vs. Squirrelcart
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.

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Dedicated Account Manager

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Yes. Dedicated Customer Service Rep. Unlimited support. No phone or email support. Online Help Desk Costs Extra.

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Turnkey. Technical knowledge required.
Always Onscreen Shopping Cart

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Yes. No.
Product Image Zoom

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Yes. The zoom works well on both traditional and tablet computers. Not available.
Integrated Shipping

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Yes. Real-time rates, label creation, and tracking with all major carriers. Real-Time rates. Label creation for FedEx Only.

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Yes. No.
Amazon Marketplace Integration

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Yes. Sell products on Automatically pull orders into Nexternal. No.
Drop Ship Feature

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Yes. No.
Turnkey Integration

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Yes. No.
Social Commerce (Tipping Point Sales)

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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.
Subscription Management
(Recurring Orders)

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Yes. No.
Quote Generation and Activation Yes. No.
Mobile Commerce Yes. Mobile Friendly Catalog & Checkout. Does not include mobile friendly catalog.
Dashboard Plus for iPhone/iPad Yes. iOS Dashboard app not available.
Supports In Store Pickup 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 Squirrelcart 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 and install Squirrelcart updates.
Comparison Shopping Marketplace Feeds Yes. Automated - Run Daily No. Must Manually Create and Submit Data Files.
Batch Order Processing Yes. No.
Affiliate Program Included. Would need to use 3rd Party Affiliate Program
Multiple Ship To Yes. No.
Customer Select Preferred Delivery Date Yes. No.
Inventory Kits/Product Bundles Supported Not Supported.
Trust Guard Included with shopping cart Not included.
Avalara Tax Service Integration Yes. Pull Avalara Tax Rates. Have Avalara submit taxes. Not available.
Security Certificate Included. Separate Charge.
Reporting Robust. Limited.
Currency Converter Yes. No.
Multiple Customer Types Yes. Control Product Visibility and Pricing by Type. Yes. Product Pricing by Type but not Visibility.
Bulk Mail Wizard Yes. No.
eGift Certificates Yes. No.
QuickBooks Integration Yes. Creates QB .iff file of Order Data. No.
Product Reviews and Ratings Yes. No.
Order Export Yes. QuickBooks, Access, Excel, MYOB No.
Direct Checkout Yes. No.
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