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voodoo1967 05-24-2022 04:28 AM

Re: X-Cart become subscription based, so what should I do?
 
I know this is an old post - but yesterday I was talking to an old friend, their job is head of ecommerce for a managed services company - basically they create ecommerce sites for fairly large customers with thousands of products (they are bizarrely using WooCommerce plus their own code). The market is buoyant for "enterprise" level ecommerce platforms - so perhaps xcart see more revenue using this enterprise subscription model.

It is still the wrong decision as far as Im concerned.

neonrider 05-24-2022 05:08 AM

Re: X-Cart become subscription based, so what should I do?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by voodoo1967
I know this is an old post - but yesterday I was talking to an old friend, their job is head of ecommerce for a managed services company - basically they create ecommerce sites for fairly large customers with thousands of products (they are bizarrely using WooCommerce plus their own code). The market is buoyant for "enterprise" level ecommerce platforms - so perhaps xcart see more revenue using this enterprise subscription model.

It is still the wrong decision as far as Im concerned.


Beginning at $199 per month X-cart v.5.x is no longer affordable to most small merchants that have sales below $1000 per month or close. You can write to help@ and they will help you, but they are not selling X-cart 4.7.12 anymore.

I am still using 4.1.9 (also 4.7.12) and it works.

cflsystems 05-24-2022 10:01 AM

Re: X-Cart become subscription based, so what should I do?
 
Compare with other players in the field and you may find that is not actually that much. It is a different question what you are getting for it.
However other subscription based carts will charge you the same or even more per month and on top of that you still have to get tons of additional modules to run the business - of course again on monthly subscription.

There are some one-time fee carts still available some for like $2000 purchase price.

neonrider 05-24-2022 10:27 AM

Re: X-Cart become subscription based, so what should I do?
 
If you're selling between $5 and $5000 per month it is too much to pay $199/mo. because any month in this new and mad millenium can be no sales or low sales and you will end up spending your savings on nothing. Yet I am not advertising against X-cart. It just that there is a worldwide trend in all aspects of life and business, in order to destroy the very smallest business. Fedex/TNT is ripping people off with fantasy invoices sent weeks or months after the delivery date. EMS is opening up the shipments and confiscating legally allowed goods. Registered mail is being stolen left and right in formerly self-respectful and developed countries. Crime is skyrocketing. Banks now charge fees to keep your money. Absolute madness with USPS returning mail off the border and the ISC and the new rules to charge import duty even on 1c worth of goods. Etc. etc. etc. I could go on and on. If I was them I would have kept selling v.4.7.x to those who want to become owners rather than tenants.

There are still free carts available too as well such as osCommerce etc. but I am not trying to promote them here.


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