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.
|Location of Support||US Based Support||Support based in Russia|
|Technical Support Plan||30-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 available.
|Pricing||$29.95-$149.95 Per month hosted||$797 Licensed|
|Design and Development Services||We 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 / Products||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Storefront Customizations||100% 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 Support||Yes both multi-language and multi-currency support||Yes both multi-language and multi-currency support|
|Ability to customize the look of your site without programming knowledge||Yes. 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 / graphics||Yes, The cart has over 100 different sets of button and header sets||Wasn’t able to locate any buttons or headers available through the cart|
|Supports wholesalers||Yes |
Plus the ability to create pricing / discount groups
|Supports Digital Downloads||Yes||No|
|Image Zoom and Magnify||Yes |
Pinnacle Cart gives you the ability to select how you would like your customers to view all images on the product page.
|Create “buy x get x free” promotions||Yes||No|
|Ability to create Product Update Newsletters||Yes||No|
|Supports Google Pay||Yes||Yes|
|Allows for custom payment methods||Yes||Yes|
|Supports UPS / FED-EX / USPS / CANADA POST||Yes||Yes|
|Supports Custom Shipping Methods||Yes |
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.|