Nexternal vs.


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“The order processing in Nexternal is much better than the osCommerce system we had been using. Accepting orders, printing packaging slips and invoices is very streamlined. Product catalog management is easier to use and does not require web language specific knowledge.

We also like the way the cart is always visible to the customer which creates a better experience for our customers. Nexternal's support has been fantastic! Our account rep is always very responsive, easy to deal with and helps us by suggesting improvements to our store.”

Leo Joy - Pro-Lens, Inc.
Nexternal osCommerce

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Turnkey. Highly technical.
Dedicated Account Manager

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Yes. Dedicated Customer Service Rep. Unlimited support. None. Community forums.
Single Database iPad Point of Sale (POS))
Yes, using ourTrueCommerce Engage ($) app No.
Product Image Zoom

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Yes. The zoom works well on both traditional and tablet computers. Not available.
Keyword Rich, Search Engine Friendly URLs

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Yes. Add-on module required.
Integrated Shipping

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Yes. Real-time rates, label creation, and tracking with all major carriers. Add on module with rates only.
Mobile Commerce

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Yes. Mobile Friendly Catalog & Checkout. Available Through 3rd Party Add-on.
Amazon Marketplace Integration

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Yes. Sell products on Automatically pull orders into Nexternal. Not native. 3rd party add-on required.
Integration Capabilities

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10 XML Tools Available. Not available.
Drop Ship Feature

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Yes. No.
Social Commerce
(Tipping Point Sales)

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Yes. No.

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Yes. No.
Turnkey Integration

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Yes. No.
MailChimp Integration

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Yes. Yes.
Subscription Management
(Recurring Orders)

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Yes. No.
Quote Generation and Activation Yes. No.
Bulk Data Import Yes. Import products, categories, customers, and coupons. Not available.
Dashboard Plus for iPhone/iPad Yes. iOS Dashboard app not available.
Batch Order Processing Yes. No.
Batch Order Processing Yes. No.
Security Managed by Nexternal. Responsibility of Merchant.
Backups Managed by Nexternal. Responsibility of Merchant or Web Host.
Reliability Nexternal hosts and maintains the application with 24/7 monitoring. osCommerce is hosted by a third party. Reliability varies.
Load Balancing Yes. No, software sits on a single server.
Software Updates Automatic and frequent. Merchant must download, install, test, and maintain.
Automated Review Reminders Yes. Must Purchase Seperate Module.
Trust Guard Yes. Scanned daily. Merchants can display badge. Not included.
Security Certificate Included. Separate charge.
Customer Based Pricing Yes. Price products by customer type. Not available.
Image Gallery Yes. No.
Affiliate Program Included. Add on module.
Marketplace Feeds Automated - run daily. Must manually create data files.
QuickBooks Integration Included. Add on module.
Storage Limits None. Depends on host.
Direct Checkout Yes. No.
Product Limits No. Varies depending upon hosting.
Backend User Access Levels 7 different access levels available. One level only - Administrators.
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