Cart66 or WooCommerce

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  • #95060

    designbytracy
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    Discuss the pros and cons, which you use and why?


    #95076

    nutsandbolts
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    I use Cart66 for several reasons:

    • It doesn’t take over your entire WP install like WooCommerce.
    • It doesn’t require purchasing a million add-ons like WooCommerce.
    • It’s far easier/faster to set up and works with your existing CSS.
    • Two of their support techs stayed on chat with me for FOUR HOURS straight one time to resolve a problem on a client site.
    • My clients don’t have difficulty adding products and displaying them in posts/pages – they can manage their store without a ton of hand-holding from me.
    • It integrates with Gravity Forms. (Woo might do this too – I haven’t used it enough to know)

    All that said, the one advantage WooCommerce has (that I see) is compatibility with a lot of Genesis ecommerce themes. You can add Cart66 to any theme, but several have support for Woo built in.


    Andrea Whitmer, Owner, Nuts and Bolts Media
    I provide dev and training services for web designers • Find me on Twitter and Google+

    #95169

    Summer
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    Andrea, are you using the Cart66 plugin, or are you using their new cloud set up?

    If you’ve used both, what are your impressions?


    #95171

    nutsandbolts
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    I’m using the plugin. I absolutely refuse to use Cloud, simply because I don’t want to pay yet another monthly fee forever and ever, and I don’t like the idea of giving up control of the checkout process. (What is it with every WP product moving to monthly pricing lately?!?) That said, I know several people who use and like the Cloud option. It seems very similar to Pro and a lot of people like being able to skirt around SSL, so I guess it’s not all bad.


    Andrea Whitmer, Owner, Nuts and Bolts Media
    I provide dev and training services for web designers • Find me on Twitter and Google+

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