Nexternal vs.


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 PrestaShop
Dedicated Account Manager

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Yes. Dedicated Nexternal Account Manager. Unlimited support. No. Support Forums.
Create Shipping Labels?

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Yes. Create UPS, FedEx, USPS, or DHL Labels from Order Management System. No.
Always Onscreen Shopping Cart

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Yes. No.
Amazon Marketplace Integration

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

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Yes. Mobile Friendly Catalog & Checkout. M-Commerce Available Through 3rd Party Add-on.
Drop Ship Feature

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Yes. Complete drop-ship automation capabilities. Supplier email alert available for purchase as add on module.
Turnkey Integration

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Yes. No.
Search Engine Optimized

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HTML Title Tags, Image Alt Tags, Meta descriptions, and Meta Keywords completely editable. Various modules available for purhcase to do these independently.
Social Commerce (Tipping Point Sales)

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Yes. Various modules available for purhcase.
Preferred Delivery Date

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Yes. Add-on module.
MailChimp Integration

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Yes. Yes.
Integration Capabilities

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10 XML Tools Available. No XML tools included. Some XML import add-ons available for purchase.
Subscription Management
(Recurring Orders)

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Yes. Add On Required ($$).
Quote Generation and Activation Yes. No.
Dashboard Plus for iPhone/iPad Yes. iOS Dashboard app not available.
Bulk Email Wizard Yes. No. Integrations available for purchase as add-on modules.
Supports In Store Pickup Yes. Setup as Shipping Method.
Software Updates Free and automatic. Merchant's responsibility to install. Certain modules built to certain releases, so may cause incompatibility.
Load Balancing Yes. Nexternal uses a large network of servers. No. Software sites on one server.
Hacker Safe / Scan Alert. IP address blocking, security level by country. Included with Shopping Cart. Ability to block IP addresses and countries - add on module available for purchase
Security Certificate Included/Installed. Must purchase and install.
Reliability Nexternal hosts and maintains the application with 24/7 monitoring. PrestaShop is hosted by a third party. Reliability varies. No built in monitoring.
Currency Converter Included. Exchange Rates Automatically Updated. Add-on module available for purchase.
Marketplace Feeds Automated - run daily. (Google Merchant Center, Shopzilla, Pricegrabber, etc.) Add-on module available for purchase. Not automated.
Multiple Ship To Customers can place one order and ship items to multiple locations. Add-on module available for purchase.
Back In Stock Notifications Yes. Automatically emails customer when backordered products are instock. Add-on Module available for purchase.
Product Review and Ratings Included. Also able to set automated review reminders. Add-on module available for purchase. Review reminders not available.
Inventory Kits/Product Bundles Supported. Add-on module available for purchase.
Direct Checkout Yes. No.
Packing Slips Yes. Add-on module available for purchase.
Low stock notification Yes. Set low stock level to generate notification email to administrator. Add-on module available for purchase.
eGift Certificate Yes. Add-on module available for purchase.
Customer cleanup (merge/de-dupe) Yes. Add-on module available for purchase.
Country of origin / primary language USA - English France - French
Product Export, bulk product and inventory updates Included Add-on module available for purchase.
Customer Type Product Pricing Included Add-on module available for purchase.
Product Visibility by Customer Type Included Not Available.
Hide price/call for price Included Add-on module available for purchase.
Customer export, product export, order export Included Each is a separate add-on module available for purchase.
IP address check - fraud security Included. Order is flagged when shipping or billing country mismatch with IP order placement country. Add-on module available for purchase.
Dynamic Cart Messaging Yes. Message in shopping cart can change based on price or number of items to encourage upsell. No.
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