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OpenCart is a turn-key ready “out of the box” shopping cart solution. You simply install, select your template, add products and you’re ready to start accepting orders.
It has order management and multiple payment gateways already built in and we provide lifetime free support and free software updates.
Large number of plugins
Free version of the script is not as rich when it comes to functionalities as PrestaShop or Magento, but it’s, at least in part, balanced by about 1600 free and 4000 paid plugins. Unfortunately it’s not so great when looking at it more closely. These numbers include plugins for all versions. If you’re looking just at the latest version, you get “only” 1500 plugins. Still it doesn’t mean you will have your pick.
Many programmers creating the plugins compete against eachother. It means the number of unique functionalities is much smaller than the number of plugins. On the other hand it also means, that when you need to buy/download an advanced client reports plugin, there’s about a dozen to choose from.
Technical support you can get from discussion boards and a number of users contributing to it is not as impressive as in case of PrestaShop. Nevertheless the community of OpenCart is substantial.
MVC and XHTML
First of all, the script architecture is based on a popular program model called MVC (Model-View-Controller). Secondly the script, just as Quick.Cart and Magento, is XHTML compliant.
MVC model used in the script makes it quite easy to “get around” the code and modify it by programmers. Especially by those programmers, who’ve worked with MVC before. The script, unlike PrestaShop, is not based on a “Smart” style template system, but there’s a clear structure of graphics templates. That’s why there should be no problem setting up the shop’s look.
Efficiency and server resources
In OpenCart there are not as many built-in functionalities as in PrestaShop or Magento. But that’s what makes it much less demanding when it comes to server’s RAM. Of course adding too many plugis could eventually lead to a drop in speed and efficiency.
Neat, clear and easy to manage administration panel is one of the biggest advantages of OpenCart. It may not be as advanced as PrestaShop or Magento, but it’s a better choice for the first-timers.