Jump to content

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

How Are Cs Cart Developers And Addons? Rate Topic   - - - - -

 
  • shanower
  • Newbie
  • Trial users
  • Join Date: 27-Jul 19
  • 6 posts

Posted 27 July 2019 - 03:36 PM #1

Hello, I run a digital marketplace based on wordpress and as the site grows we are seeing the need to look for a more suitable solution.

 

Currently I am between two alternatives with CS Cart being the first and Magento being the second. I have done some testing with CS Cart and it meets most of my needs, but there are some things I will need to customize and here is my biggest fear.

 

I'm not sure if this is just my perception, but I feel the section dedicated to addons and developers a bit clumsy. Everytime that I check this are I feel that there is no new developer or addon being released and and that makes me a little worried.

 

But my concern is not restricted to the CS Cart marketplace. I tried to find CS Cart developers from my country (Brazil) in a Google Search and to my surprise I couldn't find any.

 

So my question is how are CS Cart Developers and Addons? We have a good quantity of options? 

 

My fear is to start using CS Cart and end up with no options to continue development or enhance the platform with new features.



 
  • eComLabs
  • CS-Cart Expert
  • Authorized Reseller
  • Join Date: 27-Jan 14
  • 19456 posts

Posted 29 July 2019 - 06:54 AM #2

Our team is at your service. Feel free to contact us to discuss your project and get a free quote


GET A FREE QUOTE | CS-Cart Add-ons | CS-Cart Licenses | CS-Cart Development | CS-Cart Design | Server Configuration | UniTheme and YOUPI
CS-Cart                USD 345     Multi-Vendor              USD 1250    CS-Cart RU                         24500 руб.
CS-Cart Ultimate  USD 775     CS-Cart + YOUPI      USD 545      CS-Cart RU + UniTheme    36000 руб.


 
  • cscartrocks
  • Member
  • Members
  • Join Date: 24-Jan 11
  • 1728 posts

Posted 29 July 2019 - 08:25 AM #3

We've been with CS-Cart for a long time and we will stick with CS-Cart in the future. Are you using WooCommerce now? We can help to migrate your store to CS-Cart and please feel free to contact us here.


One Step Checkout Addon - The ultimate checkout experience
Best CS-Cart SEO addon - CS-Cart SEO Ultimate Addon
PM for quality custom work/project


 
  • johnbol1
  • Never Re
  • Members
  • Join Date: 23-Feb 10
  • 4572 posts

Posted 29 July 2019 - 09:09 AM #4

What addons are you looking for specifically

Custom printed hi visibility clothing sale the UK's online hivis safety shop
v4.5.2


 
  • jain1980
  • Senior Member
  • Members
  • Join Date: 16-Dec 08
  • 286 posts

Posted 29 July 2019 - 10:43 AM #5

By default, Cs-cart is wayyy faster than Magento and with almost all the features as in Magento. Not sure about how cs-cart performs under heavy load though. Its the most under rated shopping platform. I don't know the reason why but this could have been the next Magento.

 

Coming to the point, the thing that you will find difficult is finding cs-cart developers. So in general the cost of development will be very high, even for simple projects. 



 
  • shanower
  • Newbie
  • Trial users
  • Join Date: 27-Jul 19
  • 6 posts

Posted 29 July 2019 - 02:45 PM #6

Thanks for the feedback. I feel that CS Cart is a good tool, maybe the best tool for a marketplace considering that the basic shop and also multi vendor features are developer by the same team, but I confess that I am bit worried if I am making the best choice using CS Cart.

 

In general seems that CS Cart has almost all features that I need but I already found some features that I considered too basic, but are not included in software. A good example is that download links are not protected against sharing. If someone knows the download link of a product, he can download the file even when not logged in. In woocommerce and magento we have options to associate a download link to a user, so only that user will be able to download the file.

 

The lack of the feature that I described above make me think how easy is to find a developer and how much this would cost? In magento and woocommerce I have several developers that make easy to choose one, but seems that the same doesnt occur with CS Cart.

 

For addons there are two that are essential for my business, but I couldnt find anything until now. The first is a PDF Watermark to watermark digital files with the information of the client that bought it. The second is a Forum/Discussion section to allow my customer to interact (like this forum is for CS Cart).



 
  • jain1980
  • Senior Member
  • Members
  • Join Date: 16-Dec 08
  • 286 posts

Posted 31 July 2019 - 12:15 PM #7

Did you search only in marketplace or even in google? There are lot of other vendors who make addons for cs-cart but don't list some of them in the cs-cart marketplace. If you can't the addon you are looking for, contacting a developer is your only way.

 

This should also give you an idea before you make the jump. Contact, Magento, Woocommerce and CS-Cart developers for the cost of the same project and compare which is more cost effective and coming from a high quality developer or a mediocre one..



 
  • webkul
  • Senior Member
  • Members
  • Join Date: 04-Dec 14
  • 354 posts

Posted 02 August 2019 - 01:06 PM #8

Dear Shanower, 

 

I would like to inform you that we are a reputed CS-Cart developer and also we have been providing custom solutions to our clients for years. It would be very appreciable if you can connect with us here and discuss more your requirement. Accordingly, we will be sharing a very reasonable quotation with you considering the fact that you are new to CS-Cart platform and you will be our long term business partner in the future. 

 

I assure you for our best quality work. 

 

Regards, 

Webkul Team


Webkul Software Pvt. Ltd | support@webkul.com | Offers you :

CS-Cart Addons | Mobikul Mobile App Builder for CS-Cart | AWS Hosting and Speed Optimization Services

Get A Free Quote 


 
  • Flow
  • Super Duper and Amazingly Sexy Senior
  • Members
  • Join Date: 13-Oct 10
  • 2291 posts

Posted 02 August 2019 - 02:14 PM #9

Coming to the point, the thing that you will find difficult is finding cs-cart developers. So in general the cost of development will be very high, even for simple projects. 

 

I actually think the opposite is true. Developing for cs-cart is much easier and faster than for Magento, so costs will be much lower. There are plenty of good developers around. Look for the helpful ones on the forum here. 

 

I have had made pretty difficult integrations for around 300 usd - magento offers these as subscription for monthly fees. I have my development money back within a year and can customize things exactly like I want. 

 

The only problem cs-cart has is that it doesn't really integrate with anything accept PSP's out of the box (like shipping labels, etc).


When life hands you lemons, bring on the Tequila baby!


 
  • shanower
  • Newbie
  • Trial users
  • Join Date: 27-Jul 19
  • 6 posts

Posted 02 August 2019 - 03:07 PM #10

Hello Webkul,

 

I send you some customizations that we are looking. 



 
  • shanower
  • Newbie
  • Trial users
  • Join Date: 27-Jul 19
  • 6 posts

Posted 02 August 2019 - 03:23 PM #11

I actually think the opposite is true. Developing for cs-cart is much easier and faster than for Magento, so costs will be much lower. There are plenty of good developers around. Look for the helpful ones on the forum here. 

 

I have had made pretty difficult integrations for around 300 usd - magento offers these as subscription for monthly fees. I have my development money back within a year and can customize things exactly like I want. 

 

The only problem cs-cart has is that it doesn't really integrate with anything accept PSP's out of the box (like shipping labels, etc).

 

One of my problems is the lack of developers in my country, unfortunatelly there are some integrations that require understanding of brazilian portuguese, since neither all API documentation are available in english. 



 
  • tbirnseth
  • CS Cart Expert
  • Authorized Reseller
  • Join Date: 08-Nov 08
  • 11322 posts

Posted 02 August 2019 - 04:40 PM #12

The language issue is the biggest barrier. i've had to turn down work for Portugal and S. America because documentation for requested integrations was only available in Portuguese.  However, there are many reliable vendors here.  I would look at how long people have been developing for cs-cart.  Cs-cart development is very specific and takes study time to get up to speed.  

 

Many of my clients come to me because of the delays in communication due to timezones (one message back and forth a day just doesn't work when defining a project) and language barriers with other developers.  They are never quite sure that the developers understand what they're stating and that makes them nervous.

 

Obviously I'm a developer and been working with cs-cart for over 10 years.  Have been developing production addons since 2008 but have stopped doing production development of addons because the demand just isn't there to recoup my investment.  And now with fiascos like 4.10.x has virtually destroyed my addon business unless I can afford to re-invest 100 hours to adjust my addons to be compatible with 4.10.x!  Thanks cs-cart.   However we have over 200 clients that I work with for all sorts of custom development.  We focus on backend functionality/extensions versus frontend look and feel.


EZ Merchant Solutions: Custom (USA based) B2B Development, Consulting, Development and Special Projects (get a quote here).
Commercial addons, payment methods and modifications to meet your business and operations needs.


 
  • Sarah11234
  • Newbie
  • Trial users
  • Join Date: 22-Jul 19
  • 2 posts

Posted 11 August 2019 - 01:10 PM #13

I am just wondering for the users who have stated that developing with CS_Cart is much faster and cheaper than Magento, whether this has been comparable on projects that you have personally worked on and whether you would like to share the details please? I'm interested in how much time/money we could end up saving on the development side if we were to use CS-cart. Thank you.