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Ecommerce Templates (PHP) Review

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Basic Information

Company name
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Electronic Shopping Solutions LLC Referral
Product name
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Ecommerce Templates (PHP)
Version
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5.6
Sample customer sites
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http://www.handynav.com/
http://www.jaijai.co.uk/
http://www.vinotecas.com/
Price
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$US159
Average review score
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4.5 star ratingAverage: 4.5
(18)
User reviews
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Reviewed by: Mike
"I first bought one cart and was so happy with its function and the support forum, I bought the developers pack (4 licenses). These are the best people to work with and they really care about the quality of the product, updates are ongoing to produce an even better product!! You won't be disappointed . . . see one of the carts here www.brakebits.com"

Review date: March, 2015   Version reviewed: 5.6

Reviewed by: Nick
"I can not speak highly enough about the help and assistance given by the support team for help me with an excellent piece of software, keep up the good work."

Review date: June, 2014   Version reviewed: 5.6

Reviewed by: Don
"Unhappy with the software is to say the least. I've found tech support to be unresponsive, questions go unanswered. When they do finally respond, the question was never answered. I feel you need to have a programing background in order to use their product. The user manual is very vague and is not for the novice. When speaking with a rep, I was told that I could just open their program with my Dreamweaver program, change a few things in the pages and I'd be up and running. This is NOT the case. Very difficult to say the least. Site is not up but I'm out well over six hundred in programs. Not a good experience but a lesson very well learned. "

Review date: August, 2013   Version reviewed: 5.6

Reviewed by: Martin
"As a web design veteran of more than 350 web sites I can say I've seen just about every ecommerce situation possible. From this EC Templates is far and away the best whether your ecommerce project is a few items a year or a million dollars a year (and I have both). First, EC Templates is simple to install, configure and use. Secondly, it has power for presenting products, generating communication to customers, shipping options, sale configurations, image set up, drop ship, affiliates, accounting and the list goes on and on. Third, it's cost is a one time expense of a most reasonable amount, and last and most importantly is that their service is far and away the best I have ever experienced. From a well written manual, timely and comprehensive FAQs, a wide ranging and well supported forum, to direct support from a core staff of experts - no trainees, no outsourced difficult to understand techies, just key people who are expert in their program and who CARE about helping people achieve their goal. If you are considering connecting ecommerce to your online business you simply cannot afford to miss the phenomenal product and the people who will help you bring it home. "

Review date: October, 2012   Version reviewed: 5.6

Reviewed by: Sally
"We've been using Ecommerce templates for 3 years now. While their cart is easy to use it is lacking in so many basic features that we are looking for a new shopping cart. Basic features are not included and require you to buy a mod which unfortunately must be updated each and every time the cart is updated. Missing basic features include: Google base export, Shopping cart feeds, free shipping on a per item basis, handling fees based on country and carrier, more control over coupons, shipping default selection, customized fields for products and invoices, and so much more. While they do update the cart frequently, most of the updates are not ones that will help grow your business or make your store easier to manage. It's a good cart if you only have a basic store and aren't looking to grow."

Review date: July, 2012   Version reviewed: 5.6

Reviewed by: r. wong
"Likes: only $159, no monthly fee, set up was not too hard. They have a lot support stuff and video on their web site. Dislikes: Shipping cost is hard to set up, still trying to figure it out. Don't have the option to assign ship cost individually to each product. No grid listing of products, you have to change code to get it. justscooterparts.com"

Review date: February, 2012   Version reviewed: 5.6

Reviewed by: Paul D.
"Our company tried at least a half dozen carts - including test implementations of many of the best-known competitors - before choosing Ecommerce Templates. The product has been in production on our fast-growing ecommerce site for well over a year now, and it's been rock-solid despite very rapid transaction growth. Technical support has been excellent - detailed and responsive, and we've been able to create a professional, compelling cart that customers say they love using standard product options. My only complaint: it took us too long to find Ecommerce Templates because they don't advertise as heavily as the others you'll see reviewed on this site. We use a PHP version that's designed for our Dreamweaver environment, but you can also choose pre-built templates if you don't want to create a "look and feel" with your own designers. Do yourself a favor - try this product before you spend big dollars for a subscription-based service."

Review date: January, 2012   Version reviewed: 5.6

Reviewed by: Kenneth Beattie
"This is the first time I've been moved to review anything on the net but I really feel compelled to share my experience with Ecommerce Templates. In the Summer my family pushed me into setting up a shop to sell my handy-work, I make chicken coops and rabbit hutches. I tried some freebie stores and gave up deciding it wasn't for me. A colleague at work showed me a store he'd set up with Ecommerce Templates and with trepidation downloaded a copy. He went through the basics with me and a few days later my shop was unleashed to the world. It's been brilliant, if I can set up a shop, anyone can. The support is out of this world, helping me this week to add pdf files to the store with plans of coops. Feedback from friends, family and customers has been great and I only wish I'd done this earlier. Believe me, this is a no brainer."

Review date: October, 2011   Version reviewed: 5.6

Reviewed by: Archetype
"I know a lot of people have found this cart easy to install and use out of the box. But don't buy it if you will want to customise the code in any way. The quality of the PHP code is APPALLING. They should be ashamed to sell this commercially. There are files 5,000 lines long with a jumble of PHP and HTML, functions defined all over the place -- trying to find the bit you want to change is a nightmare. Buyer beware."

Review date: September, 2011   Version reviewed: 5.6

Reviewed by: Lucy
"I use Ecommerce Templates for my UK based gift store. The set up was simple and the support has been great. This is the first time I've entered into the world of ecommerce and it has been thoroughly enjoyable. I have two more sites now in the pipeline and will be using Ecommerce Templates for both."

Review date: April, 2011   Version reviewed: 5.6

Reviewed by: Marian
"Not only is the shopping cart superior and up do date but the developers listen to and institute suggestions by users. The ability for me to apply my own design to a professional shopping cart is very important to my business niche. It is accomplished with ease. Support is excellent."

Review date: February, 2011   Version reviewed: 5.6

Reviewed by: Deborah
"I’m a self-taught web designer with no programming experience and had never used a database or dealt with php when I started looking for a shopping cart for a client needing an ecommerce site. Ecommerce templates low price compared to other carts had me worried it wouldn’t have all of the features we required or that it would be too difficult to install and maintain. Thankfully, I couldn’t have been more wrong. I recently purchased my fourth cart for a new client and am still happy I found ETC. Their support forum is outstanding the carts have only improved since my first purchase. I would highly recommend this to anyone seeking a cart for an ecommerce site."

Review date: November, 2009   Version reviewed: 5.6

Reviewed by: Steve
"This is an excellent cart for customizing - the generic cart is all you need. We even did extensive customization of the checkout process without a hitch. Your clients will also like the easy to use and clearly laid out control panel. It allows day to day operation of the site (ie inventory, adding products, etc) so that they don't have to contact you. This is in stark contrast to Zen Cart, which will make your life a helpdesk hell. Another excellent thing about this cart is that it's regularly updated with new features, improvements and security patches. The forums are also an excellent resource. "

Review date: July, 2008

Reviewed by: Eric Barnes
"By far the best shopping cart on the market. I have tried several others before going with ecommerce templates and I can say from experience you will not find a better solution on the market. "

Review date: November, 2005

Reviewed by: Derek
"A dream to customize. Hands-down the easiest cart to design around. Excellent support from the developers, a thriving online community and active third-party mod developers. All at a ridiculously low price. My clients love it."

Review date: June, 2005

Reviewed by: Chris Mattingly
"Superb value for money and comes packed with some great features. Also highly customisable so you can produce the exact look and feel you're after. By far the best shopping cart package on the market in my opinion"

Review date: June, 2005

Reviewed by: Rob
"If you are looking for a flexible, easy to use shopping cart look no further. E Commerce Templates are simply the best. Loaded with amazing features, you will be stunned at what you can accomplish at any skill level. Basically, if you can vision it this cart system can do it. The support forum for this cart system is the ultimate. There is always someone that can provide assistance should you get stuck, or want guidance when trying something daring or unique. In addition there are a number of developers available for custom work, and many offer pre-made "mods" to suit your particular needs at budget friendly prices. Having computer experience but with a basic understanding of my HTML editor, I had our store up and running very quickly. You will not find another shopping cart system that can beat the price, support and superior features of this product!"

Review date: June, 2005

Reviewed by: Anne
"Everything written about the ease and flexibility of Ecommercetemplates shopping carts is true. If no design changes are required, a site can be up, running and selling within hours. We completed our first site with total design changes and over 1000 products within 25 days."

Review date: June, 2005

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Ecommerce Spot Comments This is a very design focussed shopping cart, with support for frontpage, dreamweaver and golive templates, as well as CSS templates. The price is dependant on the template selected, so may be more. Their customer support forums are very friendly and helpful.

Technology

Supported operating systems
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Linux, Unix
Language
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PHP
Database
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MySQL
Source code
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Yes
Reseller discounts
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Yes

Features

Product limit
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No
Category limit
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No
Multi-language
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Yes
Gift certificates
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Yes
Loyalty program
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No
Email merchant on order
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Yes
Affiliates program
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Yes
Site search
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Yes
Search optimization tools
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Yes
Product reviews
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Yes
Newsletters
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Yes
Discount coupons
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Yes
Customer registrations
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Yes
Wish list
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No

Shipping

Shipping price range
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Yes
Shipping weight range
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Yes
UPS lookup
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Yes
USPS lookup
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Yes
Fedex lookup
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Yes
Canada Post lookup
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Yes

Tax & Payment

Tax by state
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Yes
Tax by country
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Yes
PayPal
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Yes
Authorize.Net
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Yes
Verisign
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Yes
Worldpay
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Yes
Secure Trading
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No
Others
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Yes
Non credit card options
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Yes

Support

Customer forums
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Yes
Free support
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Yes
Paid support
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No

Reports

Sales reports
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Yes
Search reports
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No
Low stock reports
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No
Inventory reports
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Yes

 

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2014

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