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Ecwid is a shopping cart that allow you to create store and embed into your website; it doesn't require any software installation and your website des... Learn More


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PayLoadz provides a powerful and easy-to-use e-commerce interface. If your company sells downloadable digital files, PayLoadz is worth considering.Pay... Learn More


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PrestaShop is a free and open-source e-commerce web application, committed to providing the best shopping cart experience for both merchants and custo... Learn More

Pricing Starting From

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Ecwid

Shopping Cart

Free Plan

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PayLoadz

Shopping Cart

Free Plan

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PrestaShop

Shopping Cart

Free Plan

Available Features

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Ecwid

Shopping Cart

Unlimited products

Unlimited Storage
Unlimited Bandwidth
No Transaction Fee

Community Support
Email Support
Live Chat Support
Desktop Sharing
Store Setup Consulting

30 Payment Options
Real Time Shipping Rates
Facebook Store App
Social Commerce Sharing
Downloadable Goods

Coupons, Discounts,
Tiered Pricing
Content Delivery Network
Multi-Storefront Tracking
Inventory Control
for Product Options
Google Shopping Feed

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PayLoadz

Shopping Cart

Transaction Fee: 4.9%+$0.49 per transaction billed monthly

Storage: Unlimited

Number of Products: Unlimited

Payment Gateways: Unlimited

Sell Affiliate Products

Offer Product Discounts

Export Customer Sales

Multi File Products

Store Listings

Shopping Cart

eBay Auction Delivery

Create Affiliate Products

Product Key and Serial Delivery

Tangible Products

Product Subscription

Payloadz API Access

FTP Upload Access

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PrestaShop

Shopping Cart

Hosting is required

Automatic Installation

Manage Catalogue, Clients and Orders

SEO Optimized

Mobile Friendly

Marketing Toolkit

Fully-Customizable Store Designs

Open To Third-Party Integration

Real-Time Analytics

International

Free Trial Availability

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Ecwid

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PayLoadz

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PrestaShop

Shopping Cart

No Free Trial Available.

Most Favorable User Review

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Ecwid

Shopping Cart

No favorable user review available yet for Ecwid .

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PayLoadz

Shopping Cart

No favorable user review available yet for PayLoadz.

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PrestaShop

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User review from
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Enmanuel Durán Salas
Jun 23, 2016

Prestashop is absolutely a great solution if you want to create an online store or start on eCommerce, I've used it a few times for some stores, and it's easy to implement and use. It has a bunch of customizable options, and you don't need a deep understanding of programming or development to use it which is great. You can manage your templates and almost every important section of the platform, but it's limited if you are not planning to pay for a good template.

Pros :

Here a couple of things that I think Prestashop is doing well:

  • User experience and usability: The platform is simple and easy to use, it doesn't matter if you know about programming or something similar, you will be able to manage your store without major problems.
  • Statistics: Some of the things that I liked more about PrestaShop is that you can see your statistics in your own admin panel (back office), I mean you can see your sells, visits, orders and statistical numbers about it.
  • Manage clients and discounts: One of the things that I like about PrestaShop is the way that you can manage your discounts and clients, you can see which type of clients are the most active and other things that can help you organize your targets and SEO. Also, you can set rules for discounts really easy.
  • Installing Prestashop is really easy, I was surprised when I had to set up the whole thing because it was concise and simple, a really good and non-traumatic experience compared to othe

Cons :

Somethings I didn't like about Prestashop when I used it:

  • Finding good templates for free is hard, I wasted a lot of time trying to find a good theme for the page and couldn't find anything good honestly, after a couple of hours and searching I found one, but it was a little buggy. If you want a decent theme, you'll have to pay for it.

Most Unfavorable User Review

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  • User review from
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    antonio
    Apr 28, 2014

    After using Ecwid for over 6 months, I can not recommend this product for someone who is serious about eCommerce and has a large product base and potentially will be doing drop shipping or need to ship from different source locations. There are some serious features missing in Ecwid that, had I known they were missing, I would have not chosen their option. What drew me towards their option was what appeared to be ease of use and that I could integrate my shopping cart with my current web design and hosting choices. But, I would again sacrifice that flexibility if I knew that simple import and exporting of products and categories would be so difficult and limited, that I could not do things like alter an invoice after an order is placed (which is a real problem for many people - that is really basic feature in my opinion) and have the option to create multiple shipping sources which is also missing for Ecwid. Also, while their team seems to be good at responding to questions, regarding development of their product, it seems they are stuck and in a holding pattern. Meaning, no new updates have happened as far as I can tell and in the back end of things current customers have been asking and voting on certain feature FOR YEARS that have still NOT been implemented even though the Ecwid team shows the status of the feature as being "In Progress". So, I again wish I could turn back the clock as I am stuck with this shopping cart for the time being unless I go through a whole lot of work to start all over again from scratch. If I were to do it all over again, for my needs, I would choose 3dcart as their system is way more sophisticated and has a lot more capability than Ecwid. Honestly, Ecwid MIGHT be a good option for a small store without a lot of product variations and categories, ships from one location, and will never need to alter an order once it is placed. Hope this helps for anyone out there searching for a shopping cart solution.

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    PayLoadz

    Shopping Cart

    No unfavorable user review available yet for PayLoadz.

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    PrestaShop

    Shopping Cart

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    Most Favorable Critic Review

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    Ecwid

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    100
    Mike Johnston , eCommerce Critic

    Friday 11 April 2014

    To put it simply, Ecwid is one heck of a nice product. For this review, it integrated seamlessly with my test website and set up was generally pretty easy. I think it fits the bill quite nicely for users who want an easy to use store without having to redo all the work they’ve already done to create their websites. With Ecwid, adding a store is simply easy.

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    Anonymous contribution , IM Report Card

    Wednesday 30 September 2009

    PayLoadz has received plenty of praise from users. Everything is so easy to set up and it only takes a couple of minutes to set up the shopping cart. I also think that the service gives you such a huge advantage by allowing you to tap into their marketplace which they are constantly expanding. If you are planning on selling digital products or already are selling them on sites on Clickbank, I highly recommend you open an account on PayLoadz.

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    75
    Jon Gregoire , CPC Strategy Blog

    Wednesday 05 June 2013

    PrestaShop is a platform that is overall cheap and extremely flexible IF you have the skills to manage it. After reviewing the PrestaShop platform, we believe it should be a top contender in your comparison and analysis of the best ecommerce platforms only if you have a good understanding of programming knowledge and skills.

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    Most Unfavorable Critic Review

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    Ecwid

    Shopping Cart

    No critic review available yet for Ecwid .

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    PayLoadz

    Shopping Cart

    No critic review available yet for PayLoadz .

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    PrestaShop

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    Ralph Northcott , GetApp

    Tuesday 20 January 2015

    I have three stores now with Prestashop, which I have been using for over six years. I would say that the older versions worked perfectly well and I had no problems. I would have given 5 stars in all areas. (I am talking version 1.6.0.9 or thereabouts) Unwittingly "upgrading" to the latest versions, I'm now on 1.6.0.14, has rendered Prestashop almost unworkable. It only works now for me thanks to the brilliant paid add-on Store Manager. My two sites with fewer products - 20 and 1200 respectively, work fine still. My main site, which is my main source of income has 4,500 products. I cannot edit or save products (which is where Store Manager comes in). The search indexing does not work. CSV product import will not work. Database backups always time out. There are frequent errors with Payment gateways. Every recommended update usually causes new problems. All this despite the fact that I am using the default template and have made no code changes. Support is absolutely zero. My problems have been well discussed on the forums for over two years and are common. The programmers do nothing. I am not a programmer. I have spent over $2000 on programming help over the last two years just to keep my site running - and Prestashop is supposed to be "Open Source" and free. I would highly recommend Prestashop if you have few products, but I would say that if you start to go over 2000 then in my experience it simply does not work. The programmers are too busy making add ons which they make money on, than getting the basic shell to work. Transferring to another cart now would be a nightmare, largely because of the huge number of product photos, I think about 30,000 now.

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    Demo Video

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    Ecwid Demo Video

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    PayLoadz Demo Video

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    PrestaShop Demo Video

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    Screenshots

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    Typical Customer

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    Ecwid

    Shopping Cart
    • Business
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    PayLoadz

    Shopping Cart
    • Business
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    PrestaShop

    Shopping Cart
    • Business

    Supported Devices

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    Ecwid

    Shopping Cart
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    PayLoadz

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    PrestaShop

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    Supported Languages

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    Ecwid

    Shopping Cart
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • German
    • Russian
    • Portuguese
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    PayLoadz

    Shopping Cart
    • English
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    PrestaShop

    Shopping Cart
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • German
    • Russian
    • Japanese
    • Arabic
    • Hebrew
    • Portuguese
    • Polish
    • Ukrainian
    • Danish
    • Norwegian
    • Swedish

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