vs. Actinic
Nexternal Overview
1 minute 49 seconds

Nexternal is a complete eCommerce platform providing you with hosted shopping cart software and the tools you need to reduce your order fulfillment overhead. The video to the left will give you an overview of the always-on-screen shopping cart, social media tools, product suggestions, anytime shipping/tax calculator, quick checkout, and automatic order confirmation email.

Nexternal Actinic
Dedicated Account Manager

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Yes. Dedicated Nexternal Account Manager. Unlimited support. Forums, email and/or paid phone support.
Always Onscreen Shopping Cart

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Yes. No.
Create Shipping Labels?

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Yes. Create UPS, FedEx, USPS, or DHL labels from Order Management System. Not Available within Actinic Application.
Product Image Zoom

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Yes. The zoom works well on both traditional and tablet computers. Yes.
Turnkey Integration

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Yes. No.
Social Commerce (Tipping Point Sales)
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Yes. No.
Preferred Delivery Date

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Yes. No.
Drop Ship Feature

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Yes. No.
MailChimp Integration

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Yes. No.
Integration Capabilities

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10 XML Tools Available. Not available.
Completely Web Based Application Yes. Can be accessed from anywhere. No. Actinic is accessed from the merchant's computer.
Subscription Management
(Recurring Orders)

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Yes. No.
Quote Generation and Activation Yes. No.
Product Reviews & Ratings Yes. With Automated Review Reminders. Must purhase add-on module.
Managed Hosted Solution Yes. Nexternal manages security, redundancy, backups, etc. Actinic can be hosted by a third party or by Actinic.
Software Upgrades Yes. Nexternal manages software upgrades. Merchant is responsible for installing software upgrades.
Avalara Tax Service Integration Yes. Pull Avalara Tax Rates. Have Avalara submit taxes. Not available.
SSL Certificate Included - Use Certificate. Additional Cost.
Multiple Ship To Customers can place one order and ship items to multiple locations. Actinic does not support multiple ship to locations.
Supports In Store Pickup Yes. No.
Comparison Shopping Marketplace Feeds Generated and uploaded automatically daily. Available through 3rd Party Plugins.
McAfee SECURE Yes. Scanned daily. Merchants can display badge. Not included.
Real Time Rates Available with UPS, USPS, FedEx, and DHL Available with UPS and USPS Only.
Admin Access Levels 7 levels of access. 3 access levels.
Support for Inventory Kits or Product Bundles Yes. Yes.
Direct Checkout Yes. No.
eGift Certificates Yes. No.
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