Reviewed by: wilfred
"This is not what I expected.I am what the developers of tomato cart call users with limited coding knowledge. Users in this category are assured of a smooth ride as they create their stores but the moment you get down to doing so you find yourself in a completely different world.
Adding an unlisted currency is a nightmare while some titles are cast in stone and thank God if you ever figure out how to change them to suit your situation.As it is right now i am struggling with an adsense box that comes out blank and therefore I cannot paste google add code. The most demoralising part is tomato cart forum that is totally in active not to mention the near non existent support.Something is just not right here."
Review date: September, 2014 Version reviewed: 1.1.4
Reviewed by: Andrea Trevelli
"The admin interface is really nice looking but it's REALLY slow when you click on anything to update etc..I counted at least 12-20 seconds (that's a lifetime in the internet world!)Not really user friendly and takes a while to figure out what is what. There are limited templates,practically no Youtube help videos..and most of all get the RAID spray for the BUGS BUGS BUGS!I need something more stable. So I had to uninstall. Maybe in the not so far future,this will be a force to be reckoned with but for now it's in need of some more tweaking to make it great."
Review date: November, 2012 Version reviewed: 1.1.4
Reviewed by: Susan
"I have been trying to upload images doesn't work you have to keep double clink says it is upload and nothing there I thought it had good layout and nice clean template but I can't waste my time on trying to upload images and there is nothing there. Would not recommend to anyone until they fix their bugs bugs bugs"
Review date: September, 2012 Version reviewed: 1.1.4
Reviewed by: dr
"After 3 days of adding products, configuring the site and testing, we found to many bugs to go live. From the "add to cart" feature not functioning, to the images not not always loading to other misc bugs all of the sudden appearing, we are moving on. If only we had known something beforehand, such as the add to cart feature not available unless you click multiple times and other features just buggy... The cart looks good and is better than most on first impression, but it is not worth the effort after the fact. We have had many carts, most work well, we had high hopes of improvement with Tomato Cart only to experience a serious downgrade and disappointment. "
Review date: June, 2012 Version reviewed: 1.1.4
Reviewed by: David
"After four painful days I've given up on this product. It does look good and in the brief period I got it working I thought the admin interface was very good. BUT I could not login to admin, despite hours fiddling with php files and hosts files. It might be down to my setup - building the site locally with MAMP Pro on a new OS X box, but given the number of posts on the forum about this problem I figure there is something deeply wrong with the cart itself. And as others point out, the online help pages don't qualify for half a star. Written in english, lots of it makes no sense. Now using this site to finf an alternative."
Review date: October, 2011 Version reviewed: 1.1.4
Reviewed by: Bridgette
"I loved how easy this was to use. It looks nice, is easy friendly and it's just great. A little more work and it will be awesome!"
Review date: May, 2011 Version reviewed: 1.1.4
Reviewed by: obdit
"this is the second free shopping cart reviewed here that i have tried.
they boast they won 2nd runner up at the 2010 open source ecommerce awards.
the admin is very good. though i encountered a bug and couldnt change the language definitions.
the front end has nice templates that are relatively easy to get to grips with with minimal php knowledge.
their support however, is appaling. barely active forum, and their website tends to go down several times a day.
extension support is not very good due to the lack of userbase.
their shopping cart checkout is terrible. no consistency and altering it i found too much work - as i would have almost had to rewrite it all.
overall i wouldnt recommend it. it may use the latest code and standards and superficially looks good. when you get underneath the surface its a pain and there are better solutions out there."
Review date: March, 2011 Version reviewed: 1.1.3
Reviewed by: Dan
"This is very promising! But it's not even close yet. The program is still very buggy, and things don't necessarily happen the way that you think they should. This is due, I believe, in part to this being a Chinese product. Another by-product of it being Chinese is that there is a fair amount of poorly-translated words (Engrish) throughout the website. Finally, there is nearly a complete lack of usable support on the web for this brand-new shopping cart package. What support does exist is nearly impossible to decipher, and usually not on something that you really need help with -- like photos being uploaded and showing 0KB in size. I'm going to be keeping my eye on this, but it's not ready yet."
Review date: January, 2011 Version reviewed: 1.1.3
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