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Shopping Cart Elite Review

Founded by two successful entrepreneurs, Igor Soshkin and Nick Soshkin, Shopping Cart Elite was created to simply work, with no ‘ifs’, ‘ands’ or ‘buts’. Shopping Cart Elite stands out because every basic feature is developed meticulously to help your business automate everyday tasks. Shopping Cart Elite covers all of your online store bases so that your business can practically run on auto-pilot, which will provide you with more time for proactive work. Shopping Cart Elite builds intelligent modules for your eCommerce store which eliminate redundant tasks, create reliable work flows and save thousands of hours in payroll expenses.

What Shopping Cart Elite does

Shopping Cart Elite provides eCommerce businesses with the ability to streamline their online store-front and back office processes. Shopping Cart Elite software is a desktop application that conveniently integrates the administrative back office of your website with a polished online store-front. Shopping Cart Elite is a full business suite of software products tailored to companies of all sizes that range from start-up operations to large enterprises. The software is particularly targeted for retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers, of all types.

Satisfied Customers

JDM Exotics, CampioniSHOP, Auto Accessory Store, Secret Weapon Performance, Custom Maxima

Shopping Cart Product(s)

Shopping Cart Elite

Shopping Cart Software Key Features

  • eBay & Amazon Marketplace Ready – Shopping Cart Elite allows you to push your products in various marketplaces including eBay, Amazon, Craigslist and many others. It uses your existing product database and allows you to create templates that resemble your product page. It can also be programmed to list only those items you have in stock or that are competitive enough to sell. Using the marketplace tool can give you the ease you’re looking for to list and maintain products on various marketplaces without spending more than a few minutes in listing the actual items.
  • Competition Spy – You say you’re not sure what price your products should be selling for? The Competition Spy solves this problem by researching every part number against your competition and suggests a sale price for each part number. You can also set exceptions to make sure the sale price doesn’t fall below your cost price. Finally, it will give a full report to show you how competitive you are in the marketplace and if you need to negotiate better discounts with your suppliers.
  • Data Mapper – Besides the usual bulk-upload from Excel into your website, Shopping Cart Elite has innovated something that has never been done or seen before by any other shopping cart. An intelligent data mapper, part of the Product Setup module, can take your unorganized data from a spreadsheet file and instantly parse it out into the appropriate product fields in Shopping Cart Elite.
  • Google Shopping / Bing Shopping / TheFind Submission – Make your products appear in a Google Product Search by bulk uploading items to Google Base for free. Our Google Base integration will maintain and update your data feed for you automatically through Google API. Shopping Cart Elite has integrated the Google Data API, which allows direct communication between Google Base and your website. The only thing you will have to do in order to submit the feed to Google Base is enter your Google email and password, and your complete online store will be loaded into Google Base automatically. Shopping Cart Elite even uploads any adjustments you make such as prices, new products, etc.
  • Inventory Management – Our very sophisticated, but easy-to-use system has bar code integration to allow bar coding and scanning of all your existing inventory, as well as processing arriving inventory. The most impressive feature is our alert system. Not only can you customize at what point you want to be alerted to low inventory, but our state-of-the-art algorithm can actually predict your future sales based on past sales trends. This allows you to make an extremely educated guess on what inventory you’ll actually need to have on hand for x amount of weeks.
  • Employee Management – You can control which parts of the system an employee can have access to. You can also assign them specific suppliers. Another feature allows you to organize your employees’ tasks, so each employee will know their responsibilities. If you happen to lose an employee, you’ll be able to let your new hire know exactly what their duties are based on the previous employee’s tasks.
  • Shipping Management – You may not offer drop shipping or if you do you might be tacking on an extra fee for the service as it may not be very cost-efficient for you to ship one item at a time. Shopping Cart Elite makes this process completely automated. Shopping Cart Elite will allow the retailer to enter the orders automatically through SCE integration or from the manufacturer’s website, then the supplier can ship via UPS, FedEx or USPS using automatic label printing and provide the tracking information instantly.
  • Accounting – Shopping Cart Elite handles Payroll, Expenses, Assets, etc. This module will completely automate your whole accounting department leaving no mistakes behind.

Shopping Cart Software Highlight

One exceptional highlight of Shopping Cart Elite software is the large number of intelligent software modules that are provided. For example, an intelligent data mapper exponentially simplifies the process of data entry. With smart features like data mapper, you can save time imputing tedious information, and spend more time on business decisions of more significance.

Online Shop Technology

  • Monthly Software and Features Upgrade
  • Completely Functional website
  • Backoffice to Support your Website, Customers and Financials
  • Hosting and Hardware
  • SSL Certificate
  • Unlimited Emails

Bottom Line

They are one of the most active Shopping Cart Platform you will find in the world. In 2010 they released 1,500 new enhancements, improved software stability and most importantly created features that other Shopping Carts can only drool about. Note that 85% of the features the company released were specifically created to make your business more money.

  • Chuck Donner

    We have been online for 16 years and decided to use Shopping Cart Elite because they listed a ton of features that were necessary for our business. It turns out that the best thing about SCE is the hype.

    We presented a list of 50 functional requirements to be reviewed by the CEO of SCE before we would sign the contract. All of our requirements were reviewed and noted as being part of SCE or to be added at no charge. In our 6 month experience with SCE, many of those functions did not work properly or were never finished. We never finished our development site because SCE couldn’t get basic functions to work properly.

    Dealing with SCE support was a nightmare with questions going unanswered for 2-3 days and in some cases weeks. In my opinion, only a few people really knew the software well enough to provide technical support and the staff seemed to be a disjointed group of people with nobody taking control of the project.

    Over that time period, I discovered software bugs in basic functions that made me question if other features would work properly. I also found that the tutorials and video tutorials were often outdated, didn’t match the SCE screens, creating more confusion. In multiple instances, an update was released to the software and the entire look of our development site changed and the navigation menu and CSS had to be fixed.

    Over the 6 month period, I found bugs in the data import function, product quantity discounting, dimension based packaging, shipping calculation, image watermarking. It turned out that the packaging by dimension function (necessary for our business) did not work well with 20 or more shipping boxes and caused delays of over 20 seconds when determining the shipping rate.

    Since SCE insisted that I communicate via Skype for any issues I have a 60 plus page document detailing our terrible experience with SCE.

    We had a chance to stay with SCE and let them fix the issues or leave and lose over $7000. We chose to leave because we did not want to be associated with a company that has major customer service issues, bugs in the software and business practices that I feel are unethical. Would you choose SCE to be the foundation of your business?

    • http://somosentrepreneurs.com/ Sam Tavs

      Hey Chuck,
      I truly appreciate your feedback on this matter. We’re a startup with three weeks down the road with SCE. Most of what you’ve described here sounds similar to what we’re currently experiencing with them. We’ll post questions and no response for a while or nothing at all, then when we finally do get a response it’s much of the same “We’re not ready yet, data is still being worked on” with no tangible timeline as to when we’ll be going live, or what’s truly going on.

      I will greatly appreciate if we could communicate directly as I have a few questions that I think it’ll be more suitable to ask in private. Again thanks for providing us with sufficient information for us to reconsider our options and our next move with them.

  • igorsoshkin

    The main issue with projects done prior to 6/2014 was no clear statement of work. Using a metaphor, we would speak about an Apple, but our Apple was green and the client’s Apple was Red. No statement of work means the Apple can be any color you want without limitation, and thus conflicts would arise when expectations did not meet the reality.

    Once we introduced a statement of work with every deal, we would define the color of that Apple on paper and make sure both our company and the client is on the same page.

    We have documented our progress as a company publicly, you can review it here: http://www.shoppingcartelite.com/articles/shopping-cart-elite-reviews-review-problems