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In Topic: Why Cs Cart Lacks Of Good Looking (Modern) Themes

04 April 2018 - 01:46 PM


Have a look on this live site


Don't judge the banners as customer changes those after a while, so our original design is not the same.

Examin the functionality and the extra features.

On the other side a simpler design is espiti.gr where customer works Wonders with banners

Another example is Dbmelectronics.gr

Those are just a few simple examples.

In Topic: Why Cs Cart Lacks Of Good Looking (Modern) Themes

03 April 2018 - 08:37 PM

Well as I am a financial advisor and not a developer, you need to consider that in order to develope a product you need to have a kind of Market research. The results should help you in the decision of making this product or not.

At the moment a realy nice theme will cost a lot of money to develope, support and upgrade.

So price wont be in the area of 60 USD. It can easily get up to 200 USD if not more.

And looking at the Market with around 35.000 licenses, with an average cost of 300 USD per license, you can very easy understand that people looking for a cheap solution wont pay that money. They have already invested into the license and hosting, so spending a similar amount for a theme that needs also a kind of customization- like menu, blocks, banners maybe color- is not an option.

So you end up selling maybe 10 or 20 themes and getting yourself supporting and updaring those installations for penauts as you initial cost can not be covered or even make some money.

Its not so simple as you present it. You only think of your side not the big picture.

You need a big Market in order to make money out of Themes.

If your clients are willing to pay around 400 for a theme you can always let a Dev transfer a design from another platform. We do it as also many others in here.

Works fine for our clients and they are willing to pay for it as they get exactly what they want.

So there are solutions to you problem. Just need to sell them.


And dont take my word for it.


just read this quora article on selling Wordpress themes (the most popular platfrom in the world and easy to code for) as they are asking themselves "Is it still possible to make a living selling WordPress themes and/or plugins?":


In Topic: Why Cs Cart Lacks Of Good Looking (Modern) Themes

03 April 2018 - 06:53 PM

CS-Cart is realy one of the easiest platfroms out there to customize the look


You only need to work on the hooks system and css. you can literaly do what ever you want with it.

- Change buttons with icons

- change grid look with more data like descriptions, availabitliy, hover effects on butons and images

- multi size blocks for the first page with banners

- footer look with many rows and columns

- fullwidth blocks 



you have so many differnt menus at the moment so this is also not a problem anymore.


Banner sliders awith fullwudth is also no problem any more with so many third party addons


And after all with layout manager you are abel to cutomize the look of any page, even for a specific one. 


I think if you just invest a bit more time on default theme and work only with css you can realy have a very different result


Thats not an option for a novice user, but then again CS-Cart is not for novice eshopers. They go woocommerce or anyother free platfrom.


CS-Cart is a complete solution and you need to know your staff before you use it. If you are new in e-commerce you will not use more than 10% of its capabilities ending up complaining about the themes, when this is not a major factor.


Most of the major shop out there (see amazon for example) have a very simple almost plain design. 


Its the ease of use and navigation, that makes the difference. There is also another 25%  from banners and overall graphics. The rest is the theme,


I beleive CS-Cart can continue with the advanced theme and layout manager, but give more tips on how to achieve niceandclean results.

In Topic: Brief History/timeline Of Cs-Cart

24 March 2018 - 10:50 AM

History and statistics Updated!

In Topic: How To Add A New Carrier

12 March 2018 - 03:38 PM

We have updated our New Carriers Addon and now you can also have a voucher link in the order email, except the shipment email to customer.


You can buy it for 29€ in https://marketplace....s-cart-4.x.html