice and Most Popular marketplace platform according to SoftwareSuggest.

  • CS-Cart Multi-Vendor FAQs

    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for CS-Cart Multi-Vendor.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does CS-Cart Multi-Vendor offer?

    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: One Time License

    Free Trial: Available

    Q. What are the main features of CS-Cart Multi-Vendor?

    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor offers the following features:

    • Access control
    • Administrative reporting
    • Approval process control
    • Automatic backup
    • Cataloging / categorization
    • Commission calculations
    • Content import / export
    • Content management
    • Custom forms
    • Custom landing pages
    • Customer loyalty program
    • Customizable templates
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Electronic payments
    • Email notifications
    • Feedback management
    • Filtered views
    • Graphical data presentation
    • Import / export data
    • Inventory control
    • Landing pages / web forms
    • Multi-currency
    • Multi-language
    • Multi-store management
    • Online booking integration
    • Online catalog
    • Online store builder
    • Order management
    • Order tracking
    • Permission management
    • Product catalog
    • Ratings & reviews
    • Real time editing
    • Reporting & statistics
    • Role-based permissions
    • SEO management
    • Sales analytics
    • Sales reporting
    • Search functionality
    • Self service portal
    • Shipping management
    • Subscription services
    • Vendor management
    • Vendor self service
    • Visitor tracking
    • Web traffic reporting
    • Website management
    • eCommerce integration
    • eCommerce management

    Q. Who are the typical users of CS-Cart Multi-Vendor?

    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does CS-Cart Multi-Vendor support?

    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor supports the following languages:

    Chinese (Simplified), Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Q. Does CS-Cart Multi-Vendor support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices CS-Cart Multi-Vendor supports

    Q. What other apps does CS-Cart Multi-Vendor integrate with?

    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor integrates with the following applications:

    2Checkout, MYOB Essentials, Mad Mimi, Mailchimp, PayPal, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Stripe

    Q. What level of support does CS-Cart Multi-Vendor offer?

    CS-Cart Multi-Vendor offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Video Tutorials, FAQs