Average Ratings

  • Overall
    4.6/5
  • Ease of Use
    4.6/5
  • Customer Service
    4.2/5

About AbanteCart

A free open source expandable eCommerce solution or shopping cart application for small to medium size business.

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Showing 135 reviews

Vinoojan T.
Senior Implementation Lead
Information Technology & Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/05/2020

"Plug and play e commerce solution"

Comments: It's easy ,amazing features, Easy to configure, No coding knowledge requires

Pros: Most of the feature a SME requires available for free.

Cons: Local Bank payment gateway integrations are not available

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  • Reviewed on 31/05/2020
Aubrey J.
Business Owner
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/06/2019

"Best PHP shopping cart I have used"

Comments: This software is easy to use and works very well, we have been using it for over two years and have never encountered any problem with it, there have been no security breaches since using this software whereas our previous shopping cart system had.

Pros: This software's default theme fit our business nicely so I had to do very little customising, the features included without needing to use plugins are more than most shopping carts I have used in the past (I have tried all PHP based systems).

Cons: Not the software's fault but not many plugins are available, I guess due to not being so popular yet, other than that I can't think of any downsides.

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  • Reviewed on 6/06/2019
Dimuthu C.
admin
Arts & Crafts, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/07/2020

"review"

Comments: still building

Pros: easy to use software looking good simple

Cons: having problems in banner manager, hope that is due to not submitting the review

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/07/2020
Gabriela D.
student
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/03/2018

"Is a comfortable short-range ecommerce solution since its configuration thus establishes it."

Pros: It promotes the use of the web to small companies that still do not have an Internet presence.
Its easy configuration make it an acceptable strategy to start on the web.
It's free, it has good technical support.

Cons: Not recommended for those who require a design very attached to the particularities of the business model. It is a standard solution.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/03/2018
Daniel E.
Designer
Information Technology & Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 3/04/2019

"Good and Efficient Shopping Cart"

Comments: AbanetCart was what my company was looking for in starting and displaying it's product and services. It has a user-friendly interface and easy to understand and operate, but I'll recommend adding more useful themes and templates. Also, more add-on features should be added to make it even more fun to use.

Pros: It's free and user-friendly.
It has a multi-site management feature.
It's back-end interface is easy to understand and operate.
It handles a large amount of project without a noticeable draws in performance.

Cons: Can't communicate with clients through it's interface.
No images and formatting of newsletters, because it lacks html features.
No human made translations.
Lots of system generated translations.
It's filled with indecent and unwanted templates.
It lacks integration features like, affiliate platforms, payment processors etc.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 3/04/2019
Shafaet B.
Admin
Internet, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 8/07/2019

"Best cart in the world"

Comments: Highly recommended for anyone who wants an online shop or store. I have tested a few different carts and this is the best one due to the fast setup of an online store.

Pros: Easy to use and easy to sell anything. Updated and very modern, and it is FREE. I sell hosting using abantecart, and 4 other shops i use abantecart for all of them. The standard theme is very shiny and clean too.

Cons: No monthly Subscriptions for customers.
Not seen any options for themes, there is only 1 theme, as far as i know, it is ok for me but for more basic users an option of 2 themes would be nice.
Bitcoin payments as standard in options.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 8/07/2019
Awogor M.
Editor In Chief
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 3/04/2019

"I Stopped using AbanteCart Two years Ago"

Comments: I had only used AbanteCart on two websites that's over 2 years ago and the experience I wouldn't say was bad for absolutely a free software like that just that it just didn't work well for me the way I expected it to be.

Pros: When I was still in the race of designing websites and selling them, I did explored AbanteCart. The whole experience was good for an open source ecommerce platform like that. I had literally set up two ecommerce websites with AbanteCart which I found very nice. But my cons

Cons: AbanteCart not as I thought, extensions and themes are too expensive and not flexible for customization. The whole system is too stive and requires you to hire an expert from their team before you can customize a lot of the functionalities on like WordPress woocomerce where you have total control to edit and change anything you want.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 3/04/2019
Ebin E.
Founder & CEO
Human Resources, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/03/2019

"Best E-commerce solution for developing quick and simple websites"

Comments: AbanteCart helps us to create applications that are cost effective and SEO friendly. There are lot of plugins that AbanteCart provide to make development easier.

Pros: We use AbanteCart to create a shopping application that is more SEO friendly and easy customize. AbanteCart is the best open source tool to create any sort of website in a matter of time. Free and open to all is the key feature we love about the AbanteCart platform.

Cons: The support is a bit slow and needs more attention, please respond to mails more faster manner.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/03/2019
Md abdul B.
CEO
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 1/12/2017

"Better E commerce"

Comments: I have started newly. I am a web developer, I feel very comfortable to set it up , customizing and user friendly. Before this CMS I have used Woo-commerce but that is so complicated to customized.

Pros: Good to work and easy to use. It is easy to add a product, it is easy add media for a product, it is easy to ad currency. Easy to customized. It is easy to set location like country, state, city. It is better than other complicated CMS and plugin. Thanks.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 1/12/2017
Asanka E.
Owner
Information Technology & Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/10/2019

"Softhandle.lk"

Comments: its good

Pros: I'm was hope to make an online store and I choose abantecart and its look good functionally

Cons: theme and some extra functionality need for sri lanka shop

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/10/2019
Jacob H.
Administrator
Apparel & Fashion, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/03/2018

"It handles many options with no performance drop"

Comments: Overall we got a system that is able to handle a rather large amount of options but perform very well on a cheap hosting solution. other than that it has all the features we can not live with out. or we have found third party options. as an example. the systems lack of HTML mail hendling, we have used mailchimp, wich can be purchesed for small amount of money and integrates via synchronization, and we have added a customer chat addon.

Pros: the biggest plus to us is that Abantecart is able to handle a huge amount of options without noticable performance draws. this is due to a flat option system that does not interchain each option into one product. but Abantecart still allows to set price, amount and so forth to each option. via a comprehensive jquery script, that handles stock, prices and so forth.
Abantecart has a very easy designer unterface for beginners. as its simply drag and drop. the only downside to this is that somethimes when adding blocks of the design get directed away from this design template. and has to maneuver back again.
it has in our eyes almost every feature you could wish for as a store owner. and with pretty good explanations too
We really love Abantecart. the thing that made us switch to Abantecart was the way it deals with product options. all others brands was not meeting our demands here. firstly other brands could not handle the amount of diffrent options. and or the ability to display color ot images. this Abantecart allows us to create a fulfilling webshop.

Cons: Abantecart has a rather small array of addons, and a pretty small community that is primarily centered arround making money and not helping with coding for free. but it seems like the developers are quiet active in the forums.
you are unable to communicate with the customers via the webinterface. and relying on e-mails from the customers. you can add notes to orders. but the customer is not able to reply unfortunately.
the newsletter is as i see it built to handle many customers. but lack html features, so no imges or other formatting of newsletters.
there are not many human made translations. but there is a library of machine translated languages and a very neat feature for translating every bit of text via the administration interface., allthough with some text it can be a little hard to guess where it belongs. but its only a matter of checking and trying again.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/03/2018
Verified Reviewer
Strategy
Internet, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/06/2018

"Simple yet very complete CMS. Perfect for our needs so far."

Comments: It's free, easy to use, and secure.

Pros: This CMS has been very reliable to us so far. Very stable (but watch out when you upgrade), secure, and our customers love the frontend interface,. As a ecommerce website admin, it easily let me do my day to day work without issues. Backend interface is straightforward and simple. Other pros :
- translation (frontend) is easy
- built-in communication tool for our customers
- stable platform and secure
- reporting
- good extensions (but most of all are not free)
- multi-site manager

Cons: - Lack of decent templates even if our customers love the interface
- Few extensions compared to other CMSs
- Upgrades may be complicated sometimes (test everything, I mean everything)
- Lack of some integrations (payment processors, affiliates platforms, etc.).

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/06/2018
Abhinav M.
Site Administrator
Retail, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/08/2016

"Wonder full Product still need Improvement"

Comments: I was looking for the e commerce platform where I can start my business and display my products on my terms and condition. I found Abante Cart according to my expectations. Very user friendly interface. But I appreciate If we get some more Themes so we can change its look and feel also. otherwise all the web site will look same like others who are using same platform. Changing color should be so easy. Some more features should be added like todays other modern shopping web site are using. Like Aliexpress, Amazone, Flipcart, Snapdeal etc.
I love if Abante add or develop some more software like Free classified, Web Portal related like Yahoo, indiatimes, facebook, youtube, msn, twiter etc. , Dating portals

Pros: All of the above Its FREE and its very user friendly and feature rich. Nice Layout. Full fill all requirements.

Cons: No Flexibility, We have to be strict what is offered. No Theme options available. Admin settings needs to be more friendly too.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/08/2016
Verified Reviewer
Owner
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/08/2019

"Easy and better"

Comments: I produce pages, edit product categories and styles very easily and without relying on third parties

Pros: Easy to use, great to manage and has great integrations

Cons: More support and outreach is missing for theme creators

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/08/2019
Alvaro R.
Consultor
2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 31/08/2017

"AbanteCart developed as an excellent choice for individuals and businesses, lightweight and the best it is a free eCommerce platform."

Comments: Feel free to try AbanteCart if you are considering installing a robust solution for your business. I can assure you that this is a platform with easy and comfortable management and amazing user experience.

Pros: AbanteCart easy to install and work with, easy to navigate and setup using Great Admin Panel. Too offer a decent selection of add-ons. Modern look and feel showing the product listing style is quite good, user friendly and easy to understand GUI. Open source, it is compatible with a lot of devices. Lightweight running great speed.

Cons: Bit hard to find relavent documentation. It is missing the cms option. It doesn't have the option to have a vertical menu on the home page. Not enough free templates to choose from, little difficult find themes. I can't customization email body & themes, AbanteCart needs a section for Creating Custom Newsletter.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 31/08/2017
Misael mutege C.
Owner
Information Technology & Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/02/2019

"Damn It this ecommerce software is 100% a charmer boy"

Comments: i started using abantecart in 2015 in january but up to now, have never got glitches, dumpings, ; extensions are nywa, security is guaranteed, easy to use application.
numerous payment gateways , your choice .
i just love it.

Pros: its unique and intriging. numerous payment gateways.
api controls, layouts and blocks,
numerous stores

Cons: the recaptcha or captcha is still giving me a problem.
new stores links are are not working.
doesnt have the multivendor capability

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/02/2019
Sam K.
developer
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2/01/2019

"Great free E-commerce application"

Comments: I am impressed with their customer support. I am a regular visitor to their forum http://forum.abantecart.com/ and you can see how responsive they are. I had issues with setting my SSL and I asked a question their and one of their team member replied in few hours that solved my issue.

Pros: It is free and has all the bells and whistles that a standard paid application has

Cons: It does lack on UI which is looks. They should definitely fix it also their documentation is not up-to-date

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2/01/2019
Belinda S.
Web Designer
Consumer Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/06/2017

"Love this shopping cart."

Comments: Making clients happy with an ecommerce option they could take over when their store was complete.

Pros: It has many features for the price (FREE), I have been using it for many years and it is always my go to cart. It is one of the few out there that has the file upload feature, a must if you sell calendars. It is easy to get your store to look the way it should with the layout option.

Cons: It is missing the cms option, I did figure out a way around this though. It doesn't have the option to have a vertical menu on the home page, you can find mods or templates in the market place for this though. The shipping was a little difficult for me to figure out. Support on the forum was available to help with this and I did get it done. I like it so much I donated to help support the developers and keep it going!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/06/2017
Print V.
Owner
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/09/2017

"Really awesome experience"

Pros: Easy to use, it saves so much time. Everything is available in this, which i need. Thank So Much for this.i luv to post new products. I Luv to use AbanteCart. Really new experience but i loved it. I'm using first time but it's looks like, I'm perfect in this

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/09/2017
Haider C.
CEO
Information Technology & Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/09/2019

"Best eCommerce Platform"

Comments: it has helped me make money, I was able to create world-class eCommerce site in minutes

Pros: very easy to set up and customise, very user-friendly interface, very many addons which can help make it the best eCommerce platform ever

Cons: basic customization require us to buy addons, also VPS installation at times cost you money even to set up the generic platform

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/09/2019
Nishantha F.
CEO
Information Technology & Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/05/2017

"This is very good shopping cart"

Comments: new life for my business

Pros: this online shopping cart is very easy & fasted for installation, this software give my business new life

Cons: little difficult find themes, can't customization email body & themes, if version upgrade may be software crash

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/05/2017
Franklin P.
Domain Admin
Media Production, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/07/2016

"1 of the best & user friendly shopping carts"

Comments: This is 1 of the best shopping carts we have ever experienced in all aspects. User friendly, with simple navigation tools. Great features @ simple access from the control panel and good looking!

Pros: 100% user, friendly, simple, reliable and effective.

Cons: Some minor flaws with php index pages and patches that do not work, but functional despite the issues.

Vendor Response

by AbanteCart on 19/07/2016

You chose "value of the money" to 3 start. AbanteCart is Free. I wonder, what value for the money do u expect to have 5 start? Ah?

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/07/2016
Mohamed B.
sell phone
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/05/2019

"thanks you"

Comments: Good work I liked working across your site better than any site

Pros: Good work I liked working across your site better than any site

Cons: Good work I liked working across your site better than any site

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/05/2019
Iyanu V.
Founder
Information Technology & Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/07/2019

"Shopping Cart for Small Business"

Pros: I use this for my small eCommerce business and it works perfectly for me. Some of the things I love in AbanteCart is the modification of price, coupons, tax/weight/size measurement is easier and automatically included in the generated receipt which is printable and branded.

Cons: I do not have any problem till date with AbanteCart but using it for a very large retail store might be otherwise.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/07/2019
Maulana S.
CEO Manager
Business Supplies & Equipment, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 1/04/2017

"Great CMS has made!"

Comments: Yeah, i like it than prestashop. I found that machine doing simple process and no need more resource.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 1/04/2017