X-Cart vs Pinnacle Cart

X-Cart offers a licensed version of their ecommerce solution directly from their web site and makes recommendations on hosting companies to use. Like Pinnacle Cart, X-cart is a PHP / mySQL shopping cart application. But unlike Pinnacle Cart, it’s difficult to customize and doesn’t offer FREE US-Based support.


 

Pinnacle Cart

X-Cart Pro

Location of SupportUS Based SupportSupport based in Russia
Technical Support Plan30-Day, toll-free phone support and 1 year unlimited email support INCLUDED with any new cart purchase.Email Support, charged per incident.
No phone support avaliable.
Pricing$29.95-$149.95 Per month hosted$797 Licensed
Design and Development ServicesWe have developed a Third-Party Developer marketplace of Pinnacle Cart experts who compete for your development projects guaranteeing competitive pricing for all custom design and development projects.All development is done in-house. No choices on price and service.
Number of Categories / ProductsUnlimitedUnlimited
Storefront Customizations100% template driven design. – Large selection of design templates, color designs, buttons, headers and color templates available. Easy to use administrator area allows you to change anything on your site quickly and easily with no programming experience. Content management system included at no additional charge.100% template driven design. – Limited template selection and difficult to understand administrative area makes changes difficult. Coding experience required for many changes.
Multi – Language / Multi – Currency SupportYes both multi-language and multi-currency supportYes both multi-language and multi-currency support
Ability to customize the look of your site without programming knowledgeYes. Pinnacle Cart’s easy-to-use “Cart Designer” toolbar allows you to set up your site quickly and easily with just a few clicks.Not really. Cluttered administrator area makes setting up the cart very difficult.
Provides assorted buttons / headers / graphicsYes, The cart has over 100 different sets of button and header setsWasn’t able to locate any buttons or headers available through the cart
Supports wholesalersYes
Plus the ability to create pricing / discount groups
Yes
Supports Digital DownloadsYesNo
Image Zoom and MagnifyYes
Pinnacle Cart gives you the ability to select how you would like your customers to view all images on the product page.
No
Create “buy x get x free” promotionsYesNo
Ability to create Product Update NewslettersYesNo

Technical Specification

Pinnacle Cart

X-Cart Pro

Application LanguagePHPPHP
DatabasemySQLmySQL

Payment Features

Pinnacle Cart

X-Cart Pro

Supports PayPalYesYes
Supports Google PayYesYes
Allows for custom payment methodsYesYes

Shipping Features

Pinnacle Cart

X-Cart Pro

Supports UPS / FED-EX / USPS / CANADA POSTYesYes
Supports Custom Shipping MethodsYes
Allows you to set up shipping by number of items ordered, order total, shipping weight and more. Add additional shipping and handling fees, increase / decrease rates from major shipping carriers, set-up international shipping methods, ability to enable “shipping quote” feature and more.
Supports some custom shipping methods and does support international shipping.

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