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voodoo1967 02-23-2021 11:48 AM

Moving xcart 4.7.12 to xcart 5.x
 
Anyone been through the process of going from 4.7.12 to xcart 5

Did you go for the cloud hosting or run on your own server ?

If you used CDSEO Pro - what did you use in its place ?

Did you integrate your xcart 5 store into facebook ?

I am at a cross roads - move to Xcart 5 or go the ECWID route.
Ecwid doesnt do the product option image colour change (with paying $35 a month).

Id value your opinions - would you do the same again - or do something different. xcart 5 limitations , benefits etc

Triple A Racing 02-24-2021 06:46 PM

Re: Moving xcart 4.7.12 to xcart 5.x
 
@voodoo1967 We moved from XC4 to XC5 as an early adopter, way back in 2015. It's had its good moments, sure, but it has now lost all sense of direction / memory of the value of existing customers / any commercial common sense plus, the ability to communicate in a non-robotic way. You'll find (if you, yourself investigate further) that X-Cart are steering / slowly forcing everybody towards using X-Cart Cloud (sic) with pricing / support and availability for all options being slowly reduced / removed altogether << This is a Seller Labs responsibility.

X-Cart Hosting? It's been overpriced for years, but if you search this forum for details of recent "failures" including being the target of ransomeware... Then make your own decision :wink:

ECWID where Ruslan Fazlyev, the instigator of the original X-Cart is still the CEO, may be worth a re-visit, for a more detailed, comparative look as an alternative choice for you.

voodoo1967 02-25-2021 04:46 AM

Re: Moving xcart 4.7.12 to xcart 5.x
 
We have an ecwid account - but the one thing we wanted to do - which was product image change when a different colour selected etc cant be done in ecwid unless you go for the business plan which is $35 a month. The venture plan would have been fine for us at $15 but it doesnt allow for product option image variations. Can get around this with a gallery on the product - or create a separate image carousel page and link to that instead (not ideal)

xc5 it seems has it's issues to, but will look into costings. I dont mind the cloud route - but that also has it's risks, as you mentioned.

There is never an easy option. We did look at lots of other options a few years ago, but xc 4 came out as the best available. Maybe time to look around again at presta and the others

voodoo1967 02-25-2021 04:52 AM

Re: Moving xcart 4.7.12 to xcart 5.x
 
We have an ecwid account - but the one thing we wanted to do - which was product image change when a different colour selected etc cant be done in ecwid unless you go for the business plan which is $35 a month. The venture plan would have been fine for us at $15 but it doesnt allow for product option image variations. Can get around this with a gallery on the product - or create a separate image carousel page and link to that instead (not ideal)

xc5 it seems has it's issues to, but will look into costings. I dont mind the cloud route - but that also has it's risks, as you mentioned.

There is never an easy option. We did look at lots of other options a few years ago, but xc 4 came out as the best available. Maybe time to look around again at presta and the others

voodoo1967 02-25-2021 05:20 AM

Re: Moving xcart 4.7.12 to xcart 5.x
 
We have an ecwid account - but the one thing we wanted to do - which was product image change when a different colour selected etc cant be done in ecwid unless you go for the business plan which is $35 a month. The venture plan would have been fine for us at $15 but it doesnt allow for product option image variations. Can get around this with a gallery on the product - or create a separate image carousel page and link to that instead (not ideal)

xc5 it seems has it's issues to, but will look into costings. I dont mind the cloud route - but that also has it's risks, as you mentioned.

There is never an easy option. We did look at lots of other options a few years ago, but xc 4 came out as the best available. Maybe time to look around again at presta and the others


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