nopCommerce is an opensource and one of the best open-source eCommerce shopping cart solution. nopCommerce is free, and it is the most popular ASP.NET eCommerce platform. nopCommerce is an E-commerce solution based on Microsoft’s ASP.NET Core framework and MS SQL Server 2012 backend Database. The first nopCommerce version was released in 2008. At that time there were no free and open-source shopping carts that would not impose the limitations on business processes and flow hence the essential goal for nopCommerce was to fix that.
WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress. Launched on September 27, 2011, the plugin quickly became popular for its simplicity to install and customize and free base product.
|Multi-Store Support||Yes||Extention Required|
|Multi-Vendor Support||Yes||Extention Required|
|CMS Features||Extention Required||Yes|
|Single Page Checkout||Extention Required||Extention Required|
|Online Community Support||Yes||Yes|
|Available Themes||Approx. 170||Approx. 500+|
|Available Plugins||Approx. 1500+||Approx. 400+|
NopCommerce makes an eCommerce platform highly customizable and helps in adding multiple features and functionalities
Multi-store and multi-vendor features are easy to implement in nopCommerce without using additional extensions. It can be managed by single admin panel as well.
It Supports the drop-shipping feature which is widely used nowadays in B2B and B2C online businesses.
NopCommerce provides so many features for social marketing and search engine optimization (SEO).
NopCoomerce features a pluggable modularized architecture that makes it simple to customize the website.
NopCommerce makes it easier to create security certificates making it simple to develop eCommerce websites that are secure. The latest version of the NopCommerce platform has various security enhancements that help simplify the prevention of malware.
We can develop an e-commerce app using nopCommerce which supports multiple devices.
NopCommerce helps in the development of responsive sites with a variety of templates for the users to navigate the site easily across devices.
NopCommerce hosting provides an Open-source software. This has a huge community support and makes the process of development faster and easier.
It is completely free and open source which means any user, designer or programmer can alter its code because it is based on open collaboration.
WooCommerce is an especially advisable option for those who have previous experience with WordPress. This will allow them to quickly get started with the design of their store and, therefore, to make their first sales earlier
It is very flexible that can be integrated with any other system, business model. WooCommerce can be configured to sell physical, virtual or downloadable products. It can also be adapted to affiliate systems and other business models
WooCommerce has larg community support. In case of problems or technical queries, we will receive help from a large community of active users.
It is a modular system that it helps out the developer community to build extensions to add specific functionality. WooCommerce can be the ideal eCommerce system for any retailer with the correct plugins.
WooCommerce provides a good data analysis service. Data is essential when making decisions about the future growth of your business. WooCommerce analytics become useful in assisting user in seeing the performance of their E-commerce store.
In this era of open source technologies, both the platform can be the good companion for you. One can select any one of them based on their need and expertise. If you already have WordPress website or you are familiar with the WordPress Admin panel we recommend you to go with WooCommerce. It will be easy for you to manage store and other operations. However if you are Microsoft fan or using legacy system developed in dot net framework, we would suggest to go with nopCommerce. It will not only give you better look and feel, at the same time it will increase your system’s overall performance.
Rahul Panchal is a Founder and Managing Director of Rlogical Techsoft Pvt. Ltd, a web & mobile app development company India specialized in Hybrid, Native, Android and iOS App development.
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