Perfect for Boutique Artists and Designers
Templates and Design - 80%
SEO - 50%
Products and Inventory - 70%
Marketing Tools and Integrations - 50%
Ease of Use - 75%
Technical Support - 69%
SupaDupa is a great cart for boutique industries and artists, offering very simple tools to create a small store for selling your unique wares, art, music and more
SupaDupa is a new shopping cart on the market that came about as a way to give artists and small designers (let’s call them boutique) a way to sell online without the usual expense and risk. Plans start at Free so it certainly meets those requirements.
Before you run off and sign up – you can only use Paypal for checkout for the time being (not a big deal for most) and there is no shipping integration you set that up manually. Not deal breakers for small industry but larger retailers wont be able to operate with those restrictions. Otherwise try Big Commerce or Shopify.
Did I like SupaDupa?
I loved it. For what it is, it is exceptional. Incredibly well designed and built. No muss, no fuss just complete usability and a gorgeous interface. The free themes are amazing as well so get yourself over there if you are looking for a small, cheap shopping cart with incredible backend support.
Writing this SupaDupa review was a tonne of fun. Everything, right down to the package names is well thought out and executed. It is clearly marketed straight at boutiques so it will probably be to simplified for most people – but those people have plenty of other options anyway with carts like BigCommerce and Core Commerce.
I am struggling to find faults with the software because no-one wants to read a completely positive review. Do they? The problem is though everything that SupaDupa tries to achieve as a piece of software it excels at. It is missing a truck load of stuff – but that isn’t a fault it was a conscious decision to deliver exactly what a boutique store would need and nothing more. I love the discipline, it must have been tough at times to hold back.
How good looking and easy to use is it?
It makes Shopify look clunky. It is super fast and responsive, looks amazing and everything is where you expect it to be. I could rave on and one about this but seriously a free trial takes less than 3 minutes to setup so get over there and poke around. Less than 5 products is free so makes some money off it while you are there.
Right from the first login the attention to simplicity and thorough execution is evident. The simple task list you are presented with not only makes it very clear what you need to do to start selling, but how and where to do it.
The free themes and templates
So you already have a boutique cart?
SupaDupa have you covered – I guess they realeised they were a little late to the game because it comes with product import from several boutique shopping cart vendors Etsy, Storenvy, bigcartel, zibbet and Shopify.
The good stuff
The bad stuff
- No generic product import – just the 5 specific ones mentioned above
- No choice of payment gateway (only paypal) – this is changing very soon
An affiliate program so I can get paid for telling people how great it is.
Otherwise it isn’t missing anything because it isn’t claiming to be anything it isn’t. There are a lot of features and gateways and shipping functions not yet implemented (and most probably never will be) bit SupaDupa is not trying to be the next Big Commerce. SupaDupa is trying to make boutique online stores sexy and simple and it has absolutely nailed that.
If you find it too simple look into Shopify or Big Commerce – if you don’t I am incredibly jealous, I wish I could use this software – damn!
If you can make SupaDupa work for your product line and are happy with using Paypal and manually entered shippign prices DO IT. For a lot of small boutiques none of this is a problem and is exactly what they want. Lucky for them, they are in for a sweet ride on some spectacular shopping cart software. For everyone else – sorry it’s Shopify and Big Commerce for you (not that that’s a bad thing though)
I do not know if SupaDupa started wanting to be the tumblr of ecommerce but they have succeeded and I couldn’t be happier. They have picked up where BigCartel left off and delivered a stunning interface and slick ecommerce system for boutique store owners.